With 2019 around the corner, I can breathe a sigh of relief. At the beginning of this year, I set a goal for myself to write, edit, and publish two works in a single year. After the initial failure of Karmathaur, I was concerned I did not meet my goal. Thankfully, I salvaged the situation by refining it and republishing it while publishing The War of the Gilded Beasts. With these two works, I have broken a new personal record. Last year, I challenged myself to write, edit, and publish one book in one year and I achieved that. With this year’s challenge completed, I am now seeking a new challenge for myself. I will keep you updated on any updates.
Every writer has a special place where they write, which serves as their personal writing studio. My writing studio is my man-cave, which is where my late grandmother lived and died in. My grandmother was one of the most important people in my life and if I decided to marry someone, I would want that someone to have my grandmother’s personality. Because my grandmother was so important and special to me, it is in the man-cave where I write at my best. I think this is because her ghost is watching over me as I write.
I just finished writing every major battle in my second fantasy book. Now it is a matter of filling the gaps in between them with story and plot that binds everything together. I will keep you updated on any new developments.
I have always been an avid fan of both reading books and writing them. To me, books are not just bound piles of paper with writing on them. They are gateways and portals into a multiverse of worlds and universes forged by the power of the human imagination. When I read a book, I am walking through a portal to an unexplored world like when Christopher Colombus discovering America. When I write a book, I am shaping and bending a new universe to my will like a blacksmith forging a masterful sword. In both of these cases, I am presented with new possibilities and new frontiers to explore.
This is how I looked when I finished writing my fantasy book. I wrote myself to the bones!
Throughout my career as a writer, I discovered that I am at my most active at night when everyone else is asleep. My family has called me a vampire as a result of this. The silence, solitude, and darkness somehow help me concentrate when I write, which is both strange and frightening at the same time. Now I know how Batman feels when he spends his evenings fighting crime.
I have finally finished the first volume of my fantasy trilogy! It has been a very enjoyable experience engaging this project. I gave the story a dark and foreboding ending that promises an even more epic sequel. I have now officially set a new record of writing a whole book in just six months. Normally it takes me a year or so to write a whole book so this sets the bar even higher than before. I look forward to my next project. Wish me luck and I will keep you updated.