Update: New Story Incoming & So Much More!

It’s been a while since the last update. The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity. Although I’ve been at the center of it, this sure doesn’t feel like the peaceful eye of the storm.
The major update here is that I’ve been developing some short fiction for Trese Brothers Games, the first of which drops this weekend. No Legacy Between The Stars was a ton of fun to write. Helping to flesh out the universe Trese Brothers have built around their Star Traders game continues to be a blast, and I’m really looking forward to more.
Enough of the mushy stuff – the story goes up (how can something drop upwards?) on Google Play, iBooks, and Amazon. It’ll go for 99 cents, and believe you me there’s definitely not-quite-a-dollar’s worth of entertainment in there. I fought against charging the extra cent just so I could make that promise. 
I’ll post the various links on Monday, after I splatter them all over social media like the cry for attention and validation that they definitely aren’t.
In other news:
Over the last year, I’ve started working a day job. Despite those boastful claims of working for myself written in a flurry of self-congratulation and optimism, that is not always how these things work out. Projects fizzle, money dries up, and bills still need to be paid. 
However, I was lucky enough to find a great place to work instead of a soul-sucking Sarlacc pit of corporate greed. Last year I went to work for O2E Brands via their flagship company 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and decided to stick around. Now I’m doing some blogging for them in addition to the other stuff they pay me for. There are already some articles up on their blogs, which I’ll start linking to in the future – and again, more to come.
That’s about it for the news, but how about some cryptic hints?
  • I’m expanding and refining my entry for the 3-Day Novel Contest 2014 into a novel for release late 2015/early 2016.
  • The first draft of my upcoming book of short stories is almost finished, with the completed book releasing early/mid 2016 or earlier.
  • I’ll be spending more time on screenwriting, maybe some short films with a few local Toronto filmmakers in the near future.
  • I’m moving back to Toronto.
  • I don’t understand the concept of crypticism.


 

Update: Vancouver, Huffington Post, and More!

The move to Vancouver went reasonably well, without any glaring flaws. I’m the sort of person that always leaves one thing behind, and it looks like I escaped this time without incident. I had to leave a couple of things behind for space and weight reasons, but most of everything I own fit into three bags and a satchel. Yay?
I’ve been somewhat lucky inasmuch as there’s been almost as much sun as there has rain since I’ve been here. I keep telling myself not to get my spirits up too much; the annual average is more than 161 days of rain every year, and it’s not exactly an every-other-day, Monday sunny/Tuesday rainy/repeat scenario. I console myself through reminders that I haven’t seen the slightest hint of snow since I arrived. Not reminding myself, mind you – just friends and family back in Toronto whom I wish to torment.
Speaking of Toronto, I’m working very closely with my good friend Danny Sedore, a filmmaker and all-around awesome human being, on a new project. Details will follow, no later than March for an update, but as of right now it looks like there’s some seriously exciting news coming at you guys. Stay tuned.
Finally, my article ‘The Gen Y Inheritance’ is now running on the Huffington Post! You can view it here. I’m humbled to be included as a Huffington Post blogger, and thanks to everyone on the team!
To all my Torontonians, I miss you. I’ve lived all over your city, and that means that even all the way out here it’s easy for me to adapt and feel comfortable. After all, one apartment is much like another – even if you can see mountains from your balcony. All that said, the city doesn’t feel like home yet. 
I’m having an amazing time learning this new place, its people, and the ins-and-outs of living here. I’m working on new and interesting projects with great teams, and these are the things I want to share with you. So keep an eye out, no matter what time zone you’re in!
Cheers.

Update: Pacific Rim Article Down!

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately, shortly after I posted an article earlier today it disappeared. The link led to an ‘unavailable’ page, and I’m waiting on feedback from Blogger to try and fix the issue, see if they have a way of solving this problem.

Of course, if they can’t, then I’m out a post this week. To make up for it, if I can’t get the post back up by the end of the week then I’ll post something new next Tuesday. Who knows, I might even resist the urge to smash my computer in frustration before then!

See you soon.