I’m officially a brain in a jar. I’ve spent so much time in my subterranean vault either writing, editing or composing music that my physical body has shriveled to the size and texture of a discarded raisin. On the bright side, though, I’ve learned to manipulate the keys on my computer using only my mind. So, that’s nice.
I’m working on two books at the same time, which you should never do. No man can serve two books. But I’m doing it anyway.
The first is the one I keep hinting at but which has yet to be released. It really is on the way, though, seriously. I’m not that wild-eyed paranoid guy at the pub with the leather satchel containing the book he’s written that supposedly will change the way the human race perceives reality but somehow never gets finished. You know that guy, right? Well, anyway, I couldn’t be him, because I no longer have arms for carrying a leather satchel or any feasible way to get to a pub, since I’m only a brain in a jar now. And the book will not alter the way the human race perceives reality, unless the publisher decides to put one of those Magic Eye things on the cover, which is a really good idea, now that I mention it…
But it’s on its way, to be published by Our Sunday Visitor, and will likely be available in September of this year. That’s a little later than I’ve been advertising, so sorry about that.
The second book I’m working on is a fantasy novel. Yes, I can hear you saying it now: no, Dan! Don’t do it! Not a fantasy novel! Please! We don’t want to read about magical whatsits and stupid fairy beings and evil goblins and all that crap that’s been done to death! But, I tell you, I MUST DO THIS. I have some really cool new twists on the genre, and I firmly believe that my fantasy novel will alter the way the human race perceives reality. Which would make two books of mine that do that, assuming I use the Magic Eye thing on the covers of both.
Well, anyway, I’m enjoying the writing, as utterly time-consuming as it is. I’ve also managed to pen a small article which is up today over at Catholic Exchange. Check it out, if you have a few minutes, and I’m sure that you’ll agree that it is so profound that it will alter the way the human race perceives reality, which is something you’ll probably want to write in the combox.
Have a great week, and God bless!