So, Scott, Whatcha Been Doin’?

Oh, well, thanks for asking. How very considerate of you. I’d tell you, but I’d much rather talk about you! How is everything going? How do your hopes and dreams stand today? Did that annoying rash ever clear up?

Ok, I guess you’re not answering any questions today. So I may as well go ahead and talk about me after all.

Here some of the things I’ve been up to:

flowers

I’ve been buying roses for my wife. Today is her birthday, and I know how much she loves flowers, so I just went out and bought some.

Can you even believe how thoughtful I am?

Oh, by the way, don’t look at the one guy with the droopy head. He’s self-conscious. You know, because he’s droopy and all.

Now, listen. If you didn’t buy roses for your wife on her birthday, I’m not trying to say I’m better than you or anything, (I totally am), I’m just saying that’s what I did. (And you didn’t). That’s all I’m saying. Nuff said.

cdsI’ve also been organizing my jazz cd collection. This is what it looked like when I was all finished. Yes, it does extend from the floor all the way to the ceiling, and yes, that is Mr. John Lennon standing guard over it. Don’t let his peace sign fool ya. He’ll cut you if you mess with my jazz.

The jazz collection is housed in my office (hence the unruly mob of books waiting for the arrival of a new bookshelf to give them a forever home. The file cabinets are just fostering them for now.) That’s because I like to listen to jazz while I write. Not much singing, (other peoples’ words distract me when I’m working,) but tons of music to get the juices flowing.

Why is John Lennon guarding the jazz cd’s instead of the two shelves of rock cd’s in the living room, you ask? Hmm, I don’t know. Maybe Miles Davis guards the rock collection. And maybe Mozart guards the reggae while Sly and Robbie watch over the classical. Anything’s possible with me. I’m a wildcard.

Oh! And I almost forgot. I’m writing a book! In fact, today, just before I came to the library to write this drivel, I completed section one of the third Cerah book. Eleven chapters, 56,355 words, 127 pages. And what can I tell you about it, you ask? (Boy for someone who didn’t want to answer any of my questions you’re sure asking a lot of them!)

Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of detail I can give you because you haven’t read the second book yet, which totally sets up the action of the third. Of course, that’s not really your fault, since the second book in the series, Many Hidden Rooms, hasn’t been released yet. I can tell you it’s exciting, action-packed, and introduces you to some new characters who may, possibly, blow your mind. The writing process has taken the story in directions that have caught me off guard, and I’m the guy writing the durn thing. So imagine what you’ll experience.

Now if you haven’t read the first book, A Dark Clock, that is pretty much your fault, because it’s available on various and sundry sites and in a variety of formats. So, yeah, that one’s on you. But this error is not something that can’t be corrected. If you go to my Purchase Books page, you can do just that. Buy A Dark Clock, meet Cerah, Slurr, Kern and Parnasus, and discover the magical world of Quadar. Then, when book two does drop, you’ll be foaming at the mouth to find out what happens.

Literally. Foaming. At. The. Mouth.

One last word about Many Hidden Rooms. I’ve been indicating for a while that I was anticipating a summer release date. Well, I’ve narrowed that down a bit. I thought that since I dedicated the book to my late brother, it would be kind of poetic to release it on what would have been his 46th birthday, and since he had the foresight to be born in the summer, that kind of works out nicely. So if all goes well, book two of the Tale of Cerah of Quadar will be available on June 24th.

That means I need to get the final edit finished, (my least favorite part of the process,) and get the cover designed in time for that date.

So, that’s what I’ve been doing, that’s what I’m currently doing, and that’s what I’m going to be doing for the foreseeable future.

Next time can we talk about you, please?

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