I'm smart now. Did you know that? I learned smart words (and what they mean) like "modifier" and "conjunction" and "direct object" and "indirect object" and "antecedent" and...see what I'm doing here? Yeah. I'm getting better at these grammatical thingies in English you're supposed to know, to write well. So. I finished (AHH! AHHH!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!) the 2nd draft of IRKADURA, which you can download here, and, fuck, when I glanced at its 1st chapter (when formatting the PDF file), I cringed. Because I already know what to fix. Seems like last chapters will be miles away from the 1st one. Dunno why. Am I finally learning how to write properly or something? Anyway. Took me 11 weeks to do it, the beast. To those of you who pre-ordered, sorry! Looks like it won't be published until about September. 3rd draft shouldn't take me longer than 8 weeks, but who knows. Maybe I'll need a 4th draft. I want to get this as good as I can, all right? And, it's very VERY different from the 1st draft, like, A LOT. More bloody, more disturbing, with an alternate reality populated with all kinds of creatures, from tapeworms to cockroaches to boars to catfish beasts to mice to rats to horseflies to jackals to...oy. Many of them. You will see. The genre is different too, it's not women's fiction, it's more like magical realism. With a bit of cuckoo. Me, I've gone cuckoo. Writing it.
After IRKADURA is done, guess what, guess what.Read More