This week, I’ve been writing a couple chapters building to a conflict. The protagonist can tell things are getting worse, but if he does things well, it might not be as bad as he thinks. He just has to stay one step ahead.
Looking at my life, with some new responsibilities I’ve taken on this week, I’m hoping I can get back in front of the charging workload. Just like my protagonist has to focus to stay ahead, I must do the same. The difference between this part of my story and my life is that the story will eventually end.
With the workload of my day job, my writing time is squished down into smaller amounts, but I’m not going to give up. Writing helps me stay one step ahead of burnout as it pulls me away from my day job duties for the brief minutes I write.
I love to write, to build scenarios and characters. I hope to continue improving my stories each time. For this one, I will keep writing to see how well the protagonist can stay ahead of the danger. But I know the story won’t be as good if he doesn’t fall behind. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t always stay one step ahead. He’s going to have to fail and when he does, he’ll have to get back up.
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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.