October 3, 2012
For the past several months life has been crazy with moving from working in Ohio, to moving back home to Pennsylvania among other issues. It caused a huge distraction and prevented me from writing for the longest time. Before I left for Ohio in May I got an inspiration for a new story, and that was the end of it.
I found that it is hard to try to write while you are working all day with almost no time to sit down at a computer, or settle your mind enough to take pencil and paper and scribble something down.
So since I’ve gotten back, I have made it a point to revisit this new story idea and work on it, and it has been very interesting.
I will cut right to the chase and tell you that this new story has zombies in it. I started it in the modern-day and quickly moved it into a dystopia. Something that I have been imagining about for ages. But I don’t think that zombies were always a part of my dystopian world imagination. They just ended up there after discovering a wonderful show called the Walking Dead. Many of you have probably seen it, and if you haven’t you need to. It is essentially the Dawn of the Dead in a TV format. The show is based off of a series of comic books.
My zombie story, which is still without a name, has gone through some changes since I first began imagining it. It first started with me wondering what if people in a zombie apocalypse decided to travel to the ocean, find a boat and travel to some location. Then it progressed to my central character forming, and what would happen in the early days of the disaster, because he of course would not leave for the ocean at first…things needed to happen at home first. The farthest I got was him and a group of people using a church as a fort of sorts. And it has gone on from there and the ideas have taken very interesting turns.
It will be great to write it all out and flesh the story into a thrilling and deadly adventure.
So that is were I am at right now. I’m still working through other stories, my fantasy novel needs major work, possibly a entire re-write. But, it is still fun. And as long as it is fun and I enjoy what I’m doing, I will persevere and keep on working.
December 20, 2011
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I just realized this myself today how great this new feature on Facebook works.
For those of you who already have the new Timeline (the newest update from Facebook), you will know what I am talking about. But for those of you who do not know. What I’m talking today is the new ‘Cover Photo’ feature. It is placed on the top of you Facebook page, and you can any picture of your choosing in the slot.
What I did today was take a picture that I am using for my upcoming short story that I’m publishing, added text, and placed in the ‘Cover Photo’ section. And what I realized next was this.
In this new Facebook setup, your subscribers (Facebook version of Twitter), and anyone else who comes across your page can see this picture. So in a sense, the new ‘Cover Photo’ can work as free advertising for writers. This especially helps me because I am new, and currently self published writer. Below is picture of what I did with my ‘Cover Photo’ -
Also, ‘Subscribing’ on Facebook seems to be the newest trend. Like I said, it is like Twitter. All you have to do to update your ‘Subscribers’, is make your posts Public. Even though Twitter is still where it is at, there is no harm in jumping on the band wagon early. You never know where it might lead too.
That is all for now. If anything else comes to mind, I will put it in a later post. I hope that liked this little tidbit.
May God Bless you and your families this Christmas, and Happy New Year!
December 17, 2011
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The Dangerous Road anthology is now available in paperback! It took longer than I expected, but it is finally done.
It’s also still available as an eBook for those of you who prefer that. But now there is an actual physical copy, something that I know that I love.
Here is the link to where you can purchase it, and I hope that all of enjoy it!
The Dangerous Road – And Other Stories Of Suspense And Mystery
November 14, 2011
Do you ever sit and wonder what to write?
I tend to do that a lot, and when I do I get this mental image in my head of a plain white waiting room, and all of my characters are sitting in it. Just milling around and waiting for me to pick them. Occasionally new people come in and join the already rather large group of people inside my head (honestly how many people can fit in one persons head).
Then I pick one and they come into my office if you will. The imagery doesn’t last long. But it makes me think. Do all people think of it this way? Most likely not, but it’s nice to think of it as some sort of system.
And all of the characters that I have ever created are just pacing around inside my head waiting for their time. Waiting for their story to be told to the world.
Do you guys go through anything close to this? I know that I’m probably a loon, just waiting for the nice young men in their clean white coats to come and take me away.
Anyways, let me know your thoughts on this.