Seeing as the ‘great launch’ is fast approaching (unless I’m shot or hit by a car or something), I’ve decided to make a little progress bar for you to look at! I’m sure you all have better things to do than gaze at this page, waiting for the book to drop (although, I don’t see what could possibly be more important), but I’m posting it anyway:
When that little thingy is full, the final revision of my book will be done! I probably won’t update it after every chapter, but I’ll try to keep that number rising at a steady pace. I’ll admit to having quite a few butterflies right now – this is my first publishing after all. If all goes according to plan, it should be available for purchase come august.
As a reminder: Until that number reaches 100% my book is available for free. One revision poorer, but finished nonetheless. Take a gander below if you don’t want to wait / don’t want to waste your money on me. (Or if you want to give me feedback that’ll make it into the final product.)
The Fall of Noman – Awakenings
Please and thank you,
So it seems at this point; I’ll do anything to avoid revision work . . . which means I’m pretty much writing away on anything that isn’t my book.
After a short foray into science fiction, my feet are once again planted in the world of Noman. It all began as a joke with a friend, who has these scrabble pieces on his fridge. Every time I’m visiting, I’m playing around with those things, to the point of absurdity. Long story short, I wrote down eleven silly names, and then said I’d write a short-story about them. And then I did. This time, we follow the life of a young boy named Theden, who after a certain string of events, has the sudden urge not to die. It’s a tale of love, revenge and all those classic clichés, with a heavier Greek tragedy flavor than anything I’ve written. (Click the book to read . . . you know how this works.)
Happy reading, and be sure to leave me some feedback in the comments, whether you like the novella or not! (Minor updates follows below)
So . . . I decided to try my hands on some science fiction. True to the genre, it quickly grew too big to contain and escaped its confines.
Although the two genres share many similarities, sci-fi is not quite the same as fantasy, and I’m well aware of – and partially in agreement with – the notion that one should stick to what one knows best. Jumping from fantasy to science fiction (albeit only for two novellas), isn’t quite the same as a basketball player wanting to play football, and expecting to be taken in by the national team; but it’s in the ballpark. (See what I did there?)
In any case, I’m the basketball player trying to play football in this metaphor, and I sincerely hope that even though I didn’t stick to ‘my genre’ this time, you’ll read (and hopefully enjoy) the first of my two sci-fi novellas. And let’s be honest: I’m not writing in the big leagues here, so it’s not like I’m trying to have my cake and eat it, too. (Though I do tend to eat the cakes that I have. It seems preferable to throwing them away.)
In any case, the story follows a young girl and her brother as they’re trying to get some information to K’hadmera – The world that floats. Someone wants to stop them before they get there, however, and are willing to spend an ungodly amount of money to stop them. Alexandra, the young girl, doesn’t quite know what that information is, but her brother seems convinced that it could very well save the entire known universe.
Or end it.
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Read, enjoy, and leave a comment below if you feel like it. (Both the banner and the book is clickable, if you were wondering)
– Sincerely, Bishop
Well, that’s it! The second revision – or rewrite, rather – of the brick ‘Awakenigs’ has become is done! As of right now, it clocks in on 408 A4 pages, containing 237 825 words. Too much? That’s for you to decide, I can’t be bothered to read that thing… (Yes, I’m kidding.)
I’m still a few revisions and a professional edit away from being done, but for all intents and purposes, that’s the finished product up there. If I retain my health and sanity, Awakenings will be released this side of 2014. For the time being, you can get it for free, though. (AND with the added bonus of tearing the author a new one if you don’t like it.) I won’t spam this revision very much, because honestly I’d prefer it if you all buy the finished product instead.
Still, feedback is key to writing something that works, so I’ll listen carefully to every piece of it I get. Your notes, if pertinent, will make it into the final product, and you will get credited. Even as slim as the chances are (I’m a realist), if I do make it big, you’ll regret not getting your name in there!
Click the book (right in the eye!), to read it in the browser, or right click + “save as” to download.
Good reading! – Bishop.
Another short-story is up and running.
This one is set in The Valley of a Thousand Snakes, far west in Noman. Seld Griffiths, a braham (outisder) is trying to prove his worth with the Akash Brotherhood, crafting explosives and duelling. It turns out he is far better extracting poison from Snakes, though. Things complicate when Seld starts sleeping with Prince Iben, who’s to be married to the beautiful Alyssha in only four short weeks.
It’s a good thing he’s comfortable around snakes…
Read, enjoy, and leave a comment below if you feel like it. (The book is clickable, if you were wondering)
– Sincerely, Bishop