Welcome to the (un)official site for science-fiction and fantasy writer Bryan R. Durkin!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The First Post

The purpose of this blog will be to relay news about my writing. Here, I'll discuss the various issues that I'm dealing with in regards to publishing my first full-length novel, The Serenity Solution. Once it's published and I move on to other works, I'll be posting news and updates about those as well.

It's been some time since I've used a blog of any sort, so I apologize if things look a little cluttered and unprofessional right now. I'm learning as I go along, and hopefully things will get cleaned up. Hopefully, if I'm successful at all, I can get a site of my own. But that's all in the future; this is what I have right now, and I intend to make the best of it.

This blog will be open to comments, and hopefully I can find a way to get some sort of discussions going on here. I love writing and I love the various challenges and problems that it can present, anything from the purely grammatical to the ideological and moral issues that come up. This, too, will take time, as I begin to better understand how this blogging thing works.

For now, my main topic of discussion on this site will be The Serenity Solution and the various aspects of it. Obviously, I can't share the whole work here, and not just for copyright reasons - the manuscript is 291 pages long, before being double-spaced in the appropriate format. It's also about 179,000 words long, which I understand is a bit lengthy for a novel. But, I would like to at least familiarize people with the basic concepts behind the work, including the world in which the plot takes place, and the more specific setting as it pertains to the novel itself. I also want to give a brief overview of the plot (without spoiling the ending, of course), and briefly introduce the main characters. The various inspirations for the book might also work themselves in. And of course, I'll be keeping everyone updated on the progress of getting the book published as well.

So please, make yourselves and home, and feel free to look around. Comments, as long as they are serious and civil, are welcome on any of the posts. My work schedule keeps me away from the internet for most of each week, so please have patience with me. I will reply to any questions or comments that warrant it, and I'll update the site as I'm able.

Welcome to my blog!

- Bryan R. Durkin


  1. Thanks for putting this blog up man. It will be interesting to follow your progress and see where the road and the Lord takes you with this adventure in your life. I know you'll continue to write amazing stories. I'll be following very closely.

  2. Gotcha e-mail! Awesome journal, I'll be bookmarking this. I also have a writing journal but you really don't want to read my madness.

    - Jasmine

  3. Madness is what I'm all about...