Yeah, it's been a while. For a number of reasons, mostly life getting the best of me elsewhere, I haven't had a lot to report on. Death Squad is going, slowly. Part of it is coming up with good mythology that I can work with that isn't highly grounded in fairy type stuff. I really don't want to add another dimensional layer to this already complicated world of aliens, magic, zombies, mutants, androids, pocket universes, etc. Maybe down the road when the CoM main story is coming to a close I'll bring in some new BIG ideas like that. For now, I think I have enough to run with. At any rate, Death Squad is progressing far slower than usual. I honestly should be done with this piece and moving on. As such, I am moving on.
I don't believe in writer's block. That's just fancy talk for being lazy. If I'm stuck on an idea and can't see a way past it, I don't pace my room, or stare at the screen for hours. I edit previous chapters, move on to the next substory, DO SOMETHING USEFUL. Doing those things gets the brain exercising.
Death Squad isn't being shelved, but I need to keep writing something. So, I'm starting in on Book #5 of CoM. At the moment I'm calling it the Lord Wars. Possibly Part 1, we'll see how the content comes out. I have pretty detailed notes on how I want the first 1/2 of this book to go, but what looks like 1/2 a book in notes could be 1/4, or 3/4, who knows. All I know is that it's going to be badassery of the highest order. No intro to the storyline and background info, no wasted time explaining who this person is and what their objectives are in life. No dancing around big ides by filling pages with details and short miniskirts....okay maybe some miniskirts. This book is straight into the action and the mystery. In fact, I need to get on it. Adios, amigos.