Author Journey January 2017

So the process of revamping my vampire series has begun… As I mentioned earlier, I spent all my available quiet time over the Christmas break plotting and planning the first half of the series.

Yes, that’s right, twenty-six volumes will take me to the halfway point and a pretty significant event in the story. They will all be short novellas ranging from ten thousand to twenty thousand words. I’m approaching it like a shonen anime series, although each volume will have a self-contained story while contributing to a much larger arc.

This month started slowly as I pushed myself back into the writing routine and it took a couple of days to really get going. I focused on a small target of just five hundred words a day and by the end of the month, I was hitting more than one thousand words a day. Continue reading “Author Journey January 2017”

Expelled from Paradise

Following a worldwide disaster, humanity fled the Earth to DEVA, a space station that houses a digital universe. The humans have given up their physical bodies, their consciousness digitized so that they can exist with the virtual universe.

Angela Balzac, a DEVA security officer, is closing in the notorious hacker known as ‘Frontier Settler’. Yes, her surname is pronounced ball-sack… get your head out of the gutter… She is sent down to Earth to locate and extinguish the threat. Continue reading “Expelled from Paradise”

The Seven Deadly Sins – Season 1

Britannia has fallen to the Holy Knights, the very organisation tasked with protecting the kingdom. The King has been removed from power, but all hope is not lost. His daughter, Elizabeth has escaped the city and is searching for a notorious group of outlaws known as the Seven Deadly Sins.

She finds the leader, Meliodas running a bar. He saves her from a Holy Knight and agrees to put the Seven Deadly Sins back together to help her regain control of the kingdom, not least because he’s a bit of a perv… Continue reading “The Seven Deadly Sins – Season 1”

The 100 Days Project

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

This quote from Stephen King is very much at the heart of the 100 Days Project. The idea is to do the same thing every day for one hundred days. It’s a great way to prove to yourself that you don’t need to wait to be inspired, you’ve just got to go out and find it.

I learnt about this project in 2014 when the company I worked for sponsored it. A call was put out to find employees that would be willing to enter and partner with the project in more ways than one.

Well, how could I possibly say no? Challenge accepted. Now, there are many ways to complete the 100 Days Project. Some people take a photo every day, some knit, or create origami sculptures. Not me. Continue reading “The 100 Days Project”

Run for your Freak’n Life

It was May 11, 2013. The smell of mud hung in the cool air. I looked down at my white overalls and brushed a piece of dirt off the biohazard logo. My friends shifted from side to side, adjusting their face masks and goggles.

Beside us, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles discussed tactics, a group of robots jostled to the front of the group, and the Speedo Cops limbered up. Some things you just can’t unsee.

A screech pierced the air. All heads turned. The zombies were coming. Soaked in blood with flesh hanging from its face, it lumbered towards us. A second zombie, clutching a megaphone, approached. It gurgled and crackled. Then the sound became clear.

Five. Four. Three. Two. One. A shrill sound erupted and we were off. The bloody zombie snarled and snapped as it charged towards us. I skipped around its lunge and launched myself across the muddy trench. Scrambling up the other side, I glanced back as it turned its attention to the other runners. Continue reading “Run for your Freak’n Life”