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May 12, 2012
Posted at 6:34 pm

A New Book

Howdy, Hi and Hello!

I just thought I'd write a quick post to say that I am still alive and well; the rumors of my demise are exaggerated. I'm even writing -- always a good sign.

I'm currently working on a project that I've been adding details to for about a year or so now (background, plot, characters, etc.). I've mentioned it in a previous blog post; it's a (hopefully) epic fantasy story that I feel really good about -- it's a good story and tells a good tale. It's intended to be part 1 of a 4 part story sequence but it will definitely be able to stand alone (although, not all plot devices will be completely fulfilled because some of it sets up later sequences in the story).

I've received some mail about Marc Bruester's story (Not Enough) and when I'm going to finish another segment of that story. I can only say that it's going to be a while; I'm completely committed to this fantasy story right now (to the point I've actually got editors going through my muddled prose). I'll likely turn back to Marc's story after that (well, I *may* post another little tale I've got that is another of those 'part 1' of a story sequence -- but I've had that one mostly finished for about a year now...and I just keep adding more to it when the mood strikes me...).

What might not be completely obvious is that Marc's is a very difficult story for me to tell. He's a character that I like -- but he's very unlike 'me' and I find that I have to be in a particular place mentally to really get into his head. I have to have a certain amount of anger and frustration to bring him to life and I'm just not there yet. [Side note but true story: I literally POUNDED my keyboard on some facets of his story -- to the point that I had to buy a new keyboard when it was over because I broke a few keys!]

I've also decided that I'm not going to post a story until it is completely done. I'm not certain when my current fantasy story will get posted -- but it definitely won't be before late June and might not actually get in until August or September some time.

So, I hope that you all will have patience with me.

Thank you,