I never wanted it to happen, but there is nothing I could do about it. I am going on hiatus. For the last two years, my life has become more and more stressful with family health issues, my own personal and professional responsibilities and the inevitable appearance of burn out. Writing has become extremely difficult, and even this blog post has drained what little creativity I have.
It all started with a comment from my wife who was going through Amazon. She was looking for a book for our boys and was a bit irritated that we couldn’t get an idea and that we should have ratings like fan fiction websites do. I thought it was a brilliant idea and decided to do some research and found fictionratings.com.
They have an MPAA like system that was pretty self-explanatory though most of the website was a single page. As I have wanted a rating system for my books so people know what they are getting into, I have decided to adopt the fiction rating system on my website.
For all the books, you will now be able to find out where they are sitting before you pick them up!
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I had a strange and ill feeling when I finished The Bastion at the Edge of the Universe, and I did not like what it boded. I remember putting together the last of the Ebook, staring at the screen as it uploaded to Draft2Digital and said to myself. “I’m burnt out.”
There. I said it. Words that, once spoke, make me exhausted and sick feeling. I feel like every ounce of creativity has been drained and then some. It had gotten so rough that I couldn’t even bring myself to look at the next story and even begin typing. This blog is a struggle to get done.
Gosh, I love to write.
I also know that I’m stating the obvious but as I sit back and look at the new novella I release, I can’t say that I don’t enjoy the satisfaction of going from 0 to complete. There is just something about seeing my work out there and gives me a sense of accomplishment.
That being said, I am happy to announce the release of The Bastion at the Edge of The Universe, a pulp influenced story that I started back in 2014 on the now-defunct Jukepop series website and finally got completed (cause the story needed to be completed).
You can, of course, find them in their usual spot through the universal book link or on smashwords.com.
I would love to hear your input even if you don’t like it. I can’t improve unless I get feedback and even if you read it and don’t say anything, I appreciate you taking the time to download it.
After going through everything that survived and what I want to do, I’ve finally got my new release schedule put together. Here is what I plan to do for the next six months.
For years I have always heard stories about backing up your work and making sure that it is in a safe place and it is something I have practice for quite awhile. The part that hurts in ways is that the day you get on to do your regularly scheduled back up is the day your hard drive decides to die.
It is becoming that time of year again where I sit down with my hopes and aspirations, then set out a schedule that would invariably disappoint me. This is also known as my 2018 book release schedule!
January – Ashwood Falls: Benjamin
February – Jassik Creed & The Meek Prince
March – Star Traveler: Atlas Gambit (#3)
April – Blood in Space: Harvest
May – Ice Storm Chronicles: Curse of Ice (#2)
June – Undisclosed Title
July – Undisclosed Title
August – Star Traveler: Plague of Setaris (#4)
You all know how much I love reading and writing. Sometimes I get hit with this feeling of a story because of a conversation or an idea just tickled my fancy. Now, it’s time for you to meet Benjamin. I’m happy to announce my next novella and it’s based on the Ashwood Falls Series!
“I know where you’re trying to go, Benjamin Holly. The question is: Will you make it there alive?”
You have met those in Ashwood Falls and the lives they live protected by those things on the outside but what about people who have yet to make it there or do not even know of it’s existence?
Benjamin Holly is one such man. Alone in the world and trying to find the place he sees in his dreams, he struggles to stay ahead of a darkness that’s following him.
Join Benjamin as he faces his nightmare in a little tourist trap where he must make decisions that could effect him and an entire race forever.
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