Sunday, September 11, 2016

Hearts On Fire is Finished! 9/11/2016

Hello Everyone and Bright Blessings! I came in to finally update y'all about the latest news... "Hearts On Fire" is finished and is in the editing process, and will be published by this weekend, if not sooner! I am working on editing the paragraphs so that they look accurate on Amazon's KDP  Previewer. I originally uploaded the files and then went to preview the manuscript, and found gaps, spaces, and cut off sentences all over the place which really got on my nerves, so the whole file got transferred to my old Windows program, which has always worked fine in the past. I do not like the Word Online program, it does not give me the right size of page layouts and it is a pain to work with.
So get ready to see the inferno start in the Romance and Fantasy department of Amazon, when Hearts On Fire makes it debut, as it is my intention to set the world on fire with my new book! This is a short post, meant to just be an update. I have my final college exams to do this week, and after Sept. 13th I get a break from coursework. So I will have more time to write, and do other things. Until Then, Have a great week everyone, and I will return soon.  

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A new era is coming... 8/7/2016

Hello everyone and Bright Blessings, I have fantastic news to report. The first installment of "Hearts On Fire" is "this close" to being finished! Last night I made it to page 196, with a robust 64,697 words written so far. I will not go into details per se, but let us say the merging between Tristan and Lucan was a rather brutal scene, it was actually hard to write and I even got a bit emotional while typing out the particulars, as that sort of thing isn't really up my alley of things to write about. However, the resulting scene that came afterwards was really uplifting, and Serena Drake has just gotten herself a jaw dropping eyeful of one drop dead sexy, newly merged Dragon God, but she is not too sure she likes the new and improved Tristan all that well just yet. How I wish I could somehow procure a picture of what that might look like, but when you all read the slick details you will get the idea. Oh, and the previous plans of Lucan and the High Elder have been unveiled in a very unconventional twist of events. In the world of Dragons and Humans, nothing is conventional and nowhere near "normal".

The world of Draconia and the human realm is set to be dawned upon a new era, as Dragon and Human worlds merge together, and it all begins with the birth of a Princess,who is unlike anything the society of Draconia has seen for centuries. The Dragon Goddess will come into her own, and when the love of Twin Flame Mates reaches it's full manifestation, it will set the world of Human and Draconia ablaze. The question is, will two destined hearts burn with passion, or will they scorch everything to ash? I will leave you all to chew on that bit of fat, and also to gaze upon the new cover art for the second book, here ye go....

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Closer To Completion...

Hello Everyone and Bright Blessings! I said I would return soon with a more fleshed out update. Well as of yesterday, "Hearts On Fire" is up to 157 pages and 51,641 words thus far. A new mystery character by name of "Darius", has  recently had his secretive identity revealed. There's a bittersweet story behind who he is, but I am not allowed to tell you that here, you'll have to read the book to find out! Serena has suffered a potentially debilitating setback, and situations at the current moment are rather harrowing for the cast and characters of Hearts On Fire.
I have decided to split the story into two books, as there is suddenly so much flaming hot new material to add, that trying to cram it all into one book would mushroom this into a 500 page behemoth, if I were to keep on writing. I am already looking at over 200 pages, and that is really stretching out a romance story into what to some might be considered a rather long read. I got carried away, scenes transferred over to the fingers, and fired up the keyboard, the muse was dancing on her bed of coals and chanting like a siren in my head, so now I have a lot of material that I need to pare down a bit. Hmm...maybe a lot... either way, if I continue on the current writing trend, I just might have this book finished and published by August (?)... I don't want to sit here and possibly jinx myself by predicting a published-by date just yet... The next title to the ongoing story will be "The Dragon Goddess", and I am itching to get a cover image created for it, however I have five written assignments, and two quizzes for Business Management classes, to have turned in by midnight on this coming Tuesday, so any other artsy endeavors are going to have to wait.
I have done a hand numbing amount of writing this last few weeks, the college assignments have to be at least 800 words a piece, and by the end of this midterm, I will have written another book's worth of nearly 64,000 words on average, in just written assignments! Now times that by the next 23 months.... that will be at least 368,000 words, if not more, and that translates into nearly six books worth of assignments written by the time I graduate. Imagine if I actually save all those written assignments, and create books from those? Now there's a thought... I am going to have to go for now, those assignments are not going to write themselves, and the muse that dances on the bed of hot coals that has become "Hearts On Fire", is calling my name again.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hearts On Fire Update 7/20/2016

Hello everyone and Bright Blessings. I realize it has been weeks since I was here last, however there have been a plethora of changes for me in the last couple of months that have pretty much kept me hopping and keeping up with blog posting has taken a slight setback. Rest assured the book writing is still in progress, just going a bit slow.
As for Lucan, Serena, and the cast of "Hearts on Fire" life is about to take a wild turn into the unknown, as the date for the merging draws near, the tension in the air is so thick you could cut it with one of Lucan's Damascus blades, as if it were a slice of bread. Tristan is still healing in the Healer's Ward, and Lucan and the High Elder have just begun the implementation of a secret plan of their own machination, possibly at the cost of their own souls and place in the Higher Realms, if it means Lucan can be part of Serena's life forever. How far will a dragon truly go, to preserve the love he holds in his heart for his most priceless treasure? Can you defy the High Creator in such a way,without damning your soul to the Abyss for eternity? We shall soon find "Hearts On Fire " continues to blaze across the pages and comes to an end that will make a dragon's breath feel like a cool breeze.

