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Sometimes It’s Like Beating My Head Against A Wall

I know people that don’t write think that it’s easy to do so, and those of us that do write know how hard it can be.  We live the struggle of writers block, rejection letters, making time to work on projects, self publishing, selling of projects, getting your projects out into the world through marketing and other sources.  I feel like this is an everyday thing with me.  It’s not as bad as it used to be, but even when  I tell myself to write for me and not anyone else it doesn’t always work out that way.  I do want people to read and like my works, but I shouldn’t rely on that to keep me writing.

I should keep writing because I enjoy it, and I really need to get these stories out of my head.  As I sit here this very second writing on a blog that I have taken for granted for much to long, I’m thinking about working on the two books sitting on my laptops desktop.  Although I don’t feel like a real blogger in anyway, I believe publishing these thoughts help me in the creation of my other projects.  Even when writer’s block ruins my night, I can come here and share with everyone the hardships I see in my works.  This helps me in the long run to work through the wall that is keeping me from doing what I enjoy.

I am really bad at marketing and getting my novels out into the world.  The fan page that I have set up on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/DarkEmpyrean] has a lot of followers, and I hope they enjoy the things I do. I just get so frustrated that I start to rabble on like I am doing in this post. Do I feel like giving up sometimes and deleting my current projects? Yes I do, but I won’t. I know this feeling will pass like it has done in the past, and I will look back on this post as a waste of my time. I will see how I am over reacting and everything will go back to normal with me writing my stories. It is what I truly love to do. Well, that’s all I have for now, and I hope everyone returns to this blog to see how my progress is going. More to Come…

Just A Little Update

Sorry that I have been away for so long. I have worked on a few side projects and my time has been limited. My third novel, Alexander is coming along nicely. I am almost halfway through the first draft and feel very excited about my progress. I decided it was best to just work on this novel instead of working on two different ones like I was before.

My Facebook fan page is steadily growing and that’s really exciting and a little scary. I am so happy to have all my followers, but there is a small part of me that feels it’s weird that they would want to follow me, and it’s also pretty cool they do. If you would like to join my fan page, go to http://www.facebook.com/DarkEmpyrean and like my page. I post pictures, have contests, talk about books, writing, gaming, Cosplaying, comic books etc…

I am also trying to figure out new ways to market my first two books. The Darkstone Chronicles:The Power Within and The Darkstone Chronicles:Rise of the Death Lords. You can buy these books or download the Kindle version at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=the%20darkstone%20chronicles&sprefix=The+Darkstone%2Caps%2C265.

I plan on blogging, posting, writing, and just being an all around geek more often. Thank you for your interest in this blog and I hope you will come back soon.

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Update on Alexander Novel

My Alexander novel is flowing. I just wished I had more time to work on it. I plan on having the manuscript done by end of summer and then move on to the editing part. I am trying my hardest not to work on my other writing projects, but it’s hard to keep ideas from invading my head. So on that note, I push on.

I hope all my other fellow writers are having success in breathing life into their ideas like I have. I will put a sample chapter up soon to see how it looks out in the world.

More to Come…

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Still Writing Away

I really hope to have my manuscript done by the end of summer. I am really enjoying writing something different than The Darkstone Chronicles. I really needed a break from characters.

Besides my main book, Alexander, I am working on another called Temptress. It’s about a group of government female bounty hunters (takes place in the near future). Pretty excited to dive into that story.

How many of you are working on your own manuscripts? What’s your ideas for getting published?
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Alexander (Last name coming soon)

Here’s a small tease from the novel I am currently writing.  It’s about a family that was blessed by God and sent into the world to battle evil.  I currently having trouble picking a

last name for the main family.  Nothing I have picked so far has pleased me.  You may see a last name of the main character in this teaser, but it is not set in stone.  Enjoy.

 

 

Alexander entered his mother’s dimly lit room encased in a smell of lilac and vanilla.  Shadows dance around on the ceiling and walls occasionally touching down on the floor.  He sees his mother with her legs folded underneath her sitting in her favorite purple, velvet chair.  The chair being so big made his mother look as if she was a child almost engulfed by the upholstery.

She didn’t acknowledge Alexander’s presence and went about humming to herself, slowly cutting large locks of hair off.  Her mind began slipping many years ago.  The doctors couldn’t diagnose her illness and her symptoms persisted until one day she couldn’t hold on to reality any longer.  She doesn’t pose a threat to others, but sometimes she would babble on about various apocalypses, and has been known to speak in a wide variety of tongues.

She suddenly stopped cutting her hair and stared at the dark wall as if she was in a gaze.

“I know my son has come to visit with me.  I’m not blind.”  She pointed in the direction of the wall, but no one was there.  “Now, go away so I can talk to my child.”  His mother turned and stared at Alexander who showed no surprise by his mother’s actions.

“Who were you talking to mother?”  He calmly asked her.

“It was nobody important.  Someone that has been very bothersome to me lately.”  She smiled brightly.

“How are you feeling?”  Alexander walked over and sat down in the chair across from her.

“Nothing is wrong.  My friends tell me I’m all right.”  She began to get a distance look in her eye.

“What friends, mother?”  Alexander asked.

“That’s not what I want to talk about.  There’s something you should know.”  She started to become very excited as if the news would burst from her mouth.

“I have something to talk to you about also mother.”   Alexander crossed his legs putting his hands over one another resting them on his knee.

“You would like to know about The Coming?”  She gently brushed the strands of hair from her lap onto the floor.

“My friends tell me that they are already here.  They are coming for our family.”  She started humming to herself.  “Remember I used to hum this song to you every night before you went to bed?”  Alexander smiled at his mother.

“How do your friends know all these things mother?”

“My friends know all.  They are not of flesh and bone like you and I.  They go where they please and they know many important things.”  She stared down at her scissors as if she was lost in thought for a moment.

“What else has your friends spoken to you about mother?”  Alexander leaned over gently taking the scissors away from his distracted mother.

“They are also here to wipe out the family called Dresdian.”  Her eyes began to sparkle as if she became very interested in her own words.

“Dresdian.  Why would they want to kill off a demon family that lives amongst mortals posing as aristocrats?”

“I don’t know why.  It’s just what my friends have told me.  Are you dating again?  Have you gotten her out of your mind?”  She gave a sly smile and a small snicker.

“I did not come and visit you to talk about my social life.  Nor do I wish to speak of her.”  Alexander’s voice became very stern, but his mother could hear a little hurt lingering also.

“I don’t mean to upset you my sweet boy.  But what you seek is from the person you do not wish to see.  Now you must leave me.  I am very tired and I wish to rest.”  Alexander’s mother rose and gently kissed him on his forehead.  She stumbled over to her bed and laid down, letting out a long relaxed sigh.  “One more thing my sweet boy.  It might not be wise to talk to your grandfather about what you will do.  He won’t understand.”  She quickly fell asleep leaving Alexander to the silence of the room

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