Posts Tagged ‘The Nice Guy’

THE NICE GUY (novel) : the author reads a bit of it….

Monday, December 17th, 2012

My novel, THE NICE GUY, came out in the summer of 2012. It got some nice comments, sold a bit.

I’m recording the audio version, and here’s the first four minutes. Via this little video link right here.

Here’s where to go to read some sample chapters, buy, etc. hidden people : The Nice Guy

And some nice readers said some nice thinks on Amazon about THE NICE GUY. Read ’em here: Some reviews – you will need to scroll down some after clicking this link. Geez, maybe this would even become a last minute present….

That’s that for this. – Thanks for coming by. Vincent

THE NICE GUY – a video concerning my new novel

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

My next novel, The Nice Guy, is coming into the world today.

So I made a video which runs less than 2 minutes that tells you something about it.

So you know. And celebrate.

Oh, yeah, you didn’t know it until right this minute, but this is your summer read.

You want to see this video and hear my voice and listen to my words and see some of my images, click anywhere on this line and knock yourself out.

Thanks for any interest. This book has been waiting some years to see the light of day.

You can find more details and read an excerpt or find links to bookshops by clicking anywhere here.

Now that’s it for the moment.

Be nice.

My blogs & stories—the great tick-tock of passing time changes things

Monday, February 6th, 2012

For a while now this story stuff I’m doing and letting you know about has become somewhat irregular. Once upon a time I was posting audio clips of stories on Mondays, written stories on Wednesday, then my videos on Fridays.

For me it became a bit of a mishmash of misplaced market-oriented gobbly-gook resulting in omnidirectional creative firecrackers.

Such busy routines may be useful for those entities declaring themselves ‘market-oriented novelists’, but these timely, business-like efforts caused my focus to go all asymmetrical.

It took a lot of time to do and not enough time left over to be. (To let the mind empty then wander then create then — new story!)

Much of my time during the last three years has been spent in interminable administrative tasks. Like an on-going To Do List That Would Not Die. My own private A4 sized zombie. No matter how much I did and was actually Really Productive, finishing one task usually added on another two or three more tasks for follow-up and/or investigating and/or digging deeply into more research. That’s how it goes with a publishing company: one thing always, always leads to another.

This included setting up a number of books, eBooks, connecting with audio and fabric distribution channels, triple checking formats and functioning, working with various designers on various projects, giving things A Try, making errors, making corrections, contacts hither and thither and roll-outs and videos and finding assorted virtual homes to expose my stories, their cozy homes away from home. A one-man interminable putting-things-in-place long drawn-out phase. But times ticks, things do get done, put firmly in place, and this month my To Do list has more white on it then black lines of do-me and I’m-waiting-to-be-done — a lot less of the relentless bang of attention-demanding bullet points.

So currently I’m like a side of beef taken from the flames: I’m now relaxing in my juices. Between now and the summer I’ll come out with an early novel, “The Nice Guy” and a story collection called “Intimate Dialogues”. After the copy-editing was completed, designs of their separate covers and interior layouts is moving forward. Recording and editing the audio versions, getting the eBooks in line and professionally formatted. After this, maybe a couple of more novels in 2012, or maybe a non-fiction collection, but definitely some more t-shirts and “mer-chan-dise”, and then there’s those videos….

Basta and great! I can scratch this Blog Post off my to do list. More shiny white on the sheet.

– Vincent