Writing and Reading for Escape

I’ve been writing the third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance. My working title for this one is Malignance, and this has been a great week for writing it. Just since Monday, I’ve written over 25,000 words. 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 really enjoy writing. It’s my escape from the stress of my life. It rejuvenates me and clears my head. That’s probably because the stories give me something I have a little control over. Reading does the same thing for me, but I spend more of my time writing than reading lately.

When life gets hard, there’s nothing quite like reading about a character suffering something beyond what I can imagine. Or writing about a character struggling through something that seems too hard. Maybe its just that a good story transports us away from our stress. Maybe its just that reading or writing helps clear our minds. It doesn’t matter to me. I am going to continue to read and write each day.

In conclusion, I’ve learned that nothing comes easily in life. If it were always easy, it wouldn’t have value. As I work to write better with each book, I also realize the real reason I write. It calms me and provides that escape. I hope my books can provide some escape to you if you’re interested in reading them.

Beyond my books Resonance and Dissonance, 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.

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