Hi all. You’ve likely noticed that the blog has been pretty quiet lately. There are a number of reasons for that, including the world still imploding, my life being significantly more stressful as of late, the fact that I’m doing a lot of backend work on the blog that’ll go live in the coming months, and the fact I’m working on planning out some stuff that I’ll be announcing on the blog in the short to mid-term future.
That said, until the blog changes and said announcements happen, I really don’t have a ton of posts that’ll be going up here. There are two Pokemon posts I have planned at this point. One will go live the first week of September and one will go up the first week of October1Both dates are tentative.. But for the reasons I mentioned above, that’s all I have directly planned that I’m ready to talk about at this time. I know that unfortunate, as there are a number of you who were reading regularly, but it’s just the reality of where I’m at.
One thing I haven’t posted a ton of recently is fiction work on this blog. I have a few things I’m working on, most of which are not online. That said, I do have three fiction works that I’ve put up on Wattpad that I’d encourage you to give a read to if you have some time. If you’re a Wattpad user, I would also ask that you vote for the story parts, add them to your reading lists, and comment on them, if you’d be so kind.
Earlier this year, I took some time on this blog to talk about my experience writing a choose your own adventure novel over Twitter. Said novel, Project Tasman, is currently in its next to last chapter on Twitter. The first 11 chapters of the story are up on Wattpad, meaning you have a story that’s almost a full-length novel if you have a ton of time to kill this weekend. This story has been incredibly fun to write and has been very well received on Twitter, so I’d encourage you to give it a read if you enjoy the synopsis below.
Synopsis: Alana Quevedo finds herself caught in a sadistic experiment where she must choose to kill another participant of the experiment and doom a second to going through it again. Who will she save? Will it be her fiancee with a dark, secretive past? Her whiz kid younger half-sister who may never come out of a coma? Her half-brother who controls their sister’s medical care? Her abusive ex-boyfriend? Or will Alana choose to give mercy to an alluring and seductive stranger who never seems to tell the full truth?
Meeting Charlie Madagan
Those of you who are regular readers of the blog might recognize the name of this story, as I trialed the story here late last year. This is a story I’ve been wanting to tell since 2011 or so, but haven’t felt confident enough in my writing until recently to feel like I could do the larger story justice. This story is currently on chapter 4 of what will likely be a 40-50 chapter story, so this is a great time to get in and follow along while the story is still in its infancy.
Synopsis: Kyler Stone must interview reclusive billionaire Charlie Madagan for a college writing class. The interview — and the subsequent lessons Charlie teaches him — will change the lives of Kyler and those closest to him more than he could possibly imagine.
One of the biggest recurring features of this blog used to be my various short stories I wrote, either as responses to writing prompts or as concepts I decided I wanted to write about. Fostoria harkens back to that time, as this story was inspired by a series of tweets discussing how the only way to get one of my friends to visit a cold climate would be one a rescue mission. This is what came out of it. It’s a short read, but if you’re wanting to be able to read a full story this weekend without having to wait for any follow-up, start with this one.
Synopsis: Corri is on a rescue mission to save her boyfriend, Rian. But Rian doesn’t know he’s in danger.