Friday, June 19, 2020

Running free book promo

My journey in fatherhood started almost the same time I decided to start writing actual books instead of stopping after starting them.  

So figured I'd do something for father's day.

Running a free book promo on Amazon for Mortis Operandi: New Hire from, 

Saturday, June 20, 2020, 12:00 AM PDT to Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT

https://www.amazon.com/Mortis-Operandi-Hire-Edward-Buchanan-ebook/dp/B07T46B4NM

If you don't have it feel free to snag

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Soon to be released june 22nd 2020

I am eagerly awaiting the release of my short story on Amazon. Counting the days until the June 22nd date, and hoping people read it.  While I know it is not going to generate thousands of dollars, my expectations are set more realistic, somewhere around a hundred or two. To be honest, if any money is generated it'll be more than what I had previously. I'm sure other authors have used this method as a way to fund their writing hobby, I should have asked around before I did it. 

Let's hope I'm not wasting anyone's time. 

Been working on the outline for the 2nd half of the novel, which now I should start calling it a sequel. The expansion of the middle from the first book really showed me how my first outline failed, or I failed in following it. Also I started making a map because as my world grew I started forgetting names, distances, and general terrain. 

Maybe I should not have given a pre-order timeframe. Oh well, we will see how it goes on Monday.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Finally, finished...

Ok, more like I'm finally at the halfway point. Started a project 10months ago. Planned one book initially then possibly a sequel. However due to the story wandering around and growing in the middle, I decided to split the one book into 2. At 140K words, if I kept it as one book, I'm guessing it would easily be 250K, which while nice, would not be feasible to get paperback versions at an affordable price.

Now that I have time to sit and think about it, I decided to take one of the short stories I wrote for the book and list it on Amazon. Figured it would help fund the cost of editing the main book.

Not much else to say, lots of ideas for other novels and books. I have an idea for a Colfax and Dead sequel, and even have ~7K words started on it, but I didn't have enough of a story to really write a sequel. The same with Cannot Tame the Wind, have an idea for book 2, but doesn't seem to be enough for a whole book. 

Of all the ideas in the past year, the one that seems to have some meat to it, is the Skills & Demons storyline. Part of it is I get to take all the horrible D&D memories I have and share them and inflict new ones upon the characters.  

It has been doing ok at RoyalRoad where I've been posting it, have gotten a lot of excellent comments that'll help when I start the revision. 

If you are interested in effectively beta reading, check them out, I'm doing two versions of the story, one with game text (crunchy) and one without (non-crunchy).

Crunchy
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/26422/skills-archetypes-and-demons-first-encounters

Non-Crunchy
https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/29481/skills-archetypes-and-demons-first-encounters

Also coming up on my 1 year anniversary for Patreon, if you want to toss a dollar my way, feel free, I typically post chapters to the Patreon 5 days before they hit on RoyalRoad. https://www.patreon.com/UnwrittenDreams 

Either way, I hope my writing entertains. 

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

An update suddenly appears!

For NaNoWriMo, I thought I would work on a fun project. While I wanted to hit 50K words, I knew it wouldn't be possible with my current words per day. Most days if I hit 1K words it is a good day.

I had also been pondering getting rid of my Macbook, and I completed that task in November. I don't mind having multiple OS's or different ecosystems, all I care about is having the best tool for whatever job I'm trying to complete. However Apple's recent stances against Right to Repair just irks me the wrong way. I could go deeper into it, but its a decision most people will have to make for themselves.

So I sold my macbook and got me a little Lenovo 330s 15ARR(15", AMD 2500u, SSD and 20g of RAM).  The battery life isn't as great as the macbook but this way I feel like I'm not supporting Apple. I was already a scrivener users for both windows and Mac so didn't have to make any changes there.

Either way, I've been working on a Novella, maybe even a novel depending on how the story fills out. You are welcome to read a few chapters at http://mortis.operandi.biz/ I'm also posting the chapters at Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/167398745-mortis-operandi . Feel free to check it out.  I'll try to update the site often as I add more chapters.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Corner of Colfax and Dead

Part 1 of Colfax and Dead is complete. I made a cover and put it on Amazon for $0.99 if anyone wants to read it. Also available for Kindle Unlimited. It is my venture into Urban Fantasy. I have Part 3 written and am working on Part 2. I know it seems odd that I am writing them slightly out of order but... This series is also my venture into writing without a structured outline ahead of time. So give it a shot and let me know what you think.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073NYZGP7


Sunday, July 02, 2017

I made a thing,

After quite a few revisions I finally finished Cannot Tame the Wind. I had been working on a cover design and feel it is done. If you have Amazon Prime or access to the Kindle Unlimited, it is on their to read. The paperback version should be available here soon. Check it out, Cannot Tame the Wind.







Saturday, October 08, 2016

Corner of Colfax and Dead, finished.

In Sept I had an idea for a story and it prevented me from working on another project. I ended up writing a small novella ~21K words. I wanted to do something different with it so I wrote it without an outline and discovery wrote it. Parts of me enjoys discovery writing another part of me worries I will have to do a lot more editing for continuity errors and weak plot. Still I finished it and am hoping once it finishes editing it will find some fans.

How does a story grab a hold of you and prevent you from writing something else? That is easy, one day I had an idea which went along the lines of:  “I always told myself that I’ll sleep when I’m dead. Now that I’m dead it appears there is too much to get done.”  

It kind of took off from there. I wrote an urban fantasy novella about a guy who is dead but not dead. Somewhat in the lines of a zombie but less "braaaaains" and more lack of things that make living worthwhile like taste and smell.

I wanted an urban fantasy book that was light on the fantasy part and more of the struggling hero. So my little book has no vampires, no werewolves, no wizards, nor demons. I don't plan on having any of those things, well maybe a little black magic but i'm thinking something in the kin of Gandalf type of magic rather than Harry Potter.

Will this book have more parts, I'm not sure. Will people get sick of the name dropping of places in Denver and Colorado that I put in it... probably.. oh well.  Either way keep reading and I'll post a link once I have it up somewhere.  Until then here is the first few chapters I posted to Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/489218-corner-of-colfax-and-dead?chapter=1