May 24, 2016
Hello new Inkshares friends! I wanted to let you know that Reset the System moved quickly from a novel idea to a manuscript draft this spring, after I had strong encouragement from a constant reader and fierce critic that I have trusted for a long time. I am enjoying working with this manuscript so much, that I even had a temporary cover worked up (available for your viewing pleasure now) and am contemplating launching a campaign for funding, perhaps later this summer, or - and this is my preference - in September and through the fall season.
I recently completed the first draft of the book at the cabin this weekend, though some things are a little raw, and I am planning to release a few chapters over the next few weeks as I re-draft the book, to keep you interested and hopefully to encourage you to share the book with your own networks! If you are at all interested in Science Fiction or posthumanism, then I think you are really going to like this story. But even if those things are not your bag (baby), then I’m sure you know other peeps on Inkshares that might be into it.
I am looking forward to getting to know many of you as much as I can in the coming weeks and months! So far my favourite thing about Inkshares, is that it reminds me of a larger (much larger) version of a great advanced creative writing class I was once part of, with many members of the community very generous with their time and patience, commenting on each other’s writing and providing some constructive criticism. That by the way, is a personal goal of mine...to try to chime in every now and then with some useful feedback about the actual nuts and bolts of the writing, and not only to shine people on...though, every now and then, someone either needs or deserves a bit of shining. I would love to hear from some of you when the first full chapter of Reset the System goes up this weekend! What I have there now was just a teaser while I was finishing the novel draft.
If you are interested in learning a bit more about me, check out my blog, also a work in progress...or of course, DM me and we can chat writing and favourite books. Don’t be shy to push your own projects on me too as they develop...I am a voracious reader by trade and choice.
Best wishes and happy summer,
Jeremy R. Strong