Monthly Update – September 2020

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Ongoing Projects

Tokutember 2020

It’s September which means, it’s time to draw a bunch of Tokusatsu stuff! I am planning to hit all 30 prompts this year. Looking over all these prompts has my wheels spinning and I really want to make a little toku-inspired project for kids. Any illustrators who like what I am putting out are welcome to chat with me, maybe we can work together on something.

Writing

After finishing the manuscript and feeling really good about it, I asked some nice people on Reedsy to help edit my query letter because I would like to see the book released through a traditional publisher. I got some brutally honest feedback for More Than Milk and decided that it needs ANOTHER nearly full rewrite! Yes, I decided to rewrite it in October 2019 and then again in February 2020. This is my fourth or fifth version of MTM. I don’t think it resembles any of the stuff I put here on the blog anymore. That is probably for the best. Anyway, my wife and I have been re-writing the manuscript together and I hope we can be done before April. Then I will work on it with an editor, come up with a new query letter and then submit that to a publisher.

UPDATE: I have submitted MTM to a few publishers and gotten rejection form letters. I need to submit it to more publishers. It’s a different kind of work that I need to adapt to. I also have some other manuscripts I might just query as well, while I am in that mode.

Numbered Days is on hiatus. I worked on it a bit recently, but much of that time was spent reviewing notes. For now I may just dabble in drabble to keep me putting something out.

Podcasts

Swinging Through Comics, my comic book review series is up and running. I am going to push through to finish reviewing the Captain America 1941 issues 11-13 and then take a bit of a break before restructuring how I do that series. Maybe I’ll have seasons where I cover different characters, runs or topics? There is an Ultraman comic book coming out soon that I have to get and review. Will that be a item for STC or MJ Loves Toku or Going Ultra? I don’t know!

Fooly Operational is a Star Wars analysis and speculation show. Tune in to hear me talking about Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, some books and an ongoing in-depth look at all the movies.

MJ Loves Toku I have just wrapped up analyzing Kamen Rider Zero-One. Check out my coverage of the original Kamen Rider as well!

Going Ultra is on hiatus.

Completed Projects

The Lesser Evil – a short story, available in text and audio format

The Hammer Falls – a short story, available in text and audio format

Another Rider Cast – Sampling the debut of every Hesei-era Kamen Rider

King of Hearts Queen of Sorrows – Reflections on Mobile fighter G Gundam

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