Random update on things: I have submitted a new manuscript to my publisher. I won’t know their opinion until the end of November, so you get to know nothing new or exciting about it either.
October has always felt like a busy month for most of my life. When I was in school, it was that month when everything finally came together. When I was working full-time, it was reluctantly gearing up for Christmas. In bands, it was counting things done the year prior for whatever paperwork had to be done. Just before I died, it was a trip to Iceland.
Between the book being submitted, finally, and things finally calming down at the homefront after a tumultuous year, I have this burning itch that something is going to go wrong. I have this burning feeling in the pit of my stomach that I am going to offend someone, or say something stupid, or a plethora of things.
Please allow this to be a blanket apology: if I fuck something up, I probably did not mean whatever I said or did the way it came out. I am just losing my shit, and I am not sure why.
My initial plan was to record this all in a vlog on my channel. Then, I noticed that was last two updates were around 10 days apart. I am not opposed to that, but I do wish to refrain from setting some sort of president that implies that I will update on a regular schedule. I really do recommend subscribing mostly BECAUSE my schedule is so haphazard. I like to pretend it keeps things fresh and exciting! You will NEVER know when I have a new video to harass your everything with!
I’m probably just reading too far into everything again. I’m sorry.
I have been horrible at keeping everyone updated and current with what’s going on. I am now about to waste your time going over where I have been for the last few months!
First off: You’re Not Dead.
I have been waiting almost a year to do a re-issue of this book. I have been working with Olympia over in Britain to get it all fixed up for the launch. Finally, I have news! It looks like the book will be getting it’s day in the sun in the next couple of months. I will do a proper update when I get a day, but it has been streamlined back to its original state.
That’s right! It’s not 100 pages, but it is back to just being the tale of me in hospital! No longer is it padded with short stories and obvious fiction!
That brings me to point two!
New book at the 75% mark. I have to thank the few people who have been assisting me in my journey, and I hope to have it at a more consolidated state soon. It has turned out to be a collection of short stories. I have done most of the writing and self-editing phase, I just really need to flush out one of the threads. I have a tonne of ideas, a very clear purpose that I want to work towards, now I just need to get the courage to actually do it.
Thing three is an apology.
I have dropped the ball on my YouTube channel as well as here. I have scripts for future updates, I just cannot find the time to piece them together right now. The biggest, and most important one, is that I have an idea to jay-splain genre’s. An idea I had recently is to do a bunch of short updates reminding everyone how Civics in Canada work. I have seen too many people blame the wrong branch of government for issues they have no say over, meanwhile giving a pass to those who deserve to the held accountable. I am torn and far from an expert on either of these facts, but does anyone have interest in either of these ideas?
I know that it doesn’t sound a lot. I am, of course, keeping things out which still don’t give me a full excuse to do updates as infrequent as I do. All I can promise is that cool things are coming down the pipeline in the next couple of months!
Hi! I haven’t updated in forever, and I’m sorry for that! I think. I’m never sure if silence is prefered over waffling for lines and lines, so I just keep myself quiet when I don’t have something pertinent to share.
I’m kind of going against that point this time, however. Simply because a long block of silence is something I try to avoid.
I have been writing a tonne of fiction again. Nothing I feel is worth sharing, for the most part. I have been shopping around a new book, and I guess that is something I should speak about. I just get mildly weary about posting such things. I’m never sure if I should announce such things when there is little-to-nothing to announce on the topic.
On that note, is it normal to get excited over a rejection letter?
It wasn’t a condemnation on my writing, the person was just stating how it was not their forté, and so they didn’t think they could do it justice.
There is this awkward period between submitting a work for representation and response. I get it completely, but because I hit a button and send the email, I am stuck wondering if they have even looked at it. What was nice about the rejection I did get was that I received the “hells no” within the hour I sent it off. I do not pretend to think that’s normal; but it was nice, regardless. I didn’t have to hit refresh on my emails 1230239512305 times an hour for a response that may never come my way.
Oh: I have written a new book. I should have lead with that point. I didn’t share any of the text because of one of the few conversations I had with a professional mentioned that any publication aside from with a major publisher could be a negative on going forward. So, that’s a thing.
