jasonandrew: (Highway West)
This is one of the works in progress I have going on at the moment. It is a sequel to a story I wrote in 2006. The characters have aged appropiately.

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A Good Day

Apr. 30th, 2011 05:34 pm
jasonandrew: (Default)
Today has been a good day. When I awoke, I was a little sad that I was not at the Yummy Gras Party. I've missed two fun things two weeks in a row, but it was for the good of my health.

My face is healing quickly. I no longer look like Two-Face and I can talk fairly normally. People can still tell that something happened to make me talk a little weird, but nothing too bad.

I slept a very solid sleep until about 11 in the morning. I rarely sleep so long as a single time. It felt like heaven.

I added about 500 words or so on a Heller Mystery story titled "A Simple Job" and then I decided to play for a bit. Writers need to play with words.

I started a personal essay titled "Midnight in the Heart of New Orleans Near the Statue of Ignatius" about my own personal visit to NOLA last year.

And then, I had an idea burst into my little brain about Doctor Who. As many of you know the fine actress Elisabeth Sladen that played Sarah Jane Smith died recently. I had an idea burning inside of my eyeballs wanting to get out and so I played for a couple of hours and I wrote a story involving the Eleventh Doctor saying goodbye to Sarah Jane.

A lot of writers harsh on fanfiction, but I think it can awesome and I would die of sheer delight if someday people are loving my stories so much that they write fanfiction.

I am off to dinner with an old friend and then I will settle into watching the next Doctor Who. I am trying to be spoiler free and it is very difficult.

A Good Day

Apr. 30th, 2011 05:34 pm
jasonandrew: (Default)
Today has been a good day. When I awoke, I was a little sad that I was not at the Yummy Gras Party. I've missed two fun things two weeks in a row, but it was for the good of my health.

My face is healing quickly. I no longer look like Two-Face and I can talk fairly normally. People can still tell that something happened to make me talk a little weird, but nothing too bad.

I slept a very solid sleep until about 11 in the morning. I rarely sleep so long as a single time. It felt like heaven.

I added about 500 words or so on a Heller Mystery story titled "A Simple Job" and then I decided to play for a bit. Writers need to play with words.

I started a personal essay titled "Midnight in the Heart of New Orleans Near the Statue of Ignatius" about my own personal visit to NOLA last year.

And then, I had an idea burst into my little brain about Doctor Who. As many of you know the fine actress Elisabeth Sladen that played Sarah Jane Smith died recently. I had an idea burning inside of my eyeballs wanting to get out and so I played for a couple of hours and I wrote a story involving the Eleventh Doctor saying goodbye to Sarah Jane.

A lot of writers harsh on fanfiction, but I think it can awesome and I would die of sheer delight if someday people are loving my stories so much that they write fanfiction.

I am off to dinner with an old friend and then I will settle into watching the next Doctor Who. I am trying to be spoiler free and it is very difficult.
jasonandrew: (Heller Mysteries)
Today is my birthday. I was allowed to work from home and listen to music. It was very nice. :)

When I was finished, I wrote about 400 words on a new Heller Mystery story titled "A Simple Job" and I realized I need to think about how I feel about ghosts before contining.

I started brainstorming about a fantasy story featuring magic. This is for a fairly well known anthology series. Last year, I submitted an entry that I thought was good and was eventually bought by another solid series. I have been doing quite a bit of reading about the Witch of Endor and that story in the bible. Today I started a story titled "The Second Seance of the Witch of Endor" and with any luck this story will spark.

Sometimes, I start a story and it doesn't spark with what I feel that day and I try it again later.

I looked through my drafts folder and found an interest start titled ""A Pyre for a Jarl" about the funeral of a Viking King and the Thrall Girl as described in the journals of historical explorer Ahmad in Fadlan.

I also finally found the fragment of "Murder on the Feng Shui Express" and I really liked where that story was going. I lost it when the file corrupted last year, but my new laptop was able to fix it. Losing bits of a story is sometimes too hard to rebuild.

I am still doing research for the Future Lovecraft story. I think I have a solid idea with good science, which is always fun. I'm just doing a bit of world building before starting to write.

