Friday, August 25, 2017

New Book, New Projects, Same Old Stress

Hello everyone!!

I figure it was time I gave an update on what is going on over here in my crazy brain.

For starters, today a new book has been released. Wander the Lost, Book 2 of the Roadside Paradise series is now available for purchase! If you have followed my blog for a while, you'll remember that this series was a fun little project for me to write and was a welcome relief from the intense concentration that had to be put into The Faith. Book 2 of this series was finished faster than I anticipated, so I moved up the release date by 2 whole months!




While it is nice to have the book finished so early, that does also mean that I need to take some time and breathe for a bit away from the books. I pushed pretty hard to get The Sacred done on time, and it meant burning up a lot of my creative energy. I'm going to take a little bit of time to regroup before I start on the third book of The Faith series, which I am still hoping to release before the year is over.

However, not to worry, there are 2 other really big projects that I am working on in the mean time. While they may not be more books to put out, they are related to my books. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you already know the 2 other projects I am working on (hint-hint: That means go subscribe to my monthly newsletter so you can stay ahead of the curve, too!).

Now, for one of these projects, I am only going to share a picture. It should be pretty self-explanatory what is going on.


Hmm....wonder what this set-up could mean.....

As for the other project, it is a large art project that will be released January 2018. I am hoping to devote the next month and a half to finishing the groundwork on that. In October, I plan to finally bring it to my readers and let them know what in the world I've been up to when I'm not writing these books.

So, keep an eye on the blog and social media over the next few months. There's bound to be some exciting stuff coming around!

In the mean time, I've got a lot going on in every day life that keeps me pretty busy. You know how people clean out their garages and have a yard sale? I'm doing that, but on a much bigger scale! It will feel so much better when all that stuff is cleaned and organized!

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

What a Day....

Hello, all.

I meant to post about The Sacred pre-order release yesterday, but it was a very trying and emotional day at home.



I had to say goodbye to a tree that I have loved dearly for many many years. She was the largest cottonwood in the state of Nevada. Not only that, she was the largest tree in the state of Nevada. I was amazed by how much life this tree supported. She had nests that were occupied by both Red Tail Hawk and Great Horned Owl. There was always so much activity among her boughs. I had planned to be married under this tree. Through the years, we had noticed stress and lost a few big branches, but about a month ago, we lost an entire section of the trunk around 1 in the morning. Two days ago, we lost the biggest section of the trunk, and it hit the house around 1 in the afternoon. Thankfully, of the 10+ people working the property that day, no one was near the tree and no one was hurt. The arborist came out and told us that heart rot had started in her trunk years ago. It was only a matter of a few weeks before the other 4 large sections would fall, and we could not ensure anyone's safety.
So, the very difficult decision was made to take her down professionally to avoid any injuries or damage to property. I learned a lot about this tree I loved so dearly today. She was not 200 years old, as we had first thought, but at least 500, possibly older. She was also not a group of trees that had grown together, but a single tree that had sprouted many stems from an enormous root system. After looking at the wound at the base, we also found out that she had been through a wild fire close to 300 years ago and survived enough to continue growing. We have found Native American artifacts all around this tree and know that the tree was a popular wintering spot for local tribes. She saw an enormous amount of history.

It was heart wrenching to watch her be taken down. Over 500 years to grow. 12 hours to dismantle.

The largest single piece hauled out was 15,000 lbs. This tree was enormous. Pictures will never be able to do her justice. I wish we had been able to save her, but the arborist said it was a miracle she was still standing at all since her entire base was hollow. She lived a long and exciting life! And I am sure that all the cottonwoods in this valley are her children!

However, on a different note, The Sacred became available for pre-order on Kindle yesterday! It will be fully released on July 21st, so you won't have to wait long!




Friday, July 7, 2017

The Sacred - Cover Art Reveal!

Check it out everyone! We're getting close to a new release!!!




Check back soon for more information (hint: probably a week from now!)

