Salt & Steel Nomination

Salt & Steel Nomination

Salt & Steel has been nominated for the book of the year under the coming of age fantasy. I want to thank those of you who’ve nominated my book, I’m deeply honored.

You can vote here. You’re allowed 3 nominations, and I hope you choose Salt & Steel as one of them, but either way be sure and vote for the 3 books you think should win.

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Ocean’s Dagger Available on Amazon

Ocean's Dagger Available on Amazon

An orphaned boy, uncontrollable magic, and a destiny to recover a nation’s honor.

Ren survived life at an orphanage, but the world taught him some harsh lessons.

His aspiration to become a sorcerer looked brighter, until he found himself in a crate. With his magic unreliable, Ren must learn to rely on others.

But, in a world of thieves and cutthroats, how will he see the truth behind their masks?

Will Ren learn to master his mind, control his magic, and follow his destiny?

Or will his naivety doom him and the world?

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Ocean’s Dagger is the second book in the Chronicles of the Seventh Realm, a bite-sized epic fantasy series. Ren may be the “chosen one”, but Chronicles of the Seventh Realm is a sprawling series of characters with many tales to explore. This is the second book of Ren’s Tale. You can start at the beginning with Orphan’s Price.

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Writing Log: Feb. 27th

Writing Log: Feb. 27th

I refuse to allow my fear of failure to hold me back from what I’m meant to do—write fucking books! Now that’s not to say I don’t experience fear & anxiety. In fact, anyone who doesn’t feel fear is someone to avoid. To lean into these clichés, “It’s only when we’re afraid that we can be brave.”

Self-pep out of the way. It’s time for the real business at hand. I need the fear of public shame to motivate myself to perceiver. Meaning: I’ll set my daily goals here, for all the world to see, and also report on them.

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DAY 43 – YOUTUBE

DAY 43 YOUTUBE

It took the better part of a month to get everything setup, but I’ve officially started a YouTube Channel. So far I’ve only uploaded the introduction video, but I plan to move this daily post structure to over there, and I’ll upload the videos here too, with a quick recap.

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DAY 20 – ADAPT OR DIE

DAY 20 ADAPT OR DIE

I’m on a roll—three days in a row I’ve exceeded my expectations for progress on the novel. At present I’m two days ahead of schedule. Which is great news, given I’m trying to bank three books before launching the first in the series—allowing myself a runway for future publications.

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DON’T GET IT RIGHT, GET IT WRITTEN!

Chapter 1 – Kick In The A$$
Chapter 2 – Fighting Through The Fear
Chapter 3 – The Process
Chapter 4 – Keeping It Original
Chapter 5 – Setting A Schedule
Chapter 6 – Discipline
Chapter 7 – Finding Time To Write
Chapter 8 – What’s The Deadline
Chapter 9 – Feedback
Chapter 10 – Keep Moving
Chapter 11 – Write To The End
Chapter 12 – Last Words… One More Time

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