Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summertime News

Well, I've done it again, haven't I? Not updated in a number of weeks, been preoccupied with other matters, forgotten about this blog...

I only have myself to blame for the minimal readership, I suppose, given that I don't keep this blog as faithfully as I used to--nor do I keep it nearly as faithfully as it deserves. Such is life...

Ironically, I've been contemplating updating this blog for about two weeks now...kept putting it off...I blame it all on StumbleUpon: my productivity has plummeted since installing that one. Well, that and highly addictive Flash games...

In any event, this weblog post is the first actual writing-related work of any kind that I've managed to do this past weekend; lately I can't seem to focus much on writing. As I'm on holiday for the next little while, I'm hoping to change that around...hopefully even get out to the cafe a few times more often than normal.

But, onto writing related projects, I've been in touch with my partner for the Nevermind screenplay project, and that is coming along well.

Likewise, I've been checking around, and much to my delight and surprise, there are several new websites distributing The Unearthing, and the downloads now are up around the 10 000 mark from the various points of distribution all combined.

Given the continuing popularity of ebooks, and the number of smartphones, ebook readers and other quaint gadgets coming out almost weekly, it looks like ebooks are gaining in popularity. Despite the elitists who still sneer at the idea of ebooks and epublishing, I've had far more success as an e-novellist than I ever did in print publishing.

To that end, I've decided that the follow-up novel to The Unearthing will be published solely as an ebook. I've got a few things to do before I'm ready to distribute it; some legal, some technical and a whole lot of promotional, but I do intend to release it electronically before the end of the year.

I have a couple of other projects up on deck once more, and there's also my ongoing work with CONFRONT Magazine, and a few other surprises in store.

I promise, I'll update again sooner.