Author has written 4 stories for Fantasy, and Life.
5-7-13: yet another complete pass, I swear this thing is going to be the death of me. By the gods it will be -done-, dammit. I'll be updating the online chapters shortly.
4-2-13: The proofing is continuing, slowly but surely. I've been catching fewer and fewer general/typographic errors, and I'm inching closer and closer to being properly done. That said, I'm debating on whether or not I'm going to go the Smashwords route or give it the ole' college try and stick my neck out there for classic publishing, instead. That pipe dream is growing a little more appetizing and a little less murky every day.
In other news, my Beta profile is finally active, so if you're interested in someone who's willing to put a lot of time and effort into working with you, feel free to drop me a line. As it stands I'm always on the lookout for new reading material :)
3-19-13: with Amazon being an enormous pain in the neck, I pulled the posting I was trying to list from them and restored it here. If anyone is interested in my work without having the time to go through the main body, feel free to check out The Vile King, a short little bit from prior to the beginning of the book. As always, feedback is always welcome :)
As well, revisions for the book are -complete-. The Prologue, Epilogue and Foreword are in place, all that remains is proofing. I've made a few passes all ready, and I've cleared some things that others have pointed out. I'm preparing for one last, massive, laser precision run through the entire document before formatting and publication through Smashwords (along with the other venues they distribute through). I am not lying when I say the end is near, after all this time. :)
(3-12-13) Stepping back and away from the book for a time has been invaluable. A little bit of perspective allowed me, in my opinion, to fix what needed fixing, to clean up what needed cleaning, and to generally get things in order. The initial chapters have been reinstated, properly tweaked and polished, in my opinion. I've been told I should start with action, start with a bang, so to speak. As much as I would love to do that, this piece of work is almost as long as The Lord of the Rings in word count, and it takes some time to build. Trust me when I say it is -worth the time-, because that time gives room to let the characters speak and breathe, time to let the world color and grow. As always, feedback is appreciated, but I will not budge on this point. I've also reinstated a prologue, because as often as people keep telling me prologues are out of date, I still feel they are useful. It's short, it doesn't throw a lot of detail at the reader, indeed it's a nugget - but an important nugget, one that comes into play as the story unfolds, the kind of thing the reader will eventually think back to and find themselves saying 'ohhhhh fuck no'. So there you have it.
I've been writing fantasy idly/semi-seriously/seriously for over seventeen years now. The verse that I've been working in (The Second Reality, or Syreal as the world is known) has always been my favorite one to explore, and I'm looking in to publishing via e-book in the very near future.
If you've work that you would like me to read, I will gladly go through it - reading is my absolute favorite pastime, with the possible exception of writing. What's more, I know that the entire purpose of this site is for authors to share feedback and criticism with one another, and I wish to do my part to contribute.
So a fond hello to everyone out there, and I hope that we work well together in the coming days. :)
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