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…

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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

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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.

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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?

VOTE TRUMP! BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!



Tomorrow is the day we make history. Go out there and vote for Trump, because Crooked Hillary (who’s been under FBI Investigation twice now) will destroy all of America. With Hillary you can expect World War 3 with Russia. Not to mention, an increase of 550% refugees, who are probably all men of military age 17-40, and who love ISIS. Expect thousands of them to be here in America the first 100 days of her taking office. Look at Sweden – The Rape Capital of the World. Look at the mass rapes in Germany, Cologne. Look at Europe. Look at Paris. It’s a third world shithole now.

If you do not vote for Trump, we will lose all our freedoms because of Islamization. Freedom of speech. Freedom of expression. Freedom of the press. Freedom to believe in a different God. Don’t believe me, go to Infowars.com Do your research. Watch Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones. Watch Tommy Robinson in the UK. Watch Dr. Bill Warner. Watch Anne Marie Waters and read up about all these things I’ve said. This is not a conspiracy theory, because it’s happening right now and it’s all true.

You can me a “racist” and an “Islamophobe,” but I don’t fucking care anymore. Islamophobia is a word created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons. A quote from Christopher Hitchens. Read up on him as well.

I’ll probably be killed because of what I say and what I believe in, but I’d rather die fighting for what is right. It’s about truth and justice. Law and order. It’s either you stand up for America or you’re against everything she stands for. Don’t listen to the mainstream media. Don’t listen to CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, and so on. They’ll feed you nothing but lies.


Hero Time!
If you don’t like what I have to say, even though it’s the truth, go right ahead and unfollow me. I don’t give a damn. >:]

Pacing Myself With The Revisions And Working On Backstories…

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I reached Chapter 27 and had to take a break. I may continue revising well throughout the night. But I have to go back and finish tweaking several major chapters. So far, rereading chapters 1-27 hasn’t been bad at all, except for some minor issues with backstory.

The backstories just need more work. I still feel like I’m rushing certain parts and I need to be extremely careful not to just skim through. I really do want to get them out of the way, but I don’t want it to become like a chore and suddenly get boring. If I do get bored, I may have to get rid of them completely.

I think certain chapters I’ll have no choice but to add something specific, in order to keep it interesting. I have to say that the dialogue is quite good. However, I’ve noticed I’m not the type of writer who likes to spend so much time on little details. I hate being bogged down with description after description. Other times, I feel like I’m telling way too much.

I hate repeating what a character is wearing over and over again… especially how they look, unless it’s absolutely necessary to the story. I care about the story, not what hairstyle a character has that particular day… Don’t get me wrong! I love writing descriptions when it comes to my favorite main characters. It’s just the minor characters I’m struggling to keep myself entertained with. I don’t want so much focus on them and slow down the entire plot to a snail crawl.

I like keeping a fast pace sometimes. It’s more interesting that way with all the twists and turns. Although, I may have to now and then seriously stop moving so quick to the point that it’s brain overload. Chapter 11 I had to split into two, because it was nearing 20 pages long. Now, some minor characters are more interesting than others. And then, we have the villains. Some villains are also more beloved than others.

I just have to take my time and make them seem as realistic as I can with flaws like everybody else. I think Ch 11 is about 5,000 words or so. Another thing, I’m trying to avoid is repetition, which is a horrible habit of mine. So far, I’ve been watching myself and cutting back on the redundancy. Don’t know how many times I’ve repeated myself in this one post right now.

Let’s see… I’ve got to go back to chapters 11, 12, 24, 25, 26, and 27. There are certain scenes that are kind of vague and I probably should give it another whirl at them. Gotta make them a little longer. It will depend on how I feel.

I have about 15 chapters left to edit and then I’ll go from there.

Picking Myself Up And Getting Back To Work… Still Loving Gab.ai By The Way!

Yep, you heard me!

All the world's a stage

My post yesterday was pretty depressing and I need to stop that.

TAKE THAT!

