Terra Draconus (The Dragon World)

I have been less than productive of late and just haven’t felt like working on any of my books. I am trying to finish off Exiles as that is the first of the phase #0 books, but I am just getting nowhere. In a fit of boredom I have been trying out some 3D Art and the following images are just my playing around.

The manuscript that inspired these images is far from complete and I was hoping to have finished it by now, however, depression is a nasty condition and I just constantly feel down about my lack of artistic ability to get things from brain to paper.

I have a few days leave and hope it will help me out.

I also have a meeting with another Writer soon called Liz Hill and am looking forward to that. For the next few days I will be down in Windsor (UK) so keep a look out for a bloke with a black hoody with a large white skull on the back and the slogan “Deploy, Dominate, Disappear.”

 

That is all for now.

See you in port soon my fellow Rouges and Airship Captains.

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#2017 Resolutions

What will I be doing in 2017?

  • So far on my list I have 3 flying lesson to take before march,
  • Two Manuscrips to rewrite and publish,
  • One Manuscript to finish and publish,
  • Launch a Patreon Account,
  • Rebuild and Update website,
  • Reformat my ebooks for not just kindle, but for iTunes, Barnes &Noble and Smashwords,
  • And I need to edit Æther Shadow into Paperback format,

So far It looks to be a busy year and I have alot of work to do just to catch up.

In the Social Media side I have

And as always, if anyone spots anything that i missed feel free to contact me.

Have a Happy 2017 and see you in an airship port soon fellow captains.

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Book#1: Æther Shadow Nearly finished.

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I can honestly say that after four years Book#1: ÆtherShadow is nearing completion. While I still have mixed feeling about it (it was the first one I wrote, but the second to be released) I can’t find anything else wrong with the book itself. There is still some formatting bugs to be cured and some issues concerning #Scrivener, but I will be glad to move on to the next books.

#NaNoWriMo is rapidly approaching and this year I will use it as an excuse to avoid #Dragon World:Exiles and work on the rewrite of joint books #Kitsune and #Shelly Lee which are the next in the story line and show the main characters taking separate paths.

I am still holding hope that it will be finished in time for All Hallows Eve, but one can never be certain.

Well, thats all for now,
See you in port next time Lords, Ladies and Airship Captains.

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Enemy Territory.

I jest, but I have finally managed to get the iBooks version of “The End” compiled an uploaded.

So whats the problem?

I fear that the conversion has not gone down properly. I used the same source that was compiled in scrivner for the Kindle version, but I am nervous that the conversion to epub went wrong.

Again, what the problem?

I can’t see what the book looks like until it’s live because there is no preview. I have to trust that the finale version will look like the epub when it goes live!

Now that’s out the way time for a bigger update.

The following contains a big spoilers for those who only read the paperback and iBooks Version

T.D.o.J.P:Book #1.0 : Æther Shadow has finished the 7th draft and is now in the process for editing and Book #2.0: Kitsune still need the first draft rewritten (A 1/3rd has to be cut and moved to a different book leaving it far to short.)
Dragons Rising: Exiles is about halfway through the first draft and has a change of series name,
Sirens: Shelly Lee has begun the note taking stage.

Sirens is set in the same worlds as The Diaries of James Purcell, but is a side series that fills gaps between the main series from the perspectives of the other characters.

That’s all for now, see you in port next time Airship Captains.

 

Loosing a Books identity / Return of the Dragons.

Loosing a Books identity.

One of the things that a lot of people struggle with and something I have been struggling with since I started NaNoWriMo 2013 was thinking up a title. I used the name Mythobiology because it was supposed to be heavy with mythical animals. However, as it is part of a Steampunk series and most of the book is about his life up to becoming the captain of an airship.

I feel that my book has now lost it’s identity and the title now no longer fits. I have been stewing over this for a few days now but until I start the editing and rewriting work then it’s not going to change.

On a side note, I have started to work on my Fantasy series, Return of the dragons.

The series follows each individual member of a group of hero’s without crossing the same grounds. After a civil war that nearly wiped out the dragons, the survivors went into hiding and man kind has spread across the land. The instigators of this civil war, the black dragons have started to stir and are intent on bringing all the species into this new war. How will each member deal with there pasts in order to come together and save the future.

#NaNoWriMo is coming and such a dilemma.

#NaNoWriMo is coming and such a dilemma.

Well with the big 50K NaNoWriMo on the horizon I have a problem. As much as I would like to work on my primary book series, I feel I need a brake from it. My original choice was going to be Book 4 Shelly Lee which covers the story of the ship without the captain however, on my hard drive I have idea’s for several other books, below are idea’s for books I have sketch out but not put much work on.

 

Dragons return – Wonderer.

The dragons used to rule the known world as the dominant species, when a civil war broke out, most of the special was killed off and the other went into hiding.

200 years later Man kind rules the land and the dragons are but a myth. When a gray wizard turns up looking for the young lord off the town who has become a ranger in an attempt to flee his duties. With the help of friend, the wizard, the young lord, a young girl who is more then she appears, a ranger with a dark secrete and the captain of the towns guard must go on an adventure to find an artefact that will reveal the girls journey and a darker secrete that threatens them all.

*** This series will have a cross-over to the Diaries of James Purcell after season one has been finished.***

Industrial War

Unknown to the general public, there has been a war raging across the world. Companies fight to be the market leaders and be the best. When a inventor working for Zeus plant turns up dead, detective Roberts in put on the case. Things turn bad and he ends up in a coma for two years while the world around him changes.

 

Star Dragons.

100 years ago, mankind fled earth to colonise the planets. Hidden within the colonist were the last of the dragon species. They un-hindered by earth’s curiosity into there on technology the people grew and became the most advanced of the earth species.

50 years after leaving the earth has called for representatives of the colonies to return to give an update on how well they have done. The Draconis alliance formed around the dragons home world want to be recognition to rule them selves. When they alliance ship Star dragon returns to earth they find more is going on behind the scenes that could end up in a war between earth and the colonies.

 

So dear readers, which one should I go for, which one do you feel would be better?