Young Adult Time Travel

I learned about this last Friday night. As of this writing, I see that the deal is still going on, so I’ve decided to share and hope that it continues for a little longer.

The Crystal Doors series (3 books included in the box set) by Rebecca Moesta is on sale for $0.99 USD. These books are normally $4.99 each. I don’t know when it will end, so grab it fast.

I had the pleasure of meeting Rebecca at a masterclass we were both attending a couple years ago. She is sweet lady. Considering that her husband is Kevin J. Anderson, I have no doubt that she is a great writer too.

Yes, I bought the set and I’m looking forward to reading it. You can see it in my Current Reads bar (which I had to completely wipe clean because because I either finished the book or I have given up on it. So, everything there now is back to being current.

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Inktober #3

And now for the installment of my Inktober drawings since last Thursday.

Prompt # 11 was “cruel.”

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Okay, the world is just too cruel. I hate the horrible things we do to each other (for crap’s sake, people, we are all humans born in the same way and all stuck on this bloody rock together!), the animals, and the world (this bloody rock floating through the dangers of space!). I just couldn’t bring myself to think about cruelty. I’d rather do that in my fiction. Is that strange? Oh, well. So, I decided on a basket of flowers.

Obviously, though, I couldn’t get completely away from thinking about how cruel villains can be — note the apple and think of Snow White.

See? Evil and cruelty — we need to be nicer to each other.

Prompt #12 was “whale.”

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Onesong – Chapter 30

Every single time I think I’m nearing the end of this novel, I realize that there is more that I need to do.  It’s getting long and once again I am contemplating breaking it into shorter novels. I’ve been toying with the idea of Onesong: Days of Abilities (or Power, or Awakening) and Onesong: Nights of Magic as parts 1 and 2. I don’t know yet though. The second one sounds very romance-y, which I don’t want.  Or I might just let it ride as one story. Really haven’t decided.

I have time though, for now. I’m still fleshing out the timeline of the story.

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I Feel What You Feel

It’s so easy to forget all the things you’ve written. Just last week, I ran into a friend who said, “I loved that story about the slave girl.” Slave girl? “You know, the slave girl who posed.”

I was still stuck at, “I wrote a story about a slave girl?”

I have a vague inkling of that story, but it still doesn’t want to come back. Someday, I’ll have to go digging through some of my boxes of old stories.

Recently, I was going through some files and pulling out stories. No, the slave girl story was not in there, otherwise I would have known exactly what story my friend was talking about. What surprised me was the number of stories that I had but I didn’t remember until I started reading them. It was like visiting Wonderland.History of a Dead Man

Just the other day, I was thinking about History of a Dead Man, the companion novella for the Sacred Knight series. I recalled that I wrote a note from the author in the beginning and I got curious about what I had written. So I went to read it. Not only did I do this introduction, but I had written a section on notes about the story and the series in general. I had completely forgotten about it. In reading it, I found tears coming to my eyes. It took me right back to what I was feeling in that moment when I had originally wrote those words. It’s in that moment that time really becomes incredible. To get transported backwards in that flash… ah, yes, time is not quite as linear as we all believe it to be.

 

It’s also amazing to note, for as long as I’ve been working on my Sacred Knight story, I still love my character. Steigan and I have walked quite a distance together. I often feel like Mr. Spock, “I feel what you feel… I know what you know….” I literally have to remind myself (sometimes) that he’s not real. Figment of my imagination or not, Steigan has influenced my life in profound ways. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had an issue in my life and I’ve stopped myself to think, “What would Steigan do?” I always have my answer.

I’ve rattled on enough about Steigan for now. But do stay tuned for Monday, when I share an interview I did about Steigan’s world.

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I might even at some point share my never before seen fan-fiction (hint: Doctor Who and Star Trek!)