You just wouldn’t know it if you followed the blog.
So, the good news is I’m not dead. The better news is I haven’t been blogging because I’ve been immersed in a new and exciting project (the one I teased a few times over in the past). The bad news, of course, is that the four people who actually followed this blog probably no longer do. (Bye, Mom!)
Last I posted, I mentioned a re-do of the Poetic Narratives. Not just a deeper edit, but a release that was more web-friendly. Alas, I’m still trying to figure out how that will work on WordPress. I was hoping to release it via blog post–seems the better writer blogs I follow do this–but that’s, uh, tricky. WordPress, get on that. However I’m still committed to unleashing those horrific mistakes upon the world, but rest assured I have no intention on giving myself some deadline that I’ll inevitably fail.
But what’s really been drawing my time is, again, the exciting new project. The horrific brain amalgamation that is Z.Z. Adams has
made a terrible mistake seen fit to involve me in one of their exciting series, His Storm Blows out the Light. More specifically, I am writing the sequel to Mindstorm, tentatively titled Psychlone.
I’m going to avoid talking much about this current project as its still very early on. After hashing out a thorough outline (yup, I’m a plotter), I’ve begun work on the first draft and as of this writing am somewhere past the 1/3rd mark. I wish I could say I was further, but alas, my ‘real job’ keeps expecting me to do stuff.
What I will tell you is that if you’re a fan of dystopian YA, then this is right up your alley. In the meantime, I’ll shamelessly plug the beginning of the series, currently available on Amazon. (There is also a free short story Hunter available.)
Fight for your friends, your family, your future.
It’s the near future and severe poverty is the new normal for the majority of humanity. The world is suffering from climate change and the future seems bleak. In the UK, children with incredible psychic abilities begin to appear.
For Oscar Hyde, life has never been harder. Everyone he knows is moving out of the city. Even his family are considering going. When Oscar discovers he has the power to be ignored, he succumbs to temptation and starts stealing. As his opportunistic tendencies take over, he becomes addicted to the adrenaline-fueled thefts. He has the power to be ignored, so why not use it?
But when agents from a secret organization come to kidnap him, he’s saved by a scrappy group of teenagers with psychic powers of their own. In the Core, an underground lair in the heart of London, they are watched over by Athena, a shadowy figure with an agenda as mysterious as she is. But they will need more than the considerable resources of Athena and the Core to fight off the organization that is gathering against them. Can they learn to tap into their powers and pull together, or will they fall victim to the secrets of their past?
Sound fun? That’s cuz it is. Grab it now, while it’s still free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Otherwise, there’s not much else to share. Sooner or later I’ll figure out an appropriate way to terrorize the populace with the Poetic Narratives, version 17.0. All share fear the name J.J. Segwis. And sooner or later, I’ll literally run out of agents to query for Capitalist Bacon. Till next time my friends, stay safe.