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Fantasy writer who also dabbles in SF and horror. Most of my stuff is set in one of a handful of continuities.
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So! I figured it's about time I talked a little about all the stuff I'm currently working on-- seeing as the last journal entry was from when I was working on Golems by Kefira, which is now long since finished (and many more things are too).

My current projects are actually all novels-- editing one (White Hart, the first draft of which is available on here) and writing two more.

The edit of White Hart introduces a few minor retcons (Wellac is now transgender, Tanlin is now intersex and has complete androgen insensitivity disorder), and expands on the theme of family: Tanlin's uneasy relationship with her father is given a little more focus as a means of further developing her character and covering the root of her trust issues in greater detail. The few children in Fort Monarch, mentioned in the original version but never shown, will appear proper, again to expand on the theme of family, and also to cover Tanlin's ambivalence towards her infertility. This is around 1/3 of the way done, and I'm hoping to be finished with it by the end of October.

my seventh novel is titled Whim, and is about a young woman who stumbles across a dieselpunk alternate reality while exploring a long-abandoned house. This is just barely novel-length as it is right now, and it's about a third of the way done. I've fallen slightly in love with the world, but I doubt I'll set anything else there for the time being-- this story will cover plenty of it, from economy to history to geography to flora and fauna to magic to... basically everything else.

Then my eighth is called In the Company of Nightmares-- this one I've been excited to write for a LONG time now. the first building blocks of it were set up WAY back in The Exchange, and Chronicle of Stone and Lost and Found both set the scene for it further. I'm only a couple chapters into this one, and it's set to be as long as my last few, but I'm enjoying it so far.

So, from the present to the future: currently planned out is a short novella titled Neutral Ground, set in my fantasy setting and dealing with the founding of Shadowport and the career of Torwyr 'Redwater' Redwood, and Elven pirate king from the days before Vasilissa Mor-Leidr ruled the Endless Sea.

I'm also gonna go ahead and reveal the titles of my next two volumes of short fiction while I'm at it. The third will collect the shorter works from my fantasy setting not in the first two, and will be titled Always Moving Forwards; the worth will collect most of my original works from outside of that setting (including several stories from the old Anthologyverse), and will be titled Tales from Dead Worlds. I haven't 100% decided on the lineup at this point, but it looks like it'll include 15-20 stories-- some of which have never been seen before by anyone but a select few.

Tales from Dead Worlds in particular is gonna take a LOT of work, given that some of the stories in it are 4 or 5 years old and are in need of edits amounting to a complete overhaul, but I'm still really excited to return to my roots and add some good-quality science fiction to my completed works.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Electroswing compilations
  • Reading: City of Illusions- Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Watching: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Eating: mostly pizza
  • Drinking: plenty o' coke

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pictsy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Thank you for adding 'Rex Ferris' to your favourites :hug:
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Radiius Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student
Feliz Cumpliaños my friend :cake: :party:
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venort Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! (oh, while I remember, did I ever recommend Connie Willis to you? I just finished Bellwether (one of her lesser known novels) the other day. that and To Say Nothing of the Dog both have kind of a Dirk Gently sense of humour to them? and they're both like, mind-blowingly well researched.
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isyiee Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
I am a dummy! Thank you sooo much for the fav I am a dummy! 
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TamaraKane Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Venort, thank you so much for helping Monkey cat! You are such a good friend! If there is ever anything I can do to repay you, please let me know. :heart: :hug: You are a hero! :heart: :heart:
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venort Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hey, no worries. Sorry I couldn't donate more!
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pictsy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thanks for adding 'DSC - Adam Strange' to your favourites :D
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QuickFemaleNinja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! ;P
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venort Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! I didn't realise you were still active on this account.
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QuickFemaleNinja Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well, you see, I remembered that I still had requests to complete on this account, so I thought I'd complete them before deactivating. :shrug:
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