Status Update: April 2022

It’s alive!

It is kind of crazy to think that the last time I posted here was back before The Pandemic, but here we are. I have never really gotten the hang of using a blog properly, especially with Twitter available for sporadic and short updates. A lot of stuff has happened in the last two years, but nothing that I really feel like talking about in detail. A quick rundown:

  • I graduated and got my bachelor’s degree in physics. I still don’t understand quantum mechanics.
  • I started law school. This was probably inevitable.
  • After almost a full year of not publishing or posting anything, I posted a LOT of stuff to the SCP wiki in a handful of months.
  • I have been working on Newshound, slowly but steadily. It has taken a lot longer than I would have liked, but the manuscript is up to 80,000 words now and I have about one-and-a-half chapters left to write. I’m hoping to secure an agent and start shopping it around to publishers sometime within the next year. Fingers crossed.
  • I have worked on and abandoned a bunch of different short stories, and finished one which I’m not happy with and will probably end up revising before I try submitting it to anybody. Even though the bulk of my work on the SCP Wiki is basically short stories, I have a really hard time writing them outside the Wiki for some reason.

Anyways, that’s the big picture bullet points. Obviously, other stuff has happened in the last two years, but nothing that warrants going into this update. I might make more detailed posts in the future about things like the road trip I took with my dad. Or I might not.

I really would like to get into the habit of making more frequent updates here, but I’m not going to make any promises.

General Status Update — March 2020

I continue to be really bad about regularly posting here.

In actual news, I have finally finished A Thorne Is Born, the ninth and final installment in The Phoenix, The Nightingale, and The Magpies. That was posted last week. I’ve got a bunch of different SCP things in progress or planned, none of which I will commit to right now because I have learned my damn lesson.

I also have a podcast now! Myself and several of my friends and frequent collaborators have gotten together to do a role-playing campaign set in Three Portlands, which I’ve been recording, editing, and posting as an actual play podcast. Because we all needed another one of those. This is almost entirely a trick I’m playing on my own brain to force myself into accountability, but it is also occasionally funny, so feel free to check it out. You can follow it on our hub on the SCP Wiki (here) or on our page over at our hosting provider RedCircle (here). Or on whatever app you get your podcasts on, most likely.

Work on Newshound continues in fits and starts, but the overall manuscript is up to about 20,000 words and I’ve finished the first section. It’s difficult to gauge my progress because it’s something that I don’t keep as a constant focus — if I dedicated myself to writing at least 1000 words a week, I could absolutely do it, but it would come at the expense of something else. Right now, I have a bunch of senior-level physics courses occupying a good chunk of my time, so long-term projects like a novel are getting less of my attention.