Making Masks: part 9

Do you see that? Way down there, at the end of this long tunnel? It’s a light! It is tiny and faint, but it is definitely a light! I think my vision is even adjusting to the dark. The path to the pinhole is just barely visible.

That’s how it feels when I finally get a tentative timeline down on paper for a large project. The other day, I formulated my battle plans for the production and release of Mask: Shadow, the first in a trilogy of poetry chapbooks with soundtracks.

Very quick sigh of relief… OK now back to work.

At this point, the book has been written and the music has been composed. In the next couple of weeks, I am hoping to record the soundtrack + design the covers. I still need beta readers. If you would like to get an advance PDF copy for free and give me your feedback on it, sign up for my mailing list as a beta reader (a.k.a. certified awesome person).

Next post, maybe I will have a sneak preview of the cover or perhaps a promo pic ready. In the meantime, follow me on Goodreads so people think I am legit :p


August 17, 2017

Making Masks: part 8

And now, back to our regularly-scheduled program…

Despite spending way more time than I had anticipated on Operation Platform Builder, I have actually made some great progress on Mask: Shadow this past week. Which is good, because school starts back up in three days, which will be fighting this project for my time.

What is Mask: Shadow, you ask? For those just tuning in, feel free to go back to the beginning of this blog series.

The status of this project is as follows: I have the majority of the soundtrack composed. The next month or so will be dedicated to recording, plus cover design and e-book formatting. I’m cutting it close, but everything will be ready for a Halloween release. Somehow.

The book itself is already written and ready for beta readers. If you would like to get an advance PDF copy for free and give me your feedback on it, sign up for my mailing list as a beta reader (a.k.a. certified awesome person).

As always, you can stay updated by following me on Facebook, Twitter, and now on Goodreads as well :)


August 14, 2017

Update: The Consciousness Conspiracy (Remix) vol. 1

What up, my fellow soul-searching dwellers of darkness? Just a quick update on my new release.

Last post I dropped the trailer and announced the release of my chapbook of dark poetry and surreal horror, The Consciousness Conspiracy (Remix) vol. 1, now available on all major e-book formats. Now you can also order your physical print copy via Createspace – going live on Amazon this week!

No matter how you get & read it, please take a moment to review this book on Amazon and/or on Goodreads (check out my new author page here!). I am new to the self-publishing game, so good ratings and reviews will really mean a lot to me. Thank you so much to everyone that downloaded and read the book so far!

Next post, I will return to Making Masks, the behind-the-scenes series about my upcoming poetry book + soundtrack, Mask: Shadow.


August 3, 2017

New Release: The Consciousness Conspiracy (Remix) vol. 1

Raise the roof for soul-crushing existential thought experiments! The new version of my old poetry chapbook, The Consciousness Conspiracy (Remix), is now available for FREE download in all major e-book formats: epub, mobi/Kindle, pdf, etc. You can get your copy from Smashwords right now – I just submitted it to Amazon this morning.

Can I get a Rick Flair “Wooo!!!”? Check out the trailer I made for it (below):

If you have followed this blog from the beginning of Making Masks, you know that I have been formulating my maniacal battle plans for months, slaloming between school and the day job to get it all done. This release is a huge step, but now it’s time to prepare things for my next release on Halloween.

While I do that, go download The Consciousness Conspiracy (Remix) vol. 1 for free and please let me know what you think. Comment here, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook. Good, bad, or indifferent: I want all the feedback. Gracias mis amigos locos!