Something new

What’s this? A post? Where did this come from?

So I was driving home from work last night and an idea for a new story popped into my head. This is no rare occurrence; I have a story idea come up every week or so and I usually don’t bother writing it down unless it’s really good. This particular idea is different though; it’s not sci-fi or fantasy, it’s not like anything else I’ve written or even imagined. In fact, I’d say it’s a pretty basic, ordinary story. The difference is, it has stuck with me almost every waking minute since its fireworks exploded between my ears. I feel like I have to get it out, I must see it through. So, despite this story not being anything at all to do with a near-post-apocalyptic world of particle physics and quantum entanglement, it’s going to be powerful in its own right. At the very least it will get me writing again, which I sorely need right now.

Stay tuned.

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Life After Amazon

An interesting article about publishing outside the bounds of the Juggernaut. As someone whose day job involves selling products on Amazon (though not books for the most part), I wasn’t surprised to read about the company having yet to turn a real profit. But it’s nice to know that it is possible to maintain a publishing house without Amazon sales to carry you through.

http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/60517-life-after-amazon.html

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The Last Dance Is On Hiatus

…as if you couldn’t tell. Even though it technically isn’t a “zombie story”, it has enough parallels with the AMC TV show “The Walking Dead” (which I watch religiously) that I don’t want to risk accusations of plagiarism. Truth be told, I keep seeing stuff in recent episodes that mirror my overall outline for the story as well as draft chapters I have written over the past year, so I may rewrite it from scratch at a later date. There’s only so far you can go with a survivalist story before crossing well-tread roads, but I’m trying to stay original here. Continue reading

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An Apple is Toss’d

“Freedom” by Seamus Heffernan begins in the darkness of a murky cellar, with a Loyalist being interrogated by what he calls “vile Patriots”. Their questions about the identity of a mysterious man they call The Bird are cut short by an explosion, and a boy is awoken from his nightmare by the sounds of fighting in the distance.

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It’s Been Far Too Long

So here it is, the second month of the new year and I still haven’t posted a new chapter in The Last Dance. No excuses, right? I’ll just say that life has kept me hopping lately and it has been difficult to commit time to anything outside of work and the sparse social time I get with loved ones.

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Food For Thought

No story this morning, I’m about to go to bed. But I did want to share this with my readers as it might be helpful. I’ve also posted this on Google+ and Facebook. I’ll be posting another chapter some time this week, so stay tuned!

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The Last Dance – Chapter Two – Escape

Well here we go, a bit later than I intended but at least it’s up. Finding time to write and then getting in the mood to write can be frustrating, especially since I’m just starting out. But I think once I get into a steady routine I should be okay. Anyway, enjoy and feel free to comment!

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The Last Dance – Chapter One – Sarah

Well this is going up later than I wanted, but I’ve been under the weather the past couple of days. I know, no excuses right? Well here we go with the first actual chapter of the series, from the point of view of Sarah. Enjoy, and feel free to comment!

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The Last Dance – Prologue

Well I’ve decided to get this little prologue out there. It’s the beginning of a series of short stories, each a chapter in the lives of people trying to survive the end of the world as we know it. I’ll be posting a link to ePub and Mobi formats soon. Hopefully this will leave you wanting more!

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Amazon Kindle’s First Million-Copy Self Publisher

This is quite inspiring! I now have a goal to look forward to. While I doubt I’ll reach those numbers with my first release, I can see that it is an attainable goal if I work hard enough. I really think self-publishing is the future of great written works, and Amazon seems to be at the forefront of the e-book revolution.

 

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