Friday, June 16, 2017

What's Up, Everyone??

Hello, everyone! Guess who is (tentatively) back?

Is anyone else thrilled that summer has finally showed up? Although, two days ago, we did get a freak snow storm that our local news stations called #Juneary, but the sun is shining now and summer has finally arrived!

It has been a slow few months for me on the writing front, even with the release of Into Oblivion (which you can read HERE!). However, I am pushing to get projects done and hope to start releasing with more regularity soon. Of course, if you are subscribed to my mailing list, you know exactly how the projects are going and some new and exciting things that might be coming out in a few months.


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Anyway, during my blog hiatus I joined a few author communities and spent some time talking to starting indie authors. It renewed my inspiration and made me remember how excited I was when I first started writing and publishing books. Therefore, I have made the decision to come back to the blog, and to start working on some more projects. 

First and foremost, I would like to tell everyone that I am now offering my services as an editor, cover designer, and book trailer designer!

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With (almost) 15 books on the market, I know a lot about the self-publishing process and would like to help other indie authors get their novels out there for us to enjoy!


Secondly, I plan to launch a new, big project January of next year. Around October, I will reveal the project and I will be posting links to my Patreon and other platforms where you can enjoy this monstrous project I have been working on over the past few months, I'm pretty excited. Again, subscribe to my monthly newsletter to get more information faster!

And now, onto book projects. 

The Sacred, which is the sequel to The Faith is getting close to being ready for release! In March, I released the first of The Faith series, and have been slowly working on the sequel. Right now, it is not clear how many books this series will be, but the first three are completely mapped out and ready to be written. Stick around, this summer is going to have a new release!

Wander the Lost, which is the sequel to Into Oblivion which released last month, is moving along at a nice, steady pace. This Series, Roadside Paradise, is really fun for me. It's nice to have a new project under the name K.J. Amidon. 

Also, Into Oblivion got its first review over the weekend!



These are the two series I will be pouring the most work into in the coming months, as well as the brand new project. 

If you look on my author services page, you'll see that I'm taking requests for blog posts that you would like to see about the writing/publishing process. You can email those suggestions to inquiries@kjamidon.com and you might see them pop up here! 

When I have more news about each project, I will be sure to post here, but until some of these projects get a little more steam, the updates might be a couple weeks apart. 

The point is, I'm back, just not on a regular schedule! At least, not yet!

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Hope everyone starts enjoying summer! We'll be complaining about the excessive heat soon enough, but let's enjoy the fact that it's no longer cold, dark winter!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Going on Hiatus...

Hey everyone.

I have decided to go on a blog hiatus for a while. I'll still be around every now and then on social media, but keeping up with the blog and writing updates is going to be a little more difficult, as there has been no update and there might not be for a while.

This is not something I want to spend a lot of time on, but I do suffer from a mental illness. As of late the symptoms have become debilitating. I am in treatment and I am making strides toward recovery, but that does mean that I do not have much mental energy to spare. This is why it has been so hard to get words down on paper for upcoming projects.

Therefore, for now, the blog is going to be on hiatus until I am doing better. It could be a couple weeks or a few months, but if you follow me on social media you'll probably still see periodic updates from me.

I hope to be back soon.

Thank you!

All the best!


Monday, March 13, 2017

I Hate Daylight Savings...

Ugh, today is Daylight Savings and, as always, it screwed me up!

Because of all that, late blog post today!

I was thrilled to discover that The Faith is featured as a "Hot New Release!" My jaw hit the floor when I saw that, and there is still a part of me that is completely shocked.



We're approaching the final 5 days before The Faith is released. Between hyperventilating and trying to avoid working myself up, I have managed to plan the release party for the newest title!


This is going on now until March 19th!



Now, onto writing updates!

New Releases
The Faith - Click Here to Pre-Order!

Editing
Into Oblivion
     -Red Edits Round 1: 11% complete

Edits have started! I am actually getting more excited for this book as I edit it and work through it. Writing it felt very disjointed, but it seems to have come together better than I anticipated and I think I'm going to really enjoy working on this series from now on.

