So I'm taking a break from the ranting and raving about politics or sports or whatever to update you all on what's happening writing-wise...
Punch-Drunk Bastards is still in its last copy edits. The copy editor I've hired is doing a wonderful job. I've heard some positive feedback from some of my Facebook Test Readers, still waiting to hear back from others. After Labor Day, I'm going to be going full steam to getting this in print. Best case scenario is I sell this to a publisher, but if not I have no problem self-publishing again. The stuff I learned from The Fab 5 has been instrumental in driving this project. A more professional approach has been taken here, and the end of a seven year-long journey will arrive this year.
Open is last year's unfinished NaNoWriMo project that I've been tweaking here and there. I completed 1/4 of the contest length of it during WriMo, and that's the most work I've ever generated in such a short period of time. It felt good. I had earlier stated that I would release bits of that story episodically on this blog, and I still plan on doing that once the first draft is completed. Hopefully, publicly posting it would invite critique that I could use to improve the novel as a whole. Look for the first draft sometime in December.
The Enclave is a vampire story I'm developing for this year's WriMo. It has its roots in a series of short stories I wrote when I was younger, and had a little bit of notoriety among my close friends. I won't say much about it now, but to be blunt... it ain't Twilight. There's blood and gore and bullets and neuroses. It's very much a guy's vampire story... ha ha ha.
Killer's Royale is an independent comic book project that I've been tapped to write. Details are scarce, but I'm excited about it. Scripting a comic has been a dream of mine for a very long time and I'm very excited that I'm even being considered to lend a voice to the project.
There are other projects in the hole that I haven't even gotten my head around as yet, but these are the four that should occupy the remainder of 2012, and most of 2013 if the Mayans are wrong. One should always have a contingency plan, I guess...
So I'd like to take this time to give all my friends and family very loud and vocal thanks for the support shown over the years, it's been greatly appreciated and I look forward to making you all proud. One day I'll add the word "fans" to the list of thanks, but I won't get too far ahead of myself.