Sonara: Draft four complete

Sonara the novel fourth draft complete

The fourth draft of my novel is complete. Thanks to the people who have read it so far. I've made several changes based on their suggestions, though I'm really pleased to say there were no radical changes suggested or required yet. I really haven't changed it much from the first draft. Just added a little colour here and there.

I figure that either means that my first draft was pretty good, or that the readers were biased. I'm willing to accept both possibilities.

Which brings me to the point... just like when writing music, it's wise to have someone read or listen to your work who is impartial. Of course your Mom is going to tell you it's great (she loved my album Unlikely Rockstars).

Also, it really does behoove you to get the opinion of someone who works in the business. They have a deeper idea of what's good or what's just "good for you." Also, they might have some connections.

So now I'm looking for people who work in the book business. I used to work in that business, but I've since burned all those bridges.

In case you've missed it, Sonara: The Future of Music is a novel about a generation of people who grew up never hearing music. Then one day a young woman discovers a secret musesum full of musical instruments. Here's the back cover copy that's supposed to entice you to want to read it.

Sonara: The first draft complete

Sonara a novel by Blue Morris first draft

I have completed the first draft of my novel, Sonara: The Future of Music. It took me about ten weeks to write the 88 thousand words.

I'm going to take a short break from it before I start a second draft. But I thought I'd make this public now. I've only told a few people up until now.

SONARA: THE FUTURE OF MUSIC

In the future, music becomes so unfashionable that a whole generation grows up without ever hearing a song. Everything changes when a young woman discovers a secret museum full of musical instruments, a turntable, and a box of records.

Who is the mysterious man who saved all these instruments and why has he kept them hidden?

With murder, mystery, and adventure, Sonara is the story of a rock band of the future.

Tickets for Studio Records show

Tickets for Blue Morris guitar Unlikely Rockstars

Good old fashioned tickets are available for our show November 25th at Studio Records on Granville. You can also buy them on the Internet the usual way.

Advance tickets are only $10!

We will be playing a full set of music from the Unlikely Rockstars album. Joining me will be Red Heartbreaker on guitar and backing vocals, Alex Kelley on bass and vocals, Franki Lemon on cello, and Eric 'Skins' Rasmusson on the drums.

Tickets are available online from TicketWeb or at the door.

If you like you could even RSVP on the Facebook invite, which is nice because then we will know you are coming.

Unlikely Rockstars release Sept 17

Blue Morris Unlikely Rockstars album cover

The first album of original music by Blue Morris, "Unlikely Rockstars," will be released September 17th!

We are throwing an album release party in which we will perform all the music from the album (and much more!) on Saturday September 17th at the Anza Club.

Buying a ticket gets you a free copy of the CD plus a download code to download high-quality MP3s. The CDs with download codes can only be picked up at the venue on the night of the show.

The album has ten original songs and was produced by Red Heartbreaker. The music has a vintage folk-rock vibe, loaded with sweetly driven guitars, thick vocal harmonies and vintage organ. Each song tells a story about regular Vancouver people who are all unlikely rockstars in their own ways.

The band features the same talented people you see Blue performing with on a regular basis:

  • Red Heartbreaker - guitar, backing vocals
  • Alex Kelley - bass, keys, backing vocals
  • Eric Rasmusson - drums
  • Franki Lemon - cello

After September 17th the album will be available on CD, iTunes, Bandcamp, and many other such digital places.