Carpe Blogiem: Author, Patreon, and Blog Highlights – October 2023


Authorial Highlights

  • I am still considering what long form fiction thing I want to write.
  • GURPS Whatchamacallit aka “GURPS Meta-Tech” is with Steve Jackson Games for review of the first draft. No, no leaks on what it IS yet, but hopefully soon.
  • The Fantasy Trip Quick Quest “The Gallery of Hands” remains in the hands of Steve Jackson.
  • My article for Hexagram for The Fantasy Trip is in the hands of Steve Jackson Game
  • GURPS Visage-22 aka GURPS Monster Hunters Adventure: The Face of Fire has a completed first draft and sent into Steve Jackson Games for review. Both J. Edward Tremlett and myself are happy to see this submitted. More on what it is later. It’s sandboxy though!
  • Haptic hit some hiccups, but we’re about to pivot. We’re still solid. Just need to revamp a bit. More on that next month.
  • I currently have four outstanding contracts: a Hexagram article, a TFT Quick Quest, GURPS Visage-22 aka GURPS Monster Hunters Adventure: The Face of Fire, and GURPS Whatchamacallit aka GURPS Meta-Tech.
  • Total wordcount for September was 69,018 words – I met my goal of 35,000 words by almost exactly double.
  • I will be doing another NaNoWriMo this year. Already started really.
  • I’m guessing about 60,000 words for October.

Blog Highlights

  • Blog entries have been around 3-4 per week. Lots of recaps, but more mechanical stuff sprinkled through out.
  • Working on doing a facelift for the blog. Still not completely satisfied with it at the moment.
  • Wrote a handful entries.

Patreon Highlights

  • Patreon was late this month because of my sister’s wedding. Mea culpa my faithful followers. Mea culpa.
  • I gained 2 patrons and lost 1 patron. Thank you, folks!
  • No fiction again.
  • Get the Patreon Specials for October here.
  • Get the November FREE SPECIAL here.

Miscellaneous Related News

  • Aeon remains in a baby burpy bonkers state with spotty sessions. Ah well. Hope that will change soon. I’d like to tie this one off in a good way.
  • I have continued to work on my new campaign – Aersalus. It’s about 87% done with the required player-facing material and maybe 46% done with the bible as a whole. So far wordcount for it is 132,940 and total estimated wordcount will be about 289,000 or so.
  • My sister got married to her beautiful wife! I got to give my baby girl away and give a toast. I regret not dancing with her, but I’m not as agile on my feet as I used to be. Still. It was amazing and I’m so happy she’s happy. And my sister-in-law is a wonderful woman.
  • I continue my learning in the Virginia Board of Workforce Development program. I’m now into Phase Three. Still on that pause though.
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