Dienstag, 16. März 2010

In Print and famous… well one of them is right.

Sorry I’ve been away so long but I’ve been very busy surfing to find a market for an illustrated story of around 10,500 words.
t isn’t as easy as one would think.
If I were to need a publishing house for a graphic novel, a la Frank Miller style, I wouldn’t have a problem. The market is full of printers of comic books and their like and Andreas, (my half Spanish, half Dutch artist friend) is such a talented illustrator that I know we would be able sell it. However, the idea we had was to write a story and illustrate each page with a picture corresponding to the action described; and that seems to be the problem. Nobody prints or circulates these types of stories anymore.

Bah.

The story is down and Andreas has a few tentative pictures, however we both think it’s not worth any more effort creating the illustrations until we find someone who might be interested.
Whatever, let’s see what comes out of it.



Next news is…

My 300 vampires story will be published in issue 4 of The Thinking Man’s Crumpet. As soon as it’s out I’ll put the address up here and you can all go out and buy it, lol.
No, just joshing there, however the story will come out in the next issue so I’m very happy about that. There’s no payment but it is something to put down on my woefully thin CV when I send Division off again. It’ll be nice to send my Mam a copy too.


The Editor for the House of Horror online magazine sent me a heart warming email yesterday as well. My story, (The Ides of March) has been pencilled in for issue 10, not issue 9 as I was originally told. Though I do get paid for this work, (the princely sum of 37 dollars I think) it won’t be in print, which I was disappointed about actually.

The thing is that when I sent it off I was under the impression it was an online AND printed magazine. The Duotrope’s Digest, which is a website that lists short story publishers, had House of Horror down as being a print magazine. However, when I asked about swapping my fee for a couple of copies I was told that they only print books on paper, short stories go online.

Bah.

Ah well, why should it be easy when it can be hard, eh?
The rewrite for Division is going embarrassingly slow, I’m afraid. I can’t seem to find the time. I know it’s a weak excuse but I’m a busy guy, shift worker, Dad, drummer, writer and translator of lyrics… the list goes on. All I can say, (to mollify myself because nobody else needs mollifying) is that I’m on it, it isn’t going away and the cheque’s in the post.



Right, I’m off. Catch you again.

Reg :-)

Kommentare:

Vanessa Condez hat gesagt…

Good to read you're getting some action ;)

R.R.Jones hat gesagt…

Yeah V.
I just hope the other short stories I've sent off come in with flags flying, lol.

Mad Tee hat gesagt…

Hey dapper dude, thank you for your concern. I was working for nearly two weeks covering my Liaison Officer while he was sunning himself in warmer climes!!
The Hot Gates.......Wahoo. Good on ya mate. (Been reading lots of ozzie novels of late on Authonomy)
It all sounds as if it is slowly coming together for you and far more positive.
I'm going to take a look at myspace.com/womanwriters. Who ya kidding buddy. I know that was you in that sequined number! The beard is a dead give away. LOL

R.R.Jones hat gesagt…

I have two stories out there still, one in a competition and the other with Weird Tales.
Actually I don't hold much hope for either of them but that's by the by.
I really must get down to the Division rewrite, I seem to be putting it off subconsciously and I don't know why.
Whatever, one day I'll wake up and say, "Today's the day I start the rest of my life" and I'll do it then. It's just that at the moment I feel all burnt out, lol.

Vanessa Condez hat gesagt…

apologies... you guys are married and communicate over the blogger?...

(I must have jumped over to a parallel dimension over night. Spooky...)

R.R.Jones hat gesagt…

Married only in our aspirations and hopes V. But happy with each other, lol.

Mad Tee hat gesagt…

Oh V the boards we have trodden together through thick and thin.....
If it wasn't Reg falling off and me propping him up again; It was me with Reg doing the propping.
Reg..... Our books - We have edited, re edited, cut out,reinserted, so much for so long. It's not surprising you feel burnt out. (I do and if I never see another book on Authonomy .......)
HOWEVER, you have achieved so much with your writing, and other things. Your music for instance, your poetry is outstanding-hats off, and all your short stories (which I hope are all in a port folio somewhere safe).
My way over it is by beginning a new novel which I feel is coming together nicely.
How about letting a trusted source look at Division for you? Perhaps put some ideas forward. Just a thought.

R.R.Jones hat gesagt…

Tee, I've decided to get this rewrite/shortening done and then go back to my Dinosaur novel.
Once Division is done I'm just going to keep on sending it off and that's that.
That's the plan, let's see how it pans out, lol.
I've been VERY busy recently with lyrics. In the last three weeks I've written 6 songs worth of lyrics; which is good going for me.
However, slowly but surely my MS is drawing me into its web and I feel a break in my apathy is imminent.
Wish me luck when the flood gates open, lol.