Hello everyone!Been a hectic few months trying to get the first draft of The Legend of Nariko: Hellfire Rising done, might even change the title though I don’t think it will be necessary. The first draft is writing the entire story, discovery writing as the story almost develops itself. The second draft is, ideally, going … Continue reading Author Update: Book 3 Draft #2 in the works & New Book Series in the works
Author Musing: What I Learned Finishing my Book 3 Draft a Year Late
Hello Everyone! An odd way to announce that the first draft of my third book, The Legend of Nariko: Hellfire Rising, is finally done after all this time, but I felt it was appropriate given the challenge it presented. When I published my second book, it was January 2021 when the pandemic quarantine was still … Continue reading Author Musing: What I Learned Finishing my Book 3 Draft a Year Late
Story Musing: Challenge with Mystery is Key
This week was a bit of a struggle for me. I was trying to write out the remaining chapters of my third book to finally get this draft done. But something just never felt right as I continued to write the remaining chapters. I had the main plot figured out, I had the mystery established … Continue reading Story Musing: Challenge with Mystery is Key
Story Musing: Too much mystery and the importance of explanation.
Originally, I was going to have another book review prepared for today to fit in the usual scheduled cadence that I planned for. However, I felt the need to rant a bit about a writing failure I’ve been seeing quite a bit of. I am a big fan of the game Destiny 2 which had … Continue reading Story Musing: Too much mystery and the importance of explanation.
Author Update: Planning Out The Year
Hello everyone!February was certainly a hectic month. I had a lot to tackle but more importantly I had to rewrite a fair bit of the book 3 draft to make it flow better. I felt a bit defeated but I kept writing and slowly chipped away at the length of what remained. This weekend I … Continue reading Author Update: Planning Out The Year
Story Musing: Additive Worldbuilding
Worldbuilding is one of the most difficult challenges an author can face. It’s a multifaceted problem as it requires a full and clear understanding of the setting being developed for the story to function within. It’s even more difficult when the world the story takes place in is entirely fictional. To consider the complexity a … Continue reading Story Musing: Additive Worldbuilding
Author Update: Back on Track (Mostly)
Hello Everyone! A bit of a break from the normal schedule, but I wanted to provide an update on book 3 of The Legend of Nariko series. It’s been about two years since the second book, The Legend of Nariko: The Goddess Prophecy was published and since then I’ve fallen into pretty bad lows of … Continue reading Author Update: Back on Track (Mostly)
A Renewed Focus on What Matters
Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday season! Mine was a bit more chaotic than I had hoped but it was still a good time with friends and family. That being said, I did miss a few goals I had set for myself, one of which is the “Top 5 Characters of … Continue reading A Renewed Focus on What Matters
Author Update: Very Behind and Struggling.
Hello everyone, It’s been a bit of a while since I’ve given a general update on how the writing is going and with the holidays coming up, it felt like a good time to discuss. This is a bit more of a candid update as things have been rather difficult to manage these days. Inktober … Continue reading Author Update: Very Behind and Struggling.
Return from Hiatus and What I Learned
Hello Everyone! Inktober was quite the slog, a lot more intense than I initially imagined. I’m not sure if that’s because I’ve become slower as an artist or that my drawings have become more complex compared to last year. But it was a very encouraging month as it really pushed me to my creative limits. … Continue reading Return from Hiatus and What I Learned