Updated: Dec 19, 2018
Due to technical difficulties outside of my control (the ceiling is bleeding again and this time it's really bad), this week's regularly scheduled newsletter will be delayed by a day.
Tune in tomorrow for more excuses!
Sorry about that. I had to get everything mopped up before the piranha ants smelled blood and descended upon the building. But now that that's all cleared up, I can get back to our regularly-scheduled newsletter. Thank you all for your patience.
Hey, speaking of patience... I know a lot of you are wondering why I haven't made any new updates to the Tales section of this blog. I suppose this would be a good place to pivot into
WHAT THE HELL IS JACK DOING?
(Is this title working? I'm open to feedback...)
Tales from the Gas Station Volume 2 is still in progress. I don't want to give too much away, but as I mentioned in my NoSleep interview, the second book will contain the entirety of the Body Snatchers story arc.
This has presented a minor challenge.
When I started writing Volume One, I had already completed the online component of the story (the dark god arc.) This new story arc is different. Basically, I've written the two pieces of the story in tandem. There are a lot of things I've alluded to in the Christmas story and the "How did we get here" arc that will be elaborated upon in Volume Two.
However, I've reached a point where I don't know how much more I can say without spoiling some major surprises that I have in store for the second book.
My original draft of the epilogue to "How did we get here" was long. Longer than anything I'd ever posted. In fact, it was so long it exceeded Reddit's character limit for a single post. Fortunately for everyone, this forced me to stop and reevaluate what I was doing before I accidentally Lord-of-the-Ringsed an otherwise great ending to one of the gas station's darkest chapters.
I rewrote Part 12. Then rewrote it again. And again. And in the process, I've come to realize something. Part 12 isn't really a Part 12 at all. It's a Part 1 to a completely new story, because "How did we get here" already got its ending, and I don't think any kind of epilogue can make it better.
So where does that leave us?
As usual, I don't really know. I'm still trying to figure that out.
IN OTHER NEWS,
You may have heard that an enormous group of NoSleep regulars have come together to form "the Monstronomicon," a collection of one hundred tales of monstrous horror. If you're into that sort of thing, maybe go check it out. I'm not saying that one of those seventy authors is secretly an alias of mine, but I'm not not saying that either.
Okay, that's enough vagueness for now. Let's move on to community questions. But first...
Happy (almost) birthday, Rebeka Washington!
Rebeka will be turning one year older on December 28th. May your upcoming year contain good surprises and minimal spiders (unless you're into that kind of thing, in which case, more spiders to ya)!
Remember Seltzer water and lemon for blood - danielacarop
Thank you. I tried throwing Sprite onto the ceiling. I had mixed results.
I will cry tears of joy if you add a zombie-dragon-unicorn to your story. Can it's name be Meowdy? - Maddy Bowden
If a zombie-dragon-unicorn shows up at the gas station and doesn't already have a name, I'll be sure to remember.
The real question, though, is "what kind of gas mileage do you get with that 'classic' tuner?" - Nononymouse Thanks for playing
I don't know what that means.
So what happens when you jump and press the circle button? - Gavin Prothro