I like what Brian wrote at the beginning of his post and will borrow it here:
"Blog Tours like this are simple. It allows authors to network, and more importantly, allows readers a glimpse behind the curtain. Not only does it give us a chance to discuss what we’re working on but how we’re doing it. No two authors create in the same manner, nor should they ever think they’re supposed to. So, jumping into the four questions…"
So, let’s get to the questions and see where it all leads, eh? Also, these answers are where I am right now. Over time, even a few days from now, if I was to think it out even more, my answers might be quite different.
What am I working on?
Is this a trick question? I am a writer who just released my second collection, Autumn in the Abyss. Part of what I am working on is the marketing for that book. But…that’s not what you are asking, is it? What new writing am I working on? I am in flux, yet focused within that mindset, wrapping up a story for one anthology request while doing some research for another anthology request. There’s also the novel in progress that has William S. Burroughs as inspiration, though the writing veers more toward whatever mad conglomeration of influences that make up my writing. Three perspectives, right now I am doing revisions—or will be, when officially back to it later this week—so I’ve split up the three perspectives into three files to make sure there’s consistency within the separate character chapters, then I will shuffle it all back together and deal with the finale. Definitely the hardest thing I have ever attempted, at least where words are involved. Add to that a bit of ad copy for the masterful dark ambient band, Inade, and mapping out the next collection—a counterpoint to the all male protags in Autumn, as females take the reins--and I would say I’m busy. But busy is good and writing keeps me sane, so I’ll deal with it.
Upcoming blogs will feature info on the Axes of Evil anthology that includes my story, “Louder, Faster…” as well as that H.P. Lovecraft/Hunter S. Thompson mash-up I’ve mentioned I would post a couple times recently, aaaaaas well as much more on the new collection, Autumn in the Abyss. (Of note, check the page: Amazon Finally got the Editorial Reviews updated, so now you can see what S.P.Miskowski, John Langan, and Joe Mynhardt have to say about the book.) (And purchase your own copy.) (Yeah, yeah, are we all salesmen now?)
Here's a somewhat appropriate photo to accompany this piece, Blood-Stained Words by, it says, Andy Asylum.