As for "The Darkened Path: Shades Of Twilight", that book is on hiatus for a bit, as I compile notes and information to edit together. I am on chapter 3, and somewhat in a bind about how to proceed at the moment. The rattling specter that was clanging about to be set free, has decided to go quiet and not provide any musings for me to write about. I am sure it will decide to clank its chains and provide some feedback fairly soon.  If you haven't read any of my books yet, I'd suggest you pick up The Darkened Path Book 1  and start your journey today. There are currently 4 books in the series, so there is a fair amount to keep one reading well into the late hours, while I finish the next installment! I m going to go for now, there is yet more writing to be done, and I shall return as soon as I am able.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Writing Update 5-31-2016

Hello everyone and Bright Blessings! I hope everyone is doing well? I have been quite busy with writing content articles for my Crowd Content writer's account, and making some much needed side money. To date I have written 19 short articles for them, and I have made $63.00. No that does not sound like a lot, however I recently just started accepting work from them. Some articles pay $2.40 per 200 words, and then there are some that pay higher amounts. The last article I wrote was 800 words long and explained the basic structure of a argumentative essay for college students,that paid me  a decent $16.00. Realistically that is more pay than just one Kindle or Paperback book sale pays from Amazon, so in actuality I am making more per "sale" from working for a content writing service. I would have to sell several copies of my books to get to $63.00 on Amazon if you go by their royalty payment scale. I get paid every two weeks from Crowd Content if the payment threshold reaches $10.00. I have applied to other content writer services that are looking for freelance writers, so hopefully soon my side income will become a more stable venture,and I finally get to see more money flowing. Being a writer is my dream, and I am extremely determined to make a full time living from it someday.
Writing on my book series has obviously taken a downturn, due to my sudden need to be making it rain, but The Darkened Path series is far from forgotten, and the next scene of Hearts On Fire is percolating in my mind. Dragons are difficult creatures to write about, and Lucan Drake is definitely not your average scaly serpent.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A new book for "The Darkened Path" series.

Hello everyone and Bright Blessings! Tonight I began a new venture onto "The Darkened Path" series. This idea for the new book has been "haunting" me for awhile, and I finally was seized with the "spirit" to start writing on this new book. As of this minute, I have 41 pages and 10,126 words added into it and written out. Since "Hearts On Fire" is steadily picking up steam and heading towards completion, I needed to hurry and find something new to write. "The Darkened Path:Shades Of Twilight" has been a two page rough draft on my Word documents for months now, because I wasn't even sure if I really wanted to write this one. There are literally hundreds of books out there on paranormal type subjects, but I felt a strong compulsion to write my own contribution to that area of metaphysical study, and I always follow the muse wherever it decides to lead me. The muse said "Paranormal, Ghosts, Demonic Possession," so into that deep, mysterious, dark abyss of the unknown, is where I currently am heading. What inspired me the most? I am a huge fan of the original "Ghost Hunters", "Paranormal State" and "Ghost Adventures" TV shows..  I have also had several of my own personal experiences with what would be considered "paranormal phenomena."  
When I opened the document and started reading those two pages, I just started typing, words and paragraphs fired off my fingers at warp speed, and I had my browser open researching for materials and relevant ideas to keep writing into it.   I am going to try for at least 120 pages, but depending on what material I can come up with, it maybe less.  I am going to go for now, and write some more, while the muse is calling. I will return soon, Have a good night everyone!

"Hearts On Fire " Update 5-18-2016

Hello everyone and Bright Blessings! I haven't been in here much, and haven't been seen or heard from by a lot of people, in real life and on here, life seems to be throwing one thing and another at me lately, and I think if I see or hear or have to deal with anything else, I might just let Lucan the Dragon loose and give him permission to start up the fire pit.
Speaking of Lucan, "Hearts On Fire" has gotten a bit of a update,with 10 more pages and 3,667 words added to it last night. Yeah I know that don't appear to be much, but you can pack a lot of scenarios and situations into that 10 pages! To fill y'all in on what's happening in Draconia,and on plain old mundane Earth, well Tristan and Lucan are in the Healer's ward, due to a sparring match that turned extremely heated and went entirely too far. Hell and all of its nine levels don't hold a spark next to a dragon and a warrior that are both bent on having what and whom they consider is theirs.
Tristan just got introduced to a man that bears a startling resemblance to Serena, who at the moment, is not allowed to reveal his identity just yet. Anna, the disgraced High Goddess, and currently residing as a live in servant to the Mckinley household, has been making nice with Tristan's parents, dutifully fulfilling her penance, and silently plotting both Tristan and Lucan's downfall.Serena is hanging onto it all by a thread of sanity, and is seriously questioning her ability to carry on and be who she was destined to be. The weight of it all is almost too much to cope with. To top it off, there's a very royal dragon's egg due to hatch, and Serena's son Adrian was just hand picked, to shoulder a very important task that will forever alter the course of his, and everyone's lives...
To be continued....