I've been actively editing the manuscript over the last several weeks, gutting and reconstructing several chapters that I had written months earlier but still had a sliver of some ineffable quality that I couldn't quite put my finger on. A certain not-yet-ready-for-prime-time quality. I wasn't quite sure what that quality was before, but now that… Continue reading Sherman: A So-Informal-That-Clothing-Is-Optional Introduction
2019 has started off on a sad note, for me personally. There's been a death in the family. Cancer. Long illness. A death I could see coming from miles away. But that still doesn't make it any less painful. Such is the nature of death. No matter how prepared you think you are for it,… Continue reading Happy New Year?
There's actually a lot more to Silver Brown than that which can be downloaded from this site. The present manuscript is about 104,000 words long, but most of it needs major revisions and there are plenty of darlings that need to be killed, as Faulkner would put it. There's also a particularly poignant passage I… Continue reading Missing Torso
The first seven chapters went through an extensive process of being written, being disowned by their writer, then being written again, severely critiqued, subjected to several linguistic facelifts and liposuctions, and finally blessed by Our Lady of 420 before it eventually became something I'd be proud to put my nom de plume on. The next… Continue reading The Next Instar of the Beast
I made a small edit to one of the first seven chapters - the ones available for free from this website, in case you didn't know. Nudge nudge, wink wink. 😉 It's in the chapter about the thoughtchatroom. Just a couple of paragraphs, but enough to render the previous edition of the ebook obsolete. Verily,… Continue reading A Paragraph Hath Shifted Its Wordy Butt