Book of the Week: Decisions: Four Tales of Choices.

Writer Moe Lane has warned – or maybe promised? – that Decisions: Four Tales of Choices will be the last self-published fiction of his in 2021. It’s made up of four stories, each illustrated with its own image drawn specifically for the story. Also not entirely horror, unlike his previous two chapbooks. Check it out!

I have physical copies of DECISIONS to sell at @FrightReads!

Huzzah!

This is good, because Fright Reads in October is primarily a horror/spooky book show. Oh, fantasy authors are welcome, too, but I want to have my chapbooks on call and ready to be sold. DECISIONS isn’t as flat-out horrific as REVISIONARY was, but I’m pleased by how the Mythos story in it came out. Hopefully I’ll be in a position to move some product next month.

Moe Lane

PS: MORGAN BAROD should be available, too, but those books aren’t coming until next week.

DECISIONS is now available in paperback!

Got it done before September. DECISIONS is likely to be the last fiction I publish in 2021: the Kickstarter money has been well and truly squeezed dry at this point. On the other hand, it helped fund two novels, one collection of short stories, three illustrated chapbooks, an illustrated short story, the upcoming RPG supplement, and an audiobook — so I probably shouldn’t complain.

Got the artwork back for DECISIONS!

I’ll probably be using this for the cover:

…but I’m not even thinking about putting the chapbook together until tomorrow. It’s been a damned long week already. Month, really. I can go watch Spider-Man movies* tonight.

Moe Lane

*We watched the first Garfield one last night. My kids and I agree that he’s a very good Spidey, but Maguire’s the better Peter Parker. Which is conventional wisdom, but so what? It’s still true.

Morrrrre revisions uggh.

This time for the chapbook: it was suggested that I add little intros to explain each story, and that was a very good suggestion, so I did. And that kind of catches me up, at this point. Tomorrow I can go through MORGAN BAROD again, send selected sections to my editor, and then we’ll do another final passthrough and… publish… the… book?

That seems weird to just type out, like that. I mean, sure, it’s about time, but still. There’s a certain milestone involved in getting more than one novel out, I think. At least, that’s how it feels.

Spent the morning doing DECISIONS revisions.

Some very useful feedback from both of the two beta reads that I’ve gotten back, so far. DECISIONS is going to be an eclectic chapbook, mind you: there’s a fantasy Western, a flat-out Cthulhu Mythos story, a clockpunk adventure, and… damned if I know what the last one is, but it was fun to write. They all were, and I flatter myself that they’re some of my best work. I look forward to publishing them, once I get the artwork and the rest of the feedback in.

In the meantime: buy my books!

Got some preliminary sketches in for the DECISIONS chapbook!

I’m trying to get that out in between edits on MORGAN BAROD and finally making progress on the finished version of the RPG supplement (got to get that backlist of my books populated, right?). Come, I will conceal nothing from you: the external events going on this week has been nothing but frustrating to me. And infuriating. And a few other, not particularly nice, emotions as well.

But! DECISIONS artwork! Below is a taste of the rough version of one of them. I’m using Ben Fleuter again, obviously. I’m hoping to buy a little more art from him for the RPG, too. But that’s a whole different conversation.