Even Characters Want to Give Up

This week has been extremely busy for me, but I’ve managed to write every day. Even if it is just a little bit each day, I have kept my book in progress moving along. This draft is close to the end, and the characters are struggling. They’ve had a few chances to make things work, but those have failed, or not completely succeeded. A few of the characters want to give up because they don’t think they can win.

Now, if they just give up, they’ll never know if they could have done it. Things might be worse if they don’t try. From my perspective as the author of the story, things would be even worse if they didn’t try. They need to find ways to persevere. Regardless of the challenges they face, there are small changes they can do that will help.

With my day job taking a lot of my time, my time for writing is squished. It’s jammed into little bits and snatches of time throughout the day. But I think and ponder on the book all the time. Even though my writing time is shrinking, I’m continuing to write. Like the characters in my book, I’m going to keep going, and keep trying. The more I write, the better I can be.

Take a look at some of my other books on Amazon.

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 ancient technology where sacrifice of lifeforce brings magical power. The greater the pain and suffering, the greater the magical energy generated. The Forty mages controlling the empire 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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