Archives

All posts for the month September, 2016

Just shut up and take my money already!

Published September 24, 2016 by authorbebedora

I’ve come to the realization that certain video game companies are conspiring against me in an attempt to ensure I never finish my novel.

I’m looking at you Bethesda and Square Enix.

//side eyes//

I’m coming up on one year since I started principal work on my novel.  In that time, Bethesda has released Fallout 4 and all the DLC that accompanies it.  I can safely say that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Nuka World have single-handedly derailed my progress on several occasions.  Okay, maybe not several.  More like dozens.  But who’s counting at this point, right?

I thought I was in the clear once the last Fallout 4 DLC was released.  I thought I would be able to concentrate one-hundred percent on finishing my work, and then moving on to the last two books in the series.

I thought wrong.

Skyrim Special Edition and World of Final Fantasy both come out in October.

Final Fantasy XV will be here by years’ end…hopefully.  (Quit delaying shit, Squeenix!)

The Final Fantasy XII remaster launches sometime in 2017

And let’s not forget about the game-to-end-all-games:  Final Fantasy VII remake.

That last one has a “who the hell knows” release date, but we all know it IS coming at some point. And it will be glorious.  And episodic, but that’s beside the point.  We’ll all deal with it and it will be incredible.

Where does that leave little ‘ol me?  Torn, that’s where it leaves me.

Damn you, Bethesda and Square Enix.  Damn you right to hell because you know what’s going to happen.  I’m going to buy those games.  I’m going to play the shit out of those games.  And I’m going to try and finagle my time so I don’t neglect my book.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go work on this novel–because I have an XMAS 2016 deadline for completion of the first draft and just a few weeks before my money starts flying out the door and into the hands of game developers.

50 Years Of Star Trek

Published September 9, 2016 by authorbebedora

So, 50 years of Star Trek. What can I say? What started out as something fun to watch with my dad in reruns (original Trek), to taping EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of TNG and hoarding Trek books and toys, to the new films and a giant portion of my fanfic career…Trek has been a part of my life for 30 years. I can’t imagine my world without it.

Here’s to a world continuing to be populated by Starfleet Officers, Klingons and the occasional Gorn.

LLAP.

Hot damn, it’s a title! (maybe…)

Published September 4, 2016 by authorbebedora

For those of you who know me and my writing well, you should be well aware of my love-hate relationship with titles.

Sometimes they just come to me (read: maybe 5 times EVER).  But more often than not, I have a really hard time with them.  I’ve had friends over the years think of them for me or sometimes it came down to the wire with choosing one right before publishing whatever fic it was attached to.

With this novel, I was somewhat relieved because I knew I had time to think of one without the pressure of having to choose before I posted the first chapter.  And, when I imposed my deadline on myself last week, I knew I still had that time…kind of.

By my estimate, I have around twenty chapters left in the book with a deadline for XMAS.  I realized that I needed to choose a title, like, YESTERDAY.  I had been tooling around with a few ideas, and had reached out to my dear friend and trusted beta for her opinion.  (She got to see the outlines for the whole trilogy, the lucky lady!)  In the end, I wound up going back to what I had originally thought of, with a few minor adjustments.

I’m not saying what I’ve chosen will be the ultimate end-all title of both the series and the three books included within, but I’m feeling like it’s pretty much it.  I’m not ready to reveal what said titles are to the public just yet…but I hope I can unveil them soon.  I just have to be a little more sure that it’s exactly what I want to do first.

I’m counting this as a huge win, a giant hurdle leaped.  When someone says something is the “bane of their existence”, I surely know where they’re coming from.  So, barring any changes of heart, this trilogy and her volumes probably have a title.

After nine months of work.

FINALLY.