New Site Is Now Open To The Public. Welcome The Gunslinger Flash Renegade!

It’s time to celebrate!

The Gunslinger Flash Renegade site is now open!

Starry Eyed

If you want to know more about the status and progress of the graphic novel, Nicoy and I are working on, please visit this site. It’s still brand new and there’s like only 2 posts. One is in the Menu scroll bar.

I will leave up The Nightmare Never Ends site open, since this is still my home blog.

Hmm...

Now, what will be included in this site?

  • News
  • Updates
  • And More News

As a reminder, there will not be any images or drawings posted. Not until the graphic novel is up on Amazon. I will give you enough time in advance, but it may take Nicoy and I about a year or two to finish this series. It’s a very challenging project, because this will be the first time I’ll be involved with a visual project. We’re trying our best to bring out the best work we can. Quality over quantity is our goal. 

Finished Reading A Book: The Gori’s Daughter

So sorry folks, I’m feeling sick today… I’ll keep this short and sweet.

D.E.A.D

It’s just one of those days…

Book Cover

Anyway, from the beginning I found Shazia Hobbs’ blog (Everyone Has An Opinion) by doing research on Twitter. It’s a brand new blog. If you want to support Shazia Hobbs, her book, her charity, and her struggle, please follow and comment on her blog!

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If you’ve been reading my Twitter posts lately, you’ll know which topic comes up quite frequently. I’ve been doing a lot of research on Islam and Women in Islam. I found Shazia Hobbs’ article online, called Islam Kills Women.

This story is based on her life, growing up in Pakistan and how she was considered an outcast, since her mother was white and her father was Pakistani. Hence the title name “Gori’s Daughter.” Her mother, Shazia herself (including her brothers and sisters) were basically shunned by her father, his second wife, and their extended family.

Her mother had no say in raising her children with their father; they were treated with disdain and abused at an early age. I’m not going to spoil it for you, since you’ll have to read the book for more details. But this was Shazia’s life, growing up. Shazia eventually went to Europe and became a Social Worker for a charity; she now writes about articles that criticize Islam and its foundations. To me, Islam is a cult and a theocracy, which considers women as second class citizens. It’s a backward philosophy that rejects and denies women’s basic rights across all borders. In fact, I hate any religion that treats women or anyone like slaves.

Anyway, you should buy Shazia Hobbs’ book. It’s a very quick read, only about 200 pages or so. I read it in just two days. There were some issues with the formatting of the Kindle e-book and some translation typos, which is not in anyway the author’s fault and were probably more due to her publisher. I did have problems seeing the paperback copy on Amazon, but after talking to Shazia online, she reassured me that they would have the paperback up in no time.

Overall, I gave this book 5 stars because I couldn’t put it down. It was a very compelling story. Shazia Hobbs is a brave, beautiful woman for writing this, because at one point she feared for her life…if the truth came out. I do look forward to reading more of her articles and books online. She has a unique voice like no other.

She has a sense of humbleness there, and she has an open conversation with the reader. In no shape or form, did I feel that this book was too preachy. It was an honest look into her life. Shazia Hobbs does have a gift of telling true, heartbreaking stories and her writing is real straightforward. Please, check out her book today and read it for yourself. Thank you!

Hero Time!

 

Rereading Nightmarish Reaction – Here Are My Thoughts On The 3rd Book…

The good news is… I’m on chapter 31 right now so I’m almost done reading NR 3.

The bad news…

Noooo!

I hate the book.

I’m not happy with what I’ve read so far.

Don’t get me wrong the first half is actually really good, but that middle part is driving me off the wall. It needs a complete overhaul.

Work!

Maybe I will change my mind after I do another million rewrites.

There’s a bunch of editing guidelines in my bedroom right now and I’m surrounded by How-to-Grammar, Structure, and Plot. However, some of the chapters have left me with a bitter taste in my mouth and I’m thinking I should just delete them and start all over again…

Smashing-computer-GIFI basically feel like I’m repeating the same stuff over and over again. Which is not a good sign whatsoever. The characters are still interesting and compelling; however, my dates and timelines are still a bit messy. I’ll be going back and fixing every last one of them. 

I may have to rearrange the chapters in another order and maybe add in a few new chapters as well, because it seems as if I’m rushing through some parts and I get this feeling that I should slow down. However, I don’t want to drag it for too long, because the book is already big enough. Something is bugging me a lot and I can’t pinpoint what. Editing and rewriting is the hardest thing ever.

