Beginning of October Status Update

Oct 9, 2018 | Progress | 2 comments

I have been writing, ding dang it!

Unfortunately, it hasn’t been in either (A) things I’ve finished or (B) things I can talk about just yet.


C&D2: Still no progress.

Ushabti Online: Not enough progress. I realized I couldn’t finish it before the end of the year, and I was still a little burnt out on it. Which led to…

Seven Princedoms: (working title) A sort of MOBA LitRPG. Some progress, but not enough to finish it before my next progress post. I still hope to finish it before the end of the year.

Secret Project E: Lots of progress, but it’s not the time to talk about it.

Once again, I’m sorry that you’ve all been on a cliffhanger, but my life and writing career just didn’t agree on the specifics. Hopefully, next update, I’ll have something to at least announce.


  1. Jeffrey Toro

    Matthew, I am curious as to whether or not you’ve received any offers or interest from other parties in bringing The Dungeon to life. As far as LitRPG novel experiences go this one was unique. I found myself unable to continue playing my current MMO’s and hungering for a world almost identical to the one you’ve so expertly crafted in this novel.

    I would love to speak with you regarding this matter, and understand if secrecy must abound if anything is perhaps in the works. However, if nothing is currently being setup I would love to discuss this possibility with you.

    I adore your work and would love to help with some exposure and hopefully bringing this specific work to life in some manner.

    Can’t wait to hear from you!


    • Jeffrey Toro

      Realized it’s possible my e-mail might not be attached to the above post so:


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