Monday, September 18, 2017

An Informative Ramble

Oh, lord, I have been away for a while, haven't I? I didn't intend to do that, and I apologize for the extended absence. I've been trying to juggle about a dozen different projects, including novel edits, agent queries, short stories, and some presentations that I need to give online and in person.

And, of course, I've been doing things that aren't work related here and there. My work/life balance is… well, it does exist, it's just not super great. But lately, I've been listening to (This should shock very few of you) Night Mind. Specifically, How to Make a Webseries.

Now, do I think I'm going to run out and make a fancy horror webseries tomorrow and top writing books? Of course not. I don't have the equipment or video-editing skills, for points 1-5. Nobody wants to see a webseries shot on my tablet. At least I assume they don't.

But, aside from my slavish devotion to watching every Night Mind video, I'm finding it fascinating. It's about how to craft compelling (And maketable) fiction, from a guy who makes his living from tearing fiction apart and looking at the base elements. The fact that his voice is sexy as fuck… well, that's just a bonus.

I do have some potentially significant news: in order to pursue a project that's eating at my brain, and due to a lot of other aspects of the situation that I just can't quite control, Evenstad Media will be going on a bit of a hiatus. As I said, I have many other projects in the works, and as much as I love that series, there are some other things that need attending to. That's not to say that it's gone forever… just for now. As a writer, when an idea just stabs you in the stomach and twists… it's time to follow that idea for a little bit. Or a lotta bit, as the case may be. So I'm following this idea wherever it decides it might want to go.

I hope you all understand. At some point, I'm going to get back to Evenstad Media, but it's a complicated situation and I really feel this is the best option at this point.

Sorry for the unpleasant business portion of that, but I feel like it had to be said. I will still be plugging away at these other projects though, trying to get some books out for you, more short stories. It's all in the works, but things are taking more time than I would like.

So… that was a bit of a ramble, but I hope it was at least something you felt was worth reading to the end.


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