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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…

What is Writing To You?

Long ago when I was a boy I bought my first comic book, and seeing Conan on the cover killing his enemy started the thoughts of my best friend and I starting our own comic book.  First we had to make up characters.  Check.  Then developed our dark super hero group.  Check.  Next we made new character after new character until our number grew to around three hundred, which is pretty impressive (in our minds) for 4th graders.

Now the hard part started.  Well, the hard part for me.  I found out pretty early that although I was a decent artist, my best friend was and still is an excellent artist.  So of course putting my work up against his was a little discouraging.  He never compared his art to mine, but in the back of my head I thought the art aspect of our new adventured was to be left to him.  I went the writing route.  I put out scripted comic books and had my friend draw the scenes.  I found I actually enjoyed this more than drawing.

As the years passed, and the thought of doing just comic books faded, I decided to take my characters and put them in novel form.  I had this great idea and started taking notes and making outlines.  I finally started my first novel The Darkstone Chronicles:  The Power Within.  It felt great to finally accomplished something on that scale.  I took out story lines from the past and began to put down story lines for other novels.  I put out book II of The Darkstone Chronicles line.  I have all these stories lined up and I’m trying my hardest to get them out in the world.

Writing to me is showing the world that I live in, the universe I created in my head.  At the end of the day, I just love writing whether people read it or not.  It’s who I am, and who I will always be.

More to come…

A little help for you

I found these very helpful tips on Facebook for writing and had to share.

   
    
    
    
   

Anne Rice’s The Prince Lestat

Very very soon a new novel by Anne Rice will be released. Another chapter in The Vampire Chronicles will be out for everyone to read and love.
Anne Rice is hands down my favorite author and I feel totally excited to be immerse in her writing once again. Go out and preorder now!
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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.

More To Come…

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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