More Tuesday Updates

So, this update is going to be a little short. I started a new job just a few weeks ago and it’s very physically demanding. So much so, in fact, that between that and Christmas/family stuff, I haven’t gotten much writing done. So there’s only two things I think you need to know:

One, starting January 1st, Robots and Vampires will be free on Kindle for five days. Call it a New Year’s special. If you do download it, please review.

Second, I’m writing a short story for Valentine’s Day. It will be posted on the website.

That’s about it. Hope you all enjoy your holidays!

Tuesday Update

So, time for the weekly update! Some big things this week have happened, and I want to share them with you.

First, work on the series bible is going great, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. I’ve hammered out the themes I want to explore and am now working on the rules of my different monsters. Primarily vampires, of course, but as readers of both The Black Coats and Robots and Vampires¬† know, there are a large number of other monsters inhabiting this universe. That means a lot of rules to hammer out and balance, but it’s going very well. The vampires themselves are almost done, and then it’s the lycanthropes and all the rest. I won’t spoil all the monsters I’ve got planned just yet, but they’re all pretty awesome.

Second, I’m continuing to learn both Italian and Gaelige on Duolingo. The goal for this is to add to the characterization of my characters (allow them to speak the languages their supposed to be, instead of just telling you that’s what their speaking) and to help me develop languages for all of my monsters. That, admittedly, is going to be late in the development period and won’t effect any release schedules.

Third, and most important, is the fact that I’m working on building a Patreon page. It’s not up yet, but it’s my goal to have it up and running by next week. Any help on that front would be appreciated.

Fourth, starting next month Robots and Vampires will be available on Amazon for free for five days. It will also include an updated description as will The Black Coats.

Lastly, I need a name for my universe and I’m having trouble coming up with something suitable. Would any of my followers be interested in voting in a poll? Let me know in the comments!

Confession Time

Hello, my name is Josh Stoodley and I am a pantser.

(Hi Josh!)

But today I’m changing that. Today, I am going to start planning out the entire Standard Tech Case Files series. No more writing by the seat of my pants!


Thank you. So, what does this mean? Mostly, it means no more short stories for a while. On the other hand, once I’m done my planning, the short stories and novels should all be much better. ¬† I will continue to update this blog with my progress every Tuesday.

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out Robots and Vampires ( and The Standard Tech Case Files: The Black Coats ( on Amazon. And please, leave a review.

Until next week.