Words to your ears

It’s been quite a significant absence but I am back with a new post. A post with all kinds of news and jollity and no real topic of significance.

First of all the absence was mainly due to various kinds of busy and responsibilities and not at all that I am inherently bad at blogging. Of course some things have changed lately and I find myself with considerably less time than I would like. Time which I would preferably be using to write and edit and not waste becoming engrossed in the Mass Effect trilogy.

Secondly… Everything else. I have been on to so many things of late that I can barely keep track of them. The biggest news is probably that I am working on bringing The Median (the first part of Chronicles of the Median) to audiobook. I have enlisted the help for the actual narration of the book so won’t be reading it myself, although this frees up time to work on other things. The prologue is complete and can currently be found on YouTube (or below) along with a short trailer for Chronicles (also below.) Further parts will be uploaded intermittently and will also become available as free audio downloads (.mp3) on this blog as soon as I sort out a viable online storage medium (I’ve had bad experiences in the past.)

Other news includes the impending release of something I’ve been working on for a while. My ‘Short Collection of Short Stories’ entitled “Abridged.” I mentioned this a few months ago, thinking it would be a quick throw together of various shorts I’ve written over time but soon snowballed. Some stuff turned out to be of questionable quality, likely because I wrote them long before I thought I did when my talents were somewhat less honed as they are today. Other stuff was good but in desperate need of serious editing or even a re-write. Some stuff, it turned out, wasn’t even down on paper. Like I said, it snowballed and I felt it was a good opportunity to get down some ideas that have been bouncing around in my head but didn’t really have a home in any of my other work. One of these pieces was even inspired by an Infected Mushroom track I was randomly listening to on the bus home one night. I feel the ultimate product was, ahem, unique in its take on psy-trance but something I enjoyed writing very much. Long story less long, the collection is in its second phase of editing so it’s kind of out of my hands for the moment but will hopefully appear on Amazon, Smashwords and Kbuuk in the near future. Oh, yeah, did I mention it was going to be free? Of course this means some negotiation with Amazon if that’s even possible but I shall attempt it non the less.

Third and finally to a long and long overdue post is the new book. It is something that will not surface for some time, I’m thinking, but is something very important to me. It is a traditional, full length, stand alone novel that will not be complicating any of the upheld trends (like I feel Chronicles does on occasion.) This is because I am intending this to be the novel I first approach literary agents and publishers with. After all it is my, like I imagine it is many other writers, dream to my work in print. To hold my novel and say “I did this.” I have had quite some experience writing over my life (Chronicles is far from the first book I’ve ever written) and I feel it is time for me to do something about this dream we all have.

Well until the next, hopefully not excessive amount of, time please enjoy inspiration and namesake of, what I feel to be, Abridged’s signature story.

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