Muses by Tom

Book details revealed

Posted in News by Tom on August 22, 2010
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Alright, guys. I have another update.  Get comfy and feast your eyes on this.

Recently, I begun writing new material and writing a lot of preliminary ideas down for my next book. A lot of these ideas I feel are strong, and others I feel I need to continue to work on as new ones keep coming to me. I have also recently been receiving a lot of positive feedback and requests for new material, so I feel now is as good a time as any to light the match on my next project; book #2. Yeah, call me crazy deciding this right as my final semester is starting but hey,  crazy seems to work sometimes.

I mentioned in some earlier posts that I was unsure what direction I wanted to take my next project in, but after some discussion and guidance I feel I have reached a decision. My next project, as of right now, will be another poetic work. Whether it will be a concept-book or a book of stand alone poetry is still up in the air. This was not an easy idea for me to come to, I assure you. I originally wanted to have my second book be a mini novel or collection of short fiction. However, I came to the realization that for the time being, the poetic direction is more practical.

I am going to keep writing and persevering and aim to have book #2 out and in your hands no later than early December. That’s right–mark winter 2010 on your calendars ’cause I’m going to blow your minds. I know this is only gives me a short amount of time to get everything done (i.e. writing, editing, final selections, organizing, and publishing), but I am sticking with the deadline for now.

With all that  being said, I thank you for reading. I am looking forward to getting new work out to you guys and hope that the new project can bring me as much joy as Deep Shadows & Shallow Graves did. Stay tuned to my blog, my official Facebook page, and my Twitter for up to date info as it becomes available.

Thanks and see you soon!


Here we go

Alright, so I’m gonna try and get into the the habit of updating my blog daily– or at least more often than I have been. Keyword: try. I don’t know if I’ll have something riveting to say every day but we shall see, eh?

Anyways. I officially started my internship with the University Press of North Georgia yesterday and I’m pretty excited about it. I’m gonna have a lot of work to do but it’s gonna be fun and as an added bonus, it’s gonna look good on my resume :). I’m gonna be dealing with book production, editing, marketing, networking, web design, and all that good stuff. Hopefully this will teach me a few tricks of the trade and I’ll be able to pick up some hints on marketing my book. That would be neat. I’m still working on book number two but I need to get book number one sold more. If anyone is interested, my first book made it all the way to amazon, which is AWESOME. Check it out:

The summer seems to be going by pretty fast so far, even though I am taking summer classes. What’s with that picture? Heh. But yeah, my death and dying class that I’m taking is pretty interesting. Depressing as anything, but interesting nonetheless. We watched a film about assisted suicide yesterday, it was the saddest thing ever. This old couple were torn apart because the man has this muscular disease (I forget the name of it now) that was making his life miserable and so he enlisted the help on a doctor to euthanize him. It was in the Netherlands where euthanasia is legal. It was depressing to say the least.

Well, I just wanted to touch base and update this thing. Right now I’m listening to the Punk Goes Classic Rock album (which is awesome, btw) and working on intern-y stuff. Got a lot of work to do so I must get back to it. Leave me comments. Do it :).

The good life..

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom on March 22, 2010
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yo, blog! Yeah I haven’t blogged about much lately. I’ve been super busy working on my book. I’ve been story boarding and brainstorming like crazy and so many new ideas have been coming at me. It’s pretty exciting. I look forward to getting it finished, which will hopefully be soon. We’ll see how the rest of the semester plays out.

I feel like I comment a lot on the weather but here it comes again.. ahem. Seriously, weather, seriously!? It was 70+ plus degrees on saturday and absolutely gorgeous. Sunday was okay… wet, a little cooler, whatever. I wake up today and it’s freezing cold and SNOWING! Why? Spring needs to stay here now, it’s almost april. Jeez. I’m over this coldness.

On a happier note, I’ve started dating again. Yay! My friend introduced me to this girl who is just… awesome, for many many reasons. We hit it off right from the get go. We’ll see how it works out, but I have a good feeling. I don’t write a lot about mushy lovey dovey stuff so I’ll leave it at that. I am pretty excited though :).

What else? I dunno. My urge to get back in a band has been itching lately.. a lot. I miss my band, I miss jamming with other people and rocking out. I’m still a rock star at heart, what can I say? I’d love to just go on the road, play gigs, have fun, live the rock n roll life. For realz.

Spring and summer are coming up pretty soon and I’m hoping I get to go on a couple decent road trips this year. I really wanna get up to CT to go see my homies again. Last year was just way too insanely awesome. I also wanna road trip to TN, FL, and anywhere else I think of lol. Do you guys have any favourite/recommended road trip spots?

Catch and release

Posted in Uncategorized by Tom on March 14, 2010
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Well damn. I’ve been so busy lately. So busy I neglected my blog for a little while. Oh well, life goes on. I’ve had a lot on my plate. A lot of papers, a lot of research, a lot of thinking to do.

I’ve grown, once again, as a person I believe, and have recently come to terms with a lot of things. Letting go of people and things that are beyond my control. In the past I would’ve tried to hold on as long as I could and smother something in order not to lose it. I was the captain who graciously went down with his burning ship. That’s not me now, though. I’m done being that idiot.  I’ve come to terms with the fact that life goes on. Well, I’ve always been on terms with that, but I guess now I accept it and let it happen without trying to interject. Life changes, people change, I change. I like who I’ve become. I went through a phase where I didn’t know who I was–I didn’t recognize myself anymore. I didn’t know what I wanted, what I was doing, where I was going. I was yeah… I’m gonna stop there. I managed to bitch slap some sense in to myself though and not a moment too soon. Life is better now. And I’m proud to say I’m the one who did it. I made myself change, not for someone else or for some other motive but because I willingly decided I was done acting like a selfish, greedy, anus.

Good things are happening, a lot of exciting things. And while a lot of people and things are leaving my life who/that I care about a lot, I’m okay with the change this time. Let’s do it. Time for the next inning. I’m up at bat and I’m gonna hit a homer. Yeah that analogy was gay but whatever.

Why did I just type all that? That wasn’t the direction I was going to take this blog in at all. Hmmm.

I spent the afternoon today storyboarding for my next book. I have so many ideas running around my head, and now they’re all written down for the most part. I’m psyched to get this next book done, published, and read! I’m hoping by the summer it can all be done. Then it’s on to the next one. Ah the life of a starving author. HA!

Anyways. I’m outtie. Gonna go read a bit and drink some tea. So leave me comments, or not, I’ll  live either way.