Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Did I Ever Tell You About The Time I Started A Publishing Company And Then Was Never Able To Get Anything Done?

So, I guess I should start this post out by admitting I was a little bit disappointed that the Kickstarter pretty much fizzled out. And between that and being piled over with freelance editing work and a large array of duties for Nightscape Press, I've pretty much put a slowdown on writing for both FADING IN DARKNESS and EXIT REALITY. Thanks to all I have going on, it seems every time I would come back to one or the other, I'd have to spend long periods of time rereading prior material just to figure out where the hell I was.

So, instead, I've been writing short stories. Not a ton mind you as I've not had much time even for them, but I've finished a few and have probably five or six partially finished. But I've been exploring some different things with these short stories. Anything from things in my life that I keep very close to myself all the way to weird off-the-wall concepts like alien centipedes taking over human bodies. Some of these stories are fun and some of them are the hardest things I've ever tried to write. Will these stories see the light of day? That's yet to be seen. I'm sending them out to various magazines and anthologies. One of these stories has been accepted. A flash story entitled THE LAST TIME I SAW MY BROTHER NATHAN will be appearing in the upcoming zombie anthology A QUICK BITE OF FLESH from Hazardous Press alongside several friends/authors I highly respect.

But alas it's come time for me to get back to work on my longer projects and I do plan on making EXIT REALITY my biggest writing priority. And then once it's done, FADING IN DARKNESS will take its place.


In other news, we at Nightscape Press have released our first three titles, A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES by Peter N. Dudar, BUTTERFLY POTION by Trent Zelazny, and WORLD'S COLLIDER edited by Richard Salter. All three are amazing books I highly recommend anyone and every one consider checking out! In fact, A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES has even already made the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award™ 2012 Reading List. Speaking of, another great title to have made this list is HORROR FOR GOOD: A CHARITABLE ANTHOLOGY edited by Mark C. Scioneaux, RJ Cavender, and myself and published by Cutting Block Press. We're all very excited to see these two titles make the list.

Anyway, that's what's been going on lately. Maybe one of these days I'll manage to update this thing more regularly and even get some books of my own out. Ha! Until then...