This morning I dug out a closet full of winter linens to run them through the laundry before the weather turns cold, and discovered my Yamaha classical guitar in its case at the back of the closet.
I asked Daron what happened to his. He said he sold it when he left music school and moved to Boston. I played for about an hour this morning–I’d almost forgotten how. Whole bunches of riffs and songs I’d forgotten came rushing back.
It’s probably not a coincidence that yesterday on the bus I wrote six chapters, and then today I wrote a few more. So I’m almost ready to start some new posts.
First up, we’re going to have the background story folks asked for, where Remo and Martin will tell us a story from 1979 or so. I’ve got some art to share, too. And then new posts will get rolling.
To find out each time a new post appears, follow Daron on Twitter (@daron_moondog) or on Facebook (Daron-Moondog). If you use an RSS reader, the Feedburner feed should work (ping me if it doesn’t!), and I will post at my Livejournal as well.
In other news, all thee volumes of the DGC ebooks are doing great. Volume One is still free on Smashwords and the Amazon Kindle Store (and I think at the B&N Nookstore, as well), meaning about a thousand people a month are downloading it. It is currently at #7 on the Gay & Lesbian Kindle Bestseller List at Amazon. Meanwhile, Volume 2 and Volume Three
are selling steadily at the Kindle store as well, and Volume 2 has been consistently in the Top 25 “Coming Out” Bestseller list at Amazon! Volume 4 won’t be out for a while yet since it’ll encompass the plot arc that will start posting here soon.
Thank you so much for reading about Daron. (And Ziggy.)
Glad to hear it’ll be coming back =)
Real Soon Now! 🙂
This made me so happy, you have no idea 😀
Makes me happy, too. 🙂 There’s so much more to tell!
Oh, sweet. This story (and another one) got me thinking about writing one of my own.
Let me know if you want any advice about all the things I did wrong with this one. 🙂
Wrong? Never. Tell me anything. I’ll be taking my crack during NaNoWriMo, so I’m allowed to mess up. Actually, it’s expected.
I got Volume 1 of DGC a long time ago (it seems like a long time, anyway). It rested in my list of Nookbooks for all that time. I considered starting it a million times, but then I went through this period where I only borrowed books from the library.
It wasn’t until 3 days ago that I finally came across it again. I’ve been looking for a good story to get lost in for a while now, because while playing his guitar is Daron’s escape, reading is mine. But I just couldn’t get sucked into anything (talk about a dry spell), so I sat down with Daron and the crew with my doubts.
Here is where I thank you for such a consuming story. I started reading and just could not bring myself to stop. I love your characters so much (minus Digger, that weasel) and I was so glad to find that the story isn’t regular book format. You gave Daron life, unlike any I’ve read before. I’m addicted and I just can’t wait to read more about them. I really hope Matthew has an appearance, because it feels like their relationship didn’t fully run it’s course.
I find that I just love the way you write Ziggy. When he said something along the lines of “I’m just trying to make you want me again”, I felt like I finally knew he was. Please start posting again soon!
Jaime, so glad you’ve been loving the characters and story! You’ll be happy to know that I actually started posting new stuff a short while ago, and thanks to some generous donations, there’ll be three posts a week for a few more weeks before we drop back to two a week for the foreseeable future. Enjoy!