Friday, February 24, 2023

More pieces falling into place... and status of series

Walking never fails. Walking, showering, or driving--Those three are the biggest activities for juicing up the creativity. In this case, I was on the treadmill. (I'm not going walking outside when it's 30 F above, much less in a -20F windchill, as we have this afternoon.)

I had an explosive insight into the whole of the Starfire Angels and Forgotten Worlds series. I have the origins of the dark creature served by the Issan, and why the Starfire entities aka Guardians are so focused on it. I won't reveal that in a blog post. You'll have to stick with the series for that major revelation, which probably won't be until the end. (I have to give you something big to wait on, especially since there's already a big revelation coming in Book 17.)

This revelation is going to twist everything on another dimension completely. Everything is falling into place and coming to me before I need it but only close to when I need to reveal it.

Sounds kind of familiar... like how the Starfire tends to think. No more wondering where that aspect of their behavior comes from (my unconscious mind).🙃

And in the status of the series, I did decide to go to Book 14 for edits. It's been too long since book 13 was released and I want to get 14 out for readers. And it will also allow me to move from book 16 right into book 17. The two will be close in the days setting, so it should be easier in writing to jump from one right into the other without a break.

Look for Book 14 sometime next month!

Coming March 2023

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Science and Christianity do mix

This is an amazing story:

Aside from this, I highly recommend The Return of the God Hypotheses by Stephen C. Meyer. It is mentioned in the video and I have been reading it myself. It is an excellent book. I have always believed in God (blessed to have been born into a Christian family), but this book provides a way to explain what I already knew and answers some of my questions about science. It requires some deep thinking and reasoning. It isn't a light read.

And be sure to read the comments under the video.

God bless you and keep you!

Thursday, February 9, 2023

resolving the writing issue

I finally have it. Book 16 of Starfire Angels: Forgotten Worlds is more than halfway done and I've finally figured out the rest of the story. I've been stumbling around in the near darkness for this one from the beginning, but I can now see the terrain around me.

I mentioned previously how initial progress was two steps forward and one step back. That can still happen, but now I have a plan for the rest of the book, which should reduce the stumbling around. I realized that I had started this book without a roadmap of where it was going and how to get there other than a vague idea of what it needed to accomplish.

This has led me to realize that I have the same issue in Book 17, although that one at least has the setting and the initial problem outlined. I'm just missing something important for the villain and the climax. At least by admitting that, I know what might cause some writing problems. I need to know where a story is going to figure out the path to take. That's something I'll have to put more thought into.

Next week I won't get much writing done because of a big event at work, so more delays.

I may just switch to editing Book 14 and publish that instead of delaying it further, then finish 16 and jump right into writing 17. I'll let you know if that happens, because I'd be making a book announcement when it's ready.

At least I know how to finish Book 16 now.