I just made the realization regarding how long it has been since my last actual blog post, and not just me advertising the vlog and whatnot. (while I’m on the topic, please subscribe)
Allow me to take your time to remind you that my book is available on Amazon and a few other places.
If you have already picked up a copy, please remember to leave a review! Even just some-number-of-stars and no text is fantastic. It really does help the recommendation algorithm, if such a thing exists. Plus, if I sell just 3000 copies, I can afford to release my next book, which is already complete! Also, I started another one. So, that puts my current list of WIP’s to 3, which is both intimidating and awkward, yet interesting and exciting!
Anyway, I will be taking the rest of the year to catch up on stuff and HOPEFULLY get my shit together.
Have a great festive season, and may your New Years be exciting (in a good way).
I recorded this because I got thinking about how we put too much pressure on ourselves to be the best at things we claim to love. We seem to forget that we love something because we love it. If you love something, there should not be a goal, unless what you love is the goal. There is nothing wrong with getting better, but your attachment should not be based on skill.
There is a great playlist of all of them at the end of each video, so numbering feels unnecessary. Let me know if I am wrong, or if you disagree! I probably won’t listen, but I would appreciate the insight!
Also, I said “new album” instead of “new book”. It was a mistake at time of recording, but I kept it in the final product because the assumed upset was far too exciting for me to ignore. I assumed too high, but that’s okay.
I have started actually scripting a commercial for You’re Not Dead. I hope that it will be all prepared in the next couple of weeks, as it heavily circles the Christmas season.
If you have a quote you would like me to use in the commercial, get hold of me somehow and let me know!
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 am sorry I have not been doing proper updates. For transparency sake, I haven’t been writing my next book, either. A lot has gone on over the last month, and my mind has been everywhere but the keyboard. I think I’m back into the groove, now.
No, false alarm!
My next book, yes, I should probably talk about that at some time. It’s mostly done, and I only have a few points I need to either elaborate on, or completely re-write. A special thanks to “Some Guy Named Rob” for putting up with my bullshit over the last month or so. Have you check his YouTube profile? He’s doing some really cool stuff, and that is aside from his podcast about my book! The music he produces weekly is some of the best instrumental ambient/soundscape stuff you will find. I am not saying that from bias, it’s very much the truth. I will fall on that sword, if I have to. His podcast voiceover? Beautiful. Am I gushing again? I’m sorry.
SPEAKING OF PODCASTS
I have been spending a lot of time working out my next “script”, and I really hope you all enjoy and subscribe. I am sorry if you are sick of my shilling, but I will continue until I no longer feel the need for an external source of advertising.
Also, I’m thinking of dropping the numbers from the podcast. Verdict? Leave a comment below, or get hold of my privately. Whatever works for you, really.
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!