As October draws to a close, I figured it would be as good a time as any to put out a general update on the world of your humble Wordslinger.
Right off the bat, I wanted to say that I am 100% finished putting together my collection of writings “A Patchwork Body”. This tome contains everything from my first two short story collections, “Collected Shadows” and “Darkness Unbound”, a lot of stories that have been published elsewhere, brand new work, and more odds and ends I wanted to include. I’m feeling great about how it has turned out, and I can’t wait to release it. Currently, I don’t have a plan for anything like a pre-release, but that could be changing very soon.
Next, I made a decision a few days ago to make an attempt at doing something I was not prepared for, don’t have the resources to sustain, haven’t talked to anyone about working on with me, nor had any solid material ready for. In a previous post, I told you all about my experimental fiction project “Finnegan Straights”. Well, the start date I had written in the notebook for the first post was today, so, because something overtook me, I have spent the last four days getting ready to launch it again. As of this afternoon, this project is up and running again. Luckily for me, a good friend of mine, Corey Bain, offered to jump on board with me. You can follow this project On Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, with all of the different posts that make up the linear story being indexed here on Life In The Weird. Read! Watch! Follow!
My Patreon page is still up and running, but I’ll be overhauling it over the coming week. What I have been getting from my patrons every month helps immensely, and if you would like to become one as well,please do! I’ll be mentioning it more and more on all my networks and in my blogs, and I really mean it when I say that every dollar helps, so consider supporting me and my work through it.
Outside of Wordslinging, the last month has been tumultuous at best. I have yet to nail down a 9-to-5 to replace the liquor store job, but I believe that I’ve turned a corner with some personal demons I’ve been battling as of late. I’m happy to say that I feel better than I have in a long time, and I’m taking a new approach to a lot of things, both in thought and action. It’s funny, but in going through the last few very dark weeks, I’ve discovered what I’ve felt I have needed for a while now: my passion. I know what I want, why I want it, and the knowledge that I’m willing to do what I must to get it. However, I’m also no longer afraid to stop and take time for what I need, nor to walk away from things that aren’t in sync with my best interests.
There is more to come, and soon, but for now, I’m off to navigate another night in the weird.