Total Words in March (so far!): 15,501

In Progress
The Sacred (The Faith Series Book 2): 5,126 words - 2% complete
Wander the Lost (Roadside Paradise Book 2): 3,812 words - 1% complete

Yeah....I know, not much change here. I am writing! I promise! Just...not these projects. But as soon as I get through my appointments today and tomorrow, I will be sure to sit my butt down and get cracking on these projects!

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Writing Update, Finally!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I'm hoping to start putting myself back on track now that everything with The Faith has wrapped up.

In case you missed it thought these last few weeks, I have been releasing little bit on The Faith. Last Friday the book trailer was released (featured below) and now The Faith is open for pre-order!



I can't believe that it's already getting so close to The Faith's release.

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As usual, I am super nervous!!

But, that also means I have some updates on what's going on on the writing front.

As I said in an earlier post, the word count below is not accurate to all the writing I have been doing this month. There is another project that is massive and I have been working on it continuously for years. Lately, with the work on The Faith, I have found my inspiration to work on it once more, so it has been taking some time away from other books. But not to worry, I still plan to spend some time with the books I plan to release soon!

I just want to let you know that, if the word count seems low it is because the huge project is taking time away from these guys. Hopefully, in a few years, I'll be able to release this huge project, but there are still a lot of factors that need to come into play before I can.

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So now, moving on to the updates!

New Releases
The Faith - Click Here to Pre-Order!

This book will be available on March 17th. Of course, if you subscribed to my mailing list, you got to see the first two chapters already! Lucky ducks! The rest of you will have to wait until March 17th. You can subscribe to my mailing list below.

Editing
Into Oblivion (Final Word Count: 57,851)
     -Red Edits Round 1: Starting March 11th!

As with all my books, I like to let them sit for a while, untouched, before I start editing them. I have a tentative editing schedule going for this book, aiming for a May release, but I have not officially planned a release date yet. I also am not sure when I will release the synopsis and cover, or if I will do a trailer (might be a really short trailer). Once I start editing it, I will let you know my plans.

Total Words in February: 25,398
Total Words in March (so far!): 13,905

In Progress
Into Oblivion:  57,851 words - 100%
The Sacred (The Faith Series Book 2): 5,126 words - 2% complete
Wander the Lost (Roadside Paradise Book 2): 2,216 words - 1% complete

Yes, Into Oblivion is where most of my words went for both February and March. For various reasons, I pushed aside The Sacred and with the big project going on in the background, I have not had time to do much work on it. I started Wander the Lost, which is the sequel to Into Oblivion while I had a launching point in my head.

I hope to dedicate a couple hours to both of these projects in the coming weeks. The craziness of personal affairs, visitors, and other real-life things is slowly ebbing. That means I should be back to my normal schedule and can devote time to these books as I need to.

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March is here, that means spring is fast approaching (finally!). My new year's resolution to release 4 books this year is already down to 2, so I hope I can keep up this pace and reach that goal!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Faith Book Trailer Reveal

The time has come!

Here is the book trailer for The Faith. Also, the release date.



This book will become available on March 17th. Get ready everyone, we're almost there!

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Faith Cover Reveal + Writing Update

Okay, I know, I'm sorry, it's been a few weeks...

There has been a lot going on in my personal life right now, so the writing has been moving...slow would be a nice way to put it. I've been trying to get words down, but I've been so tired by the time I get to it that I can't manage more than a few paragraphs.

And, I've also been working on The Faith release.

Speaking of which...


Here's the cover!

We're getting really close to the release of The Faith. The trailer comes out next week. Also, unlike my other books, this one will be available for pre-order. It's almost here, guys!

Of course, as the day draws closer, I become increasingly excited and terrified all at the same time. 

