(This post originally appeared to my followers on Wattpad. If you would like to check out the sci-fi novel I am working on, click this link.)
Just a quick update on my writing. I apologize that Scavengers is so long. I tend to write a great deal in a short amount of time. The draft that is currently posting is a rough draft. I have yet to edit it. The draft is complete in that it has an ending. I am going to post longer sections from now on, so you get more bang for your buck. That way the finished draft will be available sooner.
In other news, I have been working fervently on a family-friendly fantasy story in the vein of Harry Potter. After spending so much time in the darkness of space, it is nice to do something light and friendlier. Once I’m finished posting Scavengers, I will begin posting that book, called Spellbound Sword, on Mondays and Fridays.
A good question that I imagine people being too timid to ask is, why are you doing this? What’s with all the writing? I’m not exactly sure, but as I read more and write more and feel myself improving, I know that it is important to me. I am not convinced that it will ever be important to other people, but I can always dream. Sometimes we do things purely for ourselves. For the same reason I’ve started going to the gym, I’m going to continue writing every day even if few ever read what I write. I hope you will give my writing a chance, but I know that Scavengers is not for everyone. I look forward to potentially reaching readers of all ages with my next book. While it has a bit of YA awkward romance it is mostly a fantasy-adventure tale. I am trying to include as much humor as possible.
That’s all for now, but thank you again for reading.
Click here if you want to read Section 24 of Scavengers, my sci-fi novel. (Or if you’d like to start from the beginning, click here.)
In this chapter, Wiley returns to feed his captive only to discover that she’s lost the will to live. An unlikely saboteur reveals himself.
I feel like I am about 100-150 “pages” away from being done with a draft of Scavengers. It’s a good feeling! Thanks to anyone/everyone who has taken the time to read it. I promise you, or those curious but uncertain, it shall be finished. The end is in sight, though the end for some characters may come sooner, rather than later… BWA HA HA HA HA!!!
In this section, our narrator Tuttle describes how he and LeCelle left the Scav ship for good. Not as thrilling a flashback as Peg and Wiley’s, but one with long-standing consequences.
So, I’m back in Ohio now, shacking up at my parents’s house. It’s quite nice actually. I love the quieter environment.
I’ve been working diligently on my second novel. I’m posting it online as I go, and you can start reading it here.
In any case, I hope your holidays were good and that 2016 brings you lots of luck. I’ll be needing a fair bit myself.
But to make myself feel better, here’s a list of things I did last year:
- Invented a combat-based strategy board game
- Was asked back onto a TV comedy show since my bit last time turned out to be one of their most popular web clips
- Moved from soul-crushing LA to my hometown
- Finished a novel
- Started another novel
- Served on Jury Duty- and quite liked it!
- Started making steps to improve my body and mind.
So if you want to see things realistically, maybe a list like this omits a lot of downsides, but if you’re like me and see nothing but downsides whenever you open your eyes, perhaps a little pick-me-up is needed!