Most recently I was approached to write a video game called Rack n Ruin. Check out the Kickstarter campaign right here. The short version: I’ll be writing the story of an evil demon-wizard who is on a mission to corrupt and/or sometimes destroy worlds! This will prove to be a huge stretch for me. And, if you’re the kind of person who’s reading these words, odds are you’re also the kind of person who likes it when I stretch that way.
That got a little weird, right?
Meanwhile I’m around the 20% complete mark on Benjamin Hu and the Pharaoh of Hong Kong novel. It’s going slower than I’d hoped, but for reasons I can’t complain about. Namely: I keep getting hired to write other stuff too! On that note look for my name attached to a few short Spider-Man comics later this Fall. With those out of the way though it’s back to writing Ben and outlining future Atomic Robo endeavors. My hope is I’ll be able to convince myself it’s okay to take the time to get back into writing The Traitor and the Monk (and more!) when I break 50% on Ben. Basically the novel is the largest single project I’ve had to do in years and I want to do right by it.
On the bright side it’s been super fun! The Spirit of the Century setting is right up my alley and it’s a real honor to be a part of it. Like, I’m actually really excited every time I sit down to hack away at it. You don’t always get to feel like that about freelance, so you cherish it when it happens. Hell, I’m enjoying the work so much it’s even got me excited about writing more novels for the first time in, y’know, ten years.