New Chapter Thursday! Storm-Fallen 23: High Alert

In this chapter of Storm-Fallen Gy’ave Khraw reflects on her decision to judge Yarrex so harshly in public while attempting to fulfill her duty as Magistratus to her kin. Myalin and Jozz are rushed to meet the Lorrallen outside the city and run into a friendly face. Tensions rise in this installment as the storm and its demons get closer to the city. Ahhh!

Please comment and let me know what you think. I enjoy all feedback, even if it’s not positive. Thanks for the support and happy reading!

Read chapter 23: High Alert here!

Storm-Fallen June News!

Big update today! I will be covering a lot of different developments as the last update like this was in October of last year on my previous website. Much has happened since then, a lot of cool stuff!

Currently, I’m at 37,700 words. Which is incredible when I think about the fact that I was going to stop at 10K. Now the story has bloomed into something much bigger than I thought possible, 7X – 9X larger actually if I continue at this rate. That being said, if I’m almost at 40K and I’m expecting an 80K-range novel then I’m almost halfway done with the first draft! Super excited! 28652-1

I’m still releasing chapters weekly on Wattpad (or bi-monthly depending on my motivation, haha), as well as revising the first 20, or so, chapters already available. You can read them here: Storm-Fallen on Wattpad.

Just a few days ago I spoke with artist Andreas Rocha (his piece ‘Desert Winds‘ is the featured image) on illustrating the cover of the novel. He will be sending me a rough draft soon and I’m extremely excited to be working with him and to see what he comes up with. You can find his portfolio at andreasrocha.com. His stuff is absolutely amazing. Please check it out.OwReviewspic1

I’m working on developing some useful reviews with a more technical review system. I don’t know if it’ll be thought of as useful, or fun to read, but I thought I’d give it a shot. I have one out now for ‘Welcome to the Punch‘ which was an action movie from 2013 that just came out on Netflix, but I’ll be working on some more current content within the next few weeks. Probably starting with Jurassic World this week! So if you’re interested look for O2 Reviews right here on my blog.

Well that’s about it for this update, I’ll post again soon if anything comes up worth mentioning. Thanks for checking in and please feel free to comment/message me, I will reply. Are you excited to see Jurassic World this weekend?

#ChallengeTheProud Contest

Hey there! So many of you know I use Wattpad regularly to publish my stories and connect with readers and other writers. I believe it is an invaluable resource and I’m thrilled to have discovered it when I did. Because of the social media aspect of the app/website I’ve found it to be much more encouraging to write, as readers have motivated me to stay accountable and continue releasing chapters weekly in hopes of entertaining them. One of these readers I’ve come to know and respect is actually a fellow writer named Julia Proud.

Julia was one of the first people I’d never met in person to give my story a chance. She gave me valuable feedback and genuine encouragement during the beginning stages of my story’s development. I can’t thank her enough for all the kind words and helpful tips she’s given me so far. She’s also a very talented writer whose works I’ve come to enjoy, and I’m impressed at her dedication to the craft. She’s developed quite a following in her #ChallengeTheProud events on twitter in which followers can present a particular prompt (challenge) and she must write a short story based on the prompt/challenge.

A few days ago she unveiled a new website dedicated to the challenge event called http://challengetheproud.com. On this website you can view the 30 short stories she’s developed from the contest and vote on your favorite one. This is the coolest part in my opinion: the one with the most votes becomes a full length novel. The voters even get a free copy of the final edition. That’s great! I love this idea.

If you’d like to participate in the event head on over to her website and check out the process. Don’t forget to subscribe with your email and cast your vote on the story you’d like to see become a full novel. Deadline is June 30th!!! If you’d like to know more about Julia or would like to see more of her work here are some links below:

http://challengetheproud.com

http://www.wattpad.com/user/JuliaProud

https://twitter.com/JuliaProud2014

New Chapter Thursday! 22: Trial and Error

Thursday is here again and that means a brand new chapter of Storm-Fallen. This week Nevesa must deal with her injuries after taking on Yarrex all while facing the fact that she is stuck in Khraw until the storm passes. Jozz continues to deal with something that has plagued him since childhood, and Gy’ave does something out of impulse that may affect how the citizens view her rule. Check it out right here: http://www.wattpad.com/133442374-storm-fallen-22-trial-and-error  Continue reading