Mar
02
2016
4

“Trident Force Chronicles: Sentinel’s Fall” Campaign Kickoff

Okay now! I am really cooking on completing and editing what I wrote for NaNoWriMo. I have finally settled on a titled and reworking earlier chapters of the book. I fully intend to publish it on my own. However I do want to get edited professionally, a cover made, and formatted to Amazon Kindle.

How can you help me? By giving a donation here. If 100 people would be willing to toss me $10, then I will be forever grateful for your help. In my foreword of the book, I will personally thank everyone who donates. However I also have stuff I can do for you if you send me more than $10. I don’t know if I can send out free copies on Kindle, but I can guarantee you a first draft copy on a PDF file for $50 or more donation. I am not completely done, so I can add you as a character for $100 donation or more (limited). And if you donate $500 or more, you can write a foreword to the novel based off the first draft preview (limited).

Like I said, $10 is all I am asking from you. If you can toss me $10 and you get another 10 people to do the same, I can make my goal in no time. God Bless all of you!

Well, see ya’ later!
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Dec
01
2015
1

#NaNoWinner2015: My Post-#NaNoWriMo/#NaNoWriMo2015 Action Report

NaNoWinner2015

I am happy to report, that I have successfully completed NaNoWriMo and have written 51,886 words for my current book project! Yay!

I would like to thank Tania Gail, who I credit most for getting me over the line. You honestly need one friend doing NaNoWriMo with you to help motivate you over that line. I like to thank Darleen Click and everyone else who does the 100-Word Challenge with me each week. To all the people on Twitter who followed me and loved my inspirational tweets. I also like to thank those I, kind of, put in this book. And thanks to my family for putting up with me over this past month.

The book, or novel, is not completely finished and needs a good clean up. I look at the first few chapters and they are horrible. However it is a good foundation and I can only build up from there.

I hope to resume normal posting from here on out.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Nov
01
2015
0

#NaNoWriMo2015: Has Started!

Short post, but NaNoWriMo 2015 has started! You can track my progress here: NaNoWriMo BigGator5

You will not see me post as much as I normally do. I will still keep up my 100-Word Challenge on Fridays, just because I want to later collect them all in an ebook and sell them as an anthology when I get enough. I will only do a trailer reaction if it moves me enough. Political posts are out of the question, unless something huge happens.

No Podcast this month, unless something huge happens.

Tweeting will be about the same. No promises, since I will be doing less reading.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Oct
06
2015
0

#NaNoWriMo2015: Has Begun!

…Well, the prep work for NaNoWriMo has begun. The NaNoWriMo site is up and my profile is ready.

For some time now, I have been writing a short-story 100-Word Challenge every Friday and have been enjoying myself a lot. I have been mainly doing it to get me in the mood for NaNoWriMo. Believe me when I say I am looking to get out of the 100-word mold.

Will I get to 50,000 words? I don’t know. I am not making any promises. All I know is that I have a plan and I am going to stick to it.

I’m excited! Can’t wait!

Well, see ya’ later!
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Oct
06
2015
0

I Need Help This November

((This was a bad idea. Never mind.))

Well, see ya’ later!
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Jul
06
2015
0

Some #FridayFiction/#100WordChallenge Thoughts

For some time now, I have been writing a short-story 100-Word Challenge every Friday and have been enjoying myself a lot. You can expect more in the future, I guarantee!

I really want to do NaNoWriMo this year. So when I first heard of this from Moe Lane, I thought this would be a great use of my time to exercise my muse (which will no longer be given a free pass) and to get ready for NaNoWriMo. If want to also take part in NaNoWriMo, look me up over there. I am excited! I hope you are excited too!

I do want to thank several people: Jimmie (who, through Moe, turned me onto this), Darleen (who is providing great images for the challenge), and Tania Gail (for her kind words and feedback).

Well, see ya’ later!
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Nov
01
2012
0

And Just Like That, Halloween Is Over

*snap*

And just like that, Halloween is over. This makes me sad. However me and Blake had a good time last night. We walked the neighborhood and he got a ton of candy. Both of us have a mild sugar hangover this morning, but we are doing well. Good times.

You know, I’ve said this a million times, but it bears repeating: Halloween is not for kids, it is for parents of kids or adults who are of the young of heart. I love dressing up myself and taking Blake out to get candy. It is the current highlight of my year. However he’ll be ten next year and may not want to go out. I guess I’m just going to have to have kids myself.