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As for the writing, there is something I want to clarify. I have been writing. I've made a lot of progress on one of my other projects, but I still don't know if I'm ever going to release it. And even if I do, it will be many years down the road. For now, it's a secret! However, since it is a constant background project, I will not be counting those words in my word count for the month.

I know it's been a while, and I should have written more in this time...but I'm going to update you on how the projects are progressing.

Editing
The Faith
     -Red Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Blue Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Red Edits Round 2: 100%
     -Blue Edits Round 2: 80%

Total Words in February (so far!): 18,382

In Progress
Into Oblivion:  39,717 words - 75% complete
The Sacred (The Faith Series Book 2): 4,555 words - 2% complete

Now, the reason I am posting all this on Friday instead of my normal Sunday update is because I am expecting a guest. My good friend and fellow author T.L. Coulter is flying in and we're gonna have a writing week! It has been a while since we've done a get-together like this, and it is long overdue.

Click here to see her books on Amazon.com

So, she's coming in on Sunday, and I hope she kicks my butt into gear and gets me to get some good work done!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Faith Synopsis Release

Here is the synopsis for The Faith. The Faith will be released soon, and the cover will be released in one week! Follow me on social media for updates and goodies!


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Friday, February 10, 2017

The Faith Release Schedule

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday! It's raining hard enough to cause major flooding around here. Thankfully our house is okay and our animals are fine, but this storm is crazy!

Anyway, I hope everyone is ready to start seeing some stuff on The Faith! Here is the first trailer with the release schedule for the book! Enjoy!



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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Where Did January Go?

Well, I blinked, and January was gone!

I hope everyone had a good January. My January was very bumpy on the mental health side, but that comes with trying to write when you have no creative energy left!

So, because of that, I have been spending time going through old books, mainly the Dimension Guardian series, and cleaning it up again. It seems that every two years or so, I should just go through them and tighten up the writing a bit. I'm not making drastic changes. I'm really just going through and removing superlative words and the like. It's been nice to revisit the kids a year after their retirement. I've missed them!

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Now, even though I can't say I've made great leaps and bounds with new manuscripts, I can say that this week I set up for an amazing February for you, my dear readers~


The Faith is on its way to release. This means that in the next few weeks there will be a cover release, a synopsis release, and even a book trailer! I will also be offering The Faith for pre-order soon. This Friday, you'll get to find out when to expect all this great stuff as the release schedule will be posted across all my social media profiles.

If you do not follow me on social media, this would be a good time to do that.

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Of course, if you are signed up for my mailing list, you have already had early access to the cover and synopsis. Click here to up for my mailing list!

I am both very excited and extremely nervous for the release of The Faith. This is pretty common among authors, I think. It's nerve-wracking to have a book go out on the market. For me, it's particularly scary seeing as I have to measure up to The Significant.

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Fingers crossed that The Faith turned out as good as I hope!

Now, onto the (pathetic) writing updates.

I say pathetic because I have written very little over the past week....

Editing
The Faith
     -Red Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Blue Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Red Edits Round 2: 30%
     -Blue Edits Round 2: 15%

It's on its way, everyone!!

Total Words in January: 16,890
Total Words in February (so far!): 6,241

In Progress
Into Oblivion:  30,141 words - 38% complete
The Sacred (The Faith Book 2): 1,990 words - 1% complete

Once again, Into Oblivion takes the most credit for progress, but I am making headway on The Sacred, it just hasn't made it down on paper yet. I have done character and plot analysis and have a solid direction--I just need to get cracking on it! I'll get there, I promise!

So, everyone, keep your eyes peeled for Friday. The release schedule for The Faith will be posted all across my social media. Click the links below to follow me!

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Simple Little Update

Hello all!

Well, I have not gotten nearly as much writing done this week as I thought I would, but that's okay, because I got some other things done instead.

For that reason, there is not going to be too big of an update today. Most of what I had to say was said in Friday's Blog Post.

But, in case you were wondering, here are the current word counts!

New Releases:
    - The Degenerates - Click here to get your copy!
    - The Deserted - Click here to get your copy!

