Author Journey April 2019

Got any big announcements?

Probably the biggest news this month was that one of the authors from the Black Death trilogy I’ve been working on has pulled out. It’s unfortunate, but it does mean we can get things moving again as we had been on hold for quite some time. We’ve already had several discussion on how we’re going to fill the void and have come up with a pretty dark and exciting part to add in. Hopefully, it won’t be long before we can release it into the wild.

How’s the writing going?

It’s slow, but I’m getting back into things. Obviously, Black Death is taking up the most of my time, however, I do have plans to update and post several of my Otaku on Writing stories to my website. I’ve also started looking at my Valiant Lineage series and have put together a new cover for book one. I’ve not updated anything yet as I’d like to get book nine ready for release first. Here’s the new cover and old cover side by side. Which do you prefer?

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Achievement Unlocked Award

Achievement Unlocked Award

So, I’ve been nominated for a geeky blogging award… does that mean I’m a geek? [Looks around as everyone else averts their gaze.] I’m kidding! Of course, I’m a geek.

What’s going on?

I love getting nominated for stuff. It’s like a massive pat on the back or friendly head rub if you’re talking about anime, which I more often than not am. So, thank you, Megan, from A Geeky Gal for the nomination, especially as you only nominated three other bloggers. I’m honoured that you wasted one of your wishes on me…

If you’re not already following Megan, as unbelievable as that may be, you really should. She’s a 3D modeler by day and geek by night, covering everything from anime and gaming, to poetry and even her wedding. Seriously, there’s something for everyone, but wait until you’ve finished reading this post. Megan has set some interesting questions for me to answer.

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Author Journey March 2019

Any big announcements? For a while now, I’ve been trying to break free from daily blog posts. It sounds easy, right? I just don’t post anything, but then I would look at the past four months of consecutive posts and I’d find myself posting again. It really is addictive!

Well, I did it. I broke free. Admittedly, it was because I went on a family vacation to Florida, spent a lot of time at Disney World, admiring all the families with matching t-shirts and the fathers with the ‘Most Expensive Day’ slogans on theirs. We all had a lot of fun and were thoroughly exhausted when we got back.

Anyhow, as a result, there were eleven days with no posts. I did keep up with my episode reviews of The Promised Neverland because that show was excellent, so there weren’t eleven consecutive days. I do feel surprisingly relieved now that I’ve managed to stop. Hopefully, I’ll be able to find more time for writing and editing my stories which have been shamefully neglected for a while now.

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Author Journey February 2019

Any big announcements? I couldn’t do it! I said last month that I was going to not publish a blog post every day, but I just couldn’t do it. That means that it’s now been one-hundred and twenty-three days of consecutive blog posts.

Considering that when I started blogging here, I was posting once a week. Ever since I completed the 30 Day Anime Challenge back in November, I haven’t been able to stop. Hopefully, someone has enjoyed them and it’s all been worth it… hopefully…

How’s the writing going? I have been focused on editing rather than writing, with most of that time going on the Black Death trilogy. That’s coming along nicely and the more I re-read it, the more excited I am to get this published. There’s also the possibility that we will post the entire first book online for a limited period. There are three authors involved and we each have a storyline that’s twenty chapters long. We will each post a chapter a day to our websites. I’ll be sure to make an announcement closer to the time, so keep your eyes open.

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A Real Neat Threepeat!

Catching up on some tag posts and this seems like a great place to start. Thanks for the nomination Amelia, I do enjoy completing these posts and it’s always great to be thought of.

This is my third Real Neat Blog Award and that means I have another great set of questions to answer. So, thanks again, Amelia.

All right, rather than drag out the intro, let’s get on with it.

As with all good things there are some rules to follow:

  1. Display the award logo.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  3. Answer the questions of the one who nominated you.
  4. Nominate 7-10 bloggers
  5. Ask them seven questions

And now for the questions:

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