Author Archive: Eric San Juan

Putting together a short story collection

Well, sort of putting together a short story collection. It’s just going to be for me and a few select people, you see. But I’ll still be excited to have this stuff in a nice printed package, even if only to put the stories behind me and get cracking on new work. See, it’s like this. I’ve dabbled a small bit in short stories over the last 10 years. Not as much as I’d like — there will be about 15 stories included in this collection, give or take — but enough to have amassed a good little stack of them. Some have been accepted for publication. Most have not. One was adapted into a comic. Most I’ve just been sitting on. But in 2010,…
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Comic anthology Vol. 2 is underway

Pitched Vol 1

So you might remember that I wrote a comic anthology, which I self-published last year and which you can buy here (hint, hint). Well, I’m pleased to say that work is progressing on a second anthology of comic stories, some with new artists and some with folks you saw in the first volume. The stories will be all-new (save for one that will include some familiar faces), and will once again span multiple genres. We’ll have Buck Rogers-influenced space opera, Gothic horror in the spirit of classic EC Comics, a Lovecraftian morality play, and a crime story, among others. I am looking for at least one more artist, though, someone who can do a smooth cartoony style for a tongue-in-cheek Frank Miller pastiche. Someone who…
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Second Draft: Can’t wait to get started!

For six weeks I’ve been sitting on the finished first draft of a dystopian science fiction novel. I had a goal of finishing it by last New Year’s Eve, met the goal, and then set it aside. The idea was to take a break so that when I returned to it for rewrites, I’d be doing so with fresh eyes and renewed energy for the project. And right now, I’m chomping at the bit for a return. I’m not sure why, exactly. I have a lot of work to do on the second draft. A LOT of work. I’m talking “change the gender of one of the main characters” level of “lot of work.” Normally I’d find this borderline intimidating to the point of frustration….
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My blog sucks

My blog sucks. I’m well aware of this fact. It’s not for lack of trying, it’s … well, okay, maybe it’s partially true that lack of trying comes into play. After all, it’s not that I’m incapable of dazzling you with insightful commentary about all manner of things, from the Tantric underpinnings of the television show Lost to the undisputed fact that pineapple is a delicious pizza topping, it’s that I’m unwilling of dazzling you with insightful commentary about all manner of things, from the Tantric underpinnings of the television show Lost to the undisputed fact that pineapple is a delicious pizza topping. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Also, the truth is I’m just very busy right now. Or trying to be, at least. Hell, even…
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