Hello, dear friends. Welcome back. It’s been a little while since we last chatted, so I thought I would give you a quick update as to how the writing has been going. Not well, and some of the reasons are my fault and some of them are not. I decided to download Dishonored and play it again, and that ended up taking several days of my life that I will never get back. Specifically, I was interested in getting the “Mostly Flesh and Steel” achievement, which entails not using any supernatural powers, other than the one the game starts you off with. For whatever reason, Liam’s chapters have been very hard to write lately. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I have re-written chapter 5 a grand total of three times now, and this current version is ok, but it still needs work.
The original plan was to have Liam and Jenny meet Matthew for lunch, gathering information together while doing so. For whatever reason, that just doesn’t work. I’ve decided to go a different route, something entirely different then what I had originally planned, but I hope you enjoy it all the same. Meanwhile, Jack and Stan are starting another series of chapters this next Monday, and this is one story I’ve been looking forward to for a while. Julian, who has been mentioned but not seen yet, calls Jack and asks him to fix up a cabin. I had mentioned in the past that the original plan for this was to be the cabin from the Evil Dead movie, but I felt that we’ve had enough side chapters and we need to get back to the main story. I enjoy a good diversion and taking something lighter, but now is the time for action.
This also affords me the opportunity to introduce Jack’s grandfather, Gideon, who remains one of my favorite characters. It’s so strange to me that, because his stuff is stuck on my old laptop hard drive, you’ll see him here first. Oh well, I guess that’ll be less of a surprise when you do get to meet him. I will attempt to get the chapter for Second-Hand Rumors out today, but I make no promises. I’m sorry to make you wait on a chapter for two weeks in a row. I guess it’s just been a long, stressful winter. As always, my friends, thank you for visiting and spending some time with me. Please come back again to keep me company. I’ll save a chair right by my hearth just for you.