Protostar: An Automatic Apocalypse Updates! (Nov 2015)

Greetings, friends!

It’s been a long time since I hit this website with an update, but it’s high time I do so.

The Protostar Indiegogo!

First of all, and quite unfortunately, the Indiegogo campaign to raise money for my next novel, Protostar:  An Automatic Apocalypse, failed rather painfully.  Part of the issue was that I started a new job and didn’t have the time to promote it properly, but that’s how these things go.  The money raised will be going to pay my partner Cecelia over at Artistic Chaos Studios, who most definitely deserves something for the effort.  This is an especially bitter defeat going into November, when National Novel Writing Month is in full effect.  Previously I’d been doing one-year-off, one-year-on with NaNo, and I’d been writing new Protostar books, but…I just don’t have time with this new job.  I want to, and I have some days off where I very well could sit down and write five to eight thousand words a day and be done with it all…But that’s not realistic.

That said!  I’m looking at having a few days off on November 26th and 27th.  One of those days is, naturally, Thanksgiving, and that means there’s no way I can do work on my novels.  However, I’m planning to spend at least one day in that time-frame (26th-28th) working on some finishing touches for An Automatic Apocalypse.  It will see only a Kindle release, at least until it has raised enough money to warrant a hard-copy distribution.

It appears as if my current goal for the Protostar release is November 31st!

With that in mind…

Other updates!

I’ve put out a few articles at The Daily Kos, with the latest being my assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as being an “Eisenhower Democrat.”  If you’re interested in politics, check it out!  It’s a bit old, but it’s definitely worth the read since it’s a comparison of his politics to Dwight Eisenhower’s, and not anything dated.

Next in line?  You may remember me mentioning that I had done a second edition of Pillars Of The Kingdom:  The Forming.  It’s definitely a back-burner project, but I’d be willing to put it out on Kindle.  When can we expect me to get to it?  No idea.  If my final pass on Protostar goes well, I might even get the Pillars book started for digital distribution.

For fans of the Physics Incarnate series, well, lest you fear I’ve forgotten you, take heart!  I have not!  In fact, I have been mentally processing various ways to finish the final book out, and I definitely know how it will go.  The biggest challenge is having time to sit down and write it.  Again, new jobs and new responsibilities are quite overwhelming.

I also wrote a short (very short) story some time ago.  It was rejected from its intended publication outlet, but that’s fine – I might give it a final pass and post it up here, for free!

Well, that’s all for now, folks.  Take care!

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