Sorry, the explosions from last night are still ringing in my head, and making it difficult to come up with an original intro. So, without further ado...
A look at what I got done and a glimpse at what I might be getting done next week!
Online content released:
- TEQ Volume 3: Creatures of Darkness: Blockades (Chapter 35)
Behind the Scenes:
- This week has been a bit interesting. I've been in talks with my editor and scheduler, which has led to a number of course-corrections. I wound up writing one more chapter of TEQ (49) as a test, and spent a decent amount of time working on suggested edits for some of my other works. I also started work on a long-term project called "The Strip." The title is still up for debate, and I'm still a little fuzzy on the concept itself, but... Well, I'll go over it a bit more in next week's section. Point is, I started working on it! And... That's pretty much been my week. I know it doesn't sound like much, but I actually made quite a lot of progress!
Plans for next week:
- TEQ Volume 3: Creatures of Darkness: Tracks (Chapter 36)
Behind the Scenes:
- So... If you haven't noticed this yet, I'm a bit "bouncy" when it comes to the projects I'm working on, and I'd just like to provide some clarification on that. Almost every week, I'll introduce some new project that I'm starting, and then by the next week I'll have moved on to something else. It might seem like I just don't care, but the reality is quite the opposite.
In short, my brain functions more or less like a hurricane. There's a thousand different ideas that are always flying around, smashing into each other, and appearing out of nowhere. Some of them, like TEQ or Apocolyps Squad, wind up being good. Others, like my time-travel high-school flick that will NEVER see the light of day, are bad. The problem is that nearly all of my ideas are crazy enough that it's hard to figure out which ones are good and which ones are bad without putting some decent work into them. As such, I have dozens of books on my computer with about 10,000 words that I wrote before realizing that the story just wasn't there. I LOVE stories, I love writing, and I only want to pursue the ideas that are truly fantastic. That said, I DO want to test out each story, giving it a fair chance before I shelve it.
At present, the most recent idea that I'm testing out is called "The Strip," and focuses on the recovery from a massive war, where not everyone is keen on the idea of returning to civilization. I really enjoy the world that it's set in, but I can't quite decide on how I want to present it. At present, I've started two attempts at it, each of which clock in at a little over 5k. I'm still going back and forth on it, BUT...
Right now, the only story that I'm actively releasing on this website is TEQ. I'd really like to change that, and start adding more content on a regular basis. There are a number of hurdles with this idea (most notably editing. My editor is already being pushed to the limit with having to edit a chapter of TEQ every week AND still focus on my novels, and I can't afford a second editor at this junction), but it's something I'd like to pursue. I'm tentatively vetting The Strip as a potential addition to the website, possibly launching around the 1-year anniversary of TEQ's launch. This time next week, I might have several chapters done, or this might be the last you ever hear of it... Right now, I just can't decide.
I can't write anything if the muse doesn't strike, but I would LOVE to hear from you guys. What do you think about more additions to the website? Would you want it structured the same way as TEQ, or differently? Would you want entirely new stories, or more stories set in the same universe as TEQ? I don't know, just tell me everything running through your heads! Feedback is impossibly valuable to authors, and I would eat up anything you could throw my way.
Until next time!