Game on.

Book three is now properly underway, currently clocking in at just over 4k words. To give some perspective I'm envisioning the final piece to be around 90k words, so that's about 4.5% complete. Woot! Unlike the first two books, though, I'm tackling this one in a slightly different way by not writing it in sequence... Continue Reading →

Final stages of planning book 3…

Yep, almost finished plotting out book 3, thank the maker. I had the beginning, middle and ending sorted a long time ago (as I did indeed for the entire trilogy), but have been bogged down in the details, joining these massive dots... and they're almost all joined... I think... Until I remember the next thing... Continue Reading →

Connected: joined or linked together.

Connected: joined or linked together.   “You are not connected.” A simple statement, four words, but with profound meaning. Unless it referred to your wi-fi settings. Which it did. Still, you had to laugh.     © JR Bryden, 2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from JR Bryden... Continue Reading →

Do epic shit.

Thought I'd update whoever was interested (and I'm sure - well, I think - that at least two of you are...) on the progress of book three in the Metonym trilogy, The Swarm. Oh, right? That's a shitty title? Yeah? Well, yeah. Probably. But it is what it is and I'm not changing it, because... Continue Reading →

Vinyl countdown.

So today, instead of working on book three, I've been digging through my dad's old stuff, especially his vinyl collection. Like a fool I sold most of mine a few years back, but still uncovered a few gems of his, including Bowie, Isaac Hayes, Neil Young, Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Elton John, the... Continue Reading →

Anti-social media.

Have spent the last few hours setting up, deleting, and tidying up various social media sites/streams/feeds for myself and my writing in an attempt to be a little more pro-active... however, am pretty sure it's a waste of time since only the other day I pronounced myself as actively and vehemently avoiding "anything with the... Continue Reading →

Cover story…

Just thought I'd post up the covers for books one and two of the Metonym trilogy - Metonym and The Corruption. The crying/smiley face motif is an important element of the overall story arc, representing... well, you'll see, hopefully! The image itself is a photo of some coffee smeared over an old, well worn work... Continue Reading →

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