In a move that should surprise nobody, this blog will be going dark, effective a few seconds after this post goes live. Though it has been a fun ride, it isn’t receiving the attention it deserves.
NaNo 2016 took a lot out of me, including the joy of story telling. As such, I have put down the (figurative) pen. Since I am not writing, a writing blog (that isn’t getting updated) doesn’t make much sense.
I’ve also eliminated the J. Andrew Jansen facebook page. (Friends list wiped clean, account deactivated, password changed to a 30 character random string which was immediately deleted. It’s never coming back.)
For the sake of sanity, I will be doing the same to my primary Facebook page in the near future as well. Reading facebook has becoming the equivalent of reading YouTube comments, in that I never feel *better* about humanity after doing so.
For any interested, I will be posting more general life activities on a new blog: www.joejansen.info I have no illusions nor expectations of anyone following me to the new site.
It was fun while it lasted, and for those that carry on the weaving of wonder that is story telling, I wish only the best.
So a (optional) part of NaNoWriMo is that you get to make a mock up of a book cover for the story you’re about the write. So I did… Continue reading Countdown to NaNo, part 2
National Novel Writing Month is a month away! I am once again the Municipal Liason for the Anderson / Clemson region. If anyone wants to know more about our local events, or about NaNo in general, drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll fill you in on all the juicy details.
That’s a wormhole, by the way.
Worked up a mind map for the new book and exported it into an outline.
Continue reading “Empire of Earth – Breaking Free” outline progress
Still tentatively going with “Empire of Earth: Breaking Free”. I’m concerned that Star Citizen is using the name “United Empire of Earth”. Too close? Potential alternative would be some form of “Oppression of Benevolence” or “Benevolent Oppression” or some such thing.
Continue reading Book 2
So the first book in what I hope to make a series is complete. I’ve gone with the title “Into the Grid”.
Continue reading Book One Finished. Need a series title.
Because I love Wordle, here is the cloud for my current draft. Not sure why “back” features so prominently…
Continue reading Wordle…
Been working on my Sci-Fi story. Here’s the opening. A prelude to the first scene, so to speak Thoughts?
Continue reading New Story Intro
In the future (according to “Into the Grid”), a new form of prejudice has appeared. In this case, it is those who are “pure” human, vs. those that have cybernetic body parts. In this excerpt from chapter 1, we see Connor, an investigative reporter, talking with Trevor at a diner. The waitress has an artificial arm, and she hasn’t been able to afford to see a bio-mechanic.
Continue reading Pure Humanity Prejudice
I’ve been busy since Dragon*Con. I’ve been posting tidbits on Facebook, but figured it was time to do the big update. The big news: I have a new cover for The Priestess, the Protector!!!!
You have to click through to see the new cover art. No cheating!
Continue reading New Cover Art