Writing, Featured

Another Story Revisited, Another One Left Behind

Creatively speaking, my life took a small leap forward this last week. Feeling bad for having not embarked on any writing projects since we moved earlier this year, I decided to recover from this two-fold. First, I began laying the groundwork for a new horror novella, especially since Behind the Locked Door did so well in its first few days of release. I wrote the beats and got the pre-work established for this new book. Then, I followed it up with starting work on Season Two of Enter the NovelCast, including recording chapters for the new audiobook and starting a Patreon to help make it even better (you can find the Novelcast Patreon HERE).

But I wasn't prepared for the two opportunities that would come my way via social media nearing the end of the week last week, both of which will help spur along my career as a self-published author and game designer.

Movie Review

Alien: Covenant - Thoughts & Reflections

The last movie I got to before this was Star Wars: Rogue One (which you can read my thoughts about HERE), but when my friend offered to treat me to a late night viewing of Alien: Covenant simply to hear my thoughts on it, I agreed (not before clearing it with my wife first, of course). What follows here is a SPOILER-FREE review of the latest installment in the Alien franchise.

Campaign Chronicle

The Campaign Chronicle: Savage WARS - Session Two

The Campaign Chronicle is a regular blog series in which I publish my notes, thoughts, and plans for my tabletop role-playing games for which I am game mastering. These feature world-building notes, recaps of game sessions, and notes to keep in mind for future sessions. Enjoy!

The following post will look into the playing of Session Two, based off of my notes from the previous session and the details I outlined between sessions one and two.

Campaign Chronicle

The Campaign Chronicle: Savage WARS - Pre-Session Two

The Campaign Chronicle is a regular blog series in which I publish my notes, thoughts, and plans for my tabletop role-playing games for which I am game mastering. These feature world-building notes, recaps of game sessions, and notes to keep in mind for future sessions. Enjoy!

The following post will look at my notes after Session One and leading into Session Two, and the story and encounter development I did from there.

Writing

Creativity and 2017

When 2016 ended and 2017 started, I had grand plans for the year (as I usually do). I planned to write more - much more - and release multiple books this calendar year, of numerous lengths and in varying genres. The plan was bold, but I never felt like I made plans that were outside the realm of possibility. I just sometimes have a difficult time keeping focused. Especially lately.

While in the process of re-focusing my creative energy into fiction writing and podcasting, and really hunkering down to look into those two processes with new eyes and an excited attitude, I got a notice from my landlord that she would like to put the house we've been renting the last few years up on the market once more this late spring/early summer.

And my creative drive and desires to write and produce content was sucked down the toilet as the prospect of finding my family a place to live rushed suddenly to the forefront.