Total Words in January (so far!): 14,097

Into Oblivion takes the credit for this. Trying to decide the beginning of The Sacred has caused me to change my mind multiple times, so I've started and deleted it several time. I'll decide on a first chapter in the next few days, but after the end of The Faith, I have to carefully execute the starting point of The Sacred.

Editing
The Faith
     -Red Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Blue Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Red Edits Round 2: Starting Soon!

In Progress
Into Oblivion:  22,679 words - 30% complete
The Sacred (The Faith Book 2): 418 words - 1% complete
Inside the Silence: 27 words - 1% complete

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Website Updates: Extras, Goodies, and a New Story!

Unusual Friday post!

Hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying the final few days of January, because February is going to have all kinds of exciting things for you.

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There have been some updates to my website (www.kjamidon.com). If you have not been to my website, you better head on over there and see all the exciting new things I put up for you.

First and foremost, I have started putting up old newsletters on the Archives page. These newsletters are old. I will post them on the Archives page two months after I mail them out, so if you want to get them on time, sign up for my mailing list here! The newsletters are sent out the first of every month recalling the previous month and discussing what you can expect in the upcoming month. These newsletters are full of things I do not post anywhere else.

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Right now, only the November 2016 Newsletter is available on the Archives page.

If you're poking around the site, you might also notice that there is another page marked "Store." Yep. At the moment, I only have one item in the store, and there is a limited number. I hope to add more as time goes on. If you want a signed paperback of The Significant, this is where you get it!

If there are other signed books you would like to see in the store, post to any of my social media platforms and let me know!

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Now, for the update I'm sure everyone has been waiting for.

I have started the process of releasing The Faith. I will not tell you when it will be out, but the release schedule is now posted on the website.

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Yep, you will now find The Faith listed under the Written Works page, and it has its own page (granted, there is not much on it), On the page is just the release schedule, when you can expect to find the Synopsis, the Cover Art, and the Book Trailer. These are coming out soon, all leading up to the release of the actual book.

I am excited for this release. I hope you are too!!



Sunday, January 22, 2017

Getting My Groove Back!

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Thankfully, I am starting to get my groove back! 

Starting up again after finishing a big project is never easy. This has been no exception. I have the desire to write, but I have been unable to sit down and pump out scenes as I can when I'm in the middle of a project (I actually write faster as I go). 

That is slowly starting to change. I did manage to make some head-way on Into Oblivion, and even mapped out the story, which is a big step in the process of the whole thing. Now, I just have to keep my butt in the chair and get it going!

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The previous week has been a quiet one in general. I have caught up on some movies I've been wanting to see, I've sat and stared at walls for hours on end developing stories (no joke, that's how I do it), and have taken the time to catch my breath. 

I also have taken the time to schedule the releases of The Faith, so you can expect to see more on that very soon!

Speaking of The Faith, the sequel, The Sacred, it should start finding its way onto paper in the next week or so. As of now I do not know when I want to release it. It might be summer, but I will have to see how well The Faith does and how my development for Into Oblivion goes. 

The good news about all this? I am starting to make progress again!

If anyone is wondering why I harp so much on getting words down on paper, even when I have busted my ass to get three projects done in such a short amount of time, I'll be honest with you, it is dangerous for me not to write. As with most creative people, if I am not practicing my art, my brain can go to a very dark place and wreak havoc on my mental state. 

As Franz Kafka so beautifully put it:

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But, all of this is good news for my readers. There will probably never be a shortage of stories!

Bring on the updates!

New Releases:
    - The Degenerates - Click here to get your copy!
    - The Deserted - Click here to get your copy!

Total Words in January (so far!): 12,184

Into Oblivion takes the credit for this. Trying to decide the beginning of The Sacred has caused me to change my mind multiple times, so I've started and deleted it several time. I'll decide on a first chapter in the next few days, but after the end of The Faith, I have to carefully execute the starting point of The Sacred.

