Sunday, January 07, 2007

Stand by for Action

My first entry of 2007. And it's not really that big. In fact, it's an interim entry. Sorry. Not the start I had envisioned for the year, but it's a good sign that I'm still in work at least.

Firstly, I notice I neglected to link to the feature I mentioned in my last entry, which is my Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess article at WiiChat. So that's over here:
http://www.wiichat.com/nintendo-wii-articles/11572-how-its-impossible-fair-twilight-princess.html

Sadly, most of the readers posting in it have spectacularly missed the point, but that's the nature of writing. A new feature should be up in a few days.

Amusingly, I've come to the realisation some of you stumbling across this blog may have just typed in search engine key words that randomly occur in my posts (this is a shamefully late realisation, I know, especially given I've been working within the interweb for 6 years, but hey). So, as a little aside 'test' (*cough*), I wish to say this:

Harry Potter, Britney Spears, Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean and Wii Wii Wii, all the way home.

(Sorry if you've been innocently dragged to this page through this experiment – I can only offer a cookie as compensation for any misdirection.)

Right, to the main part of the entry. As hinted to before, it's a run down of current projects, although this time it's ones that are either hanging for a publisher or in continual progress. So further along than the ideas stage, but either being pushed along or being shopped/going to be shopped at a later date/sitting in the completed draw.

You'll notice these don’t have synopsis with them, which is mostly due to the fact that they're further from publication and so I'm a little more secretive. That, and also things can change in the process of editing and publication.

Oh, and if you're an artist and want to partner me for any of the projects below, do contact me. An artist attached to a project makes it 50% more viable, so we'd be helping each other.


CURRENT LIMBO/IN-PROGRESS PROJECTS

TITLE: Primes
TYPE/MEDIUM: Novel
GENRE: Fantasy/swords and sorcery
CURRENT STATUS: 3/4 written, 60,000 words and counting.
YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKED:
Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien), the Discworld Novels (Terry Pratchett)
PREVIEWS: http://cbrotherson.blogspot.com/2006/09/primes-sample-1.html and http://cbrotherson.blogspot.com/2006/09/primes-sample-2.html
PUBLISH ETA: God knows. Its completion deadline has been shifting for the past few years…

TITLE: Primes Prelude: Bad Blood
TYPE/MEDIUM: Novelette
GENRE: Fantasy/swords and sorcery
CURRENT STATUS: Written and finished, 21,500 words
YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKED: Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien), the Discworld Novels (Terry Pratchett), the Waylander novels (David Gemmell)
PREVIEWS: http://cbrotherson.blogspot.com/2006/08/primes-bad-blood-sample.html
PUBLISH ETA: Hopefully 2008

TITLE: God is in the Details
TYPE/MEDIUM: Full 22 page comic book story
GENRE: Psychological thriller
CURRENT STATUS: Written, in need of an artist
YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKED: The Sixth Sense, The Village, Signs
PREVIEWS: Maybe within the year
PUBLISH ETA: Late 2007 the earliest


TITLE: L'espirit descalier
TYPE/MEDIUM: Comic book short story
GENRE: Supernatural drama/thriller
CURRENT STATUS: Written, in need of an artist
YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKED: Death: The Time of Your Life (Neil Gaiman)
PREVIEWS: Hopefully in the next 7 months
PUBLISH ETA: Hopefully 2007


TITLE: Death of a Salesman
TYPE/MEDIUM: Comic book short story
GENRE: Horror/thriller
CURRENT STATUS: Written, sketches done by the aforementioned brilliant Armando Mendoza
YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKED: Buffy the Vampire Slayer mixed with Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller) mixed with The Wonder Years. Strange, I know.
PREVIEWS: Sketches to come soon
PUBLISH ETA: Hopefully 2007


TITLE: Faceless
TYPE/MEDIUM: Webcomic series
GENRE: Action/thriller/horror
CURRENT STATUS: First issue written, series plotted
YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKED: The Bourne Identity, Kill Bill, Oldboy
PREVIEWS: A long way off, I'm afraid!
PUBLISH ETA: Hopefully 2007


TITLE: Silly Games
TYPE/MEDIUM: Novel, but also potentially a comic book
GENRE: Drama
CURRENT STATUS: Writing and plotting
YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKED: Microserfs/JPod (Doug Coupland), American Beauty, Clerks, Chasing Amy, Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh), High Fidelity/Fever Pitch (Nick Hornby), the Adrian Mole books (Sue Townsend)
PREVIEWS: Bit too early for that
PUBLISH ETA: 2008-2009

It's a juggling act, but hopefully you'll see a couple of these this year. That, or I'll be doing this post again this time in 2008...

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