Friday 26 October 2007

Interlude III

Dear all,

I regret the interruption in storytelling. I've been beaten down by a wicked combination of a chest cold, an extremely heavy workload at the day-job, and a toddler who's convinced he's nocturnal. We'll return to our normally scheduled programming this coming Monday, 29 October 2007.

I took the day off sick yesterday, and I did some thinking (which was all I could do, because my wife forbade me to do work of any kind). Here are the results of my ruminations:

And Bananas for All will continue run over the course of November. There will then be a one week hiatus, followed by a three episode Christmas story for December. To maintain this blog's theme of fantastical and speculative adventures, this year's Christmas story will take place in outer space. Working title: One Small Step for Santa.

Following another one week hiatus, we launch into the eagerly anticipated novelette The Secret Mathematic, detailing the circumstances of Mr. Mississauga's "Event Zero" and Dr. Zoran's discovery of active numbers science. This should be a doozy and I hope you all remember to tune in for it, starting on New Year's Day 2008.

And then we come to a change in tack.

Beginning Monday, 4 February 2008 will be a new on-line novel, serialized through this weblog as each chapter is written in a return to the Simon of Space format from 2005. While there are several reasons behind this change, the principal one is that I've found it far too easy to procrastinate about moving ahead on this work -- when there are many projects vying for my attention, the one without a fixed deadline just keeps getting shoved to the backburner. Therefore, to assure this new novel's progress I have decided to perform it live.

As with Simon of Space, I'll be counting on you readers out there to keep me on my feet, and to call out my blunders in the commentary section. Fueled by your encouragement and your critiques, I have confidence that we can all take a ride even more fun than Simon's exploits over the course of next winter and spring.

The working title is currently Pilot of the Flying Dollar.

Are you excited? I'm excited. Again, apologies for the delay, and our current tale will resume next week.

Cheeseburger Brown


Anonymous said...

I am flat-out drooling with anticipation.

SaintPeter said...

My heart thrills with joy! I will endevour to fulfil my side of the bargin. I have been a long time reader, but I tend to lurk. Now that I have a mission, however, I will lurk no more!

My destiny is clear! To the COMMENT SECTION!

*roars and stampeds to to the post section*

Moksha Gren said...

Wow, Event Zero AND a novel on our horizon! The future looks bright in deed. I just hope you get back on your feet soon.

And now I shall take advantage of your illness to shamelessly plug my own story:

Can't stand another day without a fresh batch of fiction? Then come on over and sample Moksha's Piper and the Gren. It's got eerie occurrences and strange creatures that hide in trees and terrorize the children. Perfect for your Halloween enjoyment.

PS - Don't hate me...CBB said I could proselytize here ;)

Orick of Toronto said...

excited yes, would love a return to the future universe of SOS or something similar.

the working title, however, isn't so catchy.

Anonymous said...

Get well, above all. We love your writing, but it's preferable to love the writing of a person who's still alive!

Get well, Brown!

Anonymous said...

Keep it up mate! I know that when I open my RSS reader, the most exciting thing is whenever there is another Cheeseburger Brown post. Love your work.

Tolomea said...

Am I correct in thinking that the book of which you speak is THE book? If so how does that work out with the publisher?

Also does this have any impact on the release frequency/size?

Unknown said...

saintpeter speaks what's in my own heart. I too will no longer lurk and endeavor to comment on every post!

I hope you feel better.

You probably have no idea how excited you made me when I read your post about the upcoming novel and the story about the Secret Mathematic. It made me all giddy an happy inside. I almost can't stand to go to work today because I'm so happy.

Teddy said...

ZOMG! I can't wait to see what happens when Zoran and Mr. Miss meet! And this "Flying Dollar", I'll have to go back, but I believe we've only had one reference to it thus far, by Captain Ting.


Mark said...

Can't wait, CBB.

Also, anybody who hasn't yet, please give Moksha Gren's story a try. He linked it in the third comment on this post. It's perfect for this time of year, and a very well-written piece of fiction.

Anonymous said...

Veeeeerrry excited about the novel, though I too wonder how that will go over with the publisher.

Get better, man.

Cheeseburger Brown said...

Dear all,

You know, I've yet to be convinced how much a publisher can do for me. If I do stand convinced in the future, then at that time I'll conform to the industry's whims.

For the time being, however, storytelling the best way I know how is king.

Cheeseburger Brown