MHI: 2 update

Number 2 is rolling along pretty good now.  I’m about 3/4 of the way through the actual writing, and should have that wrapped up in the next month or so.  Then it is onto editing, tweaking, and proofing.  I’m the kind of guy that cranks stuff out quick, but that requires a mighty lot of clean-up to make it pretty. 

But just because 2 is done doesn’t mean you get to read it yet.  The Baen version of #1 will be available again in 2009.  If it does well, then I get to sell part 2.  If #1 doesn’t do well…  So in 2009, for all of you fans of MHI, force your friends to buy copies.  Yes, I’m holding #2 hostage until you give into my nefarious demands.  BWA HA HA HA!

In the meantime once 2 is done, I’ll be working on another project in conjunction with a really good author.  Some of you are familiar with the Mr. Nightcrawler experiment that took place on THR.  Two of the finest online fiction stories ever written (in my not so humble opinion), and a 3rd one that was going to be posted online, but then we decided that since I’m an actual published type author person now, we’re going to go whole-hog, clean up the entire Mr. Nightcrawler saga and try to get it published. 

No, there are no monsters in this.  Rather it is what I think would get lumped in with the “thrillers”.  It is a story told from two perspectives.  One narrator is a good young man who has led a really tough life, and ended up working as a mercenary in a very shady organization.    The 2nd narrator (written by me) is a professional thief who specializes in robbing drug-lords, arms dealers, and various other seedy types in the 3rd world.   The two characters end up on opposite sides of a middle-eastern coup, and it is a knock-down, drag out, fight to the finish, and that’s before the real bad guys even show. 

At one point somebody refers to my character as a “Amoral godless Narcissist”.  I’d say that’s pretty close, but that also makes it damn fun to write. 

 

About the upcoming FBMG machine gun shoot, October 4th

Let me tell you guys about what we’re doing.  Some of you may have been to our past machine gun shoots, but you haven’t seen anything like this before. 

We’ve rented the entire FARM.  FBMG will be there renting out machine guns, and letting people try out all sorts of different guns, grenade launchers, suppresors, that kind of thing.  Our local explosive target manufacturer will be there selling “reactive targets”.  We blew up 2 cars last year, and I think we can do better than that this year.

We’re also inviting all of the different local shooting clubs.  The FARM is a big place, and we’re letting each club take up a bay for the day.  They will be showing off their game, and it everyone is welcome to try their hand at it.  If you’ve ever thought that it would be fun to try shooting Cowboy action, IPSC, IDPA, or 3gun, now is your chance.   

It looks like we will be having some recruiters from the Armed Forces out to show off their toys and let people try them out.  Right now I’m working on getting different factory reps to come out and bring their guns for people to try.  (and maybe we can twist their arms into giving out some door prizes) There are some really cool guns out there that I’m trying to get ahold of, but some of these new guns are rarer than bigfoot. 

This event is totally open to the public.  We will be charging a small fee to pay for the range, but we’re going to keep it as low as possible.  FBMG will be selling consumables like food, drinks, and ammo… lots of ammo.  

We’re doing a gun raffle for charity also.  The winner will be announced at the shoot. Details to follow. 

We’ll be bringing an army of Minions serving as safety officers.  The primary goal is for people to have a good time, experience different kinds of shooting, in a real safe environment.  Start spreading the word.  My goal is to make this the Utah shooting event of the year.   

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