*Language and Content Warning*
Unlike QE’s normal informational blog, Wasteland Wednesday will be full of foul language and post-apocalyptic nonsense. I’m talking f-bombs, thrice-bosomed mutant women, and potential buckets of gore.
Corey: Welcome to Wasteland Wednesday! I have a very special guest here today to talk about what Wasteland Wednesday is and what we will be doing from here on out. He rose from the dead, destroyed entire settlements, battled slavers, and butchered an army of renegade flesh eaters! I’m very pleased to introduce…Drake Nelson!
Drake Nelson: Eh? The fuck is this?
I’m using you as a marketing tool to sell books.
You suck inbreeder balls Corey. First you create the fucking wasteland to absolutely bone me and now this? I refuse.
Refuse? You one-eyed ingrate! I created you.
* slams door shut on Corey’s imagination *
Ugh! Frigging useless moronic piece of—
* door re-opens *
I want bullets. At least fifty .45 rounds. You give me that and I’ll help you out with this idiotic sales pitch.
* Corey opens manuscript and types, “Drake springs a monumental boner as his foot kicks a box of fresh .45 rounds hidden beneath some leaves.” *
Nice! Got it. Okay, about this stupid book of yours, maybe you should talk about the cover art you just got updated? People seem to either wet or stretch their undies at the sight of sexy cover art.
That’s actually not a bad idea. After all, you are featured on the cover. Maybe you could explain what you were doing in the scene?
That’s such a great idea Corey. I’m in a sharing mood right now too! Just kidding. Adios.
*door slams shut again*
Drake? Are you friggin kidding me?
I don’t have time for this. All right folks! We are going to continue on without that geriatric madman here to slow us down. The next iteration of the cover art did come in.
In that post I revealed how Michail (who is working from Berlin) and I have been collaborating to make the exchange of information easier. I also shared my original concept art. Here is my doodle.
You suck at drawing and your “doodle” is much smaller than this.
*door closes again*
Screw you Drake!
* Corey locks door *
Okay. So that was my attempt at the drawing the scene. Michail recently emailed me his rough concept art for approval. He added a superficial strip down the center of the image to approximate spine location for the print version. If you consider the space to the right of the strip, this is what the electronic cover will morph into.
Yeah, we know Drake, you look badass and Michail rocks. This is the rough creation without any details added. I, for one, am pretty stoked about how it’s coming along.
If I fail at traditional publishing, the print and typesetting company (something I’ll talk about in future post) I have selected for the indie route will create font and set the cover text. Once I get the final product from Michail, I will create a cover draft with temporary text so you can see what it looks like in all of it’s wasteland glory. That’s pretty much—
* door explodes and Drake jumps through giving thumbs up *
That is one magnificent bastard right there!
Humble as always. Can you share at least one thing about the scene here? People are curious man. Do me a solid.
Well the image shows me making my approach to Last Chance.¹ A few minutes later I obliterated the place using only wit, balls, and fucking grit. Or did I? Maybe I ninja’d my way in. Hell, maybe I’m a shit bag slaver myself! Guess you’ll have to read this ass hats book if you’re curious. Drake out!
* Drake runs off through broken door waving a middle finger at me *
I’m really sorry about all of this you all. Next time I’ll try to get Collins, Jim, or Preacher to help me out. Drake’s kind of a wildcard. I guess you learned a little though, hopefully.
We’ll see what my broken brain comes up with next week. Until then, keep hiding, keep hoarding, and as always – stay alive.
¹ Fun Fact! The Last Chance slaver fortress is modeled after the Moundsville Penitentiary. In fact, the story occurs in this region of the United States.
For giggles and evaluation purposes…here’s a poll if you are bored.