How's it going? Weird times, here. I'm still employed at my day job, working from home. I keep seeing all these people saying they are bored while they watch whole seasons of TV, buy up video games, and create Rube Goldberg machines or music videos.
Meanwhile, it's the same old same old in our household. My wife goes to work every morning and gets home around 6. I get up around 6 (only because our gargantuan house wolf gets us up at that hour), and usually log on to work around 7:30, then work until about 5:30 or 6. When we are busy, the hours are even longer. It doesn't leave a lot of energy or time for writing. I could only imagine if I had been off from work for weeks. I would have written ten books! Nah, I'd probably have slept 1/3 of the time, played video games and watched Youtube 1/3 of the time, and worked an hour a day or something.
Anyhow, I AM working on the next Warrior of Souls Book. I think I promised this thing would be released in February, then March, April...May...the dates keep moving. It's kind of rough right now with everything going on. The artist who does my covers hasn't been able to work on it much due to the pandemic, so there is no cover right now. Other things have fallen behind for similar reasons.
So, I can only say it will be done when it's done. Could be June (no), could be July, August, or September, but it will be this year unless something crazy happens.
A few games I've enjoyed (in case you were interested):
Iratus: Lord of the Dead (If you enjoy games like Darkest Dungeon, you'd probably like this).
Mutant Year Zero, Road to Eden (Kind of like X-Com, but with a few new twists).
Ancient Enemy (It's a Solitaire-type card game blended with an RPG).
Finished up the Phantasm movie series now that Amazon has V. Wasn't too impressed with the last movie, but I was happy to have at least some type of ending to the story. Of course, I've seen all the other movies many times. Really enjoy One and Two.
Enjoying the new season of Rick and Morty as well as Solar Opposites (SO is like American Dad meets Rick and Morty).
So, hope everyone out there is staying safe and not going crazy. Feel free to drop a line anytime. Enjoy a picture of said house wolf.
"Beneath the Dungeon", book four of the Dead Dungeon series is now out! I won't post a synopsis or blurb, but let's just say there are new threats around every corner and the dungeon and its minions are going to face a foe unlike any they could imagine.
The next book of the Warrior of Souls series is coming along as well. I hope to release at the end of May or possibly June. So look for more news on that one in the future.
Right now, I'm having a sale on "Survive the Dungeon" for .99. Just in case you were curious what the series is about and wanted to give it a shot.
I really haven't updated my blog since October? How lame and lazy. Anyhow, some updates. First, the important things - book four for the Dead Dungeon series will be released next month, followed by the next Warrior of Souls book (hopefully May). Sorry to anyone who has been waiting patiently to see what happened to Sverre, Izzy and Jessica (yes, I'm aware everyone hates Jessica), but I'm not going to go out like a sucka!
Now for the unimportant things. I've just learned The Aquabats are on Youtube. You might say, "You-you mean that children's show about gaudy superheroes who play music? Aren't you an old man?" First off, no, I'm not that old, I just feel and look old. Secondly, I believe this show is pure genius, and I am entertained immensely every time I watch it. ALSO - they did a Kickstarter to make new episodes, and those episodes are also on Youtube!
Some other Youtube channels I enjoy (in no particular order):
Black Nerd Comedy
Beyond the Press
Frog Leap Studios
Minty Comedic Arts
Ozzy Man Reviews
Society of Virtue
ERB (Epic Rap Battles)
The Key of Awesome (no longer producing new content, but still one of the best music parody channels of all time)
Just to name a few. If you're bored one night, give 'em a whirl. Yes, my tastes seem to waver between children's shows, cartoons and toys and violent superheroes, werewolves, and heavy metal. Sue me!
Just made a new video for the Dead Dungeon series which I think is pretty cool. The series has been well-received so far, and the only real complaint seems to be the readers want longer books. I decided to do something different with this series, which is write shorter books and price them cheaper, but release them faster. I had book one written and sat on it while I wrote book two, then sat on both of them while starting work on book three, because I wanted to release a complete story arc all at once. Shorter books are simply easier, faster, and less expensive to produce. For future books in the series, I won't sit on them, but I'll release them as they are written. I also need to finish up the next book in the Warrior of Souls series, but my day job is sucking up a lot of my writing time. It's rather difficult to work twelve hours straight then sit down to write, but hopefully the workload lightens up soon.
Book three of the Dead Dungeon series, "Unleash the Dungeon" is now out on Amazon. If you enjoy dungeon crawling or dungeon management (core) books, or just dark fantasy in general, you may enjoy this series! As always, it's free if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited. Amazon is currently running a special where you can get several months for .99 if you aren't a member.
Just as the title says right above - book two of the Dead Dungeon series is now out. "But you just released book one two weeks ago! What sorcery is this?" you shout. Yes, I wrote book one and sat on it while I wrote books two and three so that I could release them all within two months. That way you don't have to wait long to finish the story! If you are a fan of the Warrior of Souls series, don't worry, I'm working on the next book in that series. I expect I'll have a release in that one at the end of this year or beginning of the next. For now, if you enjoy fantasy, dungeon crawling/core, role playing games, you'll probably like the Dead Dungeon series, so give it a try!
Things goin' on.