Thursday, May 31, 2012

Big World Network

I'm a little slow on reporting this, but a few weeks ago, a series of stories of mine called Delroy Versus the Yshtari started going up on And the stories are FREE. That's right: FREE. They are available in several ebook formats as well as an audio book. So far, the first three episodes are up with the fourth one coming out this Saturday. The best way I can think to describe my story is that it is a sci-fi semi-romantic comedy.

This story came to life in February as just a form of writing practice. I was killing time to let Memoir of a Teenage Sidekick to settle in before I started another draft. When I finished Delroy, I thought I ended up with something fun. I'd heard about Big World Network from some friends so I pitched it to them. To my surprise, I got a quick acceptance. That was exciting, but the scary part was that I only had one rough draft made of it. So, for the last few weeks I've been frantically preparing the first few episodes for publication while trying to work out new drafts of the complete story. Yesterday, I finished the third draft and feel like I can take a little breather. This is part of the reason I've blogged even less than normal.

One fun aspect of this is that I'm trying my hand at narrating the audio book version. I've never been much into audio books myself. The only one I've enjoyed is the Eric Idle version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I'm usually too ADD to listen to things. I have to have print in front of me or my mind wanders. One other thing about the audio portion, though, is that I wrote the theme music. It's actually a song I wrote for Dragon War Relic that I called Galactic Journeys. It is a spoof of the Star Trek theme.

Anyway, I want to encourage you to check out Delroy Versus the Yshtari. And tell your friends.