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Well, this week has been just one hit after the other. My computer’s screen decided that it was the prefect time to just crap out and stop working. One quick repair trip later, and its a 3 to 10 day recovery (hopefully).
So, I find myself typing out this transmission on an even more desolate Black Hole Planet 3, a.k.a. a back up chrome book that has a significant delay when I type and no Microsoft Office.
C’est la vie, my heart will go on and I just try to make the best of bad circumstances. Then my car started making a weird sound and it’s now down for the count, could be a bad wheel bearing, but I won’t know for a few days.
I’ve spent the ensuing days fantasizing about novelization opportunities.
Nowadays, you can’t throw a rock without hitting someone who is doing a novelization. Do I think that it will greatly enhance my career? No. Do I think it would be a lot of fun? Yes, yes I do.
Unfortunately, all of the properties that I would like to do novelizations for aren’t keen on releasing the rights to do so or they already have been adapted. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, or any of them really), Pumpkinhead, Wrong Turn, etc.
But above all the rest, there is one I would give body parts to adapt, and that is DOOM.
The first two games were actually novelized once upon a time and were followed by two other novels that by all accounts went off the rails. DOOM 3 was adapted by its writer into two separate novels as well.
The most recent games, DOOM 2016 and DOOM ETERNAL have not received the same love despite being fantastic games. The lore presented in both is exciting and the portrayal of the Doom Slayer himself is just *chef’s kiss*. Characters that are the Dreaded hit a soft spot for me, especially because it’s a quality we don’t often see from the hero.
I could write that well, after all, I’ve done it already with The Magpie Coffin.
So, if anyone who reads this knows someone, or can twist Bethesda’s arm to make this happen, I’ll gladly share my supply of bottle caps that will function as post-apocalyptic currency with you. Also, upon your death, you will receive total consciousness.
RIP AND TEAR!
Speaking of Magpie Coffin related news, this week was the release of For A Few Souls More.
There have been a few reviews and ratings so far, mostly good too. I’m hoping that there will be more as people read the book and the audio book is released. Unfortunately, the price is more than I wanted for it, I argued against it and was overruled.
But for those of you can afford it and look past the injustice of it, I promise it’s worth it.
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As for writing progress, it has gone slower with my computer on the fritz and this Chrome Book having to use power cycles to load every character I type. I’m going to endeavor to give you the best update possible.
My story for the collaboration book with Wesley Southard is almost done, just a few thousand words more. I’ll be happy to have it finished and in the rear view because I’m excited for all of you to read it. This is one of my only pieces that don’t contain supernatural elements and I’m hoping the human element adds a new dimension to my work that all of you haven’t seen before.
I’m finished a short story that is due on Tuesday, extreme body horror, and I’m excited about this one. I don’t think it’s a traditional story in regards to body horror… but that’s what make it fun.
Last, but not least, I had an idea for a novel and I think it has a lot of potential. I don’t want to say much about it now as it is still in the planning stage. The only hint I’m going to give is this: We’ve seen books beginning to explore the Final Girl’s story after the defeat of her masked killer… isn’t it about time we see the same from a Slasher?
With my time occupied this week, I’m still working on my reading queue.
Currently Reading: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (the movie is one of the greatest of all time, but the book is terrifying).
Currently Listening: CLUTCH’s new album Sunrise At Slaughter Beach
Currently Watching: FROM Season 2, if you haven’t watched this show, go do so immediately. The mystery and the monsters are very well done.
Well, that is all for this week, signing off from the Third Planet From The Black Hole. Keep your nose in the wind and your eyes on the skyline.
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