Work on the Highway West is closing fast. I finished out one person's comments and I should be getting the rest by 5/7. I think I'll have any story holes closed by then. I think I have fixed my two weak spots. After this pass, I'll start working on the copyediting and really digging into the words. I think I am in good shape, but I want everything to shine before sending it off into the world.
jasonandrew: (Heller Mysteries)
Today is my birthday. I was allowed to work from home and listen to music. It was very nice. :)

When I was finished, I wrote about 400 words on a new Heller Mystery story titled "A Simple Job" and I realized I need to think about how I feel about ghosts before contining.

I started brainstorming about a fantasy story featuring magic. This is for a fairly well known anthology series. Last year, I submitted an entry that I thought was good and was eventually bought by another solid series. I have been doing quite a bit of reading about the Witch of Endor and that story in the bible. Today I started a story titled "The Second Seance of the Witch of Endor" and with any luck this story will spark.

Sometimes, I start a story and it doesn't spark with what I feel that day and I try it again later.

I looked through my drafts folder and found an interest start titled ""A Pyre for a Jarl" about the funeral of a Viking King and the Thrall Girl as described in the journals of historical explorer Ahmad in Fadlan.

I also finally found the fragment of "Murder on the Feng Shui Express" and I really liked where that story was going. I lost it when the file corrupted last year, but my new laptop was able to fix it. Losing bits of a story is sometimes too hard to rebuild.

I am still doing research for the Future Lovecraft story. I think I have a solid idea with good science, which is always fun. I'm just doing a bit of world building before starting to write.

Work on the Highway West is closing fast. I finished out one person's comments and I should be getting the rest by 5/7. I think I'll have any story holes closed by then. I think I have fixed my two weak spots. After this pass, I'll start working on the copyediting and really digging into the words. I think I am in good shape, but I want everything to shine before sending it off into the world.
jasonandrew: (Default)
I have three new stories that have appeared in print in the last month.

My erotica story titled Beta Reader appears in Daily Flashes of Erotica, #2 (DFE Quarterly, March 2011)

My horror/love story Lucky Stiff: Or How I Learned to Love the Apocalypse appears in Zombie Erotica, Living Dead Press (April 2011)

My Heller Mystery story The Undead Alchemist’s Daughter appears in the new magazine Living Dead Press Presents, Living Dead Press (April 2011)
jasonandrew: (Default)
I have three new stories that have appeared in print in the last month.

My erotica story titled Beta Reader appears in Daily Flashes of Erotica, #2 (DFE Quarterly, March 2011)

My horror/love story Lucky Stiff: Or How I Learned to Love the Apocalypse appears in Zombie Erotica, Living Dead Press (April 2011)

My Heller Mystery story The Undead Alchemist’s Daughter appears in the new magazine Living Dead Press Presents, Living Dead Press (April 2011)
jasonandrew: (Shire)
The best part about writing a novel is the joy of writing an extended story and getting to know your characters.

The horrible part about writing a novel is that I've learned I have to put my head down and stick with it and writing nothing else. Plot bunnies become my enemies. I spent 3.5 months writing the first draft of the Highway West and now I have a long list of ideas.

I started running through the usual sites trying to generate a list of places to submit. I think I have three anthologies coming otu this month, which feels weird since I haven't submitted a short since December or so.\

I have a creepy, creepy idea for a future Lovecraftian story. It will take science research which is always a joy.
jasonandrew: (Shire)
The best part about writing a novel is the joy of writing an extended story and getting to know your characters.

The horrible part about writing a novel is that I've learned I have to put my head down and stick with it and writing nothing else. Plot bunnies become my enemies. I spent 3.5 months writing the first draft of the Highway West and now I have a long list of ideas.

I started running through the usual sites trying to generate a list of places to submit. I think I have three anthologies coming otu this month, which feels weird since I haven't submitted a short since December or so.\

I have a creepy, creepy idea for a future Lovecraftian story. It will take science research which is always a joy.
jasonandrew: (Heller Mysteries)
I have the following stories out.

"The Quality of Mercy" appears in Monster Party
(Living Dead Press, November 2010)

"Tender Morsel" appears in Daily Bites of Flesh 2011: 365 Days of Horrifying Flash Fiction (Pill Hill Press, November 2010)

"The Application of Discipline" and "Valedictorian Speech, 2055" appears in ; School Days: Tales with an Edge (Static Movement, December 2010).
jasonandrew: (Heller Mysteries)
I have the following stories out.

