Tag Archives: Losing Freight

Podcast: Happy Friday 020

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 20 of my podcast.

Subscribe via iTunes

Show Notes

0:01 Introduction.

0:25 Announcements: BECOMING now shipping.

2:15 Losing Freight: Ends today! Discussion of what’s needed to turn it into a “proper book”.

5:02 Special People: New Timeline page on the Special People site, and news on comic progress.

11:23 My Writing Schedule: The projects I’m still working on, and how I intend to tackle them.

12:16 Q&A: Questions from @TrueAntitonic and @not2confused (whose question references this video).

17:52 Sign-off.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in by emailing tsevenhuysen@gmail.com or contacting me on TwitterFacebook, or Google+. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Podcast: Happy Friday 016

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 16 of my podcast.

Subscribe via iTunes

Show Notes
0:01 Introduction.

1:38 Year of Stories: Discussion of Adaptations.

4:58 Losing Freight: Some alternate poll outcomes.

10:53 Q&A: Questions from @OddModlin and @Invariel. (Warning: there are Special People spoilers in Invariel’s questions!)

17:38 Sign-off.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in by emailing tsevenhuysen@gmail.com or contacting me on TwitterFacebook, or Google+. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Podcast: Happy Friday 014

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 14 of my podcast.

Subscribe via iTunes

Show Notes

0:01 – 3:17 Introduction and announcements. Check out the Special People comic reader-input forum, available to backers of the IndieGoGo campaign.

3:18 – 10:18 Year of Stories: discussion of From and Jef and the Sad Sack.

10:19 – 13:00 Losing Freight: Some alternative poll outcomes from the current week.

13:01 – 17:58 Q&A: Questions from @eSeamus, @Ocelorean, and @Invariel.

17:59 – 18:29 Sign-off.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in by emailing tsevenhuysen@gmail.com or contacting me on TwitterFacebook, or Google+. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Podcast: Happy Friday 012

Happy Friday! Here’s episode 12 of my podcast.

Subscribe via iTunes

Show Notes

0:01 – 2:01 Introduction and announcements. The Special People IndieGoGo campaign is up to $525! Enter the Baby Pool and win a copy of DISCOVERY.

2:02 – 5:25 Losing Freight: my article about writing a “Flashback” series, at 1889.ca.

5:26 – 7:19 Year of Stories: discussion of Plasma.

7:20 – 12:36 Novel: progress update and thoughts about a potential Beta Reader program.

12:37 – 13:54 Sign-off. No Q&A this week.

Questions

Got a question for me? Get your Q&A questions in by emailing tsevenhuysen@gmail.com, contacting me on TwitterFacebook, or Google+, or using the Formspring widget in the sidebar. If I answer your question, you’ll receive a $1 Store credit!

Losing Freight Update

My series Losing Freight has been rolling along. We just hit the end of Week 5, and the action is really heating up!

Losing Freight is really unique because there’s a poll at the end of every page where you can vote on choices that affect the story. It’s been a lot of fun to have people voting along!

New pages of the story go up each weekday at 5 PM PST, and polls remain open until noon PST the next day.

If you haven’t been reading, here’s a bit of a recap of what’s happened so far to get you caught up.

Week 1: We’re introduced to Tic Bolter, owner of a one-man shipping business called Bolter Freightage. In his ship, the Galactic Pelican (name chosen by reader poll), he travels from planet to planet delivering various goods and getting himself in trouble. We also meet Lady Libden, a retired opera singer and one of his clients. We learn that Tic has lost something he was supposed to deliver to Libden, an action figure (as chosen by reader poll).

Week 2: Tic brings on a passenger, Milly Leon, to earn a bit of extra money. It turns out she’s looking for a little more than a ride: she may be trailing some trouble in her wake. But she’s also worth a lot of money, so Tic fires up the Origami Engine (named by reader poll) and makes designs on that cash…

Week 3: Tic gives Milly a “Saucy Wench” to drink (named by reader poll), and Milly explains the “quest” she’s on, searching for her parents, two space-time engineers (as chosen by reader poll) who disappeared many years ago.

Week 4: Tic and Milly arrive on Haddock, where Milly wants to look for her parents. Hoping he doesn’t run in to any of the goons who work for Mr. Dunter, the client who sold the action figure Tic lost during delivery, Tic brings Milly to a pawn shop (where a reader poll sent them). Of course there’s trouble!

Week 5: Tic’s friend Haglyn helps Tic and Milly recover from their ordeal, which in Tic’s case involves drinking some Saucy Wenches, but Milly isn’t ready to sit back and think things over: she heads out to get some good snooping done! She pretends to be one of Mr. Dunter’s secret admirers (a plan voted into action by readers), then runs off once she’s inside Dunter’s building to look for clues. The last thing Tic hears over his PAI (his futuristic smart phone equivalent) is the sound of her getting caught.

What happened to Milly, and what is Tic going to do next? Check in on Monday at 5 PM to get some answers! I hope you read (and vote) along. There’s plenty more excitement to come, and lots more polls to vote in!

“A New Face in Town” – Interview at 1889.ca

My series Losing Freight is being published by 1889 Labs, and last week I did an interview with Terra Whiteman, 1889’s “Zine Chief,” about the series, my other writing, and my experience so far as a new member of the 1889 writing team.

Here’s an excerpt:

Working on [Losing Freight] has been a lot of fun so far. It’s very different from anything I’ve ever written before. Incorporating feedback from the readers after every single posted page means I have to take a whole new approach to my writing process. I can’t just let the story go where I want it to go: I have to write every single page in an open-ended kind of way, to allow the readers to have as much influence on what happens as possible.

Head on over and check out the full interview!

Thank you to Terra for putting this together.

Losing Freight Blasts Off

My new series Losing Freight launched yesterday over at 1889 Labs.

Tic Bolter is in trouble. A rare collectible he was delivering has gone missing, and both the buyer and the seller want answers (though, failing that, they’ll be happy with Tic’s head on a platter). Tic’s only option is to put as many lightyears between himself and his enemies as he can, but he’s about to find out he isn’t the only one with problems.

Every weekday, a new page of the story will be posted, with a poll attached at the end. Vote in the polls to help shape the story as it goes along. New chapters will be posted at 8 PM EST.

The poll running right now (until 3 PM EST today, January 24)  will decide the name of the main character’s space ship, so make sure you get in on that!