Back in the Saddle of the One-Year Plan

March 15th, 2013fiction, news, operation: awesome

February was a bad month as far as getting any of my own writing done. All my energy was spent on work for the day job (which is awesome) but it left little time for finishing Five-Story Drop (the upcoming supplement for Streets of Bedlam) or getting words down on these six novels I’m writing this year.

As a result, that counter in the left column hasn’t budged a millimeter. (And none of you called me on it. FOR SHAME.) I hit a point where I simply couldn’t abide that. Yes, I was writing. I was writing five days at week at the job. But that’s no excuse. That’s not the point of the One-Year Plan. The One-Year Plan is about doing my own stuff. And I shouldn’t allow myself to make excuses or get distracted. Back in the saddle with me.

As it’s the middle of March now, I’ve revised my second novel from the YA Superhero book to this Middle Grade science fiction tale I’ve bandied about for a bit. It’s half the word count of the YA Superhero book, and maybe that’s a bit of a cheat, but I’m still learning and adapting to this whole process. The goal for me remains producing work that can be revised and pitched and hopefully sold. If the details change, I’m okay with that. And this book I’m working on currently is a lot of fun so there’s that. Half the joy of working on spec is the ability to do what you want to do.

So! Book 2: MG Sci-Fi has launched. Back to 1K a Day on it (in addition to 1K a Day on Five-Story Drop). Onward!

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Announcing SAINTS ROW IV

March 15th, 2013news, video games

The higher-ups in the decision-making offices have officially made the announcement so I can now share it all with you. This is the title I’ve been working on since I joined the amazing team at Volition last summer:

Saints Row IV is coming to PC and current-gen consoles on August 20th (the 23rd in Europe)!

I *love* the Saints Row franchise and am very excited to write for it. My ideas have directly influenced and shaped aspects of the game, and I am working with a slew of talented folks in executing our sometimes insane ambitions. Saints Row IV is bold and crazy and an amazing amount of fun. I can’t wait for you all to play this game.

For more information, check out the official Saints Row Facebook page and watch the announcement trailer below.

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Chat with Me Tonight!

March 11th, 2013interviews

Hey everyone, sorry for the last minute notice but I’ll be sitting down with the folks at #rpgnet for a chat tonight, starting at 8p Eastern/7p Central. I’ll be talking about all things Streets of Bedlam and Little Fears, as well as whatever other topics pop up.

You can pop into the chat via this link. I hope to see you there!

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