If you haven't seen the teaser watch it!!
I know! You got really excited and then saw we still have eight months till the release and disappointment washed over you. Instead of thinking how long we have to wait just think about how awesome the gang looked in their ghost busters outfits and how genius they were for not showing us Eleven, which raises the question what Chapter will they bring her back? Chapter 11 or the last chapter? I doubt that since they showed with the first season to wrap major things up but to leave a lot of little questions for us.
I'M SO PUMPED!!!!
Oh yeah, update.
Well, first, sorry about the enormous absence of blogs for the past several months. I have been occupied with a lot of work, school, work, and work. I am now a licensed real estate agent after several months of studying and I am enjoying it so far. I will go into further detail about all that in a later blog. Besides that, I have made progress in The Dragon and the Lumberjack I'm in the final edit BEFORE sending it to the beta readers. After that, I will fix the grammatical mistakes, character inconcinnities, and plot holes they pointed out and then, the editor! While it goes through those edits away from me I will be working on my next book that won't be the conclusion to the Thornhill trilogy but the start of a whole new series not of this world. ;)
Also, if you are interested in becoming a beta reader for The Dragon and the Lumberjack please contact me through my website or any social media.
Thanks for reading!
I haven't really gotten the one blog a month thing down yet, but that doesn't mean I'm going to give up on that. With this blog going up on the last day of August, I will try and get the next blog up in mid-September. Anyways, on with the update.
So, Kickstarter. I can now say I have done a Kickstarter. Yes, it wasn't successful but that doesn't mean I'm putting on the brakes for The Dragon and the Lumberjack, I'm just slowing it down. The late 2016 release date will be pushed back to more of an early 2017 release.
I've also started looking at other financial options to help with the book publication but none of them have grabbed my attention yet. However, I am thinking about fiddling with a preorder idea. Haven't thought through all the logistics parts of it yet but I will let you know if I decide to go that route. It may not fully fund the book but it does have the potential to make it a little easier financially for me. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section or social media if you would be interested in me trying again with a different Kickstarter-like site, if the preorder thing is up your alley, or you just don't care either way haha!
The book itself is going well, I haven't been able to write that much recently but that should soon change. I am almost done with the second draft and typing up the entire book from my handwritten draft. Once that is done I will be able to see how it all stands as a whole and be able to edit it like there is no tomorrow. Not going to lie, I can't wait to get this book into your hands when it's done! I don't want to give anything away as in story but I will tell you its longer with a lot more action and characters compared to the first book! Gosh, I'm so excited I want to leave work and edit the book right now!
Anyways, that's about it. Over this long weekend, I'll try and think of some ideas for blogs that aren't update related. Like before let me know if you want to hear my thoughts on a certain topic, review something or some more personal blogs in the comments or on any social media platform.
Thanks for reading and Happy early Labor day Weekend!
I know, I missed March. Sorry about that I've been a little preoccupied with this little thing called graduating. 33 days.
Once I graduate and am completely done with college I will be able to dedicate a lot more of my time to keeping on track with a blog post a month, if not more, and with finishing the second book in the Thornhill series. Still aiming for a late third quarter release.
That is one reason I hate college. The time it takes me away from writing.
Not that college has been bad to me, I've met a lot of my best friends in college and reunited with some old ones too but the homework, group projects, cases over steel or restaurants. Sometimes I think I should have gotten a major in English with a minor in writing but here's the thing, I don't like writing papers for school. That was one thing that kept me from getting that degree even though I am a writer. I'm going to stop myself there and get back on topic because I can go on for a while about my dislike of college but I don't want to complain. Been trying to cut back on that. Anyways, back on topic.
The most common question asked a graduate is "what are you going to do next?" It shouldn't be a surprise that my answer for that question is writing. The details on a job to support this passion, for now, is a little unclear. Luckily, already having a good job doesn't put me in a tight spot of frantically looking for a job but helps give me time to look wisely for my next job that will give me enough free time to write. I look forward to the day my writing fully supports me but that is several steps ahead and I may not enjoy it when I get there. I could be one of those writers that need a part time job or something that helps their writing by interacting with people or something. Working at a bookstore has crossed my mind a lot. I can say from experience that I do enjoy working at a church and wouldn't be opposed to that. I've spent so much time at the Coffee Cup that being a barista has occurred to me once. The future is foggy but not bleak or dark. It just causes me to look at the lighthouse as my hope for the future. With all that said I am excited about the future! That all being said here is an update on everything else.
The Kickstarter is ready to go, just waiting now till I finish the first draft of the book then I will pull the trigger. I can still see it being done before the end of this year.
I also saw Batman V Superman and Loved it! So, don't be surprised when the next few posts are about that movie. The first will most likely be about Lex Luthor and his character. I will also have some of my intelligent friends writing a guest blog on the movie but on different parts of it. Those should be coming out in May.
I am also thinking about getting a tattoo this week. I will post pictures if I do it.
Thanks for reading! you're neat!
So, where to begin? For half of November and all of December, I spent writing a screenplay and helping with the production of it. The screenplay was for two dear friends of mine who, as media majors, wanted to film a short film or two over Christmas break for their resumes and film festivals. When we were talking about it, I half-joked about how I could write a screenplay and they could produce it. They said yes and I got really giddy about it. I later found out we would all get IMDB credit for it so, yes, I freaked out. The entire process was pretty amazing and hard. I was still putting final touches on the script while we were casting for it, which was stressful but fun. My producers scheduled it where we only needed three days of filming to complete it all, which we did. As of right now the film is still being edited but I will keep you all updated on it as well.
Because of all that I had to put the book on the back burner till recently, which felt weird coming back to after such a long break. I definitely looked back over a few chapters to help myself get a running start at it again. Since going back to writing The Dragon and the Lumberjack, I’ve been able to be better disciplined about my writing, only missing a few days here and there. Off the top of my head, I’ve been averaging about six-hundred words with each writing session. That’s nothing when you look at some other author giants like Stephen King who writes, at least, a thousand words every day. Not there yet but definitely making steps.
I am also kicking around the idea of doing a Kickstarter for The Dragon and the Lumberjack. Yes, the pun was cheap but I couldn’t resist. Anyways, I’m still doing the numbers to see if it is a smart move. I do want to say though that if I do choose to do a Kickstarter, I will still plan to have a launch party for The Dragon and the Lumberjack where you can buy a copy or just come and hang out.
That’s basically it for now; I will have more topical blogs coming up in the weeks to come and a possible email sign-up service so you can get notified about new blogs or books coming out. Anyways thanks for reading! I couldn’t have done this without you all!
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