Winter Sale!

For a limited time only, you can download Goandria: The Schism Parts 1-3 for free on smashwords.com!  This is a great opportunity if you love to read Fantasy, especially if you want a quick and exciting read.

Part I you can download here.

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Part II here.

Part 2 Cover

And Part III here.

Part 3 Cover

The Trickiness of Sarcasm

“You’re a real winner, aren’t you?” Being a writer means more than merely writing what is comfortable and familiar. If a writer only writes what he or she knows, there is little room for growth. I have alluded to this in the past, but in this post I would like to elaborate on my struggles with blogging. It is way beyond my comfort zone, and it is something I never intended to do until I became published and learned it was a necessity for any writer.

I’ve had this blog for a little over a year, and to be honest, I have gotten more views and followers than I ever thought in such a short time. I like to tell stories. That is where I thrive and what comes natural to me, but blogging is foreign. I didn’t understand it before. Anyone can write a blog, and most of them I came across in the past spewed their thoughts on matters of politics, science, faith, and everything else in between. Not that writing about such topics is bad. In fact, it is really good to talk about hard topics, but I hold blogs to the same standard I was held to in college papers: If you are going to have an opinion, you must back it up with facts and sources. I don’t often see facts or sources called out in blogs. I quickly became cynical and jaded about the blogging scene. Then I became published, and I knew my narrow view point would have to evolve.

I started this blog with the intent of having a specific theme. All my posts would tie into writing and my stories. It was, and still is, hard for me to come up with regular topics to write about. I do not like talking about myself and what I’m doing because I would much rather tell you a story, but blogging has opened up a new community for me. I have seen that blogging isn’t just what I thought it was. It has connected me to new people, and I have learned new things about myself and writing.

If you are like me and blogging is outside of your element, I encourage you to consider doing it anyway. If nothing else, it gives you a platform for your voice to be heard and allows you to try new things. Who knows, you may come to enjoy it.

Blogging Lessons and Woes

Being a writer means more than merely writing what is comfortable and familiar. If a writer only writes what he or she knows, there is little room for growth. I have alluded to this in the past, but in this post I would like to elaborate on my struggles with blogging. It is way beyond my comfort zone, and it is something I never intended to do until I became published and learned it was a necessity for any writer.I’ve had this blog for a little over a year, and to be honest, I have gotten more views and followers than I ever thought in such a short time. I like to tell stories. That is where I thrive and what comes natural to me, but blogging is foreign. I didn’t understand it before. Anyone can write a blog, and most of them I came across in the past spewed their thoughts on matters of politics, science, faith, and everything else in between. Not that writing about such topics is bad. In fact, it is really good to talk about hard topics, but I hold blogs to the same standard I was held to in college papers: If you are going to have an opinion, you must back it up with facts and sources. I don’t often see facts or sources called out in blogs. I quickly became cynical and jaded about the blogging scene. Then I became published, and I knew my narrow view point would have to evolve.

I started this blog with the intent of having a specific theme. All my posts would tie into writing and my stories. It was, and still is, hard for me to come up with regular topics to write about. I do not like talking about myself and what I’m doing because I would much rather tell you a story, but blogging has opened up a new community for me. I have seen that blogging isn’t just what I thought it was. It has connected me to new people, and I have learned new things about myself and writing.

If you are like me and blogging is outside of your element, I encourage you to consider doing it anyway. If nothing else, it gives you a platform for your voice to be heard and allows you to try new things. Who knows, you may come to enjoy it.

For the First Time on Kindle!

Goandria: The Schism The complete series is now available on Kindle here.  Before, it was only sold as individual short stories Parts 1-3.  If you download this version it is $1.99, where as the short stories individually are $0.99 so it is a much better deal to get the whole series in one.

This book serves as a prequel to the next book Goandria: Visions of War due to be out soon, hopefully by the end of this month.

If you want more information read the reviews, or other blogs I posted here on WordPress.

The official description for the book: Goandria lies under the cruel rule of worlox demons. Emerging from an unknown realm, they claim large swaths of the northern territories for their own.  The wizards, blessed with power from Voshnore, continue their fight against them with little success. Pushed back to the south,  generation to generation, year by year, they labor in vain. Until now.

Lorkai, general of the wizard army, returns home after years of fighting. He brings long awaited successes on the battlefield. Yet those successes come with prices of their own. Several of Lorkai’s men now anguish in worlox occupied areas. Following a warm welcome, Lorkai’s request for aid is refused. Lorkai and his best friend, Evera, take matters into their own hands. The wizards uncover secrets about the worlox, which leads the friends to fight for their lives, and their humanity.