Editing
The Faith
     -Red Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Blue Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Red Edits Round 2: Starting Soon!

Getting the first two rounds of editing done on The Faith was an absolute chore. I mean, all rough drafts need an enormous amount of work, but this one killed some red pens. And it wasn't because the writing was worse than usual or because the story had a bunch of holes. It was because the story is complex and sets up for one hell of a ride, so I really put a lot of brain power into this first round of editing.

More than anything, it was to try and preserve the sanity of my test readers.

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Actually, my test readers love me!

In Progress
Into Oblivion:  21,184 words - 30% complete
The Sacred (The Faith Book 2): In development
Inside the Silence: 27 words - 1% complete

Now, I am considering taking Inside the Silence off the list for now. I am not making much progress on it, and The Faith and Into Oblivion are both series and they are likely to take over my entire brain in the next year. I will make my decision by the next blog post. I like the story, but it's not talking to me at the moment.

In other writing-related news, if you haven't seen it yet, there is a new book trailer for Inside!



Other than those little things, I have nothing to report.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy Friday! Have a Book Trailer!

So, with The Significant trailer turning out so good and considering doing another one for The Faith, I thought it would be only fair that Inside get one as well!



Unfortunately, I do not think it possible to do a book trailer for the Dimension Guardian Series (as much as I would love to!). That story is super complicated, super fantastical, and I think just a little out of the scope of what I can manage/afford at this time.

So, enjoy the brand new Book Trailer for Inside. This one was a doozy!

If you have not read Inside yet, it says it right at the top of the synopsis: 

WARNING! Reader Discretion Advised! 18+

Do not take this warning lightly!

"America is peaceful and back at the top of the world seventy years after the Second Revolutionary War tore through the country and gave birth to Central--the new government. For Lily Sandover the Second Revolution is just another war to learn about in school, until her political father gets promoted into Central and she is taught that everything is not as it appears.

Lily's family soon gets invited into a branch of Central that acts more like an exclusive club called the Commission of the People, and once you're in the Commission, you're in the Commission for life. The Commission of the People is responsible for keeping the peace of America, and Lily soon learns that the peace comes at an extremely high price.

Using her position inside the Commission, and the obsession that the leader of the Commission has for her, she tries to find a way to change the face of America and bring down the Commission of the People."

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Not Much to Report..

Happy Sunday, everyone!

I am afraid I do not have much to post regarding this week, as it has been a very quiet week on the writing front. I have been too mentally exhausted to tackle new projects and have been directing whatever energy I do have into editing The Faith.

The most interesting thing going on around here is the weather. We've had a series of storms come through the area, cause flooding, and then severe ice and snow that closed down most major highways, and more rain is expected quite soon. This meant that today was spent cleaning out irrigation ditches and grading horse pens to prepare for the next rain and keep flooding to a minimum. The plus side of all that was that I got to spend most of the day running heavy machinery--always fun!

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So, the updates are small today...but not at all disappointing if you're getting ready for The Faith!

New Releases:
    - The Degenerates - Click here to get your copy!
    - The Deserted - Click here to get your copy!

Total Words in January (so far!): Still 0

Again, I am sorry to report that there has been absolutely no writing done so far in January. There has, however, been an enormous amount of editing!

Editing
The Faith (88,346 words)
     -Red Edits Round 1: 90%
     -Blue Edits Round 1: 50%

The edits have actually been going slower than I anticipated, but that is because of the incredible amount of detail in this story. To set the right tone and in order to keep everything straight, I have had to go through it with a fine-tooth comb before I send it off for my test readers to be sure I have presented everything correctly.

In Progress
Into Oblivion:  9,000 words - 5% complete
The Sacred (The Faith Book 2): In development
Inside the Silence: 27 words - 1% complete

While there has been no writing, I have been turning over all kinds of ideas for these books, so the good news is that I am starting to regain my creative spark. Please be understanding if it takes longer for me to put down words on paper. Writing a novel is exhausting business!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

...and the crash

Hey everyone!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. It is raining like crazy over in my area, and there are flood warnings everywhere. Thankfully, we're out of the flood planes, but the storm has still made our entire property a soggy, muddy mess.

