Okay, calling it quits on writing for the day: Almost up to 15,000 words! I hope to hit 30,000 in the next week or two so I can send it (and the complete Empire Ship) off to an agent before all my time is consumed by the SF Writing Workshop, Campbell Conference, and SF Teaching Institute.
PS: Saw Prometheus today, and it was THE GREATEST MOVIE I HAVE SEEN IN MANY YEARS. Haven't seen it yet? GET OUT THERE. I loved the original Alien movie so much - heck, it was my favorite movie for at least a decade, and it's still in my top five, but this one is even more satisfying without screwing up the original story for Alien fans. It has it all: Gorgeous space and planetary vistas, cool tech, fantastic aliens, truly horrifying cosmological terror, and great SFnal ideas. Oh, and super acting and writing all around. The only things I could complain about are nitpicks. LOVE IT.
After you go, check out the amazing Weyland Industries website. That right there is serious coolness. Speaking of which, here's my employee ID. Looks like I'll be wearing a red shirt on my first mission....