Hey! Remember me? Probably not, as my last posting was June of 2011… which, in Internet time, is somewhere around the late Triassic. By way of reintroduction: I’m Shawn Kupfer, and I wrote 47 Echo, as well as its sequel, Supercritical. I’m currently stationed in the DFW Metroplex in the rather large expanse of Texas.
2012 was kind of a big year — the June release of the above-mentioned Supercritical — as well as a bit of a slow year. I didn’t get much finished in the way of writing, but that’s all going to change this year. Below, following in the footsteps of my awesome writing pals here at the blog, are my goals for 2013.
First, I need to finish Fear and Anger, the third book in the 47 Echo series. That’s kind of a cheat — it’s mostly done already.
I do have several other ideas kicking around in my head. In the science-fiction arena, there’s a time-and-dimension-shifting war novel I really want to get started on. There’s also a far-future project with fellow Carina author Shirin Dubbin that’s pretty close to done, so look to see a few books from me this year, if all goes to plan.
There are a few ideas outside of sci-fi, too — a novel about violence addiction has been hanging around in my brainmeats for a couple of years now, and I finally think I’m ready to write that one.
I used to be at the point where I would read two to three books a week. Now, I’m not so naive as to think I’ll actually be able to pull that off these days (this was in college, when I really didn’t have a whole lot in the way of other responsibilities), but I think digesting one book a week isn’t too far out of the realm of possibility. As far as specific titles, I of course have a to-be-read list, but really, I’ll read just about anything.
There is only one movie coming out this year, and that’s Star Trek Into Darkness. I’m pinning most of my cinematic hopes to that one, and if it somehow manages to suck, I will be inconsolable for the rest of the year.
So that’s it, folks! I’ll be back to posting once a month here, so next time, I’ll have something more interesting to talk about that what I want to do — possibly something involving space travel, or breakfast cereal commercials from the 1980s, because that’s how my brain works.
Shawn is the author of 47 Echo and Supercritical from Carina Press. He’s not insane, and has a very official-looking piece of paper to prove it.