Day 14 – Almost Halfway There

What other things would you like me to blog about? Provide your input after the article!


For today’s post, I’m going to actually ask a question of my readers. What would be something you’d like to read an article about? As I’ve discussed before, my two most popular articles are those written about how to kill characters in novels. Gruesome (and highly entertaining) to write about – especially since I don’t take myself seriously in this regard. But what would be some articles you’d like to see? I can’t profess to being an expert at the craft of writing, but I do have experience and some thoughts/opinions about certain things.

Read more beyond the break

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Day 13 – Lucky or Unlucky?

20,000 words makes this a pretty lucky day I think!

Salve! Welcome to the 13th day of Blogging this November!

Today is really exciting, as I’ve hit the 20,000 word mark. This is a really big deal for me, as it means that almost 1/4 of Laurel Emperor’s first draft is finished! Also, I haven’t been the most focused today, so I also managed to write 500 words on another short story/fan fic idea I’ve been playing around with, which brings my total number of words written today to nearly 3,000! With all my major characters having gotten at least one chapter, I’m about to start working in several new characters that were introduced in the last book, and will begin to play a bigger role in some of the events in Rome.

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Day 11 – Maybe Sent a Character to Heaven?

Snippet doesn’t match the Heading, as I don’t want to spoil the surprise.

02-devastation-of-sundsvallOh Um…


Maybe, Maybe not.

PS – If you’ve already liked me on Facebook, there’s a big announcement about Iron Tribune going on, go check it out!

Here’s today’s writing snippet below the read more tag. Word Count: 17,032

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Day 10 – Blog Tour Hosts Wanted!

Looking for some more blog tour hosts for Steel Praetorian’s release day!

Salve! I hope this post improves your day.

In news – I’ve started assembling at least a few blog visits to help promote Steel Praetorian, but I’m still looking for more. If you’ve got a blog, I’ve got five dates open for the next three weeks. I’m willing to trade 1 for 1 or do a feature just for you! Please let me know if you want to join up on my November Novel Showcase!

11/13-11/20 – 1 slots open

11/21-11/26 – 2 slots open

11/27-12/3 – 2 slots open

In Steel Praetorian News – Dedication submitted.

Laurel Emperor Progress: 15,389 (Definitely didn’t do much these last days – school week + US election has been rough on my mental processes. Read the snippet beyond the break.

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Day 8 – A party, a palace and more!

Palaces, Parties, and Voting – I mean… Roman-style voting… More inside!

Happy Election Day to my Fellow Americans – If you haven’t voted, go now! Polls are still open for at least another hour in most eastern states and several hours in the midwest and western states – every vote counts!

Now that’s done, we can return to our regularly scheduled blog post! Big time progress today thanks to a train trip, and I can announce we’ve hit the 14,000 word mark! Hurray! Also, I’ve gotten the final drafts back for one of the two illustrations, and the second draft back for the second of the two illustrations. Much excitement for me I assure you!

Anywho, goal for tonight is 15,500, which places us 500 ahead of Day 9’s NaNoWriMo2016’s goal, and thus gives me a comfortable bubble to work with as needed.

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Day 7 – Airships and More Airships!

Working hard and falling behind – See what’s happening in day 7 of NaNoWriMo2016!

Hi everyone!

An excellent description of how my word count feels today. Crashing and burning.

Finally got some good solid time to sit here and type, but I’m incredibly distracted today. I’m about 2k behind schedule, and it’s really hard to find the motivation to continue right now. Fortunately, I’ve managed to finish Corbus’ chapter, which means I can start on a new one, which always helps!

Word Count (as of 8:35 pm) 10,622 9,304 words – Goal Tonight: 12,000 (eek)

Read the snippet beyond the break!

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Day 4 – Courtroom Problems

7 Thousand words hurray! Read more about new illustrations inside, too!

Hi all, Day 4 is hammered down and ready to go.

So some exciting news today! I got the first glimpses of the two illustrations that will be included in Steel Praetorian, and boy do they look exciting. Very action packed and fitting in with the aesthetic of the earlier novels. I’ve included an illustration below so you can see the style of the artwork. Illustrations aren’t generally common for a novel, but I think they add some style and substance that give readers a glance into the author’s mind. Not to eliminate the imagination of the reader, but to guide their thoughts. Anywho, onto today’s numbers after the break.

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NaNoWriMo2016 Day 1!

Day 1 is in the books – snippet of today’s writing inside!

Day 1, it’s here!

As always, here’s a snippet of today’s writing. If you buy Steel Praetorian when it comes out, you’re in luck, as the prologue of Laurel Emperor is featured at the end of the novel!

Anywho, read the snippet beyond the break. 1,788 words and counting!

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What is NaNoWriMo?

Learn about NaNoWriMo inside! Part 1 of a 2-part series discussion NaNoWriMo and the writing process!


Hi everyone,

As many of you may know, this last year (time wise, not 2016 wise) I participated in both NaNoWriMo 2015 (November) and Camp NaNoWriMo2016 (July). I’ve compiled my thoughts on the experience so you can see if NaNoWriMo is right for you! This is the first post, detailing how the programs are similar and how they differ. The second one will focus on what I like and what I think could be improved

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