I don’t post here as much as I should, or as much as I need to really justify even having this blog. So in the coming weeks and months, I’m going to make a distinct effort to post as much here as I do at other social media sites.
And to start off:
I’m a big fan of the Nerdist and Smodcast network series of podcasts. Run by Chris Hardwick and Kevin Smith, respectively, they cover a range of geek and nerd subjects. And both podcast services also have Youtube channels, that offer material far beyond their podcasts. If you’re in need of a good laugh, or looking for good interviews with a wide range of guests, than I highly suggest checking them out.
And now for the shameless self promotion portion of this post: My book, Method of Life, a tale of post apocalyptic survival and sacrifice, is available on amazon, for download on the kindle, or your PC, or a smartphone, or a tablet like the Ipad and many other devices, for 3.99. So buy a copy, you’ve probably got four extra dollars lying around somewhere, and help make it possible for me to not get a real a job.
I forgot to add that if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow the book for free. And whats better than free? Not much really, unless you’re getting paid to read. I suppose that would be better, but that’s not the case here.
Method of Life is a post apocalyptic tell of forces clashing over the life of a young man who must answer for the sins of his father. Coming to an internet near you on 9/1/12.
Method of Life is a secondary project I’m working on, and unrelated to The New Haven Chronicles. The novel, will be available via Amazon.
I’ll post a longer synopsis in a few days.
I need to work on posting more here. It’s not much of a blog, otherwise.
I’ve nearly finished the first draft of Orbital Decay. It’s taken longer than I would have liked, but the story ended up being longer than I had planned. It’s also taken me longer to write the battles sequences than I thought it would. I’ve written fight scenes before and thought they wouldn’t pose any difficulties, but as the space battles in this really through me for a loop. Needless to say, while the bulk of the story is there, the overall piece is still going to need some work. I can’t say for certain now when Orbital Decay will be released. My hope is to have it done and ready to go by the end of the year, but if I’ve learned anything about myself through my writing, it’s that I’m terrible at predicting when something will be done and/or setting any type of deadline for myself.
So it’s best in this case and any future endeavors to simply say it will be done, when it’s done.
In other news, my other book, Method of Life is still sitting on my hard drive, relatively untouched. So what I’m planning now, it to work on getting Method ready for publishment once Orbital Decay is through the first draft stage. Taking a break from New Haven to focus on Method, will do me some good. This way I can get one book out there for sale and then refocus my attention on New Haven with a fresh set of eyes…so to speak.
Between the two, there might also be some other things released. It just depends on how much I can get done.
That’s about it for now. I’m getting ready to head out for the evening and need to finish getting ready. My hair isn’t going to fix itself.
It’s been several months since I’ve updated this bloggy thing. I’ve been busy writing though, so it’s an acceptable absence I think. By the end of the Summer, tow books, Method of Life and Orbital Decay will both be available for your reading pleasure via Amazon.com. I’m publishing them myself as Ebooks, because an actual book you can hold in your hands printed from a reputable publisher, is so last century. At some point I’ll get around to actually publishing physical books, if only because it will be nice to have them sitting on my book shelf, but until then the electronic version will have to suffice.
I watched some great E3 coverage this past week, from IGN and G4. There were far too many highlights to cover here though. I’m still not sold on the WII U, though with a more normal gaming controller, that is very much like the 360 controller, and HD graphics, the system certainly has potential. I didn’t seen anything yet that really blew me away, but developers get a better handle on it, there could be some good games…once they get away from games I’ve already played on other systems. ME3 and Batman: Akrham City as launch titles. Really, you couldn’t find anyone to make new titles to replace or out do these obvious ports. The fact that two of Nintendo’s launch titles are ports from other systems, doesn’t exactly feel me with a great amount of excitement for the WII U. If anyone buys the WII U specifically for those games, they should save themselves some money and just buy a used 360 and a used copy of both games. Hell, you can do that right now without having to wait for the WII U to launch, do it cheaper, and have a multiplayer experience that you know for sure will work…or a PS3. I hear they have online functionality that works…most of the time.
At any rate, Nintendo could have done much better.
That is all.