Sunday, May 12, 2013

Comment of the day: Dylan

"Dear Gem, you are one of the most brilliant writers I've ever seen, I am totally absorbed in Dragon's Heir. It's a beautiful masterpiece created with such passion, creativity and character, you seem to create a different side to the bad characters in the story and make readers slightly hesitant to judge the character. You seem to make everyone fall in love with your beautiful world, only talented writers are able to weave such a beautiful web and catch each and everyone of us deeper and deeper into your story. I admire you very much and your beautiful creations have inspired me, you are my role model. Good luck on your future stories and I'm pretty sure that they'll be just as magnificent! 
Yours truly, Dylan" Dylan's Wattpad Page 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dragon Blade Temporarily On Hold're reading that right. Dragon Blade is temporarily on hold. It's a sad thing, but at the end of the day I'm doing this not only for me, but for all of you as well. Most who know me and/or read comments on my books/message board know that I am extremely busy. I mean REALLY busy. It has taken me two days on and off to write this small post due to time constraints.

Since DH got picked up a few months ago by a publisher, I've finally begun the process of editing the story and foolishly thought I could continue writing DB while editing DH, but after a LONG talk with my publishers it just seemed absolutely redundant.

When going through the entire book and writing down story points I realized something. I barely had a plot. All I had was a series of events that led...nowhere. It was an absolute mess. Everything I thought I knew about my story just flew out the window and basically had to comb through it with a fresh set of eyes. I hadn't realized how mushy and jumbled up Dragon Heir actually was.

Don't get me wrong, I knew that more than half of the book was poorly written (I blame that on my newness at writing a novel at the time) but I didn't think it would be this messy once I went back and actually edited. What's done is done and my job now is to make the story the best it can be.

I'm going through the story and changing a significant part of it, so when it does finally reach the point of publication it will hopefully feel like you're going on a new adventure with Leiv.

Though DB will be on hold, I WILL be starting a brand new story entitled "The King's Empath". Here is a look at the book cover. It's made by the amazing artist Yolanda Blazquez, check her out here. This is not the original image, it has been altered to fit the story. To see the original image, click the earlier link and browse her gallery. Thank you to Yolanda for allowing me usage of such a beautiful piece of work.