Saturday, October 27, 2018

Original Music Makes: Revolutionary

The push for Zaldizko has taken priority over the next volume in this series. Unfortunately, it will be a long time before I can work on and publish volume two.

In the mean time, I plan to release one-shot stories for events after volume one.  These can be read for free at Wattpad.

The central theme of the one-shots as per below:
Duran Kita is performing for the life of the Hotaka Music Club,  before a two thousand seated audience.   

He must win an overall place within the top ten of a prestigious Tokyo music competition or face dissolution of his infamous high school club. 

He's about to battle it out for the third round of the competition. 

Links to the collection:

Thank you advance for reading and continuing to support this story.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hitting Strides With Zaldizko

I'm almost at the halfway mark with my story and likely to hit my end of year target and intended go to market of February 2019 for paperback and specially formatted ebook versions.

It has taken a short 12 years to reach this point and I'm, so far, happy with the results.

The story is available for reading at Wattpad now.

Note: the cover at Wattpad will be the cover for the paperback and special ebook versions as well.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Zaldizko Progress

I'm impressed with myself.  Why? Because I'm finally making progress with my new Seriphyn Knight draft.  If I continue at the pace I'm at, I'll expect to have the first volume of the series released around July.

I've simplified the name to Zaldizko and have described in detail the terminology of things that would be important for the revised version of In Anwar's Care.

About Zaldiko

The story is told through a first person perspective as per In Anwar's Care. The protagonist is Famine who loves his three brothers the most.

Famine's brothers are Death and War and his youngest is called Pesti, which is short for Pestilence.  It seems that their names were taken from an ancient transcript of a religious book called The Sacred Word. However, Famine never questions why he was given such a named nor does he care about any greater purpose.

The only things that matter to him are his brothers, family and his temple home.

One day, his home is invaded and annihilated.  He and his brothers are abducted by frightful creatures in grey suits and taken to a city called Apocalypse.  There, Famine finds himself in the care of a military group called the Wisteria Gardens Squad (WGS), which is lead by a cocky bastard called Trix.

He was separated from his brothers upon arrival to the city and is frantic to find out where they are.
Feeling the loss of his home and determined to reunite with his brothers. He eventually gains the support of the WGS to help with his search.  He finds his brother War first and is relieved to see the guy is still the same.  Will it be the same case for his other two brothers?

War tells Famine that he saw a change in the other two but he refuses to tell him what the change is or where they are.  Famine can sense War's fear. What has happened to his two other brothers?  Why are they in apocalypse to begin with?  Why was his home destroyed?

Talks about a process called Breaking the Hana stirs some weird behavior in the people around Famine and War.

Well that pretty much is the gist of the story so far.  I'm hoping that it'll place a lot of perspective to book two once I've finished the revisions.   For now, focus is getting book one on the shelves and then finishing of volume two of Original Music Makes.

Better get back to it :)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Duran Kita

Today is the birthday I granted my fictional friend :).  I can't believe it has been almost two years since I released Duran's story in I'm Kita Duran.  Looking back, I'm quite proud of myself for actually finishing something.

Writing a story is never any easy journey for me. As I'm constantly riddled with distractions, interference, troubles and all sorts of burdens that real life can bring.   I'm not so fortunate that I can make creative writing my living. However, I have been given opportunities to be a writer in some other shape and form with business process writing.

Anyway, I really like writing Original Music Makes and I can't wait to dedicate some time to finish off volume two.

Volume two ended up a far more dramatic and serious story compared to the first. Since the music club has to prove their worth in order to continue its exist. The club members find themselves going to Tokyo during their summer break to compete in an esteem music competition.  Here, they have to face some of their demons as they compete against each other.

More of Duran's past is revisited. Along with a side story of Saski and Kobori's relationship before Kobori's untimely passing.

I've only managed to complete the outline draft. Since I've had to spend time to complete volume one of Seriphyn Knight, it'll be a while before this volume is released. Writing is an extremely slow task for me. 

So I guess I better get back to it.