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Back from Zero

On January 11th my hard drive died, taking with it a large chunk of Nothing Zero. Unfortunately the flash drive I had backed the book up on decided to eat shit as well, leaving me pretty much out of luck. I found portions of the original NaNoWriMo version back-up elsewhere, but given how the rewrite process was progressing it was pretty much useless.

In the days following my computer’s death, the prospect of starting Nothing Zero over wasn’t terribly appealing. I had written the book once, and was halfway through an incredibly extensive rewrite. Walking away from the burning wreckage would have been understandable. I could easily move on to something new and eventually return to finish the rise and fall of Nothing Zero.

I spent the next week giving considerable thought to my next move.

I’m pleased to say, I’ve just finished the first chapter of Nothing Zero (again). Needless to say, I don’t think I’m going to publish the results in the first quarter of this year. But that doesn’t mean I won’t try.

Looking ahead

Entering 2013 I have big things planned. I hope to publish a number of titles that will take on a variety of formats–novels, short story collections and novella. It’s an ambitious amount of material, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep to my schedule. But even if I manage half of what I intend, I’ll be totally satisfied.

The first book will be Nothing Zero, which should be released during the first quarter. This will be the next installment in the Undead Chronicles. I’m currently in the process of overhauling the first draft, and I’m really excited about it. I’m looking forward to showing how the first two entries piece together, and setting the stage for the next cycle of books.

After Nothing Zero, there will be a short story collection. These stories will feature established characters from the Undead Chronicles. The members of Live Undead will feature quite prominently, as I fill out their various histories. This currently untitled collection should be published in the second quarter and will close out this cycle of the Undead Chronicles. I do to write further books and stories set in the continuity, but simply want to take some time away to create new things.

I’m really excited about where things stand. I have a lot of stories left to tell, and I’m eager to share them. Self-publishing isn’t making me rich, but I’m simply happy to have an outlet for my creative endeavors. I hope to make this coming year better than the last.

Deformography

When you wish upon a star
Don’t let yourself fall, fall in too hard
I fell into you, now I’m on my back
An insect decaying in your little trap
I squirm into you, now I’m in your gut
I fell into you, now I’m in a rut
“I lift you up like the sweetest angel,
I’ll tear you down like a whore.
I will bury your god in my warm spit,
You’ll be deformed in your porn”
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (dirty, dirty, dirty)
You eat up my heart and all the little parts
Your star is so sharp
It leaves me jagged holes
I make myself sick just to poison you
If I can’t have you then know one will
I will bury your god in my warm spit,
You’ll be deformed in your porn”
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (dirty, dirty, dirty)
You are the one I want and what I want is so unreal
You are the one I want and what I want is so unreal
You are the one I want and what I want is so unreal
You are the one I want and what I want is so unreal
I love you like a sweetest angel
I take you down like a whore
I’m such a dirty, dirty
Rock star, yeah (dirty, dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (dirty, dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (dirty, dirty, dirty)
Rock star, yeah (you’re such a dirty, dirty)
I am the one you want and the one you want is so unreal
I am the one you want and the one you want is so unreal
I am the one you want and the one you want is so unreal

NaNoWriMo

The first draft of Nothing Zero is nearly complete. Writing it as part of NaNoWriMo has forced me to think about my craft in new ways and change my process. The version of Nothing Zero that be released early next year will be quite different than what I finish tomorrow. The final product will have to be drastically rewritten and altered, but that’s not to say my participation was a failure. If nothing else, this quickly written draft has forced me to re-think the story I was going to tell, and consider angles I hadn’t previous thought about exploring. That alone has made this a more than worthwhile endeavor.