1/31/2018

Meta

Current Content Prognosis:

Arameth: solid for the most part, but the pacing is a little off. The transitions are too sudden and awkward. There are plotholes with William and Paul being brothers, and the preceding First of Three story needs to compliment Arameth and vice versa with some history and character building. Also, necromancer is too static, his motives are clear but also cloudy/undefined at the same time as far as how he "feels." I'm gonna adjust some plot points to make the whole series come together in a much more meaningful way rather than just providing "sequel service." It's not as weak as Liquid Blue and we're getting there.

Liquid Blue: What a mess. Too much detail in areas that are insignificant, with major expositions that don't have enough. There's a huge, ugly, gaping plothole that drives me insane. I thought of it, but ignored it and finished the story anyway. I ended up with crap. What is the reason for the Tenderloin 4 to actually be at the compactor? What motive do they have to revive David? None. It's so bad. I have to fix that, and a lot of other things, but the length and good parts are really good. The lacking links just stand out like a bloody sore thumb so we'll have to iron this out over the middle of Spring and then get it done.

Black Hollow: Barely started. Much different approach than anything I've tried before. I think this will be very very fun to write.

Mostly just rants and ramblings for myself, so I'll be mindful when I make my changes/edits.

Stay warm. Thanks for checking in. We have a lot of work to do.

12/07/2017

The Edge of Arameth

Shoutout to the mods at /r/nosleepworkshops for verifying my identity when I uploaded this there in its incomplete form. They didn't want anyone piggybacking off Necropotence at creepypasta, which is awesome of them. I guess some people would be insulted but I'm actually grateful for people out there that are thorough enough to protect the works of the digital horror community's contributors!

Here's the draft of what I have so far. This story is a sequel to Necropotence, a prequel to War of the Dead, and a close cousin to The First of the Three.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MDijRosQg-PmYoVsP6qTBfl-larpoxOrYxA69N3eBjM/edit?usp=sharing

Thanks for reading. I'm beat after cranking out over 7,000 words on this badboy in one night. Sleep well readers!

Meta

So, Liquid Blue is done in my humble opinion, but until my mother critiques it (she's my #1 editor), I won't be sending it anywhere. The full version can be accessed right now on GoogleDocs. If the ending or any of the exposition seems wrong or off to you, you have about a week before I finalize it. If there's a scene, character, or some juicy idea you have about how it should go down, then let me know. A series is for the fans, after all. The continuity and connectedness of it. I understand, and I might be one of the only big hitters on CP/NS/Horror Tree/Pseudopod that takes fan requests on the plot of a story. I'm mighty proud of that, to say the least.

While Liquid Blue marinates and develops some flavor with age, I've started the next entry in the Necropotence arc that continues after "The First of the Three'." It's incomplete and I'm working on it right this very moment, but what I have so far can be previewed if you'd like. Just e-mail me. I'll be putting it on on NoSleep after a change of heart, since anything in the first person is technically qualified to be on that subreddit.

After that, I may finish out that series or write a standalone. I'm not sure. I'm also tinkering with the idea of writing a sequel to Install. We'll see where my sick mind takes me in the next few days.

Stay warm, kiddos.

12/01/2017

Liquid Blue Complete

We finished this bad boy at almost 16,000 words. This is my longest short story ever. What a freaking beast it was. It was an adventure and didn't really go in the direction I thought it would. I'm happy with it though. Truly, I am. We'll see how creepypasta and the fans receive it.

Liquid Blue

I've been writing nonstop every day and it's time to step away from it and go to the gym. We'll see if there's any writer's remorse tonight, and if there is, we'll add on or delete or make edits if we need to.

Whew, VH out! Enjoy!

11/11/2017

Liquid Blue Progress

Okay, so we're 9,000 words in and just starting to hit the true "horror" moments of the sequel. I also have yet to introduce the real villain and in 3k more words I'll be at Anhedonius length, so I'm thinking this story is going to end up being like a 15-20k word monster. That's ok though! I want to do it justice, as the content hits very close to home with me and the themes are pulled directly from my life experience. Anyway, I haven't sent it to the beta reader circle yet and I probably won't until it's at least 70-80% complete, but if anyone wants to peruse it and share their thoughts on what they think should happen or what they would like to see, then by all means, reach out to me on gmail or Facebook. This is for you, readers, after all. I don't want to pull a Necromaster and fall short when the previous content is some of my best work.

