Where Are We? - March 2024

Monthly Update


Ezra Payne

3/31/20242 min read


We’re chipping away at the second draft of book two and realising how quickly this could be completed if I hunker down on it, which is what we’ll be doing for the next few months. We’ve also been fleshing out elements of some of the unannounced side stories, one of which I’ll likely be tackling for NaNoWriMo (and I’ll definitely need time off work to write 50k words in 30 days. That and copious amounts of chocolate and Pepsi Max).

Expect similar updates over the next few months. Whenever people ask how the novel’s coming on, I’ll likely have the same response for a while: it’s happening. Evokes imagery of a meteor slowly descending from the sky: starts as a bright dot and gets much, much more visible as time goes on. Or the moon from Majora’s Mask, if you will.



Between the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Dragon’s Dogma 2, I’ve clocked over 160hrs+ between them both (pretty horrific, but that’s why we take time off for it). Despite a confusing ending, Rebirth has an amazing soundtrack and impressive visuals. The world of Dragon’s Dogma was dense, and exploring the world while being set upon by griffins at the most inopportune times was a blast. Having rolled the credits on both of these colossal games, I can resume acting like a functional individual and get back to reading and writing.

Next on the reading list is Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree which, from its opening chapter, seems to be about an orc barbarian who’s decided to lay down her axe and do something much less vicious. I love the premise.

I did watch Rain Man for the first time since it's been referenced a billion times and I needed to understand why. Definitely worth a watch.


Question of the Month?

Have you had many sales?

I never check. I probably should, but I don’t. What I do refresh near daily are the reviews. I feed off of people’s thoughts on the writing—be it praise and excitement or constructive criticism—because it gives me a gauge of what was done well and what needs help when writing the next one. So if you have read the novel, do me a favour and write a review on Goodreads or Amazon.