Status Updates

Status Updates

Main Focus #1: FM7 School Story (The War to End All Wars) = 25k out of 150k estimate (16%)

Main Focus #2: FM7 Main Story (The Runaway Rumble) = 10k out of 200k estimate (5%)

Back Burner #1: Vicky Welf and the Mancy Masquerade (FM6.99???) 17k out of 60k estimate (28%)

Back Burner #2: Super Secret Awesome Project (in outline phase)

Ugly Step Child: Gush (Fantasy Action/Adventure) Novel, First Draft = 21k out of 100k estimate (21%)

Other Stuff I Need to Get To: FM3-FM6 concordance updates

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Dolphin Scene

If you like my series at all, I highly recommend that you immediately clear enough of your schedule to check out "The Boys" on Amazon Prime.  It's a darker, subversive take on superheroes and their ultimate power:  corporate marketing potential.  It's also well acted, has great production value (The Homelander's cape highest among them) and switches seamlessly between truly screwed up situations and some wonderful dark humor.

Case in Point:  The Dolphin Scene.

I will not spoil, but I laughed harder than I've laughed in years.

Fifteen minutes of full on laughter, replaying the scene over and over, worried I might pass out if I don't get control of myself, tears, pillow over the face so I don't wake up the rest of the house...all of that.  I'm still giggling every time I think about it.  Just every part of it from beginning to end's so good!

Well, I have two last episodes to check out, so see you later.

Check it out!

Saturday, June 15, 2019


Alive check:  finished.

I haven't posted because there's just been more frustration with medication reactions and I'm pretty tired of talking about it at this point.  Basically after i got off the med that i turned out to be allergic to the doc doubled the dosage of the other med i was on just as a stop gap, which has this weird side effect that can cause edema in your feet especially at a higher dosage and oh did i get it.  Still...just feet, no big deal right?

Yeah, feet swelled so bad at one point that i couldnt bend them at the ankle.  HUGE.  Amazingly uncomfortable, even painful.  Pretty much was unable to wear shoes for the better part of four weeks, since even when the doc pulled me off this one the drug has this huge half life, so it takes forever to clear out.

But...FINALLY, I've had a whole month now without my medications trying to hospitalize me and I'm hopeful we've topped this mountain.  FINALLY.  Six months of ARGH!!!  Please be over!

Still have everything going on with my grandpa, who was supposed to be a goner last December, so who knows how much longer the tough bastard will keep fighting?  Last week he had to have a couple emergency surguries that scared us all, but he's on the mend again we hope.  Driving himself to his appointments already in fact.  But...we'll see...long as his kidneys hold up we're good, if they don't...

So...point is:  real life has smashed me some more, but I'm feeling better, normal even.  I just started rereading the series again a couple days ago, making notes for the FM7 school story.  Plan is to work on that and the Vicky book.  But...plans and me haven't been very good this year.  Feels good just to have the writing laptop open though...

My next update could be months, so chill.  Not promising anything because i dont need any extra pressure at the moment, but wish me good vibes, and here's hoping for the muse to sing.

Or curse.

Probably lots of cursing...

Monday, March 25, 2019

Dont Even Know Where To Start

Just having a miserable year so far.  In the last three months ive had to put down a dog, had a cat up and die on me, had a laptop brick itself (though since it took all my Football Manager and Paradox saves with it I suppose there is an argument that this might make my life MORE productive in the long run...), AND was almost hospitalized twice due to reactions with my new medications.

Ever heard of angioedema?  Well now I have!  Basically, my neck/throat area decided I needed to do a Boss Nass impression without bothering to ask my thoughts on the matter.   Not fun!  And scary!

But I'm alive.  Less miserable lately too, so we're on the incline!  So there.  Stop worrying your little heads off.  Looks like I might even have time to write this week.  Far, far too long since the last.  So frudttatsting and...tablet, why is your auto correction off?  Oh, yeah, got a nee aint as good as the last one...obvipusly...


Alive.  Still some rough waters ahead but at least i dont look like a frog at the moment.  Grandpa is still with us btw, just turned 89.  When you're a teenage you think that's old, but it looks even older from 35...imagine the more years you pile on the older and older it sounds.

Still never enough, but we take what we get and steal the rest...

Alive.  Writing.  Working on the Vicky Welf short novel sound good?  Too bad, you have no choice in the matter.  I mean i could even work on Gush.  I wont...but i could!  So there!

Oh tablet, why hath thou forsaken me?

Have a fun spring, everyone!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

No Updates Really...Just Life Shit

At least not for the parts you're really interested in as I'm not writing at the moment.

Not even like...Being Lazy not writing or Playing Video Games not writing, like...Did Not Get a Chance to Open Up My Laptop kind of not writing.  For all of December and this first week of January and...let's hope it ends soon, but who knows?

The family illness is still going, so on one end...Grandpa is a BAMF and he's still fighting.  On the other end...hurts to see him in pain and terrifies us all every time he needs surgery.  Or the latest a couple weeks ago which was an emergency blood transfusion.  And would he let anyone go with him to it?  No.  Drove himself and then drove back, cuz...BAMF.

I could type out paragraphs and paragraphs about how the family is coping or not coping.  Me...I don't know.  If I get through the day without a panic attack or tearing up then I'm pretty happy.  That's my measuring stick for life at the moment.  I've also been sick twice, saw a doctor for the first time in 17 years, and get to enjoy these lovely high blood pressure pills that make me urinate every hour on the hour.  Look at me, I'm a grown-up now!

But, I suppose it's better this way than it was before.  Also have a bunch of niggling little problems with me that look like they'll be taken care of this year, but I won't go into details because is there any more eye-rolling conversation than one where a person starts talking about all their stupid health problems?

I'm not going to implode at any second, I suppose you'll have to settle for that.

So yeah, doctors and plagues, and family stuff.

Never felt this disconnected from my own writing before.  I am doing a reread on the series, started with the school side.  Idea being that I'll finish it hopefully as things calm down and be able to quickly blast out the school half of FM7.  The War to End all Wars as I call it.

Funnily enough the best part of my life at the moment is my sales, which are about 3x higher than they usually are due to my advertising run with Amazon.  So that's awesome I suppose and as always I'm sure all of you that have left so many nice reviews over the years have helped in your own way with getting those clicks in, so thanks for that.

Other than that...still here.  This year will be another tough one, maybe the toughest, and then here's hoping we get a very boring decade or two so I can write a bunch of books every year.

Cuz...King Henry still has a lot to say.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Super Quick Update

Staying away from the net and writing an okay-ish amount, though I still haven't engaged Mad Scientist mode as of yet.  Hope everyone else is enjoying the cooler temperatures as much as I am!

Focusing on the main story at the moment.  Some catch up for all the horrible no good, evil readers who didn't read the last two side novels and are going to be so very confused of course, but also a very fun opening scene!

So many fun scenes I get to write in this one!