OK. It’s been a while, but I thought I’d give some updates. I’m not great at blogging, but I’ll get better. I’ll likely start talking about stuff I like (games, books, movies, sports). Anywho, here we go:
UPDATE 1: RESIDUE and its sequels
So what’s going on with the sequel to RESIDUE?
Yeah. It’s been a while. I get asked about book 2 more often than I figured I would. That’s awesome! So, a lot of you know from talking with me that I had some issues after RESIDUE was released. The copy editor did a poor job (thankfully the folks at Ragnarok got this fixed). Then Ragnarok transitioned into bookstore distribution, which is great. But this pushed out the sequel by quite a while, just because of how publishing works with bookstores and all the logistics and stuff. What I learned, though, was that while my book was included in the distribution of Ragnarok’s entire catalog, this didn’t mean it was going to be distributed. Then, during all of this, my day job became brutally taxing. This job pays my bills, so it’s a priority.
But this explanation of the sequel isn’t done yet.
Ragnarok is a new company. This means that financial issues are major for them. I’m not saying this as a condemnation of them. Every small business has to deal with financial hardship, and it looks like they are turning the corner. They’ve been good to me, on the whole. But between financial issues, the distribution issues, and some other stuff, I felt like my work wasn’t a priority. I had a great talk with with Joe Martin over at Ragnarok, and we made the amicable arrangement for my rights to be reverted back to me. Joe is awesome, and were were both sad about it all, but we were moving in two different directions.
What does this mean?
It means I own my book. All the rights to it are mine. I can resell it. I can self-pub it (meh). I’m looking at some options.
Cool, but what does this mean for the sequel?
Not much, really. It won’t be published by Ragnarok, is the main thing. Who will it be published by? I dunno. I have a couple things in the works. But the book is happening. It will likely be done by the end of the month. The book is titled PARASITE. It takes place six months after RESIDUE, in the city of Sacramento. Jack is still looking for his dad, Alex is trying to learn more about her father’s shadowy company. And then a psychic parasite is released, ruining everything for everyone.
Thanks for sticking with me.
UPDATE 2: Roleplaying Games
Yeah. I’m writing for roleplaying games. It’s a ton of fun. One of my best friends, Alan Bahr, works for Nocturnal producing RPGs (and a bunch of other games). He asked me to write some stuff for him. Simple micro-settings for the Tiny Frontiers line. It’s a ton of fun, and those games are awesome.
Does this mean I’ll be writing some bigger stuff for RPGs?
I can neither confirm nor deny this.
Is there a chance for a RESIDUE RPG? A High School Horror RPG with RESIDUE as a foundation would be rad.
I can neither confirm nor deny this. But yes, it would be rad.
UPDATE 3: Secret Project!
So. Cool stuff. I’ve been asked to co-write a novel for a major publisher. Neat, huh?
Well, what is it?
I can’t say yet. The other author is the big name, and I won’t say anything until he announces it. I’m not even going to say what genre it is…but it WILL have some horror in it as an element. I can’t help but include horror in everything.
When will we know what it is, and when does it come out?
I don’t know when I get to announce it. Probably in a few months. The draft is due around the end of this year. I’m super pumped, because this story is fantastic!
Well. That’s all I have time for today. See you guys around!