Blog Post: Projects Update September 2016 – Exciting News!

Hello again, one and all, and welcome to another of the update posts. Herein you will find some interesting little titbits about what I’m up to, including some very exciting news indeed! So … let’s begin!

 

Shirts, stickers and other things

So, for those that didn’t know, I like to draw. I have been doodling a lot of late, but I haven’t uploaded anything for a little while because my graphics tablet has been somewhat … um … broken. Now though? A new tablet has arrived! The result of this is that I’ve been able to complete some things that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, which means that my ever so barren Redbubble store has finally been updated with some new stuff. The new designs are all available in a number of formats, including shirts, stickers, bags, pillows and all sorts of other things. As a preview, I’ve attached some shots of the designs below. Enjoy!

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This is also not the end of the Redbubble updates that will arise in the coming months. I currently have three more designs that I need to work on for a different line, and am hoping to get a move on with those next week.

Writing

Now, I do have some news here, but I can’t quite give the full details as yet. You see, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been working on a middle-grade horror series about a twelve-year-old gamer called Simon Teller. With regards to the first book in the series, Basille, I have a two-word update that I’m itching to make … but I have some things to finalise before I can. I’ll give you a clue though: The second word in the update is ‘contract’. The first word sounds a bit like ‘shmublishing’.

I also now have one more draft to go on my new Sci-Fi piece (temporarily titled ‘Addict’) before I start the submission process. I will likely give #PitMad a crack with it first though. The best description I’ve heard for early versions of the book is probably still: ‘If Blade Runner was a murder mystery and Deckard was a Chinese-Canadian lesbian’. Outside that though, I can tell you that the feel is similar to my first two books, WICK and CARNIVAL, but it’s faster paced and a little shorter. It also has a few interesting little concepts in it that I’ll reveal more about at a later date.

 

Games

I actually used to make video games. I didn’t make anything major mind you, but I my one vs. one two-player combat game. ‘Snakes: Coz they’re ‘arder than worms‘, was a minor hit in my old high school. I’ve had an idea in my head for some time now that could work. It’s a little bit FNaF, but with a slightly different system for how it works. For example, in my head, it has multiple endings.

The problem with this time. While I’ve got the way the AI works down in my head, as you can see, I have a lot of projects on the go right now. Plus, I love practical effects (and am no good at 3D modelling), so would ideally like to build some physical models to use for the game … which also takes time. Will this project ever get off the ground? I hope so, but we shall see.

 

Site stuffs

I am continuing to enjoy working on the Crunchyroll of the Dice series. As at time of writing this, the quarter-finals have all been played out, which means that the four series left standing will each have two more episodes to play out: episode three in the semi-finals and episode four in the third place play-off and final. I think that I’ll probably re-run this feature on a yearly basis, as that way I can try to catch some new shows along with the vintage stuff.

In the meantime, there are a few other reviews that I want to piece together at some point, as well possibly running an article for Bi Visibility Day. That’s about it for now though.

 

OK, so that was a pretty short update. But hey, that’s where we’re at right now! So, until next time, later days.

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2 comments

    • The good thing is, I should have time for all of it. As it stands, I’ve been balancing a day job, parenting, writing, blogging, cosplaying, art and the odd moment of relaxation. Over that time, I’ve actually written six novels, despite being limited to only being able to work on them of an evening. I’m actually being made redundant from my day job next month, so I’ll have a little more time for other bits while I job hunt.

      The key for me is knowing when to pull back from one project or another for a little while. If I can keep the balance right, I’ll be able to keep doing everything, just as I am now 🙂

      Thank you too, I’m glad the feature is enjoyable. It really is a fun one to write, and it’s given me a reason to try out some other series.

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