Because I’m getting queries on when the next Succubus Summoning chapter will be going up (it’s delayed again, sorry).
The original plan was to finish the Succubus Summoning 201 arc along with some extras for the ebook version in November/December. This didn’t happen because of some substantial real life disruption. Now that window is temporarily closed as I’m in a deadline crunch to get the next collection, A Succubus for St Patrick’s Day, finished in time for, well, St Patrick’s Day. Once that’s done I’ll get back to Succubus Summoning and keep on it until the full 201 arc is finished. #ChaosWriting is temporarily suspended while I force myself to be disciplined for a change.
Here are some progress reports to give everyone an idea of what’s on the way in 2015.
Committing to this seemed a much saner idea when I didn’t know December and November were going to vanish in a black hole. Oh well, flying by the seat of my pants to maintain a monthly schedule is going to be fun. I’m halfway through “Sandwiched by Slime Girls”. The two girls in this one are proving to be very enthusiastic (a little too enthusiastic – they’re distracting me!), so it should be a fun read. I’m also halfway through another Sandwiched by story that features a character inspired by one of Monster Girl Quest’s weirder monster girls. It’s a bit voreish so I didn’t want to put it out too early in case I scared everyone away. March and April are likely to be Scylla and Succubi. We’ll see. This is my challenge to me to bring out the speedy pulp writer after all.
A Succubus for St Patrick’s Day and other tales
This was the collection I originally intended to put out last year, but decided to postpone rather than rush it out with sloppy editing. I wanted it done by the end of January but I suspect it will be mid-February as I still need to give three stories a thorough editing (plus the usual formatting and getting a cover together). Expect to see teasers and excerpts in a couple of week’s time. As with the last collection there will be six old stories, six brand new stories and one from an Excessica collection that might have been missed by a lot readers.
Succubus Summoning 201
Should have been finished in November if I hadn’t let such trifling concerns as losing my job and having to move country get to me. Bah! This is next in the queue after the editing on A Succubus for St Patrick’s Day is finished. There are two chapters to come and both will be smallish in comparison to the previous chapters. I’ll then do some chopping and changing to edit it into ebook form to go into the earliest available slot in Excessica’s release schedule.
With both of those projects out of the way I’ll be free to turn on #ChaosWriting again. I tend to be much more productive when dealing with fresh ideas and both of the previous projects dragged on far longer than I’d have liked. One of my aims this year is to really get my teeth into my ideas folder and get them written before they go stale.
A Night with Ceptophthorié
I definitely want to keep playing around with Twine and create some more interactive stories. I had to put this on hold when I realised I was running behind on the other things. When things get a little less hectic I’ll be running this alongside my more conventional writing projects.
Jackson in HRPG-World
This has been on hold for too long. I have some ideas of future games to lampoon, so expect Jackson’s (mis)adventures to start up again later in the year.
And then we get into freer territory. Other than the ton of short story outlines sitting in my ideas file I have these ideas for longer novellas and novels:
A novel featuring both Nicole and Madam Voluptula. Also ties in with another short story of mine. I’ve been wanting to write a novel-length work about Nicole for a while and I think the idea for this one will work. I’m pretty sure this will become my main focus once Succubus Summoning 201 is out of the way.
Okasare Kenny. A serial about a protagonist stuck in a Violated Hero-type game/world. Me trying to out-ick Violated Hero while still keeping it sexy.
A novella with Amanda. Originally it was a very strong short story idea that gave me an excuse to show off her dominatrix skills. I think there’s enough in the story for it to go longer.
Slutdroppin’. Four students play a practical joke on a drunk female student and end up in a weird dimension where something is tracking them. More of a horror story – for the people that prefer my nastier Bad Ends.
Porno Fighters from Planet Earth. Another lengthier piece I started a while back. Has a great manga-esque plot. Still not sure on the pacing. Might end up a trilogy of short novels.
A short novel about a soapland run by succubi. Been wanting to write this a while, but it involves some complex mythology/riddles alongside the usual sexy bits.
Succubus Summoning 301. Phil’s adventures aren’t done yet. 201 was supposed to be set more in Wargsnouts, but ended up drifting back to the succubi’s castle. 301 might be based more on Earth. I’m still thinking of what the overall plot arc will be.
The Nicole novel will likely be the first thing I tackle on the list (I’ve already written the first couple of chapters). After that I’ll probably reorder depending on levels of interest, so let me know what takes your fancy in the comments below.