Author Archive: Eric San Juan

BOK! Check out my friend’s music

A while back I posted about an old music collaboration with my buddy Tim. Now here’s more from Tim. And it’s great. Tim is neck deep in a fantastic music project right now, and it’s pretty damn amazing. The best stuff he’s ever done, actually, and he’s done a LOT of music over the years. It’s called Bok, it’s catchy and dynamic and dancy and trippy and more, you can find the website over here, and you really should go download some of those in-progress tunes. Follow Bok on Facebook, too, while you’re at it. It’s good stuff and I’m eager to hear the finished album.

Back to writing new music

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here, what with being busy as hell on writing projects and all, but in early January my desktop PC keeled over in a flaming ball of computer death, shards of shrapnel flying around the living room like a Tom Hanks/Stephen Spielberg production. This was unfortunate for many reasons, one of the biggest (for me) being that I was right in the middle of a major music project. My first X-Sweet record in three years, specifically, and hopefully the best I’ve done so far. I’ve been writing a lot of music lately. Not the sprawling guitar soundscapes I love to do, but traditional songs with, like, singing and stuff. And I’d like to keep doing it. But I don’t record…
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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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