"The Quality of Mercy" appears in Monster Party
(Living Dead Press, November 2010)

"Tender Morsel" appears in Daily Bites of Flesh 2011: 365 Days of Horrifying Flash Fiction (Pill Hill Press, November 2010)

"The Application of Discipline" and "Valedictorian Speech, 2055" appears in ; School Days: Tales with an Edge (Static Movement, December 2010).
jasonandrew: (Default)
"Asenath" was the little short story that took forever. I just submitted it to Cthulhurotica under the wire.

It is a retelling of "The Thing on the Doorstep" from the point of view if Asenath. I mixed the mythology of the dreamland cycles and the Mythos with a strong female character. The facts of the story work with the unreliable narrator from "The Thing on the Doorstep" and uses an awesomely horrible story from the bible.

Here is the opening:

“Asenath”

by Jason Andrew

The stars shimmered brightly on the night of my conception. Father planned the wedding for almost two years. He waited until the star that the ancient astronomers of the Saracenic Caliphate named Ibn al Jauzah to align with the cyclical passing of Peltier’s comet. The name Ephraim Waite held a great deal of respect from the residents of Innsmouth in those days. The Esoteric Order of Dagon sacrificed three witless souls from Arkham to the Deep Ones for the proper blessings of the evening’s festivities. This was not a night for propriety, but for blood and flesh and revelry.
jasonandrew: (Default)
"Asenath" was the little short story that took forever. I just submitted it to Cthulhurotica under the wire.

It is a retelling of "The Thing on the Doorstep" from the point of view if Asenath. I mixed the mythology of the dreamland cycles and the Mythos with a strong female character. The facts of the story work with the unreliable narrator from "The Thing on the Doorstep" and uses an awesomely horrible story from the bible.

Here is the opening:

“Asenath”

by Jason Andrew

The stars shimmered brightly on the night of my conception. Father planned the wedding for almost two years. He waited until the star that the ancient astronomers of the Saracenic Caliphate named Ibn al Jauzah to align with the cyclical passing of Peltier’s comet. The name Ephraim Waite held a great deal of respect from the residents of Innsmouth in those days. The Esoteric Order of Dagon sacrificed three witless souls from Arkham to the Deep Ones for the proper blessings of the evening’s festivities. This was not a night for propriety, but for blood and flesh and revelry.
jasonandrew: (Default)
My mini-vacation is over.

I started reviewing a couple of potential freelance contracts. I might one day actually make a living at this.

I need to upgrade my homepage. I have been putting it off because of the ease of the wiki. I like certain aspects of it very well and I expect that I shall keep some of it around for my own use. However, I need a more presentable face to take that next step.

I am a little disappointed. Two stories I had on hold for several months were rejected. However, I did manage to make a big sale.

My novel has been progressing. I started and restarted the opening several times. I had to let go of some ideas that wouldn't go away. I think it works now.
jasonandrew: (Default)
My mini-vacation is over.

I started reviewing a couple of potential freelance contracts. I might one day actually make a living at this.

I need to upgrade my homepage. I have been putting it off because of the ease of the wiki. I like certain aspects of it very well and I expect that I shall keep some of it around for my own use. However, I need a more presentable face to take that next step.

I am a little disappointed. Two stories I had on hold for several months were rejected. However, I did manage to make a big sale.

My novel has been progressing. I started and restarted the opening several times. I had to let go of some ideas that wouldn't go away. I think it works now.
jasonandrew: (Rome)
"The Apprentice of the Mask" has now been published in the anthology By Mind Or Metal: A Fantasy Anthology. This is the very first Mystical Rome story featuring the character Darius.

In other publishing announcements, I've managed to sell a couple of reprints.

"Omega" will appear in the Dark Secrets anthology from Static Movement Press.

"The Art of the Deal" will appear in the Ghosts and Demons anthology from Static Movement Press.

"The Thirteen Steps to Hell in Maltby Cemetery" will appear in the Madness of the Mind anthology from Static Movement Press.
jasonandrew: (Rome)
"The Apprentice of the Mask" has now been published in the anthology By Mind Or Metal: A Fantasy Anthology. This is the very first Mystical Rome story featuring the character Darius.

In other publishing announcements, I've managed to sell a couple of reprints.

"Omega" will appear in the Dark Secrets anthology from Static Movement Press.

"The Art of the Deal" will appear in the Ghosts and Demons anthology from Static Movement Press.

"The Thirteen Steps to Hell in Maltby Cemetery" will appear in the Madness of the Mind anthology from Static Movement Press.

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