A few people have asked me when the next section is going live, they are getting into the characters. The short answer is that the latest section has involved quite a bit of revision. I want to recast David from being a yawn-inducing nebbish to a full-fledged quester on the road to redemption through fabric. Today, I think.
Here is the full public announcement, as posted on the Ari Park site:
"This site collects the serial novel Arisugawa Park, which is going up online every couple days. Refresh your memory, get caught up on the action here. New sections will be delayed a few days to encourage readers to check out the writing at my blog EnduranceWriter, which extends beyond Ari Park to include daily poetry, essays, photos, drawings, socio whatever musings, Fabric developments, tribal flute field recordings––whatever calls to me at the moment.
A couple words about the novel–– complex, multi-layered, nominally a thriller, Ari park reflects my experience living and teaching in Japan. I began it in 2005 while still in Tokyo, under the spell of Kerouac's writing in Dharma Bums (you will not find any direct linkage between my style and that of other writers, safe to say). It continued in Hawaii, Monterey, DC, Mexico, and the Philippines over the years. A touchstone, an opportunity to revisit past experience––with a title and structure so obtuse that no one would possibly buy it.
Despite obstacles, the book did win the respected annual Book Passage Mystery Writers' Scholarship award and gained Kimberley Cameron as an agent. After more than a dozen passes by editors at the kinds of imprints I would want to be associated with (if at all) I decided to put the whole traditional pub thing in deep freeze, go for broke.
Note: I am editing Ari Park extensively as I go... I believe it rewards repeat readings even by those who have read it before. This time I am going it alone, every revision, addition, and envelopment is my own (Bandito College™). Below: links to the various chapters and the latest section, for your reading pleasure."