Friday, January 18, 2013

     A great friend of mine once said "Nothing goes wrong but I go wrong with it". This is by far my favorite quote of any person I have ever read or talked to. I mean really, think about it. If we really focus on this quote for what it says, it can totally affect how we live! Almost every bad decision we make is out of emotion and usually that emotion is anger based on something that happens to us. But if we take a moment and remember the quote then we can take the reigns. We can look anger in the eyes and let it know who is boss!!
Enjoy your day!!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

     This week I returned to writing my second novel, GIFTED: Birth of a Vampire. Although it is slow going, I am making progress. I have heard about writers that can knock out 10,000 words per day. I take my hat off to them!! Perhaps some day when I feel settled I will be able to put that much focus into my writing. For now however, I am pushing about 2,000 words per day and I am content with that for the moment. At this pace, I may have the book done by March, April at the latest. I have already set my storyline in my head and put part of it to paper to keep on track. It is interesting how the story takes on a life of it's own while fingers dance across the keyboard. I find myself adding and taking away from original ideas as water makes subtle path changes as it flows down a hillside. I find myself enjoying the story almost as if someone else had written it when I am done. As in GIFTED, there will be plenty of action. BOV starts off fast to get you gripped. But for those that long for more depth, I will be working to provide more detail also.
     I realize many writers have a strong talent in bringing a sentence to life by adding descriptions and flair to them. This is not a talent I have in abundance as of yet, however, my focus overall is to provide enough flair, if you will, to give the read flavor. I have gained the assistance of a friend I have yet to name. Once I get her permission, I will include her twitter or whatever she chooses to disclose. She is an English major and a high school classmate that has taken an interest in helping me with my books. I hope someday to be able to repay her for her kindness as she is providing her valuable editing skills!
     I look forward to coming here and announcing that BOV is done!! Until then, keep checking up on me here and I will keep you informed.

Monday, January 7, 2013

     Revise revise revise! This week has been a week of revision for GIFTED. I wish I could say I was a "gifted" editor but my English stopped in grade twelve. However, I have been working on the book, enhancing it, working on rewording it in many places, fixing punctuation errors that I missed, and I am even building a bit more character depth. As I revise, every few days I have republished the book in an effort to make sure my readers are getting the best possible version at hand. To anyone who has purchased older copies before the revisions, I do apologize for the mistakes. The storyline is still the same though, I will not change that. I should be done with the revisions this week then I will send a copy to a friend who is an English major. She will edit it further. Once that is done, GIFTED will be made available as a paperback for the first time. It is hard to say just how excited I am about this. To be able to finally hold a copy of all the hard work in my hands in book form!
     As for the Trilogy, yes, it is in the works. As stated in previous blogs, I have started the second book already. I have ideas for the third one also. I can't wait to get back to writing again, I just need to polish GIFTED a bit more before I do though.
     I am also working on a poetry book. I have well over 100 poems on line and am picking the best of them to publish as a small ebook only. This will be sold for .99 and will be free every chance I can make it so.
     After I am done with the Trilogy, I am considering different avenues about what to write. For the moment, I am considering writing spin offs from GIFTED. Short stories about the more popular characters from the book to give them more elaboration and enhance the Trilogy even more.
     Please feel free to leave comments about what you think would be some good ideas or what you would like to see happen.