Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Some Japanese are becoming very confused.

Finally some Japanese are picking up some of my free copies of Manna-X and Rage...they must be strange for them because they're all based on Western culture...let's hope they leave some strange review :-)

Ironology 2015, the 2nd year of Iron Writer winners, will be out soon, too! Guess who has the most stories in it :-)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New novella complete!

Yes, I have finished a 15,000 word novella...yes, that one..."All For Love" (like the 1677 Dryden play).
I've asked Line by Lion Publications, though they seem wary, only printing 25k...this one's too small...
Well, if they don't take it, I'll self-publish it. Here's a 'possible' cover of the book...I have permission from the owner of the eyes...I also have a 'full face' version with no title (see below)...
Which one is better?
PLUS... "Rage" and "Manna-X' will be FREE from Monday 'til Wednesday (3 days)...get your free copy...

Monday, June 15, 2015

What do you do when...?

Again, a long time since I've posted. I've been busy on a new novellette.
It's a 'stream of consciousness', so I have no idea if my publisher will take it due to its:
1. length (about 14,000 words),
2. strangeness / weirdness / 'something not right'-ness
You see, to push myself to finish something, I've given myself an almost impossible task (plus one).
I'm writing this 'book' from one sentence to the next, no planning, no editing, no additions, no nothing. Once I've finished, which will be very soon, I will check it for spelling. Nothing else. It's one long line of story, in one Point of View. It's about love. And the cover idea is based on a face...
Anyway, I must get back to writing it up.
Still writing up all those Weekend Quickies...I'll need to make a DS5 soon...

Friday, June 5, 2015

More TIW Weekend Quickies...

I'm trying to catch up with the Iron Writer Weekend Quickies, I have 12 to go...but here are two of my latest...
(I'm on almost 6000 words on the new book, getting there)

WQ 110 (109) - Spongebob Squarepants, A skillet, A grandma wearing a tutu, 200 words

"Look, I'm not a chef, don't blame me," said Tony. "I'm no Spongebob Squarepants who can whip up a crabby patty in the blink of an eye. I need some time to get... acclimatized to the situation... now, where is the flour?" He searched the kitchen, opening all the cupboard doors but finding nothing.
"We all have to do our part, Tony. She's your grandma. We made a deal, today I have to take the kids to the performance, while you make your grandma her usual morning pancakes." She grabbed the car keys and headed for the door.
"Okay, okay, that's fine, but where's the skillet?" Tony stood there, an apron half-tied around his waist. She came back, sorted out the knot and took down the skillet from the rack.
"Anything else? Kids! We're off!"
"Okay, mum!" came a reply from upstairs.
Grandma walked into the room from the garden, a fairy wand in one hand, a plastic tiara  in her hair and wearing a ballet outfit, complete with shoes and tutu.
"I've just been over to the neighbors and wished the dog away. Damn barking kept me awake all night."
"Yes, grandma. Any idea where the maple syrup is?"

WQ 111 (Sunday) – Big Screen TV, The Avengers, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, The Red Sea. 150 Words        

“But come on, I want a ‘Big Screen TV’ that takes up the whole wall so I can watch ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Age of Ultron’ on.,.on…on a ‘Big Screen TV’! Just like in the cinema! And have big whopping speakers to get that big fat Dolby Surround Sound!”
“The chances of you getting a ‘Big Screen TV’ are the same as you parting the Red Sea.”
“What do I work all week for, eh? So I can come home every night and watch some shit on this measly piece of crap!” Tucker threw his empty beer can at the television, narrowly missing the screen and hitting the cat. “Why can’t I finish my day watching a ‘Big Screen TV’?’
‘Because you work at Walmart.”
“Oh yeah.” Tucker sighed and flicked the channel.
“You want a grilled cheese sandwich?”
Tucker sat there, watching a ‘Friends’ repeat. “Yeah, alright.”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Writing THE book 2

Oh look, another post. I have finished the first part...yes, it's going to take a while, though I think it'll be short, this new book.
For a year I've been starting and restarting, creating beginnings, creating other beginnings, getting nowhere. Now I'm on a roll. I'm writing for myself, as it should be. I think my problem has been the "What would people read? What is on people's minds? What would hit them as 'hip'?" That's the 'John Green' thing. Don't get me wrong, people like John is a business, this writing thing. Why not write about something people have on their minds?
This latest idea of mine, this book, is about love, desire. If you can understand it. It also has teeth.
Maybe I'll put an excerpt on my blog...or maybe not.
Anyway, 'Dani's Shorts 4' went over the 250 free downloads mark, though still no reviews...
The TIW Ironology Anthology 2 should be out soon, I have a few stories in that...
A Summer compilation from the Indie Collaboration should also be coming out in June...
Hopefully, my Alice in Wonderland short story will be published soon (either by myself or in a compilation)....
And this book, too :-)
So, things to look forward to...
Plus a few TIW Weekend Quickies, worth a look...