Sorry for the lack of update (or writing progress) recently, but January has turned out to be the worst month I’ve had in a long time. I’ve had one death in the family, and two other family members hospitalized, all for different things. I need to focus on not letting the stress make me sick for a couple more whatevers.
There’s probably not enough traffic on this site yet to make for a valid poll, so consider this just a train-of-thought that I’m pursuing. Please, please, PLEASE comment on it if you have an opinion, as my own mind hasn’t quite been made up.
First let me clarify something I’ve said before:
I’ve posted the first video of the Book of Dark Places story “Saint Noir” on Youtube. I’ll be posting one video a week until it’s done.
I had hoped to have the next anthology published by now, but I’m a bit behind. The holidays are involving a bit more traveling than normal this year, and I haven’t written for more than an hour since Thanksgiving. So I DO expect to finish writing that last story this month, actually putting things together and coming up with a cover might push things into January. I’ll keep you posted.
I began offering selections from my library for sale on Amazon with the intent of testing the waters… to see if it was worth my time to write new stories. From the start, I knew I couldn’t base any conclusions on just a few books; I’d need to see results from five to ten books before I could make any kind of decision. I’ve only got three books for sale now, but I figure some people might be interested in what I’ve seen so far. If you’re one of those people, then read on.
Happy Halloween, everybody.
However you celebrate (or don’t), stay safe.
I’m not the kind of guy that dresses up for Halloween, but if I WAS, I’d be damn mad that somebody else thought of this before me: The Thing
You were warned.
I’m not going to go back and actually look, but I’m pretty sure I said that my list of “upcoming projects” was tentative and subject to change.
Wellll… it changed.
Not to worry. As changes go, this one is pretty good.
My current project is STILL the “Welcome to October Falls” anthology. However, I felt that I needed to publish something sooner in celebration of my favorite holiday. There was no way I could finish the October Falls anthology by Halloween, but I most certainly could grab some of my other short stories and make a mini-anthology over a long weekend and a few late nights. So that’s what I did.
My newest Amazon publication is “The Henry County Horror and Other Short, Brutish Tales“.
All of the previously written tales for the Welcome to October Falls anthology are in second-draft status, which means it’s time to do something new. Today I started on my new short story, tentatively entitled “Welcome to October Falls”. That title will probably change.
Quite a few weeks ago I announced that I was converting the old Book of Dark Places multimedia files to video and uploading them to YouTube, beginning with the very first story: Damnation Denied. That project has been chugging along silently and without fanfare since then. Tonight, however, I uploaded the final video in the Damnation Denied series and thought I’d mention it.
Some author’s notes follow.
As odd as it may seem, I honestly had no idea how big my library was until I started looking at it with the intention of publishing.
I’ve written a lot of stuff.