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 at: CreateSpace (paperback), Amazon (paperback & kindle)
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.
So one of the big reasons I started this blog was to kind of two fold. The first was to provide an outlet for the random writing thoughts that I have to inspire myself and others to be better. This, in theory, would allow me to network a little with other writers and generally introduce myself to the world of writing. The second was to be a place I could share information and updates on the novels that I’m working on. The little short stories are nice and all, but the meat and potatoes of what I write is my baby called The Night Reign Chronicles.
So I do some side work with the folks over at the Star Wars Artist Guild (Lal-Khan is my name over there) doing free artwork for people that is Star Wars related. Usually these are gamers that are looking for original artwork for their favorite characters. I find it satisfying to help this people in need and also use it as a way to drive myself to practice more on my artwork. In this case, a request came in for a starship called a Starrunner-class. This ship is very rare and mentioned in only one Extended Universe place. In addition, there is only one picture of this ship out there of any decent quality. I decided to pick up the request and give it a try.
So currently it is day four of the National Novel Writing Month contest. I’ve been pushing myself to write every day and I’m quite pleased that I have been able to keep on pace. My current stats are:
Your Average Per Day: 2,489
Target Word Count: 50,000
Target Average Words Per Day: 1,667
Total Words Written: 9,959
Words Remaining: 40,041
I flip-flopped back and forth the day before the contest started on what story I would write. I couldn’t decide between a fantasy story from my home brewed setting that I use for my D&D game called Night Reign or to use the Science Fiction setting involving the space marines that I used as part of me Building a Story series. In the end I decided to write the Science Fiction story as I already had a plot written out and ready to go and I figured that would make my life easier on my first attempt for NaNoWriMo. So far, I was right. Here’s hoping it continues to go smoothly.
So things look a little different around here. It has been a rough couple of months with the passing of my father to lung cancer and with that a reexamination of my life. I am so much more than writer and seeing that I am still in the stages of being a new fledgling writer, I have kind of run out of things to blog about. Why should this blog be so narrow focused? The short answer is that it shouldn’t! Long ago I embraced my geek inner self and I see no reason that I cannot put it on full display. Besides, if you know the author from aspects other than writing, you may gain a deeper insight as to how or why I write the way I do. It’s time to examine the geek side and embrace how awesome it is. The old high school stereotype couldn’t be farther from the truth. I’m more than just a writer. I am a geek.
What use to be Chronicles of a Writer has now become Geekology.