Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gone Writing!

The time has come for me to limit the distractions some. There are a few projects that I need to finish up so that I can get back to work on the Gray Locke series. As much as I love perusing the world wide web, I'm afraid it does prevent me from getting anything accomplished in a timely manner.

For the curious --
  • I am finishing up a screenplay based on a story that a friend and I wrote. (It is for an independent stop-animation flick)
  • I also need to finish an introduction and list of questions for an interview I am conducting on two fellow writers.
  • Then, I have an article that I started a while back for a fan-fiction website that I'd like to go over again and tweak, and hopefully post that up.
Amidst all this hectic activity, I have also been debating whether or not to start work on a book of illustrated poems, or should I get on to the next Gray Locke book -- after I finish the above-mentioned projects. So, stay tuned for my progress!


~ Craig

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Interview with C.A. Chicoine, author of the Gray Locke series.

Author’s Dialogue: An interview with Visionary Fiction author C.A.Chicoine, by author Terre Britton.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Back to Beginning

I'm back to the beginning -- revising Giants of the Vale. There was a string of three days a couple of weeks ago when I was productive. But then I decided that the sub-plot of the story was getting way too complicated. So I had to scrap that idea -- which I had already invested a lot of time on. Oh, I'll be keeping some 23,000 words or so. And I put a scene back in that I had previously removed. But, a rewrite is definitely in order.

I was interviewed last week about the Gray Locke series. That will be posted online tomorrow. And for the interview, I wrote up a short bio. So, I have replaced the old bio with this new one at Goodreads, AuthorsDen and The Independent Author Network websites.

I've been overwhelmed with an excessive amount of stress these days -- but I'm feeling better. Things have a way of working out. And I'm still on my way. :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Update #6

It's been a busy month! It started out with a dose of reality–followed by a chaser of nostalgia. But, after the hangover wore off, I found that I survived virtually unscathed–although I can still sometimes taste the bile in my mouth.

On the creative side of life, I developed a new program to showcase the Gray Locke series on USTREAM. I'll post more about that after the first episode is put together.

The book giveaway for Gray Locke: The Witch of Clover Hill has ended. There were 972 requests -- five winners. Congratulations to those who won!

We are, once again, in the midst of another Blade Runner revival–thanks to the recent acquirement of the Blade Runner rights by Alcon Entertainment. And, as a result, I have resurrected an idea I had in the back of my mind for quite some time. Many hardcore Blade Runner fans, (alright - MOST), would probably cringe at this idea, but if given the opportunity, it would complement the film very well–while reaching a new audience. Blade Runner: The Musical. So, I put together a page, and edited a video, with samples of some of the songs from a project that I worked on back in 2009.

I've also been on a creative excursion with a friend. We are collaborating on a story together–purely for joy. There are no plans to ever release/publish the story–and there is no timetable. It's a sandbox for us to experiment and explore our creative minds in.

And finally, after a respite from writing the third book of the Gray Locke series, I've returned to it with a fresh mind. I wish I could tell you when it'll be ready, but it's a process that has its own timetable.

~ Craig

Friday, February 4, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Doing the Networking Thing

Have a look-see!

C. A. Chicoine - The Independent Author Network
The Independent Author Network is a group of like-minded authors who are self-published or published by a small indie press.

The Author's Den
Where authors and readers come together!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Here for You

Here for You is one of two songs with lyrics featured in the book "Gray Locke: The Witch of Clover Hill," by C.A. Chicoine.

♪ I’ll be here 
When you need me 
Here for you 
When you need a friend 
‘Cause I know inside your heart of hearts 
There’s a part of you – That’d do the same thing too

And I’ll be here 
Just wait and see 
Here for you 
To the bitter end 
‘Cause I know inside your hardened heart 
There’s a part of you – That’s yearning to break through

And I’ll be here for you

Together we’ll see this through 
‘Cause that’s what good friends do

For you, I will defend 
On that, you can depend

And I’ll be here 
Just wait and see 
Here for you 
To the bitter end 
‘Cause I know inside my heart of hearts 
There’s a part of you – That really needs me too

And all that’s left to do - is to tell you that 
I’ll be here for you 
Said, let me tell you that 
I’ll be here for you 
I’m here to tell you that 
I’ll be here for you ♪

Music and lyrics by C.A. Chicoine, copyright © 2011, Satellite 2 Music (ASCAP)

Performed by Satellite Shine
Vocals - Darren O’Brien
Guitar - Matt Alibozek

Friday, January 7, 2011

Musings ~ More or Less of It

I continue to strive to thrive.

I've found that some of the same things just keep repeating and repeating. Things do seem to go in cycles, eh? But, they're not worth repeating.

I had had high hopes for my last book, Gray Locke: The Witch of Clover Hill. I would have liked to have had a board game to go along with the release, (it was in the process of happening, but it fell through).

I had also planned on releasing two songs to accompany the book's release. But that fell through as well. (It's a long story that I won't get into now.) But, I had recently shopped around for musicians to perform and record them. I do believe I have one group interested in performing one of the songs. However, the other song is still soundless.

~ Venting ~
One thing that has irked me these days are ... well, some people. Like, why wouldn't the local media, (Berkshire Eagle, North Adams Transcript, The Advocate, and iBerkshires), print the press release I sent them for my book?

Since the release of my second book, I've been at work on the third one. The story itself is finished. I'm just filling in the details. Then, afterward, I'll edit it down, and so forth.

The plan, after the third book, is to continue with a story that I actually wrote before the first book. That story will be the fourth book - a script. It is a children's musical. However, at this particular moment in time, its fate is uncertain ... very uncertain. There is no question or doubt in my mind of whether or not I can write it. It can be and will be written. The uncertainty is, when will it be written. The answer to that question depends on other people.

So, that's the gist of it all these days - in the life and times of one named Craig.


~ Craig