Fat Mogul vs. The Update – August 2015 edition

Hey folks, you might have noticed I’ve been a bit more active on the site already this week than I have in the past few months.  Unfortunately this has nothing to do with how active I’ll be as time moves forward.  Just so happens that I’m really trying my hardest to use the opportunity I’ve been given with the StoryBundle Buddy’s in to try to keep my books flying off the shelves once the whole deal is over…and, you know, just that I happened to have a book to review as well (and should again tomorrow).

But, I figured that it’s been a while since I’ve let you all know what’s going on in the world of Adam Oster, Adventure Novelist, so, it’s about darn time, amiright?

I’m going to start by being completely honest with you.  These past few months, you know, since March when I decided to become a free agent, have not been filled with much for writing.  In fact, I’ve been working on first edits for The Agora Files 2 since then and haven’t even gotten to the halfway point on that (for the record, I’m starting on edits again today, but there have been a few other things that have cropped up, as you will soon see).  The kids have taken a butt-load of my energy, making it difficult to even want to sit down and write most days during the couple hours I can nab for myself during their naptimes.

But, I’ve been getting better about it.  And I’m really thinking that, especially with school starting up soon for two of the three of them, I should be able to get right back into the thick of it.

So…yeah, official updates.

Well, first of all, like I mentioned on here on Monday, Buddy’s being sold in this month’s StoryBundle, and it’s going pretty darn well.  In fact, I’m seeing enough of a return coming off of this, that I should have some nice seed money to put into further promoting my books.  No details on what all that might consist of yet, but I’m working on some ideas.

Second: One of the things that has been keeping me from working on The Agora Files part 2 is that I’ve been working on a bit of a murder mystery.  It’s one of those dinner theater type things that are filled with all sorts of sexual innuendo and completely annoying actors ruining  your meal time with interactive theatre.  Why is this important?  Well, because my friends out at the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre are putting this completely new script, first draft just finished on Monday, on for performances this coming January.  That’s right, for those of you who look at my novels and say TL:DR, well, now you can sit and have a meal and have some folks act out the insane ideas that occur within my mind.  Full disclosure:  While I may have done a hefty dose of the typing, this was, by no means, a solitary job.  I worked with several great individuals to put this sucker together.  And it’s going to be amazing.

Third:  Another item, which I know I’ve mentioned on here before, is the upcoming anthology of dread that I was asked to write a piece for.  I went a little weirdly artsy for this piece, but I think it’s an interesting addition to some stories that are much more horror-filled than my own work-place related short story.  More details on this as they develop.

Those  are really the only writing-related things I’ve had going on since March.  I’ve got a lot I wish I was working on, but they’ve all been taking a back seat to playing Stay at Home Dad, a job I’ve been really enjoying, even if it’s kept me from doing as much writing as I would like.

Oh, and about Agora Files 2.  I still can’t make any promises on when it will finally hit shelves.  I’m really hoping that I’ll be able to plow through my work on it now that my other projects have been completed, but I really can’t say anything for certain.  But I can say that it’s an amazing novel and I really can’t wait to get it into the hands of all of you out there as soon as possible.  Before the end of the year, for certain!

Have fun out there!

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