Wednesday, March 8, 2017

First Blog

Hmm, okay then first blog post.

What to say really, I guess I should start with the basics.

I'm an indie author with a few books to my name so far. If you are reading this you probably already know that though.

I was recently asked by a couple of other authors if I had a newsletter, blog or some other things. As I didn't it got me think that maybe I should at least have a blog. This way I can keep my readers in a slightly tighter loop about how I am progressing on my works.

So here we are with the first blog, let's kick it off with the old news first shall we. Last Horizons: Beta & Live are still kicking along alright. Alpha World Book 1, Gamer for Life has rocketed out of the gate compared to the other two.

For those who haven't read any of my works or for those puzzled by my writing style. I try to write what I feel is closest to life. With the genre I right in being LITRPG, that means it should feel more life like then a high fantasy book.

I've read a ton of the other writers in the same genre, the good, the bad, and the oh my god what did I just read, aka the ugly. It was when I was reading one of the ones that is well known that advanced the plot at a breakneck speed that I thought about how I would write a similar story.

For me it is all about relationships and the journey. It is awesome if the MC has a huge quest and all but I want to see the journey. I want it to take time, I want to see how he grows by himself/herself and with the friends around them.

As such I have been told before my books are slow, or that they meander. This is true to a point, however life is never easy or straight forward. yes I know we read to escape the grind that is life but at the same time I read to connect to the MC to empathize with them. As such I write as if the book is real, if that was you in there how would the average person respond? With that question in mind is how I write my story. Love it, hate it, or indifferent that is how I write.

Anyway, I will do my best to make this a monthly blog to a biweekly blog, minimum of 1 a month but maybe more. Most of my posts will be an update about where my current book is during the writing editing process.

So for those who want to know I am about halfway through book 2 of Alpha world currently. however a well known author asked me to chip in on an anthology. As such I have had to set that aside for a bit to churn out a short story to add to the anthology. I'm not far from wrapping that up though so it will soon be back to the wheel.

Thank you for stopping by to read my ramblings. I hope to be able to connect with those people who have enjoyed my work. if you hate my work that is fine as well, but keep it civil please. For those who are firmly in the middle of those opposites I hope you will stop by from time to time as well.