Updates: July 2012
July has been another busy month for me and I got a lot of things going on that needs updating. Today I think I’ll start with the personal stuff.
I’ve decided to make my second run for Vacaville City Council. I ran in 2010. Though I didn’t win, I felt like I put a good run together. Now, before you all un-follow my blog, understand I won’t be talking much about that on here. This is my writing page. If you care to know more about my campaign you can visit www.electflores4.com or flow my twitter account @electflores4. I may make mention of it again but my focus on this blog is my writing.
On the topic of writing, I am happy to say the Issue 1 of Plasma Frequency Magazine is out now. You can download a free copy or purchase the print version by visiting the website. We have stories from O’Neil De Noux, Michael Andre-Driussi, Nyki Blatchley, Gary Cuba, John H. Dromey, Michael Hodges, Spencer Koelle, Greg Leunig, and James Valvis. We also have art from Tais Teng, Richard H. Fay, and Laura Givens. In this issue we reviewed To Die a Stranger by Jilly Paddock. We also have some great advertisers. My advertisers are what pay for the magazine. They are how I am able to pay these authors and artists for their work. Our Issue Sponsor was our parent company Plasma Spyglass Press. We also had Author Robert S. Wilson advertising his excellent book Shining in Crimson. Author Martin Vavpotic advertised his Steampunk novella Clockworks Warrior. Nightscape Press had their newest release Worlds Collider: A Shared World Anthology advertised in our magazine. I might add that Worlds Collider is rapidly climbing the US Amazon Rankings. Last but not least, Artkitty.net and Senior Beauty Consultant Alica Howell advertised in Issue 1.
Everyone from the authors, the artists, and the advertisers deserve a huge thank you. Plasma Frequency Issue 1 is racking up the downloads. I am even more pleased to say that people are purchasing the print copy almost as fast. It is really great to see that people still appreciate the print edition. I don’t make any money off the sales of the print issue, the cost covers the cost of the printing service. A big thanks go to my fellow editors. My wife Amy Flores and my friend Lara G. Carroll have been great at helping me get this off the ground.
If you go check out Issue 1, I highly recommend you get a print copy. But if you can’t afford the print issue or just want a sample of it. Download the PDF. The PDF copy is the closest representation of the print edition. The Kindle and ePub versions had to be dramatically modified to work of those devices. But they are handy if you’d like to take the issue along on your eReader. Since it is free, I suggest you download both and eReader and a PDF version.
We’ve already accepted the stories for Issue 2. We are working on Artists and have already began reading for Issue 3. It is a never ending cycle.
My own writings:
I have good news. My editor has told me that he will have the edits to me for Dissolution of Peace. He has told me no later than Friday (though I hope he has them to me today as planned). I have to admit I am starting to feel nervous about what he has to say. This novel, these characters, and the story they have to say is very important to me. Every character I create holds a special place in my heart, but these characters are the first I have put together. My hope is my readers will love them as much as I do. But, that may be a standard that is set to high. There is a sequel planned, should my readers like it.
Yesterday I took a little breather from my writing and played around with my picture editor. I still don’t have cover art so, I put together a little teaser for you guys in the form of part of the uniform my main characters wear. It isn’t top notch, but it was just a little something fun for you to see something from the novel.
Two of the Main Character are Officers with the Earth Security Forces. When the world united under one government, the Earth Security Forces was put in place as the world’s sole law enforcement agency. They police cities, military bases, protect dignitaries, and keep the world in order. Corporal Micheal Carlson and Officer Janice Kanter are two of those Security Forces Officers.
My other writings are also going well. My next novel is well on its way, nearly half finished now. My short stories are still making their way around. And everything else is going well on that front. My time is always limited with all these projects. But I enjoy the work I do.
I hope your own projects are moving along nicely. Until next time.