the Author. works that are published. works on the go.
March 12, 2008
As usual, life has taken its toll on my writing time, but the 1st draft of my latest is complete. I had to put it aside for a couple of months to move and get settled in to a change of scenery, but I am back at it. I will have more in the coming weeks on progess and a publication estimate (probably June), as well as, hopefully, a new site layout. This one is looking tired.
December 4, 2007
I have been trying to work on Book II. Really, I have. I force myself to sit at my laptop and write, or make notes, or re-read what is done. And each attempt seems to drive me further from my goal. I have determined that the reason I cannot get through it is because I have created a need to complete the book. This has done nothing but to make the entire process feel like work. It's not that I do not want to finish it, and the one that will follow to complete the story, but I have driven the joy out of it. So, I have put it aside. I fully intend to pick it up again, sooner than later, but for now, I have moved onto an entirely new project. It will be a shorter novel, much like a Crack in Time, science fiction (although only light science fiction, more modern day with a bit if sci-fi added in), and, most importantly, I am excited again. I am already flying through the pages and if I keep pace, the rough should be done by January! I will post some updates and excerpts once it is closer to completion.
August 5, 2007
I have not accomplished much in the way of writing lately, so I thought I would update the site a bit to make it a little more attractive. It's something at least.
July 23, 2007
Work on Book II continues... slowly. Which is to say, it has been on hold for the last few months. I have made a change in my work environment, moving to small town, Alberta. Back to my roots in a way. I like it. It's quiet, somewhat peaceful, and hopefully will produce some inspiration and work ethic. Just this week, I have picked up the 20 chapters done so far and am doing some editting and changes to get back into it before heading back to the word processor. I am still optimistic about the end of the yeat for completion, so publication in the spring. Time will tell.
May 2, 2007
Well, another year gone by. I had expected Book II to be completed, or close to, by now, but there is a lot to do, so I am now thinking late fall, end of the year. Lot of life things getting in the way of the hobby. I have also four other projects on the go, so this likely is not helping my productivity. More updates later.
April 15, 2006
The Shattered Gate: Book I is now available on most online retail outlets. I have included direct links on the book's page under the Published link above. Work on Book II continues, though slowly.
March 27, 2006
The Shattered Gate: Book I is now finally available for purchase. It was approved today, and takes about 6-8 weeks to show up in the online stores such as Amazon or B&N. I'll provide links once I have confirmation that they are up and running. I have no idea how much they will price it at, as I have little control over that. It'll be around $20 U.S. I'm afraid. I the meantime, if anyone wants to purchase a copy direct from the printer, you can here
March 5, 2006
The Shattered Gate: Book I is off at the press. It is being released under Gypsy Publications, my own label. I should be getting the 1st copy for approval in 2-3 weeks. If it is a go, I will be able to approve it and then request a second review copy for any changes. All in all, it should be available by the end of April from the press company(I'll provide a link at that time), or May from online outlets such as Amazon and Barnes and noble. Now, I just have to concentrate on Book II.
December 10, 2005
Well, I have finally decided to redo this webpage. After 3 1/2 years, it was time. Hopefully, over the coming months, I will take a more active role in the site and update it more regularily.
I have spent the last few months working diligently and with great aggravation to produce works that I thought a publisher would like to read. I was working so hard on writing for a nameless, faceless entity, that I was beginning to lose all pleasure in writing. Writing isn't a career for me. I have a day job. Writing is a passion, something I truly love to do. So, I have decided to concentrate on the kind of writing that makes me happy. I have revisited a 3-part novel that I plan on self-publishing in the late spring/early summer. I am finishing the final edit now, and will be looking for a publisher shortly. You may read some background on it here.
Stay tuned to this site for further updates, and always feel free to email me or leave a message in the guestbook.
All material 2002-2007, Chris H Marker.