I have given myself until May 10th to have the rough copy of my next book completed. From that day, I have given myself another 6 months (November 10th) to have the second draft completed.
Some may be confused. If I am my own boss, for the moment; why impose restrictions on yourself? Why not just ‘go-with-the-flow’ and let things be done when they are done?
It’s a fair question with a simple answer: if left to my own devices, I would never complete a creative project.
I hear the questions already.
What about the All Cut Up albums?!
I played drums and mixed them. Yes, one could argue that I co-wrote them, but I was always convinced that it was Kevo’s project first. I wanted to release the best thing I could produce for him as fast as he would be happy about it.
What about the other projects you produced?
To reiterate, they were other people’s projects. As much as I would spend hours on mixing and leveling what I could, I just had to make it sound the best that it could. In a couple of cases, that mix was found very quickly. To continue to mix would risk ruining the end result.
What about the first book?
I am going to be doing a PodCast talking about that very soon actually, but I was aided in the fact that it was based in an event. I only had so much creative control when discussing reality.
So, yes: I will have a completed version of the book by November. You have until then to support me on Patreon to ensure that you get listed at the end. Just $1 a month is all I ask!
I set up a new donation thing at Buy Me a Coffee! It’s a bit more user friendly than Patreon, but I will still keep that one active for those who prefer that.
As I have mentioned before in a blog post I cannot be fucked to find so I can link to it, this site does have (minimal) upkeep costs. Plus, it is my primary source of income right now, other than government money, since I cannot work.
Please, consider donating. No, there is no obligation. My animals do like eating, though.
The one thing I will promise through Buy Me a Coffee is a monthly conversation. I am spending some time looking for a way to set that up right now. I will have everything figured out by February at the latest.
I just moved again. I cannot find my monitor.
Sure: I could use my TV, but focusing on text is too difficult on a screen that big.
(My eyes are annoying)
I’m writing this short blog post from my phone, which is not good for my usual ramblings. Links on this though possible, are annoying to implement.
My humble ask is that you come back when I have everything set to continue, again. I miss writing, in every capacity.
A big plus for the break is that I figured out a plot issue with my book (in regards of how to fix it). Reminder that if you want your name in the Thank You section, donate to my Patreon. The help would be much appreciated!
I cleaned up the Patreon (clink that link to consider helping out) site as much as I could. No new categories were added, but I removed the redundant ones.
Keep in mind: you still get a place in the “Thank You” section of the end of my book for continued support. I am not going to say when the new book will be done, but I have given the three chapters to a couple of friends of mine for opinions. They see where I am going with it, and are rather excited to see where it goes*.
*Their words, not mine.
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.
As some people have heard, I am working on a new book! I started only recently, so timeline is a bit ragged at the moment. I have an idea of where I want to go, as well as at least two characters flushed out.
SURPRISE! It will not be a happy read. For the people who have read, what I dubbed a, WIP: I have scrapped about half of it in favour of continuing this new direction that I pieced together in my head.
The one of two things I am keeping from my initial 20-or-so pages is the theme of survivors guilt. I have a character that is dealing with the death of her children by blaming herself for their death on a legal level. I am not spoiling much, as even I don’t quite know where her story will end up.
My goal is to have the book be about 200 pages long. I am not going to put more restraints on myself, for fear of not measuring up to my own goals.
Do you want to be in the Thank You list? Check out my Patreon. Anyone who donates even $1 a month will get their name immortalized at the end of the book!
Check out my already released book here! If you do not feel like giving monthly, buying a copy of You’re Not Dead helps out a tonne.
Just a reminder that I do have a Patreon if you can afford to help. I do have a few pets that like to eat, so any small bit of funding helps in a big way.
Just $1 gets you early releases on ansP releases. It usually comes at you one month ahead of time!
I already have the next story written. It is very short, but I think that it’s one of my best. I laugh every time I read it over.
The last story didn’t perform well, but give it a read anyway! Share with your friends!
Also, don’t forget that I have issued the first 100 pages of You’re Not Dead for free. I know its not much, but it’s all I can afford to offer in this time of isolation. If you enjoy what is there, the full version is available on my “Books” page.
I have included a $4 a month section to purchase ad space on my blog. This means that I will leave a link on every post that month to your thing — whether it be a blog, product, or otherwise.
I am not beyond doing link-for-link, but this is a great way to get your name out there for very little money!
THE PATREON PAGE IS HERE,
I have started a new writing project!
This one is more straight forward and linear. It will probably take a year or so to complete, but I like the idea that I have, and I am very excited to complete it.
If you would like to have your name in the Thank-You section, please consider giving to my Patreon. Even a dollar a month will put you on the last page. So, if you ever wanted your name in print, this is a way to do it!
On a side note, You’re Not Dead is available! Please consider buying a copy, and if you reach out with a picture of your copy, I will publish it with a thank you to the public! Hell, I want to see the copy even if you don’t want me to publicize the picture! Let me know what you think! Let me know what your friends think! I am very happy with the way it turned out.
My plan is to make this my last post until the release, just because information for the next week will be slow and minimal.
Yes, I am reissuing the book I released a few years ago. With that said, I am going to be more than doubling the length. I fixed so many stupid and dumb mistakes that were in the initial release. I filled out at least two chapters, and added the first year of anewsin releases (plus a couple more). The digital copy will be the same cover as the original, but the hard/soft covers will be black with white writing.
This book marks the initial release of the anewsin volumes that I plan to release every couple of years. The format that I used is a lot of fun to write, and it lends itself to releasing short stories with keeping some sort of cognizant flow.
I AM STILL RELEASING STORIES ON HERE EVERY TWO MONTHS.
The released versions will be perfected and cleaned up further than what I have on here. As for editing, I plan on using Luka’s talents for as long as I can. At the very least, she makes everything so much easier to read because I tend to ramble and get lost in my own thoughts. (Not to mention that I make stupid mistakes…)
Anyway, the next post I make will be updating everyone with links and further information.
KEEP IN MIND:
all Patreons who donate for more than two months, regardless of amount, get their names in the thanks at the end of the text!
So, please: tell everyone who might be interested! I will do my best to keep you up-to-date with information when I get it! I love you!