Despite what you may have heard, I am still not dead. (Sorry to disappoint some of you.)
I know it's been a few weeks since I made a post or update, but in my defense, I've never pretended that I wasn't flaky and unreliable, and I do have a history of going dark for months at a time.
But still, I know I made a few of you nervous. So, let me say that I'll try to do better.
I've been pretty much buried in work the last couple weeks. I've been able to make a lot of much-needed progress on the new book as well as a few other side projects, but sadly this has come at the expense of the blog. Considering that someone recently found a way to hack my website and make an undeletable post, you might expect me to be a little more concerned about the blog's integrity. But there are other more pressing things requiring my attention. (Like that infestation of caterpillar-spiders in the soap dispenser, or the fact that people keep finding what appear to be finger bones in the hot dogs, or that our promotional cardboard cutout of Randy Savage seems to be crying blood.)
All that to say, I haven't really had time to review Anonymouse's message or speculate as to what his or her intentions are.
With that said, you're probably wondering what I have been doing? What has been taking up all my precious time? Well, this is a good time to segue into...
What the Hell is Jack Doing?
I'm making great progress on Tales from the Gas Station Volumes two and three. That's been absorbing the bulk of my free time. So much so that I had to cancel a tentatively planned secret collaboration with another popular Nosleep author.
I had hoped that we could work on our collaboration and release it on Nosleep this month, but sadly the project fell through. It was my fault. I couldn't coordinate the time and mental power to focus on the collaboration. (I don't want to give any details away because we haven't closed the door on the project entirely, just put it on the back burner, so you may still see a Nosleep collaboration in the future.)
Hey speaking of collaborations, Mr. CreepyPasta is still working on the audiobook of Volume One, and it is sounding great so far! We still don't have a hard release date just yet. He's recording this around all of his own projects, too, and he is a very busy man.
On top of that, I've been taking a few more steps towards turning the Gas Station universe into a television script. I know it's been said many times and many ways that TftGS would make an interesting show. However, there are a lot of challenges to porting it into a new medium while maintaining the same general tone and spirit (but I'm absolutely excited about the challenge).
Anyway, I'm actually at work at the moment, about to go surprise somebody with a birthday cake, so I'm going to have to cut this update short, but I will return very soon to answer some of those questions I keep avoiding. If you have any burning mysteries that I may be able to shine some light upon, feel free to leave them below. There's like a 15 percent chance I might try to answer it.
Until next time!
-The real Jack (really. It's me. Not an impostor at all. I promise. You believe me, right?)