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I have returned!

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And with me, I bring something new!

That’s right, a new cover for Two Thousand Years!  Isn’t it so much more majestic than the old one?

Why the change?  Because I wanted to.

I’m finally getting into the meat of my story and I’m thinking I need more drama than floating rainbow orbs (which was exactly what I google’d when I search for the initial picture way back when).

Anyway, I’m back home now and ready to get into the normal swing of things once again.  San Francisco was awesome, and I suggest anyone who hasn’t been there to visit it ASAP.

I was also extremely productive while I was there – I found plenty of time to revise, revise, revise and I should have not one, not two, but THREE chapters posted before the weekend is done.

Maybe.

So thanks for the patience, and I hope I don’t disappoint!

21 Days to a Novel

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I’m always looking for something new and interesting when it comes to writing, so when my fellow WriMo ced17 told me about this book, I knew it was something I had to look into.

The book is called 21 Days To A Novel, and it’s by Michael A. Stackpole (you can find it on Amazon.com here).  From my understanding, the title is pretty self-explanatory in that t gets you to writing your first draft within 21 days.

At first I thought it was a crazy idea, but then I remembered that NaNoWriMo tries to get you to write one in 30 days, so what’s one less week?

So, before looking into the book myself, my friend gave me a quick rundown as to how this is supposed to work, so I think I’m going to give it a try when I go to write Book Three- Beginning’s End.

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WriteOn

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So let’s give something else a try.

I’ve now posted first seven-ish chapters to WriteOn by Kindle.

Apparently this is a more public forum, with more exposure.

Maybe.

And you don’t need an account to read them.

Fingers crossed.

Revisions and Novel Planning

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Sometimes I feel revisions and planning come hand-in-hand, especially when you know what you’ve already written, and have an idea as to what you want to write in the future, if you haven’t written it already.

Lucky for me, I have about 150,000 to currently work with, at my disposal, and counting.

I finished my first draft of Two Thousand Years four days before the November 2014 NaNoWriMo cutoff.  I ended at 53,171 words, which was the most I had ever written, at that time in my life.  Currently, I’m working on revising the second draft with over 60,000 words- I’m in the midst of Chapter Seven, and all is currently up on Wattpad if anyone wants to look them over (the shameless plugs will never end).  I expect three to four to five more drafts before I even consider making it more of a serious endeavor.

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Wattpad

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So apparently, there’s this thing where you can actually post your stories for public review.

But wait, MB… doesn’t that go against everything you just complained about?

Yes, but let me explain.

I think I want my story out there, bit by bit, as I revise it, because if it’s out there, somewhere, and someone – the right one- sees it, then maybe it won’t all be for naught?

Or I could just be setting myself up for ridiculous failure.

Anyway, the Prologue and Chapter One of Two Thousand Years are up on Wattpad right now!

I have a few more chapters that are on their second revision, so I’ll get those up too.

Thanks guys – I needed this.

In the beginning…

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I’ve been thinking for a while how I should start this blog off and how to do it right.

It took a jerkoff criticizing my work to give me that final motivation.

I’ve been writing for years, but I was finally able to channel that creativity through NaNoWriMo, and it wasn’t until 2014’s event that I finally found my Muse, so to speak.

And so, I’ve created this world and these characters and have allowed myself to become submerged in the drama I have created for them.

I thought it was good.

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