Been a long on, so forth

posted Jan 18, 2014, 3:19 PM by Joshua M. Patton
So, it's been over a year since I have updated this blog. But, I figured since I updated the look of the site it might be worthwhile to jot down some thoughts. I suppose the reason I don't write on this thing steadily is because I have spent most of the past year writing full time for various outlets. My busiest week was 12,000 publishable words (which was exhausting).  

Currently, I am writing regularly for Veteran Journal, Opposing Views, Piccolo Universe, as well as some freelance outlets. I am also always working on fiction. My first serial fiction attempt did not really "catch on." There are two episodes left plotted and I may finish them if interest picks up or I find myself with some time. 

Although, without the renewed interest, I will probably be spending most of my time on my current serial The Prophet Hustle published on JukePop Serials. It's a kind-of fantasy, kind-of sci-fi, kind of thriller about a man who becomes a prophet for a little known god. 

What this current serial has in common with the last one is that I am switching up narrative P.O.V. and telling the story in a non-linear fashion. It's gotten a decent response on the JukePop site, but I am wondering if my approach discourages rather then encourages readers while it unfolds. 

That's why, for my next serial story I am going to stick to a more straightforward approach. It's a story about a character who premieres in the fourth chapter of The Prophet Hustle. Her group--called the Antagonists--is like the FBI when it comes to celestial matters. It's a framework that could support multiple stories, I think. 

So it's a lot of work, but it's what I've signed up for.