Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer goes on, and so does the writing!

Greetings, fellow Bearers!

Well, there's good news and not-so-good news.  Let me start off with the latter: I've not been doing too well on editing The Summoning of Old Velt.  In part, this is tied to the good news, but it's a bit frustrating for some of you as well as me.  But trust me, I will get going on the editing soon. 

Which leads me to the good news: The Summoning of Kran, my third novel, is going on quite well!  I've been really pushing myself on writing this one, and it looks like I'll have this novel finished before the end of this year, which is really cool, because Clade Josso took about a year, and Old Velt took even longer.  Granted, a lot of that has to do with the difficulty of scheduling writing along with working a full-time job; when you're not writing as your primary source of income, then you have to set aside your desire to convert ideas to words in order to make sure that you can keep putting bread on the table. 

Don't get me wrong: I'm a teacher, and the job is a good one.  But there's something-contagious, for lack of a better word-that keeps me writing.  Unless you enjoy writing, there's no other way to describe it.  You have to put down what's in your head on the paper, or the computer screen.  If you don't, you'll go nuts.  Maybe that's why H.P. Lovecraft came up with Cthulhu: he put off writing for too long.  Heck, if I did that, I'd start seeing squid-headed monsters too (Speaking of which, I wonder what some of my students will be like...).

Anyway, work is coming along.  It's slow going in some ways, but moving along in others.  I've not forgotten about you, my loyal readers.  More will come, just be patient and keep enjoying what's out there!

See you in the Vein!

J. Dean

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