Monday, November 29, 2010

Taking My Own Advice

I recently did a writeup on a comic creator over a Techdirt, a creator who seemed very angry with people who were distributing her comics for free online. One of the things I suggested was to release small bits of her content regularly and ongoingly...and then I realized that my hypocritical ass wasn't doing that myself!

Now, I have the disadvantage of currently needing to work two jobs in addition to my writing (because, hey, who wants a social life?), but screw the excuses, I should practice what I preach to the best of my ability.

So, question: which universe I've created would any/all of you like to see me release regular content, either in the form of a serialized story or short stories?

1. The "Echelon" universe
2. The "Midwasteland" universe
3. Something original, damn it!

If you guys actually want something with one of these, I shall commit to releasing stuff for you regularly. Who knows, maybe it'll build into something I can put together in a book! And, continuing an earlier idea I expressed, I'd welcome "fan involvement" in the stories as well!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Next Task: Herculean Undertaking

So I haven't posted in a while. Work has been crazy busy, I've been doing all the querying legwork for Digilife (a couple nibbles, no bites yet, but it's early), and also starting my next original piece of fiction, tentatively entitled "Geneis Next", about a meteor crash involving a panspermia terraforming life form aboard.

Anyway, that's probably going to take a while, because I've also decided to do something else. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love a particular PC game, Final Fantasy 7. The plot, the character development, the interactions; it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that that game has had a huge influence on my writing style. And now I'm going to return the favor.

I'm going to write out the game as a novel. Obviously this will be strictly fan fiction, with no plans to sell the work or anything around it. I'm going to put it up, chapter by chapter, on (a great place to read, btw), so you can feel free to read it there (Prologue is already up), but feel free to post any ideas you might have to impliment or emails you would like chapters sent to. Obviously this is going to take a while, as it's a side project, and I don't plan on scimping on the story, so it's going to be HUGE (I'm guessing approaching 175k words or so, possibly more), so if you are an early reader and are anxious for more, don't yell at me.

BTW, all original story and characters are owned by Square Enix. Again, there will be no sales associated with this project, I'm only doing it because I'm flat out obsessed with this game, and more so, this story....