It’s been a busy couple of weeks. I’ve finished the outline for my next book, and started writing it a couple of times. Each of those times, I have tossed it out and restarted. This story has a protagonist whose life will change drastically as he faces the obstacles and challenges of the story.
It’s got me thinking a lot about how I face challenges. I’ve been angry at times, or ready to give up at others. But the times when I just focus on doing what I can and getting through it, the troubles pass. Just like the protagonist in this story, who may lose everything he holds dear, if he focuses on what he loses over what he could do about it, it won’t end well.
Life is tough. Sometimes, all we can do is take that step forward into the unknown. Unlike a story, the results of our effort may not always make the problem go away, but we will be better for having experienced the trials.
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My latest book, For All the Stones, takes place in a world that is coming to terms with the rising technology and the waning magic. Even though the magic has faded, some are still after the ancient glories of the mages who once ruled the land.
My 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.