• ERIC BUTLER

2020 Burnout


Well, Friday the 13th came and went without a hitch so maybe 2020 is trying to get out of its own way. I spent the last few weeks hammering out short stories to submit to anthologies, working to complete the Ephraim Godwin Chronicle's Early Year serial The Awakening (which you can read on the site or can wait for it to be released early next year on Kindle and paperback), and the edit/layouts for the First Ephraim Godwin Chronicle are slowly coming together. Below are the three anthologies to feature one of my stories. Hopefully, I'll have some more to share with you in the coming weeks...


Long Live the King

Hunger Pangs

Mister-Man


Oh, did I mention I'm also working on my 3rd stand-alone extreme horror novel to join The Shadow Within and The Pope Lick Massacre? Hopefully, it will be available early in 2021. Of course, you guys will be the first to know when I have more information to share on all these projects.


The reason I'm telling you all this is I'm kinda burned out...one of the anthologies I submitted to had a due date of Nov. 15th...I decided to write something for it on the 11th. So on top of all the things I was already trying to complete I threw on an additional 4000-8000 words (ended up with 5800) to write and edit on a very small window. This meant late nights and little sleep as I still haven't been able to find life's pause button.


So I'm going to leave you with some YouTube videos of a band I discovered by accident while letting it just play in the background while I wrote.


The band is First to Eleven. They have their own songs, 2 EP releases, but they do covers of popular songs in their style of pop-punk. I haven't watched them all since they've been doing it for years, but the ones I have watched are amazing. They do a great job of making the song theirs, while still respecting the original work. I'm a sucker for good cover songs - probably why I like ska so much.


So here are four of their covers...


30 Seconds to Mars - "The Kill"


NSYNC - "Bye Bye Bye"


The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"


KISS - "I Was Made For Lovin' You"



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