Work on the Temporal Element has come to a crawl, as the past week has seen no new submissions. There were quite a few directly after the 1st of December, though most of them weren't what this anthology needed. There are still several stories waiting on revisions, and several authors who have said they intend to submit but haven't done so yet. I'm confident that enough stories will come through by the new deadline of January 31, 2013, though it would be nice to see more variety right now. Time travel stories aren't that hard to write, are they?
Cold weather has stymied my non-writing projects, so work on Unforsaken is commencing again. The 4th book in the West of the Warlock series is about half written now, and based on what else preoccupies my time, it could be several months before the finished draft is on hand. Whether the book will go to Martinus Publishing or venture forth into the larger marketplace, I cannot say yet. It would be nice to find a larger press to handle the release, though it is difficult to find that right editor at the right time. I guess I've gotten to the point where I'm sick of having the door shut in my face time and time again.