Published!!!!

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The awesome people over at Laser Blast Books has published an anthology of my steampunk short stories!

“New from Laser Blast Books! In “Rumor Has It,” the first installment of Robert McGough’s thrilling “Clockwork and Horror” series, mercenary Rumor stalks prey both human and otherwise through a set of riveting short stories, culminating in the novella “Death in the Mountain.” The genre-busting series is set in a dark world that blends the mechanistic aesthetics of Jules Verne with the fantasy adventure of Tolkien. Rumor moves from hunt to hunt, exploring cities more marked by savagery than civilization, and wilderness where terrifying legends are real. The darkest horrors he finds aren’t in otherworldly beasts and mechanical nightmares, but in the inner desires of mankind.”

 

You can pick it up at Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Rumor-Has-Tales-Clockwork-Horror-ebook/dp/B013J8UT82/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439752150&sr=8-1&keywords=robert+mcgough

Barnes and Nobles here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rumor-has-it-robert-mcgough/1122474601?ean=2940150971677

Kobo here:

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/rumor-has-it-tales-of-clockwork-and-horror

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Valko

So in working on the Big Project, one of my goals was to get my collection of Valko stories up to 25k total words. So today I wrote the story “The Sad Tale of Kaspar Ikvest.”

And boom goes the dynamite, first item checked off the list! Now to get it edited and then published!

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The Big Project

So I have started a ton of projects over the past couple of years. And my goal for the rest of this year is to finish them! Here is what I have to do:

Edit Bladeborn into 3 20k novellas.
Get my Valko stories up to 25k words.
Get my southern horror to 100k words.
Get my southern gothic to 50k words.
Get my Gurthwait stories to 25k words.
Get my CYOA to 150 pages.
Finish my Secret History of the Deeps.
Finish Whiter Shade of Pale.
Finish my gump horror novel.

Its about 200k words of work if I had to guess. But to that end my plan is to write 4k a week! If I keep to it, I will finish!

I made this binder to help me keep track of stuff:

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A new publication!

I had the honor of having one of my shorts published in issue 140 of Squawk Back Magazine! Go check it out at the link below!

 

http://www.thesquawkback.com/2015/04/mcgough.html

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Join me in some worldbuilding!

I have a new project in mind, but I decided that instead of keeping it so under wraps as I normally do, I would sort of share my design/worldbuilding process with you fine people! Without going into too much detail (yet!) it is a fantasy world, but for the purposes of the stories that will be set in it, we will only focus on one continent.

So how is this going to work? Simple. I will be coming up with framework ideas, the sort of core ideas that the rest of the thoughts will spring out of. Some of these will be essential to future plot lines, but others will just be things I have been sitting on that I have wanted to include in a story for some time. I will post these ideas on here, and my facebook (facebook.com/talesbybob) for you fine folks to peruse. Then if this strokes your creative juices, and you have an idea, go on my facebook and comment! If I like your idea, I will credit you on my website, and give you an acknowledgment in whatever book comes out of this!

So what do you think? Interested?

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The Rubicon, round two

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I got another of my southern gothic tales published in the Rubicon! Alongside a not pictured poem of mine as well!

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Check it out! Amazon Author page!

 

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Hey! I have an amazon author page now! Excited that I have enough things listed on there to make it worth while to set it up! And as usual, Amazon has been super awesome to deal with. I love that site man.

Anyway! Go check it out!

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00U2U4NOM

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My Tumblr is a year old now!

Crazy how time flies!

And also how I have basically no followers on there, as I never remember to actually use it.

Could be a lesson there.

Maybe.

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Fiverr!!!

I am now on Fiverr! For 5 bucks I will write you 500 words of anything you can think of! SO far I have had orders for blog posts, fan fiction, and a short story! I could help you plan a DnD campaign, or do you some world building, maybe make you the hero in a short story! The only limit is your creativity!

https://www.fiverr.com/talesbybob/write-500-words-of-fiction-or-worldbuilding

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Story Coming Out!

I have a story coming out in this anthology on February 26th:

 

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I am super excited. This has been the best publishing experience of my career to date! Everyone has been such a pleasure to work with!

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