Be Good Update: A Heart Aflame

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Chapter 13 (of 15) is done!

Another one bites the dust!

With any luck, I’ll be able to complete the final two chapters and the epilogue in the next few weeks. After that, the joys of editing can take place!

In the meantime, I will be continuing to post the character profiles. Additionally, I will be making a post in the near future about the common terminology used in Be Good (so that you can know your Prions from your Priarchs).

Finally, I will release a brief story overview detailing the plot and themes.

Post-release, I am planning to unveil supplementary material which will give more backstory and explain events mentioned in the book in greater detail.

So all in all, you have plenty to look forward to!

That’s all from me for now, but I hope you stay tuned for the next exciting update!

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Be Good Character Profile: Attacus Lore

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The main man himself.

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Age: 25

Height: 5’7

Hair: Shaved

Eyes: Green

Occupation: 10000th Prion of the Church of the Priarch

Hometown: Slumtown

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Prion Attacus Lore was born into poverty, raised in Slumtown, before finally being taken to the Church for training.

Now, after 10 years of grueling lessons and tests, he is ready to become a Prion, a holy man of the Church.

Before he can do so, however, he must receive his Holy Order, a task created by Prophet Imran a millennium prior.

What unspeakable thing has the Prophet asked of him? What hidden truths will be brought to light? And will he have the strength of will to defy a thousand years of tradition?

Read Be Good to find out!

Be Good Update: 10000 Reasons Why

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Day by day, we are getting closer to publication.

With the rough draft of Chapter 12 (of 15) now complete, we are moving into the homestretch.

So, with Be Good nearing completion, I thought I would take a moment to introduce the characters.

In the next four posts, I will be giving a brief overview of the four main characters, their backgrounds and motivations.

The first, of course, will be my leading man, Attacus Lore.

I hope that you enjoy learning more about him, and the exciting tale that I am currently crafting.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Be Good Update

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Less than a month ago, I announced that I had completed the first seven chapters of Be Good (out of a total fifteen).

I am pleased to increase that number to eleven chapters.

So yeah, writing is going well.

At this rate, I hope to have completed the first draft of Be Good within the next few months. Obviously, editing will take a little longer, but it should be faster than Awakening and Sunrise Sapling due to Be Good’s substantially lower word count (I’m aiming for the 60k range).

What this means is that Be Good should be published ahead of schedule, granted that nothing goes wrong between now and then.

Keep checking back for more updates, and I can’t wait to share this new and exciting world with you!

Autophobia First Poem: The Joy of Life

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Arthur Reed, Age 5

Enjoy!

“Listen to my story, listen to my rhyme

For once upon a simple time

There lived a boy who loved to play

And laughter and cheer was all he’d say

For that boy is me and I was him

Back before the world got grim

But that is not now nor is it then

When I had a mother called Rose and a father called Ben

For now let me enjoy the life of a child

In Ohio where winters are strong and summers are mild

There is joy to be found in the simplest of things

Not in fancy cars or gaudy rings

So remember your inner child so lost

And remember that adulthood has a steep cost

So from all worries and fears be freed

As you listen to the tale of Arthur Reed!”

Autophobia has been published!

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After many months of hard work, Autophobia, the second book in The Metrophobia Collection, has finally been released!

The book is available via Amazon and Smashwords (and all of its affiliated distributors, including Apple and Kobo)!

[If you don’t find it on the Smashwords affiliates, check back in a day or two. Sometimes there is a delay with the publishing/distribution]

The book has 30 never-before-seen poems which tell the life story of Arthur Reed, a painter and father who suffers from Autophobia, the fear of being alone.

The book will be available for FREE on Smashwords and it’s affiliates, but will cost $0.99 on Amazon. This is due to Amazon having a minimum cost setting. Therefore, if you just want to read the story, go to Smashwords. If instead you wish to support me as an author, head over to Amazon.

If you enjoy the book, please leave me a favorable review at your online retailer of choice. Every star counts, and I’ll really appreciate any positive feedback!

If you didn’t enjoy the book, please email me at newedenchronicles@yahoo.com with any feedback or advice on how I can improve and deliver greater content to you in the future.

Thank you for all of your support so far, and I can’t wait to share my next work with you!

And remember, fear is your friend!

Be Good Update

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Wow!

When I first planned out my writing schedule for 2018, I assumed that Be Good would be published in November at the earliest (writing started in earnest after Sunrise Sapling was published on March 24th).

Well, it seems like I’ve underestimated my passion for this project.

As of today, I’ve completed the first seven chapters (out of fifteen)!

So yeah, the writing is going well.

I’ll be posting more info about the actual story and its characters in the near future, so look forward to that!

So, to sum it up: Be Good is going Great!

Autophobia is Almost Here!

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That’s right, only 6 more days to go until Autophobia will be published!

As with my other titles, it will be available for $0.99 on Amazon and FREE on Smashwords and their affiliates!

For those of you who don’t who what Autophobia is, I’ll explain:

Autophobia is the second book of the Metrophobia Collection, which is the series name for all of my weird and wonderful poetry. Unlike Koinophobia, the first title, Autophobia has ordinary poems (so no brain teasers or head scratchers this time) but arranged in a novel format.

Collectively, the 30 poems within tell the story of Arthur Reed, a painter and father who experiences the full range of life, from lost loves and failing marriages to runaway children and soul destroying nursing homes.

So I implore you to give it a read! I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

Autophobia Update

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With Sunrise Sapling released, I can now move on to the next item on the list: Autophobia.

For those of you who don’t know, Autophobia is my second poetry collection (Koinophobia was my first) and details the life of one Arthur Reed (via a form of novelized poetry).

It contains 30 never-before-seen poems dealing with his successes, failures and struggles, spanning the entirety of his life.

Autophobia is part of The Metrophobia Collection (Fear of Poetry), and, if all goes to plan, will be published by the end of April!

Once Autophobia has been published, I’ll start working on Be Good, a religion-focused fantasy novel that I’ve wanted to write for years, so look forward to it!

As always, I will keep you updated on any changes or delays, and I hope that you will enjoy reading Autophobia when it’s out.

And remember, you are never truly alone!