And it used to be so pretty covered in snow!


Well, if you've been following the blog for a while, you may have noticed that I have been writing up a storm the past several weeks. And, to top it off, I have released now two books!

That's right! The Deserted is now available!



I can not tell you the amount of relief I feel at having both The Degenerates and The Deserted done. It was a serious push to get these done. But now both parts of The Significant Expanded Story are out for you to enjoy!

And, not only that, but the rough draft of The Faith was finally finished.

So, naturally, what happened?

I crashed. Hard.

To put it bluntly, I have felt horrible this past week, and I know I am not actually sick because I am a hermit and I am in contact with almost no one, so I could not have picked up an illness anywhere. Also, my mental state has been particularly shaky, telling me that I pushed too hard on writing and I am mentally and emotionally exhausted.

But not to worry, I can never stop for long--I lose my mind from boredom!

New Releases:
    - The Degenerates - Click here to get your copy!
    - The Deserted - Click here to get your copy!

Total Words in January (so far!): 0

Yeah, I have not written at all this week. Like I said, I have been burnt out. Hopefully next week I can get a few thousand out and ease into a slower routine. Having The Degenerates and The Deserted on my release list was out of the ordinary, and now I can move to a slower release schedule.

I know, that might not be super appealing to my readers, but you will be very informed on every book coming out. There is already a schedule for The Faith, including the date for cover release and synopsis release, so you will know long in advance when the next one is coming out!

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Editing
The Faith (88,346 words)
     -Red Edits Round 1: 30%

Edits have begun! Of course, if you follow me on social media, you probably already saw that.


In Progress
Into Oblivion:  9,000 words - 5% complete
The Sacred (The Faith Book 2): In development
Inside the Silence: 27 words - 1% complete

No change on these guys, but hopefully soon. I am looking at May to release Into Oblivion, but that is a very tentative date until I am able to get back in the saddle and write again. 

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I will talk to you all soon!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Sorry for the late blog post, but something came up yesterday and I was unable to find time to write one. I had been in California visiting my grandfather, but weather changes forced me to drive back early to get over the mountains before the snow made the roads too dangerous.

By the time I got back, I was too tired to do much of anything.

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Anyway, welcome to 2017! Let's make this year absolutely amazing!!

 If you follow me on social media, you might have seen that I finished Draft 1 of The Faith! I cannot tell you how excited I am to have that project in editing. I have been wanting to write this story for years, but it is a very difficult project, as there is a lot going on, so I never had the courage to tackle it. But now, book 1 has moved into editing and I am pretty pleased with it.

With that moving into editing, the sequel has moved under "In Progress" but please understand if it takes me some time to jump into that. I have written more in the last two months than I consider normal and I am on my last creative leg for a while--writing novels is tiring!

If you want to see more about The Faith, keep your eyes open in February for cover releases, synopsis releases, and maybe even a little video for you!

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  I have made a few small resolutions this year, as I am sure many have. Some of them are a little too personal to share online, but here are a few!

          --Release 4 Books
          --Beat 2016 book sales
          --Brush up on my French & Japanese

          --Visit a country I have never been to

Let's see if I can make it happen this year!

Time for writing updates!!

New Releases:
    - The Degenerates - Click here to get your copy!

Total Words in December: 97,843

Editing
The Deserted:
     -Red Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Blue Edits Round 1: 100%
     -Red Edits Round 2: 75%
The Faith (Final 88,346 words)
     -Red Edits Round 1: Starting January 6th!

Notice how close The Deserted is getting?

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In Progress
Into Oblivion:  9,000 words - 5% complete
The Sacred (The Faith Book 2): In development
Inside the Silence: 27 words - 1% complete

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I will talk to you all soon!