Delays and Other News

It’s now nearly the end of February, and I’m sad to say that the Dragons’ Myth sequel is still not up for sale. I know I said in my last update that I wouldn’t post another until it’s for sale, but that was two, going on three months ago, and I was expecting things to move at a proper pace. Unfortunately, my editing partner is not making editing one of his priorities. I’ve decided that if he is not done by the end of February, I will move on and figure something else out, because I wanted this book done three to four months ago already. Continue reading Delays and Other News

Helping the Environment One Step at a Time

As an environmentalist, I’m always working on finding ways to make less of an impact to our Earth. After all, this is our only home, and once it’s gone, there might not be a way to bring it back. Before anyone brings it up, this post isn’t about climate change. Whether you believe in it or not, this isn’t about that. It’s about the oceans full of trash, forests being cut down, and animals dying and going extinct because of our messy habits – that’s a fact and not up for debate. We as a species are slowly learning to be more environmentally conscious, but when the large majority still don’t care, it’s not quick enough. Continue reading Helping the Environment One Step at a Time

Dragons’ Myth Sequel News

The last time I gave an update regarding the sequel was when I said I wouldn’t update until I was done editing and the cover, as far as I remember. Well, I’m excited to announce that I’m done those two steps, and the proof copy has arrived! It arrived a couple weeks ago, but Christmas time was busy and I haven’t had much time to do anything regarding it.

My goal was to be done the sequel in time for Christmas, but to be honest, I was lazy. I could’ve easily had it done in time, but I procrastinated! Anyway, now I and my partner-in-editing will be going through the proof a few times to edit it. I’m hoping to get it done sometime this month, but don’t hold me to that. If I feel it’s necessary, I might take a bit longer to do go through it a few extra times, but I will see how it goes.

The next time I post an update will be when the book is complete and ready to buy on Amazon. I’m really excited for its completion, as I feel like it’s been five or more years in the making, and I’m hoping it lives up to my own hype and that everyone enjoys it!

So Close

I know I said I wouldn’t post an another update until I was done, but I’m super pumped about it! The sequel is getting closer and closer to being done, which is extremely exciting. People have been waiting for it for about five years now, so to have it so close to completion is awesome. I’ve already done a few rounds of editing. Only a few more and then I will be ready to move on to designing the cover, which will probably take a decent amount of time, but the cover is the last thing on my to-do list for the book! Anyway, time to get back to work! Ciao for now.

Dragons’ Myth #2 News

I think the last update I did for the Dragons’ Myth sequel was in January! I missed posting an update for the 3/4 mark when that was passed; as far as I remember, I kept reminding myself but then kept forgetting! Anyway, so at this point in time, I’m basically done writing the book, which is exciting, since it has been about 5 years in the making (since I decided to redo the first before continuing the second). I’m very happy with the progress of the book – I made it a goal to be done writing it by summer so I could be fully done by fall/early winter, and I accomplished that goal. The reason I’m so happy with it is because the first one took about four years, and I can’t write one book every few years if I want being an author to actually be my career.

The sequel has *technically* taken about five, but that’s including deciding to go back and redo the original. I had around 50 pages at that point. I started working on the sequel again after I published the second version of the original, which was around November 2016. So I will have the sequel done in about a year’s worth of work. Even one book per year is not that many, however, so I will eventually be putting out at least a few per year!

Anyway, so I still have about 80 or so pages to write, but those will be completed as I edit and fill in all the areas I skipped (I skip sections/scenes as part of my go-to methods for overcoming writer’s block), as well as doing what I call “filler details”: the details added to make everything connected and flow. The only thing left on my to-do list for completing the second book is designing the cover.

I probably won’t be posting any more updates about the book after this until it’s fully done, simply because editing and doing the cover isn’t very noteworthy. As mentioned above, I’m still aiming for later this year as the release date! If you’re looking forward to the sequel, check back in a few months to see if there’s any updates!

4 Tips for Writing Motivation and Getting Your Book Done

Writing motivation can be a difficult thing to hold on to, especially when it comes to the dreaded “writer’s block”. With the second version of Dragons’ Myth having taken four years to finish, I have found a few methods of dealing with a lack of motivation and writer’s block. Continue reading for a short list on how to keep your motivation flowing and getting your book done: Continue reading 4 Tips for Writing Motivation and Getting Your Book Done

A Review For Zenni Optical

My experience with Zenni Optical was a roller coaster, to be honest, but it turned out great.

To start, I’m fine with reviews until there’s a bunch that just tear places or people down. Negative reviews can be helpful, sure, but one bad experience shouldn’t say something about the entire thing. I suppose the same thing could be said about positive reviews, but many people with a vendetta can make places go out of business, while positivity can’t. I personally like to give places, things, or people the benefit of the doubt – because after all, a lot of it is subjective; what one person likes, another person wouldn’t. Continue reading A Review For Zenni Optical

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