Interview with Freshly Booked

I recently did an interview with the lovely ladies over at Freshly Booked regarding my novel Prince of the Dawn.

The podcast is roughly an hour long. If you have some spare time, check it out. I apologize in advance for all of my “ums”.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/writersonlinenetwork/2014/01/30/freshly-booked-1

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Housekeeping

Doing a little housekeeping on the site today as some pages needing cleaning up. Some links needed updating for Prince of the Dawn as Amazon has finally put the paperback and kindle page up on their site. The menu on the right has been cleaned up a bit and I’ve added my Facebook page for easy access.

Now onto the important news that people want to know, where is Anathema? Well, sitting on my laptop waiting to be uploaded. The past two weeks have been busy and I just have not gotten around to it as of yet. So, as recompense, I will be putting up multiple chapters this week to get caught up to where I should be.

Prince of the Dawn Released

The year of the Night Reign has begun!

The day has finally arrived. The Night Reign Chronicles: Prince of the Dawn has been officially released in paperback. You can find the book at the Createspace store at the link below. The book should also hit the main Amazon site in about a week. The ebook was suppose to be released on the Kindle Store today, but unfortunately, the formatting was seriously messed up. I will be working extra hard to get that fixed and released as quickly as possible for those of you who want an ebook version instead of the physical book.

So again, a huge thank you to everyone who has helped me these past few years to get this book ready for release. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The Night Reign Chronicles: Prince of the Dawn

Paperback (6×9, 292 pages)
Price: $11.99
Can be found atCreateSpace (paperback), Amazon (paperback & kindle)

The light at the end of the tunnel

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There is something to be said for sticking it through until the end.  When it involves writing a novel, it can be a very long tunnel that you have to wade through to reach that end goal, that glorious light of accomplishment. I’ve been writing this book for about a year now and I can happily say that I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. It wasn’t easy though.

Many people dream of being a writer, a novelist, an author. They are a people of dreams who want to share their fantastic vision with everyone else. They are storytellers who create wondrous new worlds and skalds that believe in retelling history with a bit of flare to remember what has happened.  There is power in dreams and the worlds that are created with that power can be awe inspiring. No wonder there are so many people who aspire to be a writer.

Yet, most will never see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve seen various statistics on a writer’s success rate, which if you take an average of them, comes out to  about 6,400:1 odds that you will get published. Not very good odds is it. Still there is hope.

This average, however, is based on traditional methods of publishing your work. You find a literary agent and then they find you a publishing company to release your work. That is a lot of middlemen between you and your readers. While it may work for some people, for a growing number of new writers (like myself), the ends don’t justify the means any longer.

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Organic Writing

As I’m sure most of you have noticed, I have only been doing one blog a month for awhile now. This is mainly due to being completely absorbed in my writing. The good news is that I finally finished my novel Battle Angels! At just over 98K words, my third novel was an amazing experience to write as I just love the story and the characters so much.

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Book Review: Mistborn – The Final Empire

Author: Brandon Sanderson200px-Mistborn-thefinalempirecover
Genre: High Fantasy

Synopsis: For a thousand years the ash fell and no flowers bloomed. For a thousand years the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear. For a thousand years the Lord Ruler, the “Sliver of Infinity,” reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror, divinely invincible. Then, when hope was so long lost that not even its memory remained, a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa rediscovered it in the depths of the Lord Ruler’s most hellish prison. Kelsier “snapped” and found in himself the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, he turned his talents to the ultimate caper, with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

Kelsier recruited the underworld’s elite, the smartest and most trustworthy allomancers, each of whom shares one of his many powers, and all of whom relish a high-stakes challenge. Only then does he reveal his ultimate dream, not just the greatest heist in history, but the downfall of the divine despot.
But even with the best criminal crew ever assembled, Kel’s plan looks more like the ultimate long shot, until luck brings a ragged girl named Vin into his life. Like him, she’s a half-Skaa orphan, but she’s lived a much harsher life. Vin has learned to expect betrayal from everyone she meets, and gotten it. She will have to learn to trust, if Kel is to help her master powers of which she never dreamed.


Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars

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Milestones

Earlier today I reached the 50,000 word mark on a new novel I’m writing called Battle Angels (temporary title) which took a total of 46 days to reach. I didn’t quite hit the pace I was hoping for (50,000 in thirty like NaNoWriMo), but life has a way of throwing you a curve ball every now and then. I have to remind myself that writing is not a sprint race, it is an endurance run that you just keep chipping away at bit by bit, milestone by milestone.

The important thing is that I hit my milestone for the novel at 50K words (technically the second one). It makes me smile, because for me, milestones are the best way for me to pat myself on the back for a job well done and continue to drive me forward to the next milestone.

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