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When Health takes priority over Writing

 

It’s been a tough past two weeks. I had a nasty cyst removed from my forehead and two days later I found out I needed to have eye surgery on my right eye for a detached retina. This being the second eye surgery after suffering the same detached retina issue in my left eye less than two years ago. Blame it on my bad optical genes.

What makes it more frustrating is that I am nearing the stretch run for completing The Leopard Apocalypse, the third book in my Leopard King Saga Historical Fantasy series.  To add to that, I also was just beginning the rewrite for my new publisher Kensington Gore for my novella Kill Zombies.  The plan was to expand the novella into a novel for my publisher. Some of you may recall I signed a two-book publishing deal last February.

Well both are on hold for now.

It sucks. I know.

But some things are more important that writing. Yeah. It’s true. So I’ve been taking time off from writing. One from a Flagship series close to my heart and the other being a possible income grabber from a publisher I’m under contract to.

But there’s no other way around it. Without eyes I’m not able to write. So rest I must.

I’d like to hear from anyone out there who’s faced health challenges while in the midst of a productive work spree. As always, your comments are appreciate.

Talk to you soon!

 

 

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Epic Fantasy

More fantasy, or more history?

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As most of you already know, for the past six months I’ve been writing the 1st Draft of the 3rd Book of my Leopard King Saga series, to be called The Leopard Apocalypse. This book has already cemented its place as the longest I’ve ever written. At the time of this article, I’ve got 120K words down, with eleven more chapters left to write. This will easily eclipse my previous word count high of 124K words which belonged to the previous Leopard King saga book, The Leopard Stratagem.

As with all books in this series, the genre is Historical Fantasy. But I would like to know from my audience out there which elements would you like to see more of in The Leopard Apocalypse? More fantasy, or more history?

Thanks for your time and help, and I look forward to your comments.

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What’s in my future with Kensington Gore?

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Now that Kensington Gore has acquired the publishing rights for my two novellas Kill Zombies and The Bloody Ripper, what does this mean for the future of these two books?

Well for starters, they’ll both need to be expanded into full-length novels. The publisher has made this a requirement. So I’ll probably be copiously studying the notes and suggestions sent to me by their editor-in-chief. That’s not a bad thing really, it will give me a chance to expand the stories further, and add some more depth to both books. Maybe even throw in a few new chapters.

Second, another round of editing will be necessary after each book is expanded. This is a given. But that also is a great thing, I mean, who doesn’t like finely-edited books?

Overall I think the reader will benefit from this. Both books will be refurbished, and hopefully enjoyed by a new wave of readers. Stay tuned for more Kensington Gore information when it becomes available.

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The Leopard Apocalypse update

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With 2017 here, I thought I’d update everyone on my forthcoming novel, The Leopard Apocalypse.  I’ve been on a roll so far in 2017 writing the third novel in my flagship Leopard King Saga, and I’m hoping to complete the first draft by spring. In the meantime, I hope everyone is keeping their new year’s resolutions, and doing well.

More updates on The Leopard Apocalypse as they become available.

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Leopard Apocalypse update

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As many of you know, I’ve been working on The Leopard Apocalypse, the 3rd book of my flagship Leopard King Saga series for the past few months now. It’s been a challenge. I first started writing it in 2012 and since then haven’t had time to complete it. Mainly because of all the editing on my other books and new projects that have popped up in between. Then there’s the fact that in 2013 I embarked on my Independent Publishing journey which took up a lot of time. Can’t forget that!

Well things are proceeding slowly, but surely, and I hope to have regular updates for everyone.

Thanks for your patience, and Happy Holidays!

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Tome IV 3D teaser cover unveiled

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After releasing the Tome IV teaser cover, I’ve decided to show everyone the 3D teaser cover for The Leopard Resurrection, Tome IV of the Leopard King Saga.

Self-Improvement

Expectations and you

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Do you have expectations? Sure you do. We all do. Expectations exist as markers for out success. In the materialistic hierarchy that we live in it’s easy to start comparisons between yourself and the guy or gal down the street.

But what about unreal expectations, and chasing success so hard that it becomes a task to take pleasure in other things? What do we do about that?

Well I’m glad you asked. If you’re trying to hard, then I’ve got news for you, you’re burdening yourself with added pressure. And comparing yourself to another’s success is just going to get you down. Sure there are some people out there who get motivated by knowing that they’re at the bottom and want to work their way up, but obsession with success and unrealistic expectations is not the mindset to subscribe to.

Of course it’s important to measure your success, but instead of worrying about others, why not try competing with yourself? It will take the edge off and make your chosen task at hand more enjoyable.

Compete with your former self. Figure out what it did wrong, and work on fixing that. This way your focus is more inward and free of unnecessary distractions.

Besides, worrying about what your rivals are doing is not the key to improving yourself, instead work on improving more each day by analyzing your mistakes and seeking out the right information to get you going in the right direction.

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Social Media update

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I’ll be taking a break from social media starting September 1st to work on my upcoming novel. But I won’t disappear completely, there will be updates on what I’m doing here on the blog.

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Special price for Guns And Dogs

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I’ve put my new  YA/Science Fiction novel Guns And Dogs on sale for 99 cents. This promo runs through the end of June on all amazon retail websites worldwide.  Click HERE to read a sample of Guns And Dogs.

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Guns And Dogs update

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I received my final edits from my editor yesterday and after one final pass I have submitted Guns And Dogs to my formatter.

Yes, this means I am done with this YA book and now await the final formatted edition. Then it’s time to set up a release date.

What a long road it’s been. But I hope that the finished will be worth the wait. I sure think so.  Thanks for your patience.

To learn more about Guns And Dogs click HERE.