The Space Cantina – For You Guys and What I’m Working On

It’s been a little while since I did a generic post about writing. Tonight I’m just going to ramble a bit about my world, so if that interests you pull up a chair here at the bar and have a drink. If not, well that’s okay. More ships will be coming in to dock soon with fresh stories.

Let me start with talking about this blog. Until the beginning of this year, I was kind of a blog-newbie. I had a live journal account a very long time ago and I used it to write about nothing. Literally. I wrote about my day and how things were going for me in the big ol’ University so long ago. It didn’t do anything for me and I stopped writing in it when it became just one big virtual bitch session. No one was going to read it, that’s for certain.

About a year ago I started working for RepublicTrooper.com, a fantastic fan site that followed Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bioware’s big MMO. I learned just what blogs could do, how social media can be leveraged to generate interest and how it can all come together in a community of like-minded people. It was a lot of fun to work on and I met a lot of fantastic people there. My experienced there led me to believe I could use all this new-found knowledge to help me do what I love: write. At RT.com I was the resident fan fiction writer (see 36 Hours) and I gained a pretty substantial readership. I was floored. People wanted to read my stuff. My stories. It was a dream come true.

I need an audience and without you guys, the ones who come to this little corner of space and take the time to read my words, all of this is just shouting into the ether. I do it because I love when people come by and read my stuff and enjoy it. Thank you guys, every last one of you who comes here and reads Icarus or Darkest Hour or any of my archived stories. You rock.

Now, what am I working on?

Obviously Darkest Hour and Icarus are posted here on the site. Those two are obvious projects for you all to know about and read. What you don’t see are some of my biggest projects to date. For the past three years or so I’ve been working on a Science Fiction universe of my very own and I’ve written one novella in it already, and two are being edited into it. I would imagine that in the next few months I will have three novellas set in this universe to share and I’m very excited about it. I’m not sure where I will publish these, but I’ll be striving for some paying magazines first and I will definitely post about it on here.

What I’ll say about the universe is this. It’s big and it’s got a huge history. I have roughly four periods in time laid out to write in, all of which are hundreds if not thousands of years apart. I like to think of it as Game of Thrones meets Star Wars meets Dune with a healthy bit of Freespace flavoring it. I think you guys will like it, I really do and hope that you’ll give the stories a look when they’re finished.

In addition to those novellas I’m working on my very first novel as well, which is also set in my SciFi universe. This novel is part 1 of a 2 book series, though it could be longer if I’m not careful. It has a definite Lords of Discipline meets Battlestar Galactica feel to it. That’s all I’ll say about it right now since it’s very early in the process.

All right I’ve rattled on a bit long, so until next time – happy travels and may you always have stories to share!

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