DragonGate, we need to talk. :p

Speaking of DragonGate, I think I will join her in NaNoWriMo this year. I am not going to open an account on NaNoWriMo’s site, I am just going to write. Completely informal. And I have been thinking of writing a Doctor Who fanfic. I know I said that I am done with fanfiction, but since I have been thinking of doing NaNoWriMo this year, a Doctor Who story has sprang up in my head and I can’t get over it. If I can pound out the first 1,667 words today, I will commit to the full thing for the rest of the month.

(UPDATE): Well, that was a let-down. I wrote this and then I had to do other stuff. Oh well. I’m actually thankful this happen, I wasn’t really interested in writing fanfiction again.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Mar
01
2012
0

Thank You Andrew Breitbart

You know, I was trying to find the right words all day in tribute to Andrew Breitbart. About five minutes ago I found them:

Thank you. I didn’t know you personally, so I guess this all I can say. I only wish we had more time so I could have thank you in person. Maybe we meet you in the next life.

Thank you for being such a great family man. Too many fathers and husbands out there who are not being the man of their family. It takes more than a paycheck to be the man of the house. It takes commitment and from what I heard, you were there almost every step of the way.

Thank you for being such a great business man. You showed us how to build a successful business online. You also brought much of the right blogosphere into the internet age. Well done.

Thank you for being such a great conservative patriot and warrior. As a fellow activist, you are my hero. We all ask ourselves when will we find the the next Ronald Reagan and you were him, we just didn’t realized it.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Nov
21
2011
0

Writing Is Indeed Hard

As a writer, I found The Simpson’s The Book Job to be revealing and sympathic to writers.

In this episode, Lisa Simpson is horrified that Homer is putting together a group of people to write a book for profit. So she sets out to write her own book. She quickly finds out that starting or even coming up with an original idea, is very hard. I sympathize with Lisa on starting/finishing a peice of work. Writing is not easy. At the very least, not in todays world. TV and the Internet is a big distraction. It is very hard with all that is going on in this world. For me, it is only going to get worse (because I am running for public office). As is shown in this episode and Lisa, the Drama Queen, collaborative works seem the best way to go. You are able to keep others on track and vice versa. However I personally wouldn’t go down that road unless I can trust the other person(s) completely.

As for coming up with an original idea? If TV Tropes has taught us anything, there is no such thing as a completely original idea. Sometimes, two completely different people come up with the same idea, often independant of each other. I’ve been told by people that the idea behind my book is not completely original and I keep telling them that I honestly don’t care. I have never read said book and will not even look it up.

My advice for first time writers: Just write your story. Don’t worry about how much you are writing (that is what NaNoWriMo is for), if it is any good, or if your idea has been done before. I say pound out a story and then you can edit, add, or subtract from it later. Your first draft will be complete crap, trust me. There will also be grammar and spelling errors, even if you are a English Lit Major*. You will think (wrongly, I might add) that your crap is the best thing since slice bread. Even the best authors have to go through their work with an editor to clean it up. DO NOT TAKE IT PERSONALLY. If people tell you that you rip someone off and you honestly know you didn’t, then you have nothing to worry about. There is no way you can argue against it, so don’t even try.

Also don’t write “just because” of financial or artistic reasons. Do it for both reasons. You should be in it for wanting to tell a story and then get paid for your hard earn work. To exclude either would turn you into something you really shouldn’t be.

Writing is indeed hard. It can also be fun and rewarding. Don’t take it too seriously and try to be your own storyteller. And don’t get upset that it doesn’t sell, that’s life.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Sep
28
2011
0

Worried About DragonGate

I haven’t heard from DragonGate in some time and it is beginning to worry me greatly. She hasn’t updated The Logs Of The Sierra Nacho in some time. I have only gotten one email from her since my computer melted (still computerless, by the way). I sent her an email yesterday asking if she is ok, half-joking for her to just tell me if she meet some handsome Italian man. I love her very much and I miss talking to her. I understand she’s in Italy having a good time, but I hope she is ok.

Anyway, I resently got my hands on a copy of “The Belgariad” by David Eddings and I just finished it. All I can say is that it blew my mind. That was the greatest set of books I have read to date. I now want to get started back on my own book as soon as possible. Now I don’t want to be the next David Eddings or JRR Tolkien, but I do want to finish the three plan books before I die.

Well, see ya’ later!
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