My buddy Johnny released his 5 recommendations for amater writers. I agree with his statements, and I have ideas on how I could expand them. Alas: that was his project. I will leave it alone with nothing more than a link to his Instagram. He publishes fantastic poems whenever he feels confident in the product, and I really like what he has released so far. Please, show him some love. Bonus points if you let him know that I sent you.
I created a page dedicated to my PodCast. There is not much information there outside of what I am producing right now, but there is a link to an ongoing playlist of episodes as they come out, plus a link so subscribe to me on YouTube!
As I think I have hinted, if not fully admitted, there will not be an anewsin for a while. I am busy working on my next book, and I am trying to flush out new ideas instead of getting fixated on new short stories. Therefore, if you do support me on Patreon for new updates early, I would not be offended if you pull your subscription for the time being.
WITH ALL OF THAT SAID!
If you do decide to support me, even just one dollar a month, you will get your name in the thank you section of my upcoming release!
I scrapped a bunch, about ten pages, but I am still trucking along. It looks like the book will be a series of shorts again. As of right now, I have no plan to do a through-narrative like I did with You’re Not Dead. I mean, that is just how it is going right now. I might, and probably will, change my mind in the future.
I have only about two hours of work present in the project right now. That equates to seven pages, or just over 3000 words. I am trying my hardest not to put a goal because I feel like it stifles what I can create. I might try to reach goals closer to finishing if I have, for instance, 99 pages or something like that.
I just made this post to update you all on what I am doing right now.
REMEMBER: donating just a dollar a month to Patreon gets your name published!
Oh: and remember that I love you.
I am sorry for the vanishing last week. My wife bought me a new laptop for our anniversary, and it was very difficult for me using my main PC to update.
*insert joke about being blind here*
So, yeah! I have a new laptop. It is nothing fancy, but it does mark the first time I have owned a Windows computer in over fifteen years. No: it cannot handle the gaming that comes with having Windows over Mac, but there are other programs that I can utilize for the first time since early high school. I’ll let you know when I bust one out.
I know that you probably crave specs. Unfortunately for all three or four of you that even care, I do not care. I am just happy that I can have a computer on my lap for the first time in a week or so without getting angry at how slow everything has gotten.
Oh: I should probably fill you in on what happened with my last laptop…
Basically: it slowed to a crawl after my dog knocked a coffee onto it. I was far from surprised that it had that effect, but I was upset non-the-less. The massive perk with this computer is that it is actually lighter than the one I had. The downside is that, though disabled, Cortana is fucking EVERYWHERE. I don’t trust it. I was able to disable Siri no problem, so I am sure that I can figure out a block in no-time.
Now, excuse me while I remember how to use this fucking OS in a timely manner.
*gets frustrated and gets coffee*
PLEASE NOTE: I may come off as ungreatful, but I am quite the opposite. She got me a fucking LAPTOP! How awesome is that!?!?!?!?!?!
It was brought to my attention that I kept saying that Elaine would be released in July and I pushed it to June. That was my mistake, I guess I was just excited. Almighty Human written by the amazing Hannah Jordan will still be released September first. I am excited. I hope you are to.
I am terrible at multitasking. I am launching something new next week, so my focus has been there. I am sorry, I will do regular updates starting a week from today. I promise.
As I stated above: I have been crafting something that I am very excited to bring to the world!
anewsin Publishing is the name of the new project! Basically, a dollar every month gets a subscription of sorts!
By e-mail, you will receive a PDF of a short story by an unpublished author. Most stories will be shorter in length, but they will be excellent! Check out the Patreon for more information and a way to subscribe!
Some music for you! I have been binging The Flaming Lips as of late. I am not quite sure why. I really recommend this song.
I blew my metaphorical load early. I hope you do not mind. If you ARE interested, but unsure of what kind of content to expect, there is a file uploaded where you get the intro to the new work.
I have been working on my next book for the last few months. I am doing so quietly because I feel I am prone to make promises that I cannot keep.
I have run into a frequent issue that I have. What I have so far makes a fantastic story, in my observation. The plot is complex, the characters are rounded, and the scenery is detailed and flushed out. I have only written 70 pages, and a few of them contain only a sentence or two.
I view this as different from writers-block. It is not that I do not know where to go, it is more that I do not want to taint what I have so far. I do not have more story because I do not want more story.
UPDATE A FEW DAYS LATER!
I think I know what I’m going to do, and hopefully it will stretch everything out to at least 100 pages.
I REALLY like it, and I hope you do to.