Lots of wonderful weirdness today. This is the first time I’ve updated my site using my Playbook. It’s not too bad but I’ll be much happier when I’ve got a keyboard to go with it. Touch screen typing makes me crazy.
Put a bit of work in to both the script I’m working on and my writing app singularity. Found a couple bugs I need to fix and some features I need to add.
Finally, formspring was kind enough to remind me that I have an account. So there’s that.
I’m working on a stream of consciousness novella with a heavy pulp leaning while nursing a few short story ideas. At the same time I’m trying to finish up the soundtrack and foley work for the short film I shot last summer, the film that doesn’t want to die. I’m also working on mixing a song I recorded with a friend last week. Just something to get used to playing and recording together but something still deserving of the proper attention. That needs to get at least roughly mixed so the track can be punted to the bass player to record his parts. And finally, starting tomorrow I need to start working on a feature length screenplay for a director who’s looking to put together a horror film next summer.
The script comes first. Even though I’ve got 90% of it either on paper (figuratively) or in my head there’s still a lot of ass in seat time coming up. Considering the space that takes up I have a feeling that my other projects will be taking a sideline for a little bit. Being as that I have much of this script already together, the reason I’m submitting a proper draft rather than an outline, I should be able to punch through a first draft and edits fairly quickly. I’m hoping to not have too much time and distance.
Shallow has made its way through the Smashwords premium distribution system and has found a home on both Barnes & Noble and Diesel eBook Store. Sony, Kobo, and Apple should be up in the next three weeks or so. Amazon eventually.
I’m being absolutely obliterated by this. It’s been sitting in my RSS queue for awhile now to check out and I just haven’t gotten around to it. Needing something to write to tonight I gave this a shot and it is fantastic. Dreamy, agonized, hopeful, and shamed all in one. The full release is spectacular.
As is typical, thinking about a simple application led to action and I’ve been working through iterations of my little writing application that I’m currently calling [singularity]. Here’s a quick screen shot of it.
It’s a really simple program so far, third iteration in. Here’s what it supports currently:
open and save to a custom xml format that separates chapters
export to a flat plain text file
chapters are listed on the left, chapter headers/titles in the top text, chapter text in the text box on the right
auto save on chapter change and program close
auto save backup every 10 minutes
There’s still a lot I’d like to do with it that would be nice features to have. I want it to be simple but I also don’t want a lack of features to get in my way. I continue to update and make changes as I go along. Written entirely in Ruby using the FXRuby and REXML libs.