Orion girl in turtleneck

Hope everyone had wonderful holidays! I’m reminded of Whistler from the old movie Sneakers. James Earl Jones is collecting the team’s demands to turn over the device in question to him. Redford wants his criminal record cleared. Phoenix wants a date with the female FBI agent at the scene (agent Mary: Wait. You can have anything you want, and you’re asking for my phone number?). Poitier wants a vacation package for him and his wife. Ackroyd wants a customized winnebago. James Earl Jones turns to Whistler, exasperated.

     James Earl Jones: And what do YOU want?
     Whistler: Peace on earth, good will toward men.
     Jones: We're the FBI, man! We don't DO that sort of thing!
     reply: You're just gonna have to try.
     Jones: (sullenly) All right, I'll see what I can do.

A commitment made: toward peace on earth, good will toward men. Hold them to it.

Well, we posted chapter 7 before Christmas, and I’ll be working on chapter 8 now for release in about two weeks. There are 28 chapters in book 2, so we have about 21 more chapters to go. Our heroes start wrapping up with Letty and Jackson before about chapter 13. Then we start into the final arcs of the story around chapter 16 and especially 17.

When I started the visual novel for “A Matter of Will” (AMOW), I figured I’d soon be working on two games in parallel — the mostly linear AMOW visual novel; and a much more complex, player-driven actual game.

So that’s today’s news: I spent Christmas holidays preparing for a second game that I’ll be working on in parallel to AMOW. I don’t have a title yet. I do have most of the characters sketched out. Players will need to work for what you want (obedient naked ladies!) in the game.

I don’t have enough together on the second game yet to release anything. So I’m going to stick to the current schedule of a new chapter of AMOW every fortnight or so until I do. After I get the first beta release I may shift to alternating, a fortnight on it, a fortnight on AMOW. You guys can give me feedback on what proportion of time to spend on each one after you see them. Regardless, I’m going to finish AMOW — the story is written, I’m just visual-novelizing it for the visually-inclined.

So I’ll keep you posted, and expect the next chapter of AMOW in about two weeks!

Live well,

As a reminder, the link below is for the most-recent freely-available version.

The R-rated (and unrated) links are available to supporters through Patreon and Subscribestar.

If you get impatient and want to read ahead to see how the story ends, the entire series is now available at Amazon and at Smashwords.

Orion girl peekaboo

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