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Will This 4th Book End The Series…?

I’m going to finish the last book of my NR series. Will I be able to end everything in a neat package, folks? Only time will tell. Is this going to be a much larger book at 500-600 pages?

I’m already at 461 pages with no ending in sight… 

This doesn’t look good.

Noooo!

I still have lots of writing, rewriting, revisions, reading, and editing to do. Gotta make sure everything’s perfect, before I ever decide on printing out a paperback copy.

writing

Hopefully, I can pull it off.

Don’t know when I’ll be able to complete everything.

Hero Time!

There’s really no set date. It may take me another year or so, which kind of sucks. However, I just don’t want to rush anything at the moment. I’d rather reflect on it and focus on a few chapters here or there, especially the timelines.

I’ll do little by little and take it one day at a time. The graphic novel was shipped yesterday, so I’m looking forward to that as well. I should have it by next week or so. I’m excited that things are getting done. Now, if I can get everything in order and just do what I need to do, I should be good to go.

Houston, We Have A Problem! The Book’s Too Long & The Price Too Much…

I’ve got just 6-7 Chapters left to finish editing, but I’ve now realized that the page count has gone way over the limit…

counting

It’s exactly 4 pages over!

OMG!

I have only two limited choices here.

Noooo!I have to pick wisely or I could be in some serious trouble. I could sell the book at a higher price tag… nearly $12.25 dollars or more just to meet Amazon’s crazy royalty deal, which is extremely low at .87 cents. That’s 2.26 dollars more than the last two books, without tax and shipping costs.

Or cut 92 pages of the third NR book, leaving it at a lower price tag of $9.99 but ending it at a place where all my readers will completely hate me for life… Since I haven’t finished the 4th book, it might still take me years to complete it. Some readers might want to know how it’ll all come to an end. It might be added pressure for me as well. Or I could lose readers and nobody cares at that point what happens to all the characters. It’s a huge risk regardless.

Which makes the 4th book and hopefully my last nearly 470 pages at a price tag of $12.30 dollars, because of Amazon.

Crying..

Either way, it’s not going to be pretty…

Longer book = higher price tag

Shorter book = lower price tag

It would be nice if I could have a big book at 500 pages, like Stephen King, and have it at a mass paperback book price of say $5 bucks. But that’s not happening anytime soon, unless I get picked up by a traditional publisher.

Depressed

Getting Back To Exercising, Reading, & Editing Again…

Sigh...I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine wasn’t bad at all and I got a chance to spend time with the family. For awhile now, I haven’t updated whatsoever. I had taken three weeks off to focus on other things, like the graphic novel and what not.

However, I seriously need to get some things done. I’ll probably do some reading after this post and get back on track to a normal schedule. I still don’t know when I’ll finish the third book of NR. I remember reading nearly all the way through the book. I almost made it to the finish line. It was actually decent enough for me to continue, but I had to go back and revise a few other chapters.

It’s mostly because of clarity and continuity. Something wasn’t meshing right exactly and I’ll have to edit another ten million times before the book’s ready. This will be a quick post for today.

studyingI think I made it to Chapter 37, just reading it to myself in one sitting (in 1 and 1/2 days). There’s only 42 chapters by the way. But there were some things that concerned me greatly at first, which was the pacing and the timeline events.

I was keeping a track of everything I read in a small notebook, especially some of the grammar mistakes I had. I did go over the revisions, but I’ll need to recheck them again to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

I’m saving everything to one document this time, so there’s no multiple files anymore. This way once I upload it to Createspace, I won’t accidentally use the wrong file. Not to mention, I’ve gone back to exercising for an hour or two everyday now. The holidays always has too much good food, so I’m preparing myself for Christmas and watching what I eat. 🙂 I need to lose weight for the holidays. So wish me good luck!

Anyhoo, have a goodnight folks.

writing

It’s about time I get back to writing again.

The Great Twitter Purge!

I’ve deactivated my Twitter account, folks!

Hahahah!

Sharia Twitter was going around suspending people’s accounts, just because they supported Trump or had a different opinion.

FU!

So I took matters into my own hands and decided enough was enough. I’d rather go out on my own terms and I finally did. I’ll be at Gab.ai from now on. Probably forever.

No more censorship for me.

No more fear of having a suspended or blocked account anymore.

Bye bye!

Goodbye Twitter or should I call you Twatter?