This last week I’ve worked hard to get my writing time back. Now, instead of only one to two hours each day, I’ve been consistently hitting three or more. I hope to find more success with my writing, but until then, I work to make each book better than the last, even if my current day job takes a lot of my free time.
A few of my current book’s characters also hope things will get better. They’re doing what they can, but like life, not everything works out. They’re going to fail in their endeavors many times over the course of the book, but if they don’t lose hope, they will be better off at the end. They just might be somewhere different than they expected. they just can’t lose hope.
Hope is a good thing, but why? Thinking about the word hope made me remember some Spanish and Portuguese I’ve learned over the years. In those languages, the verb used for hope, is also the verb that means to wait. I think in English, we may not look at hope that way. But if we really hope, we wait for the outcome, doing what we can to make it happen. When we fail, we try again as many times as it takes.
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My last book, Collected Lives, 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.