Massive thanks to everyone who reached out to me after last month’s episode. Too many of you to name, but the love I received got me through a tough time of drug-induced dissociation. I’m still struggling somewhat, but I’m determined to come out fighting. I haven’t touched anything but kratom for weeks now but my serotonin levels are still in the minus. I’ll give it a few months before I give that breakdown some context as right now it’s still an open wound. Instead I’ll give some positive updates on things going on at Dreyfus HQ.
Finally, after much demand, Spark the Spanish translation is almost ready. I literally just have to push the ‘publish now’ button. I’m just waiting on some information and then I’m going to launch it at the Spanish speaking world. The Hispanic people have a long history of revolutionary struggle and Spain has been one of the biggest victims of austerity so I think if anyone will appreciate it then they will. Massive thanks to my friend Kostas for his assistance with this project.
I’ve also been involved in another project with around 20 authors and poets. It’s an anthology which is going to be released for charity. It’s currently in the final stages and it includes a new short story by yours truly. This will be released very soon and we’re going to make quite some noise about it.
I am pumping the rest of my energy into two books simultaneously; Hooked (which I wrote a little about last month) and a story with the working title Neilism. Neilism has just hit the 10,000 words barrier and it’s developing nicely. It’s about a drug addict going through withdrawal. He’s trying to reconnect with humanity but in doing so he just becomes lonelier until, that is, the opportunity to escape this hostile wasteland presents itself. It’s more philosophically grounded than my other stories (my attempt at updating the existential novel), but you’ll recognise it as distinctly Dreyfus.
That’s all for now.
I’ll be back with more news sooner than you think.
Be kind to yourself.