Oh the Characters We Can Make

nearmeIf you’ve been hanging around long enough, you should then know that one of my planned projects is Ninja Maid Academy. It’s going to be a comedy, of course, about a secret academy high in the mountains that our protagonist stumbles across one night while going to Grandma’s house.

I’m ages away from production, but this doesn’t mean I’m sitting on my fanny about it. I have to get ready, and the things I have to do to get ready are pretty extensive because I’ll be using 3D much like I do for The Heavenly Bride.

I’ll be using old 3D tech, because the current tech doesn’t meet the look of the thing. I’ve had to learn some things as a result, and it’s a bit harder these days because the tutorials are all but gone.

Currently it’s my hope that when The Heavenly Bride ends the final chapter, I can drum up enough support to go back to making more than one story again. I would like to dedicate a day a week to Akashik, time to Ninja Maid Academy, and I’m not sure on the third. Possibly to Fionnuahla, which would contrast the constant comedy I’d have to crank out and give me something of balance. Of course I would also like to have a day a week to dedicate to The Demonkeeper’s Daughter, but that’s a novel and is something I try to give time to anyway no matter what.

Anyway, here’s a sneak peak of style. Hope you like.

Update on the Zoe Charm

Okay this will hopefully be the last time I talk bout the Zoe charm… but I have a final update even though the Kickstarter campaign was a bust.

As you probably know, I had made about 9 of these charms myself using an oven and borrowed work time for the sake of Chapter 2. These charms, which are for Chapter 1, are the starter editions and it just didn’t feel right to carry on to Chapter 2 knowing I was going to plan a charm per chapter without having chapter 1’s made at least a little bit. And I realized how neat they would be with something special. Since 10 Confessions is a romance, I decided that each charm should have their own little heart charm. Zoe’s got the last of my glass-possibly-Austria-crystal heart charms. I had *exactly* enough to cute them up with. See?

I kept one for myself (of course) and have already sent one to her new home. The rest are in a happy box waiting for people to love them. You can find them here if you like: http://apocalypsewriters.com/ooakleaf/2012/09/12/zoe-charm/

The bookmarks I made for chapter 1 are here… I won’t be making any more of those. I’m serious when I say something is limited edition. If you want a 10 Confessions chapter 1 bookmark, you’re welcome to contact me privately and make an offer. And thus Chapter 1 has some things made in preparation for the birth of Chapter 2.

As for the “ash-cans”, it’s beyond my scope right now to have any made so I’m not going to. I guess each chapter just won’t have ash-cans – although I do still intend to do the “graphic novels” every so many chapters. I’ll have to get creative on what to give next chapter.

If you’re curious about 10 Confessions, it can be found just about everywhere Smashwords distributes to as well as Amazon.com. Or you can simply go here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/23596