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  • A Silver Lining

    The one silver lining I’ve taken from being stupid sick for the past week and a half has been the amount of time I've had to just lie there and let my mind wander. Luckily, it wandered to a story I’ve been working on for about 7 or 8 years. It started out as a short story, then evolved into something bigger and more interesting, then evolved again to become something very large in scope. The two smaller ideas are still completely in tact, they’re just a part of something bigger now.

    The problem, however, was in telling the story in the most effective, entertaining manner. Chronological order wasn’t going to cut it. It took me a couple of years to figure that out. Mind you, I'm not working on these stories all the time; it's a bit here, a bit there - whenever inspiration strikes. So I was having real trouble figuring out how to make all the pieces work in the most effective, dramatic way. I wanted to keep the reveals that each of the smaller versions had at their hearts.

    In my stupor this past week came clarification. The first thing I did when i was strong enough to do anything was sit down and write everything down. I have to say, I'm pretty excited about this story now. I mean I was before, but the problem was becoming quite daunting, so thanks, fever, thanks cold, for helping me see the path through.

    The story is called ITERATION 37 and hopefully it'll be one of the many projects I'm able to get going through my Patreon page. Here's a teaser page I drew (well, didn't draw, actually - it's all black/darkness) 6 years ago!