Tuesday, January 15, 2013

General update on all projects

Lots of furious typing going on these days, and a good bit of audio production as well. Let's run down the list of projects so you can see how I fill up my free time (which mainly happens after the kids and wife go to sleep).

THE BRASS RING -The first in a potential trilogy of novels, being written by commission. The outline is approved by the editor and I'm plowing through the required 50K word count. This is an urban crime novel, focusing around a family in power. The patriach wants to expand into white collar crime and get into the LA market, but it's proving difficult. I want the main character here to be scary, like, Lex Luthor scary. He's smart, quick, and deadly.

RED PLANET RISING -This is an anthology I'm putting together, featuring some amazing writers. Josh Reynolds, Barry Reese, Curt Fernlund, Ed Ainsworth, and about ten more people are on board. I'll probably bug Brandon Wilt for cover art in a couple months. The anthology concept involves Mars, and each story will have the planet as a critical story element in some way. Each story is a max of 6K words, linked to Mars. That's the only guideline writers were given, so I'm excited to see what they turn in!

THIRST FOR CHAOS -Nearly done with this short story. 5K words max, to be posted on a new site coming soon. This was a pitch for the Black Library that got ignored, but has now been sold to a new buyer. Almost done writing it, and it's a ton of fun to be working in sword & sorcery fantasty again. The characters are based on a Nordic archetype, so lots of big swords and pillaging.

DEALTICKER & MAIN STREET HOST -Lots of articles for these two companies. I pump out maybe 15 articles a day between the two of them. They are easily my two biggest clients at the moment, and it's fortunate that they are run efficently by some awesome people. Both these clients provide longterm, ongoing work, and I'm proud to be working with them.

CITYWALKSZ TOURS -I completed the Lisbon, Portugal tour last week and am now working on a waklign tour of Dubrovnik, Croatia. It's a very long, tedious process to edit/process the voice over I lay down, but worth it. Lots of fun, great expierence. Finding royalty-free music that fits the culture is a challenge, though.

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