I'm going to put up a Facebook badge on my overlay here soon so any new visitors can add me as a friend too, but in the meantime, if you're not friends with me on FB, then please please PLEASE e-mail me.

Okay! Back to work. We'll see where we end up before this finger really starts hurting and I pass out from creative exhaustion.

Cheers, and once again, hit me up!

Liquid Blue (incomplete)

11/09/2017

Meta: I got a Boo-Boo, but it's gonna let me write more to boo you.


So the only major thing that was keeping me from writing every single day was work, and, because of a very horrific injury that I sustained while working yesterday, I'll be off for a pretty good stretch to heal up. Normally I wouldn't post real life pictures on this blog, but since it's a horror blog and I describe so much violent gore in my stories, I think it's fitting to toss this on here. This is what happened when I smashed my finger performing some engineering maintenance and it is the most wicked and gnarly injury I've ever had. I'm sorry for the graphic nature of it but if you're a regular, then I was already giving you nightmares way before this post.

Anyway, in light of this, I'm on workman's comp for awhile and I'll be adding to Liquid Blue, the Necropotence series, and even some fresh new standalone shorts with my loads of free time as I sit on my butt and wait for this thing to heal. I've gotten LB to 7700 words. I'm almost to the halfway point for it, and I'm just now reintroducing David in his not-so-glorious and gruesome return.

The Mad Catter, who narrated my story Anhedonius in a much more spectacular fashion than NoSleep or Pseudopod or Chilling Tales for Dark Nights EVER could, is basically collaborating with me on my sequel to make sure it lives up to its predecessor. He is a fantastic writer himself, but also happens to be the best voice actor I've ever heard in my life, and I've listened to over 500 Pseudopod episodes, every NSP since season 2, and everything from MrCreepyPasta and all his copycats on Youtube. That's saying something. Please give him some support on his Patreon or at the very least, listen to some of his stories at:

https://soundcloud.com/cheshirehat

He does all the classics like Edgar Allen Poe, H.P Lovecraft, and other old-school standalones like The Monkey's Paw, plus some more popular NS stories (Penpal, Pancake Family, etc.), and pretty much any CPasta worth listening to. I'm trying to talk him in to narrating my new and polished version of Install which will feature a more drawn out and fitting battle between the creature and the protagonist instead of a few paragraphs of anti-climactic shortfall, which is the only weakness for that story in my humble opinion.

Where are we with new publications and the new VH compilation? You ask. Well, we're locked in to Kindle for the time being since I have about 6-7 shorts out in submissions and can't sell them as my own until those submissions are accepted or denied. Yeah, that whole "rights" thing. It can be a real beyotch. As far as some of my previous goals, I've certainly changed my attitude with would constitute "success" as an amateur horror author. I'm a creepypasta A-lister with Josef K and Mike W and many others, and that's a great honor, but as far as reddit goes, I'm done.

So yeah, we're getting some work done while being off work. Yay. And here's this disgusting finger of mine at the emergency room before they cleaned me up and stitched it back on. Now I know how Byron from "Install" felt. Haha! Thanks for reading and I hope to bring you some finished manuscripts soon.




11/04/2017

Update

Well, I've taken on a writing partner and I'm trying to find some voice actors to narrate some of my old stories with me, namely Install. I'm looking to either make a Soundcloud stream or get in to actual podcasting but that will be awhile before it's official.

In the meantime, I'm still adding slowly to the Anhedonius sequel (LB) and I'm trying to edit out the specifics of the underworld culture that have gone over a lot of beta reader's heads. I'm just now getting to the actual juicy exposition of that story and I'll have some meat on the bones of it pretty soon.

Hope fall finds you well! If you're interested in voicing some characters or joining my beta reader circle then please contact me at drew.wilcox@gmail.com . I'll be twisting in some stuff from my writing partner that blends his world and the Argus corporation with Mercer to create a mini fictional universe.

Peace!