February 11, 2012
Sorry for the slow update–yesterday was a pretty busy day, and I was bad about getting this posted.
Anyhow, I have in fact launched my Coffee House Games Kickstarter project! If you like to write, or if you like coffee, or if you like neither but need something new to do with friends, check it out! We’ve been having loads of fun playing coffee house games for the past year or so, and I think you will enjoy them too! There’s a free demo game on the Kickstarter page.
January 10, 2012
I don’t think I have mentioned it on this blog yet, but I have been doing editing work for the past three-or-four months now. The first of my editing projects was a lovely little novel by a friend of mine, Ethan Bryan. In his novel, Run Home & Take a Bow, he attends something like twenty Royals games over the course of their last season in order to discover a space in which faith meets baseball. The result is quite extraordinary.
I’m something less than a faithful person myself, and I’m admittedly not a very big fan of baseball, but as I edited, I found myself enthralled by the world Ethan paints. Though I would recommend it most for fans of baseball and followers of Jesus, I still found it extremely approachable and quite enjoyable. I even found myself a little bit more interested in baseball. Maybe next season I’ll have to pester him into letting me join him for a game.
Now that the editing process is finished, Ethan is working toward bringing the book into its physical form. Right now he is in the funding stage on Kickstarter, so if you’re intrigued by the idea, I strongly recommend visiting his Kickstarter page for more information and a chance to get involved in this project at such an early stage!
Speaking of Kickstarter, I want to add that I am working on plans to launch another Kickstarter campaign of my own at the beginning of February. This project is for the publication of a book of Coffee House Games that I have been working on. These are quick, simple, and fun writing games that I’ve been playing with friends in coffee houses for almost a year and a half now. More details on that later.
October 20, 2011
Well, this is exciting! My hand-publishing project has been a whopping success so far on Kickstarter , with 458% of the funding goal raised (the excess allows me to print more books for everyone who has ordered). Remember, if you’re seeking a good ghost story or two this Halloween season, it isn’t too late to order your copy of “The Blue Wasp”! Funding ends on Saturday at noon (central US time).
That being said, thank you deeply and sincerely to everyone who has backed the project so far–I could not have imagined this level of success!
In other news, I have recently launched a new webcomic, about a brain amoeba, named Avery, who has been released into the Internet after attempting to settle in my head. It is more or less completely based on true events. Anyhow, I will hopefully be updating every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Avery also has a tumblr account which you can follow if you would like to keep up with the comics via Tumblr.
Now, as the title promises, I’ll finish with a little bit of music news. For those of you who haven’t heard, I have an album in the works. I’m still up in the air as to whether I will use it as a demo to submit to recording companies, or if I will simply self-publish it. Right now, I am recording in a very lo-fi sort of style, on a four-track cassette recorder with not-so-very-good equipment, and I sort of appreciate this feel for this particular album. However, I wanted to include this in this update just to say that: there is a good chance that I will hit the halfway mark on recording today.
Actually, that’s what I’m going to go do right now.
PS. If you want a sneak preview of the album, you can download (for free!) early recordings of several of the tracks here.