Hello everyone. People have been wondering when book four will come out, and I plan to start posting chapters early 2021. I’ve been working on two other novels, one a literary coming-of-age story focusing on internet culture and the other a fantasy litrpg series. The aim is to have both traditionally published, so they probably won’t see the light of day anytime soon. I’ve also had health issues and have dealt with a few complications. Things have stabilized now though!
Recently I’ve been getting outside more—which is very uncharacteristic of me. Towards the end of 2019, I found out that my father has cancer (he seems to be doing well now, after chemo and radiation). One thought he shared with me that continues to rattle around in my head is that oftentimes the biggest regrets in your life aren’t what you have done, but what you haven’t.
Thus, I’ve decided to make the published version of Opening Moves free until the end of February! If you have friends or family or internet acquaintances that might enjoy the novel please share it with them or give the Gam3 a shout out on social media. The best way for stories to get noticed is word of mouth!
May you have a happy and productive year,
Sacrificial Pieces is now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NJ7381N/! What I like to think of as the Gam3’s Prequel Trilogy is done. If you’ve enjoyed the series please leave a rating on Amazon, it makes a massive difference!
I’ve never been one to promote my own work much, and the truth of the matter is I don’t think it’s good enough. Not only is the Gam3 incomparable to many other great series, but the books I’ve written have never been able to stand up to the ideas in my head—the novels I want to write.
It’s been an amazing journey becoming an author and being able to write for a living, but I feel like I’ve let everyone down because I haven’t given writing my all. Instead, my focus has been more on playing games, reading books, watching TV, and consuming content in practically every form imaginable. Five years ago this would have been my dream, but it hasn’t left me fulfilled. Perhaps it’s just human nature but I’m not content with where I’m at. I’m not happy with my work so far, with my life so far, and with the world so far. I hope to fix all that, though changing the world is probably wishful thinking.
So I’m going to continue to write something else. That means the Gam3 will probably take a longer hiatus than I intended. To be honest, I’m not sure how long it will be, but I have every intention of continuing Alan’s story, and hopefully when I do return I have the ability to bring the characters and universe to life in a way I haven’t managed yet. I want to level up my writing abilities, and right now I think the best way to do that is to focus on another story for a while.
If you want to be kept updated follow me here, on RoyalRoad, or on Twitter. The audiobook will be released by late April.
Thanks for reading my work so far, and I hope to publish another series someday soon!
Sorry, this is not a new chapter. If you want to know why there’s no new chapter, read on. Warning, there may be some semi-gross details of sickness and butt stuff (no, not the sexual kind).
I should have known things were going to be bad when I threw up over myself on the plane as it descended into Japan. I remember thinking, surely, this has to be the worst part of the trip. It’s only up from here. How wrong I was.
Most of my life has passed by like a dream. Nothing has stood out, there is no defining moment or event that I’ll remember forever. I’ve just gone through the motions: going to school, looking for work, hanging with friends. But nothing ever grabbed my attention; there was no purpose to it all. Then I started writing The Gam3.
For the first time I felt as though I had purpose, drive, this was the first time I really put my all into anything, and it felt good. What was even more amazing was the response that I’ve gotten, the fans who have continued to share the story with others, post helpful comments, buy the book, and leave reviews. A large part of this decision has only been made possible by you guys, who have supported The Gam3.
Edit note: Archived for humor’s sake. How naive I was…
As you’ve probably noticed, nothing is here, and won’t be for a week or so. I’ll publish here chapters of my web serial, The Game, as I go about writing it. (Original title, I know.) This is a WORK IN PROGRESS. Feel free to criticize, point out errors, note things I should improve and whatnot. Let me know what you like as well though!
I’m aiming at updating on a weekly schedule on midnight PST Fridays, but who knows how that will turn out as I’m currently a college student.