I’ve stepped in it again…


And this time on purpose.

And this time with familial support.

And this time on purpose.

I know, I know. I said “and this time on purpose” twice. That’s because I’m found of doing daring (and often times dangerous) things on purpose more than once.

I’ve submitted my resignation from my full-time, 9 to 5 job to return to writing. For the past almost two years I’ve been working full-time outside of the home as a normal, grunt-type office drone, and for a year I enjoyed it. Until my writing went from everyday on lunch, and hitting it hard on weekends to once a week and spending weekends recharging from the work week, to having not written a word in seven months. Okay, I did write within that seven month period, but it was utter shit. By utter shit I mean it was unworthy to be in the Dog World universe and was more or less torture porn with no real heart or story. Even Tale of an Undead Pussy…Cat (a novel centered entirely Charlotte the Undead Feline from Memoirs of the Walking Dead) fell apart like a cheap paper towel at a Southern barbecue. In short, my writing sucked balls. A few chapters of Charlotte’s story need to be deleted and the hard drive possibly burned, and over 60 pages of Dog World: Reclaiming Hell Pt 1 need to be given a lava bath as to never see the light of a metaphorical printed page. The shit was not bad. It was hell-yeah-that-shit-is-fucking-rotten kind of bad.

I’ve been miserable at this job for almost a year. We moved to a new location far enough from my home that we’re loosing money we can’t afford to lose, and yada, yada, yada, a bunch of other stuff I can’t really reveal because we, employees and company, have a nondisclosure agreement with the NSA (that’s right; National Security Agency), blah blah treason if mentioned, and here I am. I turned in my two weeks notice. My supervisor saw it coming, I was so miserable.

But it’s done, and soon I will be returning to the world of writing full-time. I’m already feeling the rusted gears of my mind starting to turn again. The day I put in my resignation I did something that I’d been putting off for over two months; putting Dog World: Gone to Hell up for sale in paperback. Yeah, that’s how unmotivated I was. Oh, and if you head over to take a look at the new DW, try to ignore that lonesome 5 star review. It makes absolutely no sense to me or anyone that I can think of.

With my returning motivation I will be posting more and returning to the twitterverse, Facebook, etc in the next couple of weeks. It also gives me a chance to reconnect with people like my friends over at PromoteHorror.com, and ilovewerewolves.com I hope they do reconnect with me.

In the mean time, I’m going to be posting more often on the blog, and I’m now open for short story commissions, interviews, and the occasional entertaining at a children’s birthdays. I do an awesome balloon Cthulhu.

About Jason McKinney

I'm a word slinging, werewolf loving, zombie wrangling, scare master author, husband and father of three. When I'm not writing, I'm blathering nonsense to the world or taking orders from the family. You have my thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the madness and mayhem! Stay delicious, my living peeps!
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3 Responses to I’ve stepped in it again…

  1. vargulfen says:

    That is good news! I was wondering what happened with the second book. It just didn’t have the life and resonance that the first had. I waited months refusing to read the individual chapters you posted , waiting for the whole book and when it finally came out I felt like I was reading a different world than the first.
    I have seen artists and writers use the site https://www.indiegogo.com/ to gather funding for help in their project. Money for something as mundane as bills and food so they could better focus on their work.
    You could create levels of rewards for donation levels. From copies of the book to their name as a character in the book for a large donation to whatever you can imagine really.

    I look forward to the third book now.

    Good luck!

    • Thanks for stopping in, commenting and giving Gone to Hell a chance. I’m sorry that the second book didn’t have quite the same punch as the first. Admittedly it went through more rewrites than the first and though the story went were it was supposed to it still felt like something was missing. I’m working now to make Reclaiming Hell Pt 1 as good as the first. My soon to be former workplace was wearing me down and now that I’m leaving I can put my attention back to where it belongs. I miss the rush that I get off of writing, and I owe you, my readers, my absolute best! I hope Gone to Hell didn’t put you off to the Dog World story or universe.

      Thanks for cluing me into indiegogo.com. I have a Kickstarter campaign up with some goodies and you’ve given me ideas that I feel I would have come up with normally, but again, I’ve fallen short.

      Hang in there, vargulfen! I promise to make it up to you and those I might have let down.

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