So, I’m changing it. Well not the post itself, but I will not let anything stop me from publishing that third book. In fact, I don’t really care what anyone thinks anymore and I should seriously stop caring. People will find offense in anything these days. Why bother argue with them? Why waste my time worrying about everything or what someone else says?

Nothing in life is free and you’ll never be perfect. Nobody’s perfect. At least I’m somewhat sane, which is a good thing. It could always be worse. I’m going to live life to the fullest, because that’s how it should be.

And who the fuck cares?

MUWHAHAHAHAA!

‘Cause I don’t!

It doesn’t matter how many books I sell or don’t sell, even though it would be nice to become a bestseller someday…it’s not the reason why I’m writing. Every writer wants to be a little rich and famous, don’t get me wrong. However, I’m not writing for the money. If you’re writing a book because of the riches, then you’ve got it all wrong. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth.

I should be able to do what I want. Not everyone is going to like my stories, but I do have a few people out there, who do love reading them and I can’t let them down now. I’m sure some of them don’t mind waiting a few years. I have to admit, I’ve been lucky so far.

Cool ShadesThings happen for a reason, and this post probably doesn’t make much sense to you, but it will later on.

After I wrote that post, I decided to go back to the third novel and actually reread/edit it. I actually made it through editing, all the way to Chapter 21 and I’m still going. Can you believe that? Not to mention, I’m setting up the novels in Kindle and in CS. Kindle Direct Publishing has a new feature now.

They have it where you can publish the paperback novels. I haven’t tried it and I’m a little worried about how that’ll go exactly, especially since you cannot order paperback novels.

I think I’ll still stick to Createspace for now, despite some of the ups and downs. They’ve treated me pretty good and I don’t have any major complaints at all. At least that’s working for me and it’s not broken, so why fix it? I can order copies before the final send off, which is great.

Oh yeah, I forgot…

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I was blocked from Twitter.

Good Job!

But that’s all right.

Anyway, I’m on Gab.ai and it’s so amazing. Love the people there! They’re helping me promote my book and everything. I’m on a booklist and I’ll soon be in a writer’s club. It’s fabulous.

Starry Eyed

Take care everyone!

Will I Be Doing NaNoWrimo This Year?

No, I will not.

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There’s a lot of reasons why, but first let’s get to the real problem.

...Writer’s block would be one of them. I went through a period of time when I was writing nonstop for about a month or so. It was very brief, but I got a lot done. I was writing/editing the third novel of NR and then on top of that… working on the graphic novel as well. After I finished writing everything, including all those scripts for Flash Renegade, I haven’t really felt like doing much of anything. It’s a horrible excuse.

However, I can’t force myself to write. It doesn’t work that way…just can’t type my way out of this one. I wish I could do it, but then I’d write crap or maybe it’s already too late for that. I’m going through a serious burnout and I feel as if I may not write anymore on these blogs. Some writers write everyday and some don’t. We’re all so very different.

Another issue deals with publishing the third novel of NR. Someone close to me asked if I had finished the novel and I told her yes. She asked, “Will you be publishing it?” And I’m like, “I dunno…why should I? And who’s going to read it? Not you obviously.”

Then, she’s like, “Is it disgusting?”

I blinked. “You’ve already read parts of it…”

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Is that all you can really say about it? And why is that the first thing you mention? If you didn’t like the first book and the sequel, then why do you want to know if I’m publishing the third novel? Why are you even asking me whether I’m writing it or not? Why do you even care?

The world is practically on fire. There’s more important issues going on right now, and I don’t even know why I’m bothering to write this anymore. It’s not helping anyone… So much horrible stuff going on and it’s pretty bad. It’s hard for me to focus on anything these days.

Mostly I’m just reporting or relaying information to other people from independent news sources. I think I should be a journalist to tell you the truth… because that’s all I’m doing is reading articles online and sending it out to others, because knowledge is power. Maybe one of these days, I’ll feel better and get back to writing.

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I dunno… life is a mess.