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Well, here I am at last, amidst the company of giants. What can I say? Ruminate, ruminate...... Ah, yes, I'll say this. I want to publicly thank Belle Yang for her putting in a good word for me with her agent. I've been trying to market Steel Stonehenge for so long, I am loathe to even ponder. As fate would have it, Plasma Dreams, the sequel to Steel Stonehenge actually caught the attention of my previous agent first. Alas, he quit the agenting business just moments before I had Steel Stonehenge polished to *ahem* perfection, leaving me to dangle in the breeze like a corpse in the trees. No, I can't really say that. This good fellow did everything he was supposed to, when it was supposed to be done. The fact that he now wants to race Porsches in Switzerland rather than make me the next Ray Bradbury is beside the point.

At any rate, I am convinced that one day Steel Stonehenge will be regarded as an important, groundbreaking work. If it becomes a POPULAR work in the process, that's icing on the cake. In the meantime, I'm not allowing moss to grow up between my tarsals as I wait to see what happens with Steel Stonehenge. For I have been busy, with my small, underpaid (nay, UNPAID), dedicated staff of rag-tag movie wannabees, on the actual production of Plasma Dreams, the movie. A short trailer of the movie is viewable here: http://ericnichols.net/trailer.AVI   And yes, I'm aware of the typo in the titling. My editor had a LONG weekend, and he'll be fixing that forthwith. Or at least fifthwith, since he's currently out of town. At any rate, it took about six hours of shooting in brutally cold weather to come up with this 60 seconds of promo. And we aren't even close to BEGINNING the real shooting yet. I am unspeakably grateful for the quirky characters who have been showing up at just the right time for this project. I have adopted as the motto for Hard Right Productions, the immortal words of Baxter Black. "Never worry about biting off more than you can chew; odds are, your mouth is a whole lot bigger than you think." I just pray Mr. Black is right. My jaw's getting awful sore!

Well, I shall put a sock in it till next time. It's great to be here.



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After all the great commenting you've been doing on authors' blogs, Eric, it's a pleasure finally to be able give you some comments back! Congratulations on Plasma Dreams, and I hope all your dreams for Steel Stonehenge come true!

Huntington Sharp, Red Room

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Hello Eric,

I've noticed your great and constructive comments on the author blogs and now here you are with a blog of your very own. Please keep blogging and I'm sure you will be pleased with the many of the new features we will be rolling out very soon.

It's also great to read that you may have found an agent, thanks to the ever helpful Belle. Please, let us know how things turn out.

Thomas Dotson - Red Room Staff

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Thank you, Huntington and Thomas. (Now if THAT doesn't sound like a writerly pairing of names, what does? :)

I'm neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I sense some great things are going to come out of Red Room in the near future. There is incredible energy here, and this sort of forum is long overdue. Thanks for your dedication and risk-taking.




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Belle has been a great help to me too. She's a wonderful person to have in your corner. Congrats on your latest book. Any two-stepping in it??