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October Release

It’s been about half a year since I last made a post. But I’m a writer, so inevitably I always end up on this blog. That’s mainly due to me releasing or in the process of publishing a novel. Earlier this year a friend inspired me to finish one of my favorite projects originally named, Love Bleeds Red but has now been rewritten as, Pretty Monsters.

The story is about a girl who was cursed by a demon two centuries before the story takes place. The curse gives her immortality in exchange for her humanity. She can never die but every living thing she encounters will fear and either run away or attack her. So for two hundred years she suffers loneliness, persecution and isolation. It seems her life will be an eternity of darkness until she meets a boy who for some reason is immune to the effects of her curse. He falls for her instantly and despite her strongest efforts she can’t seem to push him away so he can’t discover her dark secret. As she lets him in she has to keep him from getting hurt from the darkness inside of her.

This story has a lot of supernatural elements along with action and romance. I got inspiration from Harry Potter while writing the story over and over. I wanted it to have a magical and out of this world sort of feel to it. Then I added horrific elements to make it out to be a somewhat romantic and dark fairy tale. I tried to include a lot of mythical creatures (no spoilers) some already known and others I made on my own. Pretty Monsters has been requested over and over from people who either know me personally or have had a class with me and heard about the story. I’ve finished its final draft and now it’s in the revision and editing stage. I plan to release it on Halloween because what a better time to release a horror themed story on Halloween?

Aside from the story writing I’ve been up to quite a lot this year. I’m finishing up my final semester at Ivy Tech before I transfer to university. From there I plan to major in Journalism and pursue a career in reporting. I have thoughts about going back to school sometime later to become a detective. It all depends on where I’m at in life in about 4 years.

That’s it for my update. I felt like blogging today. It’s been on my mind for a while. I’ve been getting weekly views for some reason and can’t figure out from who or why. But it’s brought me back. I plan to start blogging every other day or weekly.

 

 

Back To Blogging!! Working on my next book, “Where is Dreamland?”

Hello followers, bloggers and of course, book readers. It’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted but as I’ve said in the past, this blog will never come down. Writing books is my dream and since April 1st 2014, I’ve been proud to be able to say that I am an author. Hero’s Romance continues to sell monthly both from me and online. It is available on Kindle and paperback. Check out the buy a book tab for more details.

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Updating my blog comes to mind weekly but I never know what to write about. When I first started my blog, I was in the process of publishing Hero’s Romance. So daily, I would post my progress with editing, formatting, revisions and so forth. Then I posted about my signing and release of the book. But after that I didn’t really have a subject for blogging since the mission was accomplished. Early this week I met a woman at work who inspired me to blog more.

After telling me she was writing a book that she wanted to publish, I told her about my publishing experience. Then I showed her the book. She was really impressed and motivated, with me writing/publishing a 456-page book at the age of 20. So then she went into telling me about a writer’s society here in Indy and gave me her blog’s web address. She told me that she doesn’t restrict her blogging to just her books which gave me the idea to blog weekly/daily, even if it’s not about my book.

For this post I will just give a quick update on what I’m doing as far as projects go.

I have been working on a story called, “Where is Dreamland?” The story focuses on a boy named, Ryan Reeds, who moves away from home to attend a University. He meets a girl named, Alice James and learns that she is his pen pal of two years. He knew her as May and had never seen her face.

After realizing who one another are, they instantly connect and eventually fall for one another. Things take a scary turn when Alice suddenly goes missing.  With her being his dream girl, Ryan must make a journey to find her. The further he gets into the journey the more he discovers that there’s more to Alice than she has allowed him to see.

I have very strong feelings about this book. A lot of things going on in my life have inspired this story. So far I have written 105 pages for this, which is why I have decided to stick with it, finish it and publish it.

Aside from, Where is Dreamland, I have also been working on a mini comic book series based on Hero’s Romance. I’ve been working on my artwork and getting storyboards made.  I will post pictures of my progress sometime. I have a Japanese comic art style. But I’m looking to draw the series in a more realism based style but still have a comic book look. So I’ve been working on realism and drawing portraits.

That’s all I have for you all as far as updating goes. I plan to update more frequently so there’s no need for me to write everything all at once. But currently I have A LOT going on as far as writing and my dreams go. I plan to share it with all of you. Keep writing and blogging! If you haven’t checked out Hero’s Romance give it a peek. It’s a must have for hopeless romantics.