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Day: October 28, 2015

State of the Trout: “Some news, mostly reassurance that I’m still working” edition

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Hey everybody in Trout Nation! I’m finally catching up with all the work I got behind on while I was on vacation. But I’ve still got other work that I’ve got to do in order to get The Baby to you guys on its November 10 release date. So, in the meantime here’s some stuff that’s going on:

There’s a new chapter of The Afflicted. If you haven’t been reading my free New Adult horror serial on Wattpad, Halloween is the perfect time to start. I believe you have to sign up for a Wattpad account to access the content, but it’s worth it because there are some great free books on there. You can read The Afflicted  from the beginning here, or read the latest chapter here.

Writing exercise while I was bored led to The Boss from Neil’s POV. Every once in a while on Tumblr, I’ll get  an anonymous message asking me if I’d ever consider writing The Boss from Neil’s POV. Now, I’m not going to pretend that I’m getting hundreds of messages here. It’s probably the same anon over and over and over again. But the other day I was really bored and kind of in a funk and I couldn’t concentrate on anything, so I decided I would write the beginning of the first chapter of The Boss from Neil’s point of view (you can read it here). The response I got — from anonymous people and not-so-anonymous people — was that they would like to see more in Neil’s point of view. So that’s something I started working on, and hope to release within the next year.

A long time ago, I said that I couldn’t understand why authors would write a book, then rewrite the book from another character’s POV. Then, I took a different stance where I was like “okay I can see why you would want to do that, but isn’t it really hard? I could never do that!” Which is why wrote first time the way I did. Two different POV’s, written at the same time, so I didn’t have to remember all the little details. Now I’m doing the exact thing I thought was going to be so dreadfully hard. So we’ll see how this goes.

Let’s talk about the next Buffy recap is going to work. Because  season two ends with a two-part episode (that’s pretty fast paced), I don’t necessarily want to leave a break of a full month between the recaps, which is what has sort of been happening. I also don’t want to do it all in one giant recap, because I’ll be a lot to read in one sitting. So I’m going to release two recaps closer together, maybe separated by a couple of days. Some of you were asking about how that would work, so that’s what I’ve come up with.

That’s pretty much all I’ve got from the news desk, at least until The Baby releases. Expect some promo posts  and hopefully the recaps before then.