Announcements

Editing Stage Nears End

That’s right everyone. The first 10 episodes of my Kindle Vella serial is nearly ready! I submitted stories 6-10 to my editor last night. Once those edits are completed, my Young Adult serial will be ready for publication on Kindle Vella.

Are you excited? I sure am. This is a new venture filled with so much promise. I’m glad to be bringing this new Coming-of-Age serial to Kindle Vella readers.

Stay tuned for more announcements!

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Announcements

Editing Phase begins for Kindle Vella Story

Well I’ve started the editing phase for my upcoming Kindle Vella Story, The Harpy Rises. Upon completion, the manuscript will be forwarded to my new editor, who will oversee the final edits to ensure the stories are ready for publication.

I hope to have the first batch of 5 stories ready for my editor by the end of next week. Stay tuned for more information.

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Announcements

New Cover Art Revealed for Upcoming Kindle Vella YA Fantasy Series

A few weeks back I posted the concept artwork for my upcoming kindle vella series The Harpy Rises. The new artwork features a revised sword design with a harpy logo on the blade, and also the main character is now wearing a scarf. So what do you think?

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Concept Art for Upcoming Kindle Vella Series

Here is a look at some concept artwork from my upcoming kindle vella young adult series, the Harpy Rises. The image feautures a concept look at Rysa Torshavn, the main character.

More information to come.

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Announcements

Work Begins

I recently started writing the first few stories of my new Kindle Vella series which I mentioned in my last post. The first few stories are already done, and after that they will need to be edited and proofread before they are posted on Kindle Vella. I’ll have a working title for everyone in my next post.

T.A. Uner

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Announcements

New Project Begins

I’ve been working on a new project since my last post. This is a Fantasy Young Adult serial to be featured on Kindle Vella. If you haven’t heard, Kindle Vella is a new platform that allows writers to publish stories. Readers will always get the first few stories free, and after that they can continue to follow the stories using tokens.

I’ll be posting more information on my Kindle Vella venture as information becomes available.

Stay safe everyone!

T.A. Uner

Note: Kindle Vella Logo Property of amazon

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Announcements

Back at it

Well it’s been quite some time since I’ve written something, so I felt that the time was right to return to my online ramblings. When last we spoke, I had announced my “Retirement” from writing. Well, things have changed, and back in early April I decided to return to writing.

Have the words flowed like a river since I’ve returned? Well, not quite. But I have been working on a new standalone project. I won’t go into detail about it since it’s in the very early stages, but I thought I’d dust off my literary cobwebs and try my luck again at this thing called writing. I’ll give you a hint though, it’s a book for middle grade readers, will have no bad words or sex scenes, and will be fantasy in nature. Ohh, and it’s based in the same universe as the Leopard King Saga.

The moral of the story? A true writer can never retire from writing. The unwritten stories will torture your psyche until you get them down, or at least start working on getting them down. So don’t quit folks, not at anything, unless it’s a bad habit, and in that case, replace it with something good.

Now, back to my writing. Talk to you soon!

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Announcements, Writing Advice

End of the road? Maybe. Maybe not.

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I wanted to take this time to announce my retirement from fiction writing. Since July 2013, this blog has served as my principle website to the outside world and has reached tens of thousands of visitors.

I valued every one of you who signed up to follow my writing exploits and self-improvement tips, but, at this time, I have decided to dedicate my time to other pursuits.

Will I still post blog articles? Who knows? But this site will remain online for anyone who would like to explore my past articles and/or purchase my books.

It’s been fun everyone. So I wish everyone on this planet the best in their lives. Let 2021 and beyond bring you everything you desire.

With respects,

T.A. Uner (July 17th, 2013-December 28th, 2020)

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Self-Improvement

Who do you want to be in 2021?

Let’s be realistic here, 2020 was not fun, it sucked, it made me think of negative stuff from my past. But it’s almost over. Thank God for that.

The question is, what does 2021 hold for me? The same thing it holds for you.

A new beginning.

Look. Covid-19 doesn’t have to ruin your life. There’s a vaccine that is making its way around, and there’s hope. The new year is proof of that.

This year sucked, it did. But it also taught me a lot. Some things I learned were.

  • I’m content with being alone, and I can deal with my problems in a civilized manner without going nuts.
  • I’ve missed human contact. And when covid is beat, and it will be someday, I’ll be ready to rejoin the human race. This pandemic might even have helped me become a more sociable person in the long run
  • I realized that I need to be careful of how I spend my money.
  • I can be more social with my family. And I can slow down my pace. I have the worst habit of eating fast and leaving the table early. And now I know that there are others at the table who want to connect with me.

So that’s that. I know what I want to be in 2021. What about you? Make a list, repeat it to yourself, and practice persistence.

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Announcements, Self-Improvement

As winter descends, the end is near

Well it’s almost winter time. This morning I woke up this morning to a bevy of snowfall, so perhaps it’s appropriate I selected a snow-themed picture to close out my 2020 blog posts. I know I didn’t post much this year, but with a busy daily schedule, it could not be helped. I’m sorry if anyone felt shortchanged by my extended absences. So perhaps, this final 2020 blog post will ease any disappointment.

As a tumultuous 2020 draws to a close, we gladly bid it farewell. And what a year it was: a pandemic, economic uncertainty, a controversial Presidential election in the USA, and many lives lost.

But this isn’t a rant. No. As 2020 makes way to 2021, there is hope. A covid-19 vaccine is making its debut, and hopefully, by this time next year, the pandemic will be a thing of the past.

For me this was a year of transition. I left my full-time job and returned to college to pursue a graduate certificate. Saw my young Nieces grow a year older, helped out elder family members in need, and lost over 20 lbs. of unwanted weight.

So when you look back on 2020. Try and find something from it that will help you in 2021. If you suffered tragedy, and many of us did, use the pain to strengthen yourself.

I know I have lots to be grateful for. In a time when people are being evicted and wondering when their next meal will be served, I managed to improve my condition.

So here’s to 2020, it taught us a lot about ourselves, and hopefully, in 2021, we’ll take that experience and make something great from it.

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