The death of a character is an emotional roller coaster for most. Some people will say it adds spice and excitement to a story however it can also do the opposite. Depending on the character, it can be intensely depressing or it can bring about a somber peace. With the exception of stories involving resurrection, … Continue reading Why Character Deaths aren’t necessarily a good thing.
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the idea of inclusion in story telling in all forms of media. A lot of this came from my own lack of cultural identity while seeing examples of representation and cultural references in the books I’ve read. I’ve been trying to explore my own culture’s history to … Continue reading Reflections on Representation
Hi Everyone, I can’t say it any other way, 2020 sucked. It wasn’t a great year for many and a lot of us suffered. It’s hard to really think on the positives of 2020 as it all felt draining and terrible. I feel though that, while my problems are nowhere near as serious or urgent … Continue reading 2020 in review and a path going forward
Hello everyone, While this has been a frustrating wait for the final book proof to arrive, I do have to acknowledge several things. The first being that this is the Christmas season and to expect my final book print to take precedence over the thousands of gifts shipping out for the holidays is a rather … Continue reading Book Proof still has not arrived
Hi Everyone, I was hoping to use today's post to officially announce the publication of my second book. Unfortunately I discovered a major formatting issue which led to multiple blank pages to show up randomly throughout the entirety of the book. I spent eight hours on Saturday trying to figure out what the problem was, … Continue reading Book Publishing Woes
Hi Everyone! While waiting for the final proof copy of Book 2 to arrive, I took some time to reflect on how I got here and how long it took to really finish and publish The Legend of Nariko: The Goddess Prophecy. My initial goal was to publish this book back in July and then … Continue reading Author Update #2
Hello everyone! It’s been a chaotic week but thankfully I was able to get the book fully edited! I wanted to make sure I had time to comb through the book for consistency. This felt necessary, especially with sequels as its easy to miss the little details. Currently the final step is just making sure … Continue reading Update: Book fully edited!
Hello!I wanted to take the time to give an update on what’s going on with me and how things with The Legend of Nariko: The Goddess Prophecy are going as well as how things have been progressing. These past couple of months have been more taxing than I initially expected to be honest. I hadn’t … Continue reading Update: Publishing Timeline and my Mental Health
I’ve come across an interesting realization as I work towards a more focused and productive lifestyle. I was hoping to have my book and my current art project completed by the end of October. The recent events have really destroyed my motivation and discipline. For the past few months I’ve been in a rut that’s … Continue reading Scheduling the day according to Energy
Hi Everyone, Unfortunately, the past few weeks have not been so great. My mind has been a bit all over the place, trying to deal with everything all at once. I’ve barely been able to focus on writing and I haven’t been able to draw for the past two weeks. It’s been a strange couple … Continue reading Unfortunate events and delays