For those of you who read these updates, you know that I've recently been frustrated with my writing over the last few parts of AKOD. I've had to continually scrap and rewrite the material which has put my way further behind where I'd like to be with the book.
Also, going back and re-reading some of the previously posted pages (say that 5 times real fast), I'm still not 100% happy with what got posted. So, I'd like to be the first to say that I'm sorry and I hope from here on in I'll be able to deliver the quality of work that everyone had gotten used to during the first couple chapters of the book. If you don't feel that way, then great. Ignore the apology. Carry on.
With all that said, Delirium Part III really is old school. It's a "stand-alone" story that's once again told in the third person rather than the first. There's death. There's arrests. There's crazy people. There's even a little bit of sexual assault. And I guess if I'm going old school, I should also say there's bunnies and a minx named Beatrice.
(Oh, you may also notice that it's a cannibalization of another one of my short stories.)
After you've read Delirium III, any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. And enjoy.
...don't feel like being clever.
So, please insert your own witty commentary here about writing and life.
Oh, and Delirium Part II is now live. Guess that's important to note, eh?
Whatever. I'm gonna go play video games and pretend like all this "reality" stuff isn't actually happening.
At the end of Chapter 3, when I posted the "Behind the Scenes" pieces, I talked about how writing can sometimes be very frustrating. That you find yourself working against yourself on a relatively frequent basis. That you are "punching yourself in the face".
Well, that sort of happened again here.
Only a week or two ago, I was looking over the chapter and realized that while I hadn't screwed up Delirium as bad as I screwed up Hilarity, I did have the tone and pacing all wrong. This means I am now in the process of re-writing most of the chapter while simultaneously trying to conceptualize and write Chapter 6 - Despair.
Punching. Myself. In the face.
So, please, bear with me these next few weeks. I might be even less sane than normal.
In the last month or so, several people have asked for iPad/Kindle/ebook versions of A Kind of Drug. I thought to myself "Sure, how hard can it be? I've already got everything in digital files. All I have to do is put em all together and Voila! Portable version!"
Have I ever mentioned the fact that I'm an idiot?
To get all the text formatted correctly for e-book readers, to create a book cover, and to find a website that would publish to the iBookstore for free took a very, very long time. On more than one occasion, I almost gave up and said "Fuck it, looks like there's be no ebook version after all.
But I persevered. And I won. Well, mostly.
A Kind of Drug: Volume 1 - Subliminal Happiness is the ebook title for the completed version of the book's first three chapters. It is currently available for Kindle on Amazon. The price is $1.99.
As of this moment, it has not been accepted into the iBookstore. However, it is available in iPad and iPhone format on a website called Smashwords. Another couple days of review and it should be available officially in the iBookstore.
Direct links to everything I talked about above are located in both the About the Author section and the A Kind of Drug section of this website.
I hope you've all found this informative and enlightening.
I'm gonna go poop.