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Sorcerer Rising Second Edition Changes

Holy crap. I wrote this post in May of last year. Please do not confuse my awe with pride, as I am ashamed it has taken me this long to thaw myself out. The first sentence for the original post initially read, “In my most recent update for FayTown Calling, I made mention of the second edition I released for Sorcerer Rising.” I have no idea what post I am actually referring to, so sorry. But I did revise Sorcerer Rising early last year. The main purpose of that was editing, making sure that I didn’t just leave the quality of the book where I thought it needed to be. The rest of this post is from May of last year. Content changes were minor. Off the top of my head, there were a few scenes that I elaborated on, fleshed out. None were added, thought I did think hard…

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FayTown Calling Update

Had a thought on the way to pick up dinner last night. That thought cascaded into a multitude of others and I think I have figured out a major flaw in the current story, as well as a way to correct it. Funny how this works. I have played a few different puzzle games throughout the years, one of my favorites being Unblock Me. It’s a game you can play forever without really doing anything. Often times I would get stuck on a level, so tightly that I intimately knew all the moves I could make. I’d have to set it down. I’d pick it up later and without even trying, knock out the level and the next dozen after it. It is perhaps the Procrastinator’s Faith, but I am a big believer that I am never not working on something. I’m letting it stew. Anyway, I’ll be working on…

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Book Music

I don’t listen to music just a whole lot, normally when I am working on something (such as at work, working in the yard, writing, etc.) An odd thing I have noticed is that when I am focused on something monotonous, and the right song hits, I sometimes tie it to pieces of my story. A lot of times it just seems to be the background music for a bunch of disjointed scenes, like movie trailer. Other times, it might provide flavor and context to a scene I already have in mind. A few have even given me ideas for whole stories altogether. This is my current list of songs. I am trying to shake it up because some of these are starting to get stale. I don’t choose these. Most of the time, I have heard them on the radio at the right time and they just strike a chord….

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I Still Exist

Been a while, longer than I meant. I know, that song is getting old. Believe you me, no one feels as strongly about that as myself. Been wrapped up in…stuff. Without giving out too much detail, things have been unusually hectic for a number of reasons. Mostly work (ALL OF IT, screams the rebellious little voice in my head), though there are some other things going on too (the voice rolls its eyes and snorts). Writing has taken a big hit. Trying to change my own mindset about that being the easiest thing to drop when the shit hits the fan. Trying my best to get that back on track. Still owe an update on NaNoWriMo, which did a lot, but still not near where I needed it to be. I do have a goal, now personally driven by the very thing that is keeping it from happening. Good news, I’m…

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November Update: NaNoWriMo

Ugh, this is only the third post this year. I would start with some big, philosophical heartfelt communication about writing and creativity and discipline, but I think that’s mainly what the other two were. I’m tired of doing that (though I bet this post shifts toward that in the end). So here is where we are. FayTown Calling continues. Writing progress is painfully slow, mainly due to inconsistency. It’s been a busy year, my job, wife’s nursing school, the progeny, blah, blah, blah. Look, if you have read this blog at all, you know I’m busy and that’s why the second novel still hasn’t come out. All those things are true (though my wife is now officially done with school and I COULD NOT BE PROUDER!!!) but it’s real easy to use life as an excuse. I wish I could say all my free time was going toward writing, but it’s…

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