2020 is thankfully well in the rearview. While there are always some bright spots in horrific disasters (in 2020’s case, it was officially gaining a second son), it’s hard to argue that the year – in general – was one huge glitch in everyone’s life.
I didn’t forget about you, though, and I didn’t sit idly by while the world turned upside down.
I did, in fact, get some stuff done.
So… without further ado…
The long-awaited (at least by some) sequel to Urban Wardens: Alpha to Oblivion is now available!
In the midst of all the other craziness life has in store, I am pretty much always writing something.
My muse, in case you were unaware, is a tad bit mercurial.
She feeds on coffee, chocolate, and booze (and chili-cheese Fritos for fight scenes) and sometimes goes silent for extended periods of time. Those periods, however, seldom coincide with the times Real Life and the Day Job need me the most. Go figure.
True to form – since I really have no time – she’s pounding on my skull with alarming variety and frequency. So, with all the changes to the Day Job, my college courses (yes, I am skipping summer vacation in favor of education), and the normal everyday stuff… she has me working on four different projects.
So… maybe mercurial wasn’t a strong enough word 😉
One: Urban Wardens III
No, you didn’t miss Urban Wardens II. Editing is a slow process right now – can’t imagine why 😉 I had quite a bit of this one done but didn’t care for one of the subplots, so I had to go back and make some adjustments.
Two: The Bridesmaids Had Pockets
Not my normal sort of project, but one that’s turning out to be a lot of fun.
When I first started helping Eldest Spawn & The Boy plan their big day we had no time and less money to work with… so, with the insanity of it all still fresh in my mind (along with the Hold My Beer attitude fed by all the Plan Your Wedding in 6 Months for under $6K articles), I started a tongue-in-cheek how-to guide for wedding planning.
And yes, Eldest Spawn’s bridesmaids did, in fact, have pockets.
Three: Title Keeps Changing
Catchy, huh? Seriously, though… I’ve gone through a half dozen working titles and none of them actually work, so… hopefully I figure it out before the book’s done.
If you follow the Facebook page at all, excerpts from this one pop up on occasion: first-person, bad attitude, monster hunter. The one that parties with trolls.
This one is still very much in its infancy. It’s one of those projects where someone said something (commented on a photo, actually) and the muse wouldn’t shut up about it.
Here’s the picture.
There’s only a little groundwork on this one, so far, so I’m not going to give much here… but if you’re reading this, you’re probably a little familiar with my style so I’ll let you chew on the possibilities for a while.
There’s your update, friends. Pardon me while I go figure out how to mainline Black Silk.