April 13, 2011
Sorry about the lack of updates lately. I’ve been busy on a few different projects. The first project is my new website.
Apparently I’ve been doing this whole self promotion thing all wrong. So I decided to put together a new website that people will actually be able to identify with a human. 😉
Anyway I’ll be posting on the new blog as Matt Mayner. Instead of Moose1942. That username is going to be “retired.”
I had planned on keeping this site “Alone: King of One” up as a kind of “sandbox” but it looks like I’m not really posting much on both blogs. So this one will be shutting down eventually. But that’s okay because http://matthewmayner.wordpress.com is going to be much better. I’ll probably keep this blog up until I finish Magic Ink. I know, I know I’ve delayed it a couple of times already but I plan on finishing it, really I do.
My second project is a new novel Alone: Psi-Mage (working title.) Basically I’m rewriting the parts that didn’t suck of Alone: King of One in the third person from multiple perspectives. With Sarah, our beloved M1 Carbine slinging, psychic with a cat monkey alien companion, as the main character.
I’m also going to handle the distribution of the book a bit differently. See this blog post, for more details on how to become an Alpha Reader.
So if you haven’t already go check out my new blog and bookmark it, update your blogrolls etc.
March 16, 2011
Well now that I’ve wrapped up “Lord of the Shadows” I’m back at work on Magic Ink. I really needed a break from Ink, so now I’ll get back to work guys.
March 1, 2011
At LTUE the awesome writing symposium held at BYU, several writers recommended entering the “Writers of the Future” contest.
One of these writers was Brad R Torgersen who won, and is published in volume 26. I talked to him at LTUE and he basically said to me, “You need to enter Writers of the Future yesterday!”
Well Brad, I’m working on it. I am taking a story I wrote some time ago, am rewriting it and expanding it. I think I’ll be able to turn it into a pretty good long, short story. 😀
Why would I expand a short story? Well two reasons, first the story wasn’t finished and second according to the Writers of the Future FAQ they want stories that are… “17,000 words or less.”
Which probably means they aren’t looking for 4000 word short stories. But who knows? I’m going to shoot for around 15,000 or so.
Wish me luck guys.
I’m probably going to need it.
February 8, 2011
So I just submitted a short story to Ray Gun Revival, and found they made a trailer for the site. I love the epic retro style.
So go to Ray Gun Revival and check out the thrilling tales beyond the ether! They have two new short stories up and a whole bunch in the archives.
Hopefully soon you’ll be able to read some of my stories there. 😉
February 1, 2011
Well I did it. I bit the bullet and submitted a short story entitled, “Hank Iowa: Interstellar Public Relations” to an online Sci-Fi magazine called, Ray Gun Revival.
Hank is your average ship board public relations man. Since the public his captain serves are typically the lowest scum in the galaxy, Hank usually handles their complaints with a blaster.
It was a whole lot of fun to write. I hope the publishers at Ray Gun Revival think it’s half as fun to read as I had writing it.
So anyway my dear readers, wish me luck.
January 10, 2011
On January 2nd 2011, Richard D Winters passed away. Who was this man? Major Richard “Dick” Winters was an officer in the 101st airborne. He is well known for his portrayal in HBO’s “Band of Brothers” miniseries.
Major Winters and his men parachuted into occupied France on D-Day, fought in Holland during the failed Market Garden campaign, and froze their collective behinds off in Bastogne. These men volunteered to jump out of airplanes into hostile territory. They knew that no matter where they turned there could be enemies waiting to shoot them.
Take a moment today to reflect on the men who fought and died to liberate the world. I fear we will soon be all out of veterans to thank from WWII and Korea. May we never forget their sacrifices.
We are diminished.
Major Richard “Dick” Winters
January 6, 2011
Sorry it’s taking so long for the next chapter. Christmas and New Years were… INSANE!
And it’s taking me quite a while to get back into the swing of things.
I haven’t abandoned Ink or anything. Life and work have a way of interfering with what I want to accomplish.