As the title might suggest, I’m being quite cynical about the whole “doomsday” thing, along with having never cared about New Years. Seriously, how does the date on our calenders being changed from “2012” to “2013” actually make a day worth celebrating? Oh well, New Years gives me a day off work so I’ll take what I can get.
Despite how we feel about New Years or Doomsdays, it is the time of year that we celebrate Christmas. You know, that time of year that we gather around what few friends and family we care to be near and shove gifts their way then stuff them full of food later on?
One of my favorite recent Christmas memories was where I UPS’ed a box to a friend of mine, Jordan Burns. It contained a copy of Darksiders, a box of Twinkies, and a card I wrote explaining that those two things were all I had money for after getting busted trying to buy him some time with a undercover cop posing as a prostitute named “Crystal”.
We have a bit of a strange friendship, him and I.
Either way, this isn’t the time of year just to celebrate friends and family. For me, with this Christmas, I intend to do something a bit … radical. As a form of appreciation, I’ll be writing, polishing, and releasing a brand new story as a free download on or before Christmas. Yup, you read that right.
What does this mean? Well, that I’ll likely be busy trying to get this written up, edited, formatted, covered, and all that such before the 25th. Four days of nut-cracking writing and editing hell, and I don’t think I’d have it any other way.
So what will this story be? Honestly, I’m not sure. I might conceptualize and run with something new. On the other hand, maybe I’ll complete and refine (R)Evolution and release that. I have an idea in mind for a new story, and it’d be something a little different for me, so I’ll likely go with the new one.
We’ll see which way I go on this, but it’ll be my gift for you all. I’ll be taking volunteers for about two beta readers who can give it a read-over. I’ll also work on and design my own cover, since I doubt anyone would ever want to offer themselves up for unpaid, rushed cover art design.
So that’s the plan, Ladies and Gents, my gift to you this fine Christmas is my own self-induced torture and literary suffering. Enjoy!