So I am now self-published. Books 0 and 1 of “Shadows of an Empire” are available on Amazon, with book 2 up for pre-order.
Hello, new year. Hello, new me (hopefully).
My main goal this year is to regularly update this stupid page. At least once a month, I hope. Because on the internet, new is key. If you ain’t generating new shit, you don’t exist. (And I already barely exist.)
Last year, I wrote about 650,000 words. I hope to match or accede that this year. I want to finish my “Shadow of an Empire” series and “Only the Inevitable.” I’m into the last arc of the former, and hopefully more than 2/3 through the latter, so finishing both is very doable.
As I had a number of finished, stand-alone (or mostly stand-alone) works last year, I also hope to submit again soon. I am also considering self-publishing the “Shadows of an Empire” series. Only the Inevitable will have to be self-published, as it is episodic and crazy long, but I don’t want it to be my first published work.
Haven’t updated for awhile, so I’m posting now. (Not that anyone but me reads this…) Anyway, I have been making good progress on the crazy, unnamed sequel thing to In The Shadow of the Sun. I figure I’m about halfway through the firs draft.
The good news: I really like the story and am enjoying it.
The so-so news: The more I write of the sequel, the more I feel I have to fix stuff in the original story. Am I just being anal, or am I being a psycho perfectionist? Or are these necessary changes that should have been in the first book from the beginning? Am hoping that’s it.
The bad news: Damn, the plot’s getting crazy complicated. And suddenly it seems like I have a bazillion characters. Gah!
In other news, I’ve also been working on a new story idea, because, as you can tell from the above, I’m perfectly sane and in no way distracted by minutia. I call it “Only The Inevitable.” Unlike all other stories I’ve started, I have a clear idea of the entire plot before even starting. God, that’s scary.
I’ve also got 2 short story ideas I’m slowly hashing out. One is pure, unadulterated crack. The other is weird and serious and an attempt at being literary. Because my writing suffers from MPD, much like myself. Oy vey.
Well, huzzah for much writing. I will now go back to listening to the chirping of crickets.
Have been messing around with the layout of this site and I think I finally have it the way I want it. For now.
In other news, I’m one draft away (knock on wood) from finishing In the Shadow of the Sun. I’ll hopefully be done by early 2012 so I can start sending it out. Expect to see a synopsis and excerpt for that soon.