How many of you out there are sick of winter already? 2014 started out with a bang! Snow on top of snow and now it's all going to melt. Anybody have an ark? After an intense week of no running water due to a pipe bursting in my upstairs bathroom, I now have my water restored.
2014 will be a very productive year for me. I have at least two book projects coming out. Zombie Command: Demon's Unleashed will be out sometime in the spring. I'm almost finished writing the stories. I still have to finish the short story "Zombie Hunter" and write the short story "Shark Transporter." I also started working on a story about a stocker at a grocery store that has a mental breakdown and starts killing his coworkers called: "The Night Crew." There may also be two additional short stories written. I'm not sure I will make the April deadline, but I will try my hardest to finish the stories in time.
Two weeks ago, I finished another short story called "It's a Sugar Thing." It's about a writer that is diagnosed as diabetic and discovered that he can't write without sugar from his favorite sweets in his system. This story is more of a comedic one than a horror story.
The first six short stories have gone through the first edit with my editor. I'm amazed at all the mistakes I make as I write. That's a part of writing. Edit, edit, and when you're done, edit some more.
Mark Cusco Ailes and I have already started planning "The Second Journey Into The Unknown." In this collection of short horror stories, there will be at least one story written by both of us together. Two minds will make one great story. A couple of my long out of print short stories from the early nineties will be redone and updated for this collection. A sequel to Karena is possible. I have a great story outlined for the continuing story of Karena and Triskies.
Mark and I got a card in the mail today from a reader that loved "Journey Into The Unknown." I love positive feedback.
I hope everybody survived this week's snow storm. As always, stay scared.