Sunday, March 23, 2014

Four more years

Although the actual "anniversary" of the first upload was on the twenty-first, I am now taking a bit of time to commemorate the date. Our project (and as of yet, most prominent piece of digital media which is live) EverymanHYBRID is four years old.

And the journey continues...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Code Junkie" is live

After a span of over two years that was, at times, fleeting, and at others, incredibly tedious, I have deemed my work on Code Junkie to finally reach its point where it is ready for a public audience and the loving friends and viewers who I have not yet had the chance to ask.

I believe in this story, of Kevin and his unfortunate circle of friends, of Deptford County, the small community in the Pacific Northwest, and of every life and individual they cross paths with. After rewrites and moments of reconsideration, I felt a tremendous amount of indecision at times and proceeded to give it my best. From the encouragement of family and friends, we have arrived at where we are now. More than a dozen rejections have come my way by traditional publishers and agents and that is alright -- that is the nature of the industry. I appreciated their consideration. I will continue to spread the story of Kevin and Code Junkie, but at its own pace. This was a labor of love.

I want to thank Cassandra, Heather, and Mr. Lawrence for being my guinea pigs in thoroughly reading, editing, and giving me their initial thoughts, before anyone else. This extends to Rachel, as well, although she was a few months after the fact. It is wonderful to have trusted friends give objective observations and reviews... only for them to affirm your work or help you out. I also want to thank Alec for going back and forth with me a dozen times in preparing the cover art -- he takes commissions if you need any work done and has an incredible style and range. Heather also helped to format it for finalization.

I never expected to monetize Code Junkie unless it was to be picked up by a publishing house, but having taken a route I did not expect to, I am going to mix it up a bit. If you wish to monetarily contribute, feel free. Think of it as a tip if you enjoyed the story, heh. It is always appreciated.

Thanks, again, for following me and my creative work. I intend for this to just be the beginning. Thank you, HYBRIDs, friends, family, and confused viewers stumbling across my nonsense. Much love.

Deptford County, Washington Welcomes You!

Code Junkie, on the web:
Buy on Amazon
Free Kindle app / browser-reading for those without a device

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Going to Watchung (Make Reservations)

As with much of my writing, I go into this small endeavor, planning for a brief recount of my companions' and my own travels and experiences, and then hit upon a rabbit-hole that had been waiting right in front of me for many years. The story of Watchung Reservation and our time there is not any different.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Things you find on a walk

It's easy to go stir crazy as the approaching winter temperatures begin rolling it. I try to combat this by forcing myself to go for runs or walks, even if it feels like I am inhaling sub-zero gasps of air. Regardless, tonight's walk was a mild, beautiful one and the orange and red was in full burst, much of my route covered by a thin layer of shapely fallen leaves. When you live somewhere for a while, yet do not fully know the actual routes surrounding your house, you pinpoint locations and set them as mental landmarks for future travels.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Shades of Death, the Old Mine, and the Men Who Scream at Cars

Just recently, I spent a few days with my good friends Mark and Brian. Although we spent a day at the Central / South Jersey landmark that is Six Flags Great Adventure, we spent most of our time in their neck of the woods, in the north.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Roleplaying Games and Fictional Best Friends (Repost)

I had originally written and posted this article on 05.26.2012, but due to a charming conversation and thread on the roleplaying board on Reddit (r/rpg), I had to dig up this piece due to the smile it brought to my face and the wonderful memories it stirred.

We have been keeping our love for roleplaying games very much alive in the house, with plenty of home-brewed rules and campaigns since, but that is a topic for another day. Enjoy this little throw back about fictional characters and how they can affect our lives.

Up in the air

Most of these kinds of posts occur around the New Year. You know the type: new beginnings, new commitments, those sort of things. Well, that's not really the situation in my little realm of existence, at the moment.