Showing posts with label DGDoED. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DGDoED. Show all posts

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Life and Things

Since my blog is like a year overdue for an update, here's some general updates on the happenings in my life.

Early this year I took a new job where I work three 13 hour days a week, and have 4 day weekends every day. While the three days at work are quite long, the extended weekends have proven great for my writing, and I'm even able to set aside about one day each week that I can more or less dedicate to writing.

Through that I've been doing comics reviews at The Outhouse, co-hosting a podcast, I joined a short fiction workshop online, and I've been submitting a number of stories for publication.

Speaking of my podcast, We Write Weird Shit will be picking back up for the second season in a few weeks! This season will take place in Limbo, and as with the first season, each episode will feature an original story inspired by listener suggestions.

I'm also putting together a mini writing retreat for my local writer compatriots! We're going to nab a cabin somewhere nearby and lock ourselves in for a long weekend of productivity. I'm working on coming up with a novella for it.

Do Gyndroids Dream of Electric Dicks? has gotten pretty much nowhere since I finished the first draft. New goal is to have a manuscript ready when Eraserhead Press opens for submissions in April. Once they reject it, I'll start sending it around to more fitting places like New Kink.

No publication announcements yet, but I have 6 submissions out and another 4 in the works, so I hope to have more news on that front soon! I'll update here and on the Projects page when there's more to say.

That's all today. Maybe I'll pick one of my old features back up. What do you want to see here while we wait to hear back from publishers?

Monday, December 7, 2015

Gyndroids Draft 1 Complete!

Well it only took three years for me to stop being so goddamn lazy and spend ONE FUCKING MONTH doubling the length of my eventual debut novel Do Gyndroids Dream of Electric Dicks? to the point where it is now, finally, through the first draft!

At this point, I won't be posting any more on the site, since I obviously gave that up a long damn time ago, but for now I will leave what is there. You can think of it as a tantalizing sample.

So when can you get a copy in your hands? I don't fucking know! But I do know that I currently have a handful of first draft readers getting me notes and I plan to spend February working on a second draft. After that, I try to see what I can do about publishing, which will probably involve significant heartache and frustration before giving in and self-publishing.

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Story Up!

Happy Friday everyone!

I've posted a new short story over on the Projects page. Here's the direct link.

This is an unusual story. The only way I see it ever seeing print is in one of those books that have a bunch of stories in the same universe with my "novel"(?)-in-progress Do Gyndroids Dream of Electric Dicks?, formerly known as Dreammaker. (There's something magical about the word dicks in italics. Especially in serif fonts... Dicks.)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy. It was an interesting experience.

Depending how busy work is, maybe I'll make these Friday short story posts a thing.

Then again, maybe I'll resume posting DGDoED again. I've got a few chapters written that I never got around to posting. Ideally one day I'll get the whole thing mirrored on this site as well to avoid Tumblr's crappy interface. Aaaand that's how a simple notification turns into a ramble. Jon James out.