I’ve been writing the third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance. I still haven’t titled this one yet, but I’m enjoying it. I really like the characters I’ve created for that series and as I write the third one, a couple of my characters have done some things I didn’t expect as I outlined the story. When I look back to the events in the first two books, I guess I was subconsciously setting up a few of those things.
I think part of that comes from writing every day. I’ve only missed a few days in the last year and a half. That consistency is key to accomplishing anything. At the beginning of this website I set a goal to write better, and consistently. It feels good to look back and see that I have done that. I may not be anywhere near where I want to be, but consistently writing has helped me in many ways. I’m calmer. It has given me an outlet from the stress of life, and my day job. Rather than venting to my wife about the stress, I use my writing as a constructive way of working through it. I don’t hold it in or bottle it up, but I use it to work harder.
It may take years for me to see the huge success I’d love to see, but that’s okay. As with everything else in life, the best way to accomplish anything is through small, consistent actions. But the process of creating stories, outlining, and writing them has helped me understand my perceptions of life and my reactions to the stress and pressure it brings.
I’ve written almost twenty-five chapters of my next book. I carried on in the outline I started for Resonance and, Dissonance. I plan to have this third book done by January or earlier. Some of the items that were hinted at in the first two books, like the end of the Machina, will come to the forefront in this third book. Wyatt, the protagonist, will face his toughest challenges, yet.
Check out my other books.
My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, was a fun book to write. It is set in a world with limited technology, but where sacrifice is a necessary element to magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical power generated. The few mages in power use voluntary sacrifice of the citizens to generate power they use to protect and defend the empire. But their rule may be coming to a close.
If you’re looking for a science fiction story, try my book The Promise of Dust, which takes place in a cloud city floating in the atmosphere of Venus. Or Progenitor’s Legacy: Deceit, which takes place many years in the future on a tidally locked world that orbits a red dwarf and has been reached by humanity in their search for the alien progenitors who seeded the galaxy with nano machines.
If a young adult science fiction is more to your liking, check out my series This New Earth, that starts with Demons of a Dead World and Secrets of a Dead World.
If you are looking for a young adult fantasy, check out my book The Threads Unbound.