*Heavy rain sfx*
*Storming and lightening everywhere*
YEAH ALLEN WE GET YOU.
WE’RE OVER HERE IN UH…
*Umbrella shoots by, impaling bystander on camera*
YEAH UH… ON THE M.S. NOCTURNA. LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE’S HANDLING THE STORM PRETTY WELL. THEY’RE SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT A NEW RELEASE OR SOMETHING?
*Giant tentacle reaches out of water and grabs poor Cluton*
YEAH, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HEARING, ALLEN. BUT FIRST, GOOD MUSIC!
Today’s flavor of music is Rob Dugan. If you’re a fan of The Matrix movies than you’ve probably heard some of his older works, though this album is also reasonably old by my standards: roughly two decades.
I’ve always been a fan of the lofty auditory scope of the music. It always feels like he bites off too much than he can chew with each song, and yet he delivers time and again. Headphones strongly recommended.
With the music established, let’s get right into it.
Release of the month:
Nocturna League: Season One: The part in which the deliriously-handsome Captain teaches two curious girls about their bodies in ways you might not expect
Uh, that sounded wrong, but here you go:
It’s Colette and The Captain, back to back and raring to shoot up the daily sea monster!
The first five episodes of Nocturna League have been lovingly compiled and touched up with some extra goodness for this release, totalling the whole “season”
at about 170,000 words, or 910+ pages of print if that’s what you prefer.
You can get the whole first season in all of its madness and humor for 66% off right here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084VDBL98.
It’s only $0.99 until the 18th, so move, sailor! Get your discount before Boris eats it! I know he will! He’s eaten way weirder concepts before!
Oh! And if you’ve already devoured the whole thing and are looking to grab season 2:
Short stories: nothing
Sorry. I jumped the gun again. Wouldn’t you know it I started two shorts this month but couldn’t bring myself to finish either of them.
I love writing shorts about Overlord Chaos’ Minionry, don’t get me wrong, but to be frank I’ve just been nervous.
Nervous about what? W-well it’s you asking so I guess I have to tell you now…
Writer’s block, the real thing, maybe?: a reflection
Yup, it’s back, but this time it’s heavy.
I remember the first time I really struggled with writer’s block: Xtreme Force Book 1’s ending. It went painfully slow to figure out how to end it, and how I would feel about the story once I actually tied it up with a bow.
It feels like, to me, writer’s block is an insidious mixture of creative resistance (i.e. not feeling it) and a dealing with a complex or simply unpleasant part in a story (i.e. “how will we formulate the plan for destroying the big bad meanie poop head”).
While I started out a couple months ago going stupendously fast, the progress in writing Substation 7’s forth book: Emancipation, has slowed to a crawl. It’s still being written, and I’m also sure it’ll hit the deadline on time, but boy not at this pace.
I think what I need is a change in paradigm. I just need to frame the problem differently and tackle it in a new way. Pushing away distractions here and focusing on certain parts of the story there. I’ll keep you up to date with how it goes.
Speaking of Substation 7…
Reclamation is out and preorder Occult Vengeance!
Yes, I know I mentioned it in the prior update, but this time it’s out out so you can get it.
There’s that, AND you can now preorder Occult Vengeance for 75% off the list price. I figured it would be a good way to thank all of you guys for being so on board with my extra-theoretical fictional antics. Granted, the vast majority of my readers have no clue whatsoever who Mort and Effie are, but boy are they important. You can look forward to more info about the series, as well as the covers for the rest of the series to arrive in the coming months.
Final thing: THANK YOU!!
Nocturna League’s launch has been going super well. It’s been punching unexpectedly big weight around the amazon store, so it’s giving me some good hopes for the future for the upcoming season 2. As of now it’s in the top 15,000 paid in the kindle store, and that gives me wigglies like you wouldn’t BELIEVE. It’s like a butterfly just up and hatched in my stomach and is fluttering around trying to escape! Ugh, uncomfortable!
So to restate something that should hopefully be obvious: Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued support and patronage. It’s all thanks to you and readers like you that I can continue justifying the daily struggle of writing for you all. I have a lot to give you all in the years ahead, and I hope you’re lined up and ready to receive it.
I’ll talk to you again soon. Please stay healthy and cautious. Don’t leave your home unless you have to, okay?
All the best,