My last post here was quite some time ago. But I haven’t forgotten about Little Fears. Far from it.
It’s been over a year since I released anything new for LFNE. The last product being Book 3: Blessed are the Children. I failed to put out even a single Campfire Tale in 2015. Yet, still, you all have been keeping Little Fears alive. With your emails and reviews (and purchases, yes), you’ve made it known that this game about kids fighting monsters is still out there, finding new fans and giving old ones good times around the table.
Thank you all so much. You’ve done a better job keeping Little Fears than I have.
I recently started the rewrite of my Little Fears novel, The Wolf Pact, and things are progressing nicely. I’m about 25% of the way through the first draft and I really like how things are going.
Which is, frankly, different my previous efforts. I finished the first draft of this back in 2007 in a flurry. I wrote the 50k word book in a week. And, trust me, it shows. It has some nice ideas but it sprawls everywhere and just has too much stuff going on. The new 30k version is shaping up to be much leaner, more focused, and—given the benefit of almost a decade more of writing experience—it reads so much better.
Once this is done, and revised and revised and revised, I’d like to maybe run a Kickstarter for it. Not to print it—it was funded by the Book 3 Kickstarter—but to generate more interest and, ideally, add some more artwork to the book. If you’ve read Clive Barker’s The Thief of Always, I’m thinking of pre-chapter images like he uses.
Those who backed the Kickstarter will get the ebook format immediately though. If I do run a Kickstarter and if it is successful then I’ll update the file. I would like to hold off on a physical print run though, so original backers (hopefully) get the illustrated version. But, as I said, if I either don’t run a Kickstarter or it doesn’t fund, I’ll print up the book as is (with Veronica Jones‘ glorious cover) and get that sent out.
After? Well, I’d like to start the second book (tentatively titled Fairy Tale Ending) and finish up Campfire Tales #8: The House that Wasn’t There.
I have no delusions that the day job will continue to be insanely busy this year but I also know that I can’t go much longer without putting out some Little Fears stuff—if for my own sake, if nothing else.
Anyway. That’s what’s currently cooking. Thank you all again for your continued support. I cannot put into words just how amazing you all have been and continue to be.