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 recently had a few requests on how to format a manuscript for paperback and/or ebook formatting. After some thought I realized that it would be easier and more convenient to write out the process and share with everyone. Please note though that the program used is Microsoft Word which I figure everyone … Continue reading Formatting eBook & Paperback for Publishing
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
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!
Truth be told though, I’m not sure what normal is anymore. Hello everyone, I was hoping that my time off to re-evaluate things would lead to more fruitful self discoveries. In a sense, it has helped me to recognize some things in life that I may have taken for granted. One of those things being … Continue reading Trying to return back to normal.
Writing is definitely the most fun part in creating a story. The author comes up with creative and wonderful ideas for their characters and the overarching plot. Everything feels exciting and like a breath of fresh air. Editing, on the other hand, is a grueling and painful process. Editing is when the work is analyzed … Continue reading The Editing Process
Hi Everyone! Great news! My editor has finished his revisions and I'm going through and applying them to the final draft of The Legend of Nariko: The Goddess Prophecy. Currently I'm finishing up the last changes and a few additional pieces to the novel. I'm also working on finalizing a volume 1 edition which is … Continue reading Book 2 Progress Update
Hi Everyone! Last week was a heck of a doozy. Work (employment) was overloading and burning me out with frustration. I was also eating a terribly unhealthy diet and living relatively sedentary, so my energy was all but spent. But Thursday, I started working out again and improving my diet with healthier options. After a … Continue reading Progress So Far