Conquering the World (Virtually)

So, when I first started this blog, I told myself it wasn’t just going to be an avenue for announcing releases, and I never really wanted it to be.  At least, I wanted to talk about my writing, but haven’t been doing much of that either.  I’ll probably ramble about my writing again at some point (but it really does feel like random rambling, because it’s not like people ask me questions… which by the way people are very much encouraged to do) but for today’s post, I’m granting people a rare glimpse into me as a person.

In true dork fashion, I have started to play Ingress, which is an Augmented Reality game put out by Niantic.  So far, it’s been pretty fun, and it’s actually gotten me out of the house, which I suppose is a plus as well.  The basic premise is that the world has been invaded by Exotic Matter, and various factions have popped up around controlling exotic matter (or XM).  Naturally, it looks like XM might be an avenue for these beings called shapers to invade the planet, and it also seems like XM might be able to control people’s minds.

There are two factions, the Enlightened, who believe that the shapers are here to help humanity, and seek to spread their control so that humanity can reach the next level, and the Resistance, who believe that the shapers are just coming to conquer us and are fighting to stop that from happening.

Who wants to take a guess if I ended up on the pro or anti mind control side?

Till next time folks.  As a writing update, just finished the first draft of the second part of Remote control, and will probably try and finish up Party Tricks 2 over the weekend.  After that, no clue what’s next, but at least I’m back in the swing of things, now that things have calmed down.

So much time, so little to do (as if)

So, I know I normally keep the blog posts to strictly authoring stuff, but meh, can only talk about new releases so much before it just gets damned repetitive.

Thus far, I’ve been managing to keep a pretty good balance between my day job, and my writing, that I’ve been able to release a respectable number of stories every week.  This is now going to be much harder.  I’ve been largely putting video games to the side, but they’re starting to pile up, and yesterday represented a bit of a tipping point for me.

FFXIV has finally come back online, and the temptation is just growing.  I logged in a short bit, and it’s as pretty as ever, and way more fast paced than before.  The good news is that I can definitely multi-task ideas etc. while I’m playing, but it will cut in to the actual mechanical writing time.

Ah well, I knew I couldn’t keep up the breakneck rate forever.  Still, I’m planning on trying to continue to release at least a couple stories every week, so who knows. Mostly, I’m just mentioning that I may have a couple slow weeks over the next couple months, depending.  That, and to prove that I’m actually a person, you know, with hobbies and stuff.

Now, that being said, I’m off to work on Raw Deal part 3, and maybe throw in recruitment drive part 5, or some more partner programming.  While I’m really eager to finish up these series (since I still have four open, and that’s not even counting the ones that are more episodic, but they can wait longer), I’ve also been itching with ideas for a follow-up series to On Call, as well as a new fun series called Spell Bound.

I might just go ahead and write the first part of Spell Bound, just to get it out of my head.  Ah well, we shall see what we shall see.

Until next time.