It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to write anything that wasn’t work related in some way. This happens, work takes over and I set aside all the enjoyable things I do so I can make ends meet. I forgo the few hours of daily writing for a few long hours of work and then the days pass into weeks, then on to months. Suddenly, my stories are just whispers of legend, long forgotten in my mind, but bits and pieces surface as a reminder that those words long to be on paper and the legends cry to be reborn.
Today, I set aside time, juggled my schedule and sat before the keyboard. Words flow into sentences, sentences form paragraphs, and paragraphs fill a page, then two and three. I miss this time where I live in the life of characters spawned for imagination, my imagination.
For the first time in a long while, I am not handing myself the above card. It feels good.
Photo by Unknown, Stolen from Internet.
Seven Deathly Soles
It seems my life is full of projects, one following another, sometimes overlapping in waves of tasks and to-do lists that sometimes seem overwhelming. Its never-ending, writing projects, work projects, personal projects, on and on. I’m not complaining though. There is a messed-up part of me, deep down inside that enjoys all the hectic tension and stress of living under a deadline of some sort.
My favorite projects are always the writing projects. While writing I get to live in the minds and worlds of some character I’ve created. If I’m lucky, that character is massively flawed, torn, and lost. If I’m very lucky, that character gets to find their way back from the Hell I’ve put them in. At times, it works out for them or not, but it’s always pure enjoyment for me.
Lately, I’ve had some special projects, ones that I am honored to be a part of. I’ve had the chance to be set aside some very awesome and talented authors. Both Seven Deadly Sins and now, Seven Deathly Soles have some incredible stories by some remarkable writers.
On to the next project, Machina will be a blast to write.
Make sure you follow these other wonderful Seven Deathly Soles authors as well, Lori Gordon, Christi Craig, Mark Souza, E. Victoria Flynn, Dawn Kirby, and Michelle Anderson-Picarella. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Purchase Seven Deadly Sins II here.
In between life’s responsibilities, I’ve been hitting the keys as much as I can. Mind you, its never as much as I would like but a writer does what can be done in the time one has.
One of my recent works is Left, a seriously twisted science fiction short about a woman who is left behind on a scouting mission, captured by an strange alien force, and it gets worse from there. She returns to exact her revenge on those she feels are guilty. Wrath, a deadly sin. She pushes the envelope beyond simple revenge. Warning, this is not a story for the weak of heart.
Left has been published by 7DS Books in an anthology and I’m proud to say that I was invited to join six other fantastic and amazing authors. Today happens to be the Siniversary, which you can check out and join in on the fun on Facebook and pick up the Kindle version for free. Or just click the image to the right.
Read it, let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it.
Make sure you follow these wonderful Seven Deadly Sins authors as well, Michelle Anderson-Picarella, A.T.Russell, Michelle Horst, Tymothy Longoria, Dawn Kirby, and Vicki Adair. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Its Sunday. No one is around and I have the day to myself. Its time to rock the words and get some writing done. I’ve not spent enough time with the pen lately (actually the keyboard) and I’m falling behind on that.
Its just a matter of focus. What I want? What I need to do to get through the middle part.
So on to it!
Logo artwork by Daren Bader, 2005.
Tonight I’m working on CARMA, my latest work in progress which you can read a teaser on my God of Nothing Blog. I’m trying for 1500 words per week but have been failing at that the last few weeks, so need to ramp things up and get busy. Also, will try to keep things updated on this blog. I spend too much time on all my other blogs and this one gets neglected.
So check out CARMA, and let me know what you think!
Photograph by Kev Stanton, entitled “White”