Author has written 2 stories for Sci-Fi, and Life.
Website: Please check out my profile on Inkitt! I often submit The Guardian into contests there, so if you're enjoying the series so far please hop over to Inkitt and give it a vote! (FictionPress doesn't like hyperlinks so bear with me here): www(dot)inkitt(dot)com(slash)EJWedge
For all my life, I've been coming up with stories. Creative writing is a dear hobby of mine to give life to the stories and characters I have living inside my head. I hope my writings can provide you with a good and entertaining read that keeps you coming back for more!
Books: Almost anything by Jodi Picoult or Jane Austen, classics, plays, historical, political, almost anything written by a Catholic author
Currently Reading: The Spirit of Saint Francis de Sales by Jean Pierre Camus; Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy; Columbine by Dave Cullen
TV: The Office, Smallville, Parks & Recreation
Music: Positive Alternative Rock (or just plain ol' Alternative Rock), Music Literature, a little bit of Musicals, Instrumental, just about anything by Mumford & Sons or The Killers. I love using music to help me with my writing when I'm trying to write in a certain mood or get into the mind of a certain character, so sometime's I end up listening to stuff I normally wouldn't otherwise :)
The Guardian: The Guardian is currently the only project I'm working on. It's a Sci-Fi Drama series (though more drama than sci-fi, at least for now) about a young man, named Max, who has a pretty good life. He was raised by loving parents who instilled deep values into him. He grew up in the kind of small town you always hear about in novels and fairy tales. He loves his job as a firefighter/EMT and is devoted to his friends; Lee - Max's best friend from childhood - and Alicia - the girl next door who Max has had a crush on since the 7th grade. Then everything gets turned upside down when Max discovers he has super-human abilities. After he learns about why he has them, his life will forever change in a way he could have never imagined.
This is a story that explores what it means to be human, what happens when life doesn't turn out how we expected it to, what it means to truly love someone, and how do we respond when we find out there's a higher calling in our life. This is a story I've had in my head years now, and I've really fallen in love with it. I'm curious to see what other people think of it, so please feel free to tell me what you all think!
Re-Write! "The Guardian: A Journey Begins" is now fully uploaded onto FictionPress. Considering that many of the chapters were written 4 years ago, and I have a huge portion of Part 2 done, I've seen a need to re-write "A Journey Begins". In short, what I want to do is condense it and increase the pace of the story. I plan on cutting a few of the side stories and re-introducing them in another part. I also want to introduce conflict much sooner. I've re-written the Prologue and have added richer details about some of the characters in an attempt to engage the reader better. I also have a new Epilogue to add that will tie things back to the Prologue to give this part of the story a greater sense of completion.
The other significant change I want to make is to re-categorize the series as Young Adult/New Adult fiction with Sci-Fi elements, instead of the other way around. At the end of the day, I feel this story is not going to appeal to most traditional science-fiction readers. For me, this story is more about growing up and finding your place in the world as a young adult, and thus that's the audience this story may be better suited for.
Thoughts? Opinions? Please feel free to share them with me :)
08/07/15: Part 1 is complete! I never thought I would see the day when I would have a complete work uploaded here! ;) I'm working hard on the draft for Part 2, which is currently half-way written. Once it's complete it will still need to go through some major editing, so unfortunately I do not have a timeline as to when it will be uploaded here. I'm also working on a re-write for Part 1. Please see the above "Writing Projects" for more details. I will also probably utilize the services of a Beta Reader eventually. If you would be interested in possibly serving as a Beta Reader for either of my drafts, please send me a private message. (here's a secret: I have a preview of part two on my Inkitt profile; look for the web address towards the top of this page)
07/17/15: Chapter 10 is now posted! I will be doing a massive re-write of this story at some point so if anyone has constructive feedback to share please leave me a review! Even if it's just for one chapter - it would be HIGHLY appreciated! It's not easy being your own editor and not having much outside feedback to go off of :)
07/11/15: I've completed part one of The Guardian offline, and currently have half of part two completed. I've decided to upload ALL of part one onto FictionPress one chapter at a time! :) I don't do this to be cruel - I only do this to help keep The Guardian on the front pages so to speak. I plan on posting updated versions of the prologue and 7 chapters currently on here today along with Chapter 8. I will then upload a new chapter twice a week: One on Tuesdays, and one on Fridays
This probably isn't necessary, but just to make sure, please do not give me flames or use any sort of profane or vulgar language in your reviews of my work. They will promptly be deleted and/or reported. You don't have to only say nice things about my work, I would appreciate all the constructive criticism I can get, but all I ask is that you be respectful in your reviews. Thank you :)