We’re All Protagonists of Our Own Story

This last month I feel like a protagonist of a great story when their routine changes. In my day job, I‘ve taken on more responsibilities, and that has added to the time I spend at work each day. I’ve had to make some adjustments to my writing habit, to find the time to work on my next book. And by the way, I am working on my next book, but it is going a little slower this time. Just like the protagonist in a story that must adapt to the changes, I’m working through my recently added responsibilities.

I’ve found this happens many times in life. Just when have a routine that works, things change. That might be more responsibilities at work, or family troubles, or any number of other things. Some changes are simple to deal with, but some last longer.

When a protagonist in a story faces a big challenge that affects their world, the story begins. We read through their attempts at fixing it or making it better, and that is the flow of the story. In my new routine, getting home from work later in the evening, I’ve had to carve out different times, in smaller increments to write, but I’m doing it. I’m writing my next book and working to make it even better than the last.

My next book is coming along. I’ve outlined and set it up well enough that even after a few restarts on the first chapter, I am now working on the third chapter.

My latest book, Collected Lives, is now available on Amazon Kindle and as a paperback. Check it out. This story takes place near the end of the twenty-second century, with vacations and tourism to Earth by off-worlders controlled by major corporations. The largest corporation, Collected Lives, has several enemies. The story follows the events as four people from different portions of Collected Lives’ process are thrown into the middle of a larger problem.

My fantasy, A Map, a Mage, and a Sacrifice, 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.

Malignance, my third book in my time travel series that began with Resonance and Dissonance, is on Amazon as a kindle and a paperback. That was a fun series to write, and for now, it is completed. I have also placed all three books from that series into one volume titled The Machina of Time.

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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