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Just a few updates.   Leave a comment

  • I supposed people would like to know what’s up, the few people that are interested anyway. More or less, writing what was going to be my first full-length project has become really difficult now that I’m toward the end and I can’t decide on what I want to happen with making one character or the other look bad to anyone who reads this. I’ll eventually get it done, but for now- it’s dropped from my priorities until I can get motivated because I love mixed martial arts and it’s my first venture into writing sports fiction.
  • In the meantime, I’ve still got a project I started toward the end of last year going slowly, that being Live by the Sword. As I said in the last blog, it’s a lot different than I imagined it because it’s centered around a yakuza turned chef’s apprentice who uncovers a lot more than meets the eye.
  • On November 2nd, I’m set to get back into catering for an anniversary party.
  • I was working on something that I was going to base around periods of my own life, but reliving certain moments isn’t something I’d like to do at the moment, though in my heart, I feel it needs to be done.
  • Currently, I’m doing review requests, so if you’ve got something you want honestly reviewed, just fill this form out. It goes directly to my email.
  • Also, I’m currently taking my published short story down because I know there’s more of Vance’s story that can be told in New Mexican Predators.

Posted September 17, 2013 by dragodrachedragao in Cooking, Life, Update, Writing

What I’m up to these days   Leave a comment

  • I haven’t been speaking much about what’s been happening with what I’m writing or anything like that, but I thought I’d give myself a chance to do so. I honestly don’t know when The Welter War is coming out. I’ve set so many dates for myself, only to not meet them because I’ve had other stuff going on. The only thing I can tell you is that it’ll be before the year ends. I’ve been doing book reviews and hitting the streets trying to find work so I can have the money in my pocket needed to market and eventually do awesome blog tours like the people whose books I review have done many times over.
  • As far as Release goes, I don’t think I’m gonna be writing that any time in the near future. Trying to figure out how to map it and get my thoughts together has been too stressful for my taste.
  • Live by the Sword is something entirely different. It’ll eventually get written, when I get past chapter two.
  • Meanwhile, there’s a multibook series I’m currently planning that focuses on five heroes and their war on crime in the same city. I just need to finish mapping out the characters.

Posted August 23, 2013 by dragodrachedragao in Update, Writing

More Updates   Leave a comment

It’s been quite a while since I last posted an update. Recently, I got caught in a crazy storm that pretty much left me without power and wrecked stuff in the neighborhood. I’ve been away from home for a quite a while. Anyway, with the storm over and things going slowly back to normal, I guess it’s safe to post some updates.

First off, I’ve got The Welter War to worry about, as my cover isn’t finished just yet. Seeing as my designer is hard at work, I guess it’s safe to reword my book summary eventually. Things are going well and I’m editing as I go along, but I’ll be sending it to my designated beta when I’m finished.

Release, not going as well, but I’m not ready to give up on it. I’m still stuck on the first chapter, but I don’t wanna force anything.

 

I’m thinking of joining the fantasy/paranormal bandwagon eventually, ’cause I’ve got interesting ideas.

Posted June 7, 2013 by dragodrachedragao in Update, Writing

Talking About Release   Leave a comment

Release is essentially going to be one of the hardest writing projects I’ve ever done, because like what my brother’s doing, this one is going to feature bits and pieces of my life from different points in time. The thought of reliving most of these events trigger either frustration or pure rage, but I know it needs to be done so I can be done with it all. I think for this one, I might just work on my own book cover while Latrele gets familiar with his new program. It’s why I’m pushing back The Welter War. I just started this and I realized that Justin and Darien are going to be very, very difficult to write about. Well, think I should get started.

Posted April 13, 2013 by dragodrachedragao in Life, Update, Writing

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Welter War Issues, Live by the Sword, Planned Project With Drako, Release   Leave a comment

It looks like I’m pushing this book back again. I talked to my cover designer a couple of nights ago and he’s trying to get adjusted to his new program; it doesn’t bother me because I’m a somewhat patient man and I know the guy needs a ton of time to work his magic like he does with Drako. I’m almost done editing the Welter War and I’m mapping out Release at the moment. So far, I know Raine, Justin, and Darien are my main characters. The rest will just come to me as I keep it going.

Live by the Sword has become a little easier for me to work on, but I’m not at the good parts I wanna be at just yet. Takes patience and time for swordsmen to do their thing. I like the Ben character and what he does, he amuses the hell out of me because I like his sense of justice.

As for what I’m doing with Drako, he’s right about my character not being planned. After some back and forth, I’ve decided to make Cristiano, as my character is called, a cisgender male due to the nature of his portrayal of Prince of Darkness and Cristiano being one of his many human offspring.

I think I need to get on back to work, so I should most likely sign off for now.

Posted April 3, 2013 by dragodrachedragao in Writing

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More Information on my Journeys-based project, The Welter War, Live by the Sword   2 comments

So, as I’m sitting here having to change some stuff in the Welter War before I can give it the ending I desperately want it to have, I had been desperately trying to figure out the outline for my own Journeys project. Obviously, it ain’t gonna be called Journeys, but if I wanted I could ask Drako for permission to use the name and add a subtitle. Still haven’t figured out my title nor have I gotten started on it except for a paragraph, but I know I’m going to be working on it while working on Live By the Sword, which I finally got this brain of mine wrapped around; I’ve never been good with writing an action story without there being guns involved.

 

I take back what I said about not having a title, a possible one just came to me; Release. I started singing Can’t Let Her Go by Boyz II Men mentally and it made total sense because I’m using this project to lay things to rest. Release follows the life of Justin, who finds what he’s looking for in his new girlfriend and best friend of four years Raine after a break-up that leaves him psychologically broken. A month later, it happens all over again, though Justin finds hope in their bond as soul mates, but when a blast from the past comes back to Raine, Justin slowly loses faith in a future with the best thing that’s ever happened to him. With the added issue of his young friend Darien, Justin must find peace for himself and the teen who looks up to him.

 

The Welter War’s going pretty well, as I’m almost at the end. Again, I needed to make some changes to give it the ending I want, thus why I pushed the release date back to April 22nd, which is interestingly, an ex-girlfriend’s birthday and when I have to show up for jury selection. Lovely.

More Writer’s Updates   2 comments

I guess now that my leg of Travis Luedke’s blog tour is over… at least until Nightlife: Paris comes out, I can start blogging again. It’s been a while since I’ve actually posted. Right now, as I sit listening to Southside (feat. Ashanti) by Lloyd, I kinda want to talk about the Welter War. I’ve got a set date for the release, which will be April 10th. Someday, when I can afford it, I’ll have a release party celebrating a book dropping- like Drako and I collaborated on.

I have a whole bunch of books that I know I need to read and review, but I’ll make time for that when I get through with The Welter War. I got some bad news from my cover designer: his program trials all expired, but I pointed him in the right direction and he’ll keep me updated. (That guy needs to make him a website like Travis Luedke’s designer… I have a feeling I’m going to be talking A LOT about Travis sometimes- but the guy is pretty damned awesome)

Anyway, talks about one of my favorite authors aside, I wanna get back on track. I’ve got somewhat over a month to get my head together and wrap this book up and then edit it. But I wanna give some updates. My brother Drako is working on something that he started on Writer’s Cafe called Journeys, but I think I’ll let him talk about that. I’ve read what he shared and I really like it. I want to do something like Journeys.

The reason for it is that there’s so much within me from the past five to eight years that I’ve wanted to lay to rest, but could never find the proper way to do so. Seeing Drako work on that particular project that he started a while back has motivated me to do the same thing. I think through doing this, I can finally come to terms with parts of myself and let it die.