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Some Updates – Including an insulting critiquer

Well, time for some updates.

Working on Black Hole Son 3rd and final draft. I think it’s really improving at this point. Everything feels tighter and faster. I just hope it’s not too fast. I’ve already managed to kill 5,000 words. If I can kill 15,000 more, I’ll be under 120,000, which is my goal. So far, I’m on page 20 or so. I’m just trying to make it as publishable as I can, while still keeping as close to my story as possible.

Kaiju Story is up on Critters. Totally forgot about it. When I started getting emails, I was like “What? I have a story? Which one is this?” Responses are not favorable, but I expected that. This is a story that started as one thing and ended as another, and neither really make sense. I may not even submit it for publication. I guess it depends on what kind of critiques I get back.

One thing I regret about my writing is that I don’t have any short stories to my credit. I don’t like to read them or write them. I’d much rather read a novel. This is okay if you’re just going to read, but it seems every writer has at least a few short stories to his/her credit. If I read more short stories, I think I’ll get better at it, but I just don’t have the motivation or inclination. I’d rather stay with one character, bond with him/her over a long period of time, than read some experimental drivel.

And on the critiqueing front, I got an insulting one. Haven’t had one of those in a while. Usually, I just let them go, because I don’t want to be accused of calling the kettle black. But this one seems to warrant a response. Why this one? For one thing, I haven’t given a short story critique in a long time (another thing I should probably do if I want to bone up on my short fiction) so no one remembers me as a bastard. Two, it’s fun.

I’m not the good guy in this movie. I’m the hero antagonist. I root for the bad guy. Hell, that’s what Black Hole Son is all about. And I need to flex my writing chops, to keep my wit sharp and my funny stinging. I feel like starting a fight. Who’s it going to be with? Could it be you? Or you? Or maybe you?

Eric J. Juneau

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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