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"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
Yep, I'm working on a novel, an epic (at least in length) fantasy laboring under the working series title Empire of the Dead. I'll post excerpts here as they reach something resembling a decent state. There is also a Cast of Characters (so far)
I spent many a late night on it in college and immediately following. While going to night classes for my master's degree in tech writing, I stopped working on it altogether, and didn't start again until two years after I graduated. I'd been unemployed for about four months at the time, saw very few prospects, and finally had one absolutely horrible day that I mostly spent crying. The next day I found myself opening up a file and reading, and making some edits, and I've been trying to gather steam ever since (oh, and a couple of weeks after my despairing episode I got a job; life is funny).
Not quite fiction but not quite anything else, check out the Role-Playing section of this site for my work on various games, both email and transcribed real-time.
The Grey Suit stands alone in my portfolio in that it's strictly real-world. Real, ugly world, at that. This one does not get a PG rating. It now strikes me as very early-90s in its themes. What can I say, I was in college and short on sleep.
In reaction to "The Grey Suit" I wrote My Last All-Nighter, my rather poor attempt at Douglas-Adams-style humor. I've included it here for completeness' sake, not because I actually think it's good, although it does have moments I still like. Basically, it was the end of the semester and I was stressed beyond belief, not to mention not really liking my Creative Writing professor. Thank goodness, we do grow up; I'm surprised she put up with me.
Every week as part of the site update I try to find something new to complain about, puzzle over, or occasionally celebrate briefly. These are the ones I like.
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