PROJECT SHIVA was my first NaNoWriMo, and then I promptly put it in a box. But I am apparently doing my best to avoid working on TINSEL RAIN this week; so I got a powerful urge today to take the text, convert it to Scrivener, and put the PDF of the first draft up on Patreon, just for fun. It’s about half the size that it should be and needs a rewrite or three, but if you’re a Patron: enjoy!
Frank Fleming‘s setting up a free Substack for his science fiction stuff, and that’s sensible of him: when you self-publish, you gotta do your own advertising. Yay. I’m not doing a Substack, though, because I already have a Patreon and it’s pretty close to the next tier (weekly serial fiction installments).
The link is below. Please note that I am not asking for people to up their pledges: I have a $1 buy-in, because I’d rather have ten people giving me a buck a month than one person giving me ten. Also note that I’ve revamped the goals and added some different writing samples. Send the link to your friends!
I’m in the process of revising and editing the four stories that will be in them. The genre for DUTIES is fantasy/space opera: nothing particularly horrific this go-round. I don’t know when it’s coming out, though. After I revise, I gotta find an artist to illustrate ’em. I’m hoping no more than a couple of months, I guess.
As ‘Table for One At Le Déchets’ might suggest, the idea of a civilized ghoul interests me. I suppose it’s the subversion of expectations. Or maybe I simply like how Lovecraft’s ghouls got pretty cool as he kept working on ’em. Either way…