An Unwelcome Development

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by D_Man » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:29 am

I agree. Where and when can we get the book???
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by 944storm » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:19 am

Any updates? I haven't checked if there has been any new posts on his YouTube channel.

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by teotwaki » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:30 am

not a peep since late 2016
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by teotwaki » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:15 pm

I sent our Dear Author an email and he replied pretty quickly:


Hey Jim!

I'll try to swing by some time.

We got direct hits by both Irma (German for Goddess of War...) and then 12 days later, Maria.
While Category 5 is as high as the scale goes, it was considered a Cat6 as the sustained winds were 185mph with gusts over 200mph.
Maria was a plain old cat5, but incredibly wet.

Our house, including the roof is concrete, so it weathered the storm fine. Maria's winds were so strong that she drove the rain through any little crack or opening, so while the house was still standing, pretty much everything inside got wet.

And then molded.

We went 100 days without electricity, other than what we were making ourselves with two little Honda eu2000is.

The lawless aftermath was challenging for some people.

As you can imagine, my wife and I were pretty well positioned to deal with whatever, so it was inconvenient, but not particularly difficult.

As far as the book: I haven't written anything new. I've been working on getting book 1 published. Then I'll go back and finish 'an unwelcome development'. I'm stuck on deciding whether Stan lives or dies in the ambush. Been thinking about it for what? A couple of years now? and still haven't decided. :)

I don't usually do new years resolutions, but this year I resolved to get the first book published, even if it is just on Kindle. My wife and I have gone through it twice each, editing it, cleaning it up, re-writing where needed, fixing continuitiy and other problems.

I"ve totally re-written the beginning, which wasn't very good. I'm pretty happy with it now, It and some other things will make it worth re-reading when it gets published.

Thanks for checking in!
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by Halfapint » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:41 pm

Oh dang! Glad they are ok! I was actually curious how they weathered the storms. Good to hear he's alright. I definitely would get it on kindle when it gets published
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by 91Eunozs » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:32 pm

Thanks!

If you speak again, please relay my thanks for a tale well told and I think I speak for many when I say we’re looking forward to seeing it in print. This is one of the truly great stories on this site...one that got me through a very long convalesence after a couple spinal surgeries...great stuff that made me think.

I will happily buy a signed hard copy!

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by D_Man » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:34 am

If you care, I vote for death. Characters in stories should not be invincible, death increases the authenticity.
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by norcalprep » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:02 pm

teotwaki wrote:We got direct hits by both Irma (German for Goddess of War...) and then 12 days later, Maria.
While Category 5 is as high as the scale goes, it was considered a Cat6 as the sustained winds were 185mph with gusts over 200mph.
Maria was a plain old cat5, but incredibly wet.

Our house, including the roof is concrete, so it weathered the storm fine. Maria's winds were so strong that she drove the rain through any little crack or opening, so while the house was still standing, pretty much everything inside got wet.

And then molded.

We went 100 days without electricity, other than what we were making ourselves with two little Honda eu2000is.

The lawless aftermath was challenging for some people.

As you can imagine, my wife and I were pretty well positioned to deal with whatever, so it was inconvenient, but not particularly difficult.

While definitely I would buy the book when it is finally released (can't wait!), I'm also curious about your first hand experiences from Irma and Maria. Z, if you're so inclined, is it possible for you to convey to us your experiences during Irma/Maria? i'm sure it would be very instructive to see it from your point of view of what happened, what preps worked, what preps would have made things more convenient, etc. Heck, if you put that out on Kindle, I'd buy that, too!

BTW, happy to hear you and your wife are both OK.

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by curt48mauser » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:56 pm

Glad all is well from the storm aftermath, I just wanted to re-bump this one because it is definitely worthy, please let us know when your publisher gets your work out so I can get it.

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by SamAdams » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:20 am

Patiently waiting for details on the first book being published and eagerly waiting for more on this one. Just re-read everything and its as riveting as the first time. Hopefully Z has fully recovered from the storms earlier this year and will soon post an update. My parents in PR went almost 6 months without electricity after Maria, thank God my fathers military career turned him into a prepper as a civilian as he was the only one of his neighbors that had a generator and preps to make it comfortably through the aftermath. This story coupled with my parents dealings with hurricane Maria reinforced to me how much the average person is poorly prepared to deal with any situation in which the will need to fend for themselves after a SHTF situation.

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by zengunfighter » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:44 pm

Hey Guys!
It's me, resurrected from the dusty cobweb covered depths of the interwebs.

I'm still around. Busy with work and life after two direct hits by cat 5+ hurricanes. (I do have a write up/lessons learned that I"ll post soon)

As far as the book....

Wife and I have been working edits on the first book in the series. There was a pretty big re-write of the opening scene as it wasn't up to the rest of the book (considering it was the first thing I wrote and I was cranking through the learning curve, wheels screeching..)
Wife thought the party scene was pivotal and demanded a re-write with a major fleshing out.

So, Hopefully we'll have an electronic finished version that can go to kindle and possibly a print on demand house as a start.

Still have to work on some place names and a map as well as cover art. I know what I want, just not sure how to get it done.

I'm also starting to psyche myself up to start work on this story. As I recall, we have a bullet stopped midflight, headed towards Stan and Whiskey.
I'm willing to kill Stan if it makes sense in terms of adding to the story. He could just get wounded. Or maybe Whiskey takes the round. Who knows? I sure don't. :)
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by Halfapint » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:57 pm

WELCOME BACK! Glad you and the family are alright. You guys took some nasty hits in the last year or so. I know everyone here who followed these 2 stories are more then excited to have you back at the helm cranking some stuff out.
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by teotwaki » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:08 pm

welcome back zengunfighter!
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by norcalprep » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:41 pm

Yay! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by 91Eunozs » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:46 am

Ho.
Lee.
Crap!

It’s like a Christmas miracle on Thanksgiving...Welcome back!

I hope all is well with you and yours, as much as I love your writing, at the end of the day it’s educational entertainment for me...I hope the published version allows you some ability to recover faster of your end. Very much looking forward to the book.
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Re: An Unwelcome Development

Post by 91Eunozs » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:10 am

Been six months or so... Any updates?
Molon Latte...come & take our coffee order
Doctorr Fabulous wrote:... It's fun to play pretend, but this is the internet, and it's time to be serious.
zengunfighter wrote:... you don't want to blow a tranny in the middle of a pursuit...
woodsghost wrote:... A defensive gun without training is basically a talisman. It might ward off evil, but I wouldn't count on it.

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