Holy Smokes!

My goodness, it has been a long time since I updated my site! I’ve just been too busy actually living my life to stop and document it, which is not a complaint at all. I have been LIVING these past few weeks, which is a big contrast to how I’ve lived my life the past few years. Not to get into anything too personal, but I usually am not an active person due to a multitude of health issues that render me immobile and curled up in pain, but the past month or so has seen me out and about in ways I haven’t been able to do in years. I’ll share some of the adventures I’ve been on with you a little later, because right now the biggest news I have to share is…

Da Da Da-da!

My book is published!

Second cover

It is officially available on Amazon. Paperback is $6 and the kindle version is .99 cents with the link to both right here.

That is pretty spectacular news in my world. Despite me being underwhelmed about it all, getting a story written and published was the very first thing listed at the top of my bucket list. Okay, honestly it was pretty much the only thing on my bucket list. But now that it’s out, I can’t describe the sense of accomplishment that follows it. It’s a mixture of me feeling like, “Ah, I can sit back now and bask in this accomplishment.” and “Now I can write and focus on what I really want…”

This book’s purpose was really just so that I could call myself a published author and die happy with my tiny bucket list complete. Now that it’s out and I still haven’t kicked the bucket yet, I am pushing ahead full steam into all the stories I told myself I would work on if my health maintained. I don’t expect this book to take off or sell like crazy or to make a huge impact. It’s pretty short, and though it is a great story well written, it’s over before you know it and preludes to a MUCH larger story that I’m writing now. That said, I still hope you check it out and tell me what you think of it. You can probably knock it out in one afternoon of reading. If you read for the whole afternoon.

 

The next project I am working on is a novel set in a world full of magic-wielders and non magic-wielders and their extreme distrust of each other. The main character is a fifteen year old thief in a massive fortified city who gets an exclusive invitation to join a thieving guild on the basis that he use his proficiency with magic to help steal stuff. I tell you this because I am thinking of posting some excerpts either on my website our through a special page provided by my publisher’s site, and wanted to get any feedback that you guys might have. If you’d like to read the excerpt, leave a comment or let me know I’ll post the link to the preview.

 

Now for something other than writing…

GEORGIA/TENNESSEE!

I happened to spend a week in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia with my family, and it was incredible. Peaceful, lively, beautiful, enriching. One day we even went to the largest used bookstore in Tennessee and spent hours there. Not just books, but they had movies, games, CDs, records, posters, anime, TV shows, graphic novels, EVERYTHING. I was heaven. I went antiquing with my mom, fishing with my dad, geocaching by myself, and I didn’t write AT ALL.  I wrote about three pages in total for the entire time I was gone, which is sort of sad, but I’m not apologizing for it because I WAS LIVING. I mean, normally, just picking one activity a day was a gamble for me and sure to cause pain. But while I was up there, I put all that crap behind me for a time and simply enjoyed what I was given in the place where I was.

Next…

 

MELBOURNE! (Florida, not Australia) TWICE!

Spending time with my peoples. I love my peoples. BBQing, movies, downtown tours, story sharing and beach walks all make for the perfect weekend with amazing people. I wish I could tell you more about my peoples, but they’re my peoples and not your peoples. They are some of the greatest people I know and I look forward to seeing them as soon as possible. They offer a much needed relief from the toxic culture that permeates so much of the world today. They bring out the best in people, not just me, and I thank them for it and the hospitality they offer.

 

Well, that’s all of the updates I’ve got for you guys for now. That is what’s been happening in my world; writing and trying to make sure I’m healthy enough to continue doing so. Hope you guys stick around for everything else that is in the works with me. Talk to you soon!

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