Created by the amazingly talented Lisa Redman 🙂
After two years of hard work, The Chronicles of New Eden book 2: Sunrise Sapling is finally out!
The book has 143 880 words (compared to Awakening’s 316 560), allowing for a much tighter and smoother narrative that will still provide plenty of twists and turns.
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 email@example.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, no matter the cost, The Seed must be Saved!
Blood of my blood
Thicker than water, thicker than mud
Bonds of infancy cannot be bent
Yet to this stranger you must be lent
My sister one and truly found
Someone to whom eternally bound
She will take his name and his life
And will live forever on as his wife
With crown and cheer we’ll see them off
And never more their love we’ll scoff
For they have made a promise great
To one another, to each true mate
To have and hold and so much more
They’ll hold each promise to their core
So for now we will sing and cheer
Until they be wed, late next year!
Thank you for listening.
After years of long nights and countless setbacks, I have finished writing the first draft of Sunrise Sapling!
As it stands, the book has roughly 141k words spread of 380 pages, a massive improvement over Awakening!
With the shorter length, I hope to remove a lot of the clutter and filler that plagued the first book in The Chronicles of New Eden, making for a more enjoyable and engaging read.
However, there is still a lot to do before I can get it out to all of you. Editing, my old nemesis, must be fought and defeated if I wish to claim the treasure he guards: Publication.
If I am able to make good use of my time and the editing stays on schedule, I hope to have Sunrise Sapling ready for publication before March 2018. Realistically speaking, I know that unforeseen events might delay the release, so I will endeavor to keep to my internal roadmap as far as I can.
Please stay tuned for more updates, and remember, The Seed must be Saved!
P.S. I have a tradition of starting a new book on the same day I finish writing the old one, so work on Be Good has officially started!
So, clearly, there hasn’t been a poem a day to keep the darkness away.
The reason is quite simple. I’ve been allocating time for my other passion in life:
At the moment, I am writing chapter 17 (there are 21 in all) of Sunrise Sapling, the sequel to Awakening. Writing has been progressing smoothly and I am quite happy with the work I have produced. While there is still a long road ahead to publication, it is growing shorter with each passing day.
After Sunrise Sapling is published, I plan to begin writing a new book, separate from The Chronicles of New Eden. It is a fantasy story with a heavy religious bent, and I can’t wait to start working on it.
As for my regular poems, I will try and post them when I can, but for now my entire creative presence is being directed towards my writing.
I hope that you understand, and I look forward to sharing more progress with you in the future.
Thank you for listening… and remember, The Seed must be Saved!
I wrote this in celebration of joining Patreon.
Think of it what you will.
All that glitters is not gold
If you will allow me to be so bold
A dollar is simply a sign of faith
But I am no penny-pinching wraith
For cash is naught but coins and slips
Not meant for buying toys or trips
Instead you should buy what cannot be bought
And seek out what cannot be sought
For a buck will buy you naught but woe
Unless you rid yourself of your greedy foe
So truly come and truly see
What all of this means to me
Your donation is a drop of light
Giving me the strength to continue my fight
So that a better world I can create
All I ask is that you patiently wait
I promise I will not waste this gift of coin
And I hope that on this journey you’ll join
For together I believe we’ll do wondrous things
And together I believe we’ll be literature’s kings!
Thank you for listening.
If you want to make my dreams come true (and why wouldn’t you 😉 ), you can become my patron at https://www.patreon.com/haydenpearton
That’s right, I have finally joined the Patreon ranks!
For those of you who might not know, Patreon is a website in which you can become my patron, pledging a fixed amount of cash every month (from as little as $1 to an astounding $500) in order to help me create higher quality books and pursue my dream of becoming a full-time author.
The donations are not just for a warm fuzzy feeling either, as each tier of patronage ($1, $2, $25 etc) unlocks awesome rewards including monthly series ideas (think story ideas on steroids!), personalized acknowledgements in my upcoming novels and even early access to forthcoming books!
The main reason I have decided to join Patreon is that I want to be able to hire an editor and cover artist/illustrator for my books so that they will be more enjoyable to read and hopefully contain a lot less typos! Additionally, as I have decided to create and sell my books for free, all expenses come out of my own pocket. I want my fans to have access to my novels, and at the moment, the best way to do that is to have them remain free to download.
Ultimately, I write novels and poems because I love creating new stories and expressing my creativity in different ways. I am not doing this because I want to be rich and famous (although that would be nice), I am doing this because I simply want to write and publish the best books I can. If your $1 helps me do that, then my gratitude would know no bounds.
If you want to check out my Patreon site and (fingers crossed!) become a patron, head on over to https://www.patreon.com/haydenpearton
If you have any feedback regarding Patreon or anything else, feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is one of the poems I wrote for my wedding. Each table had a poem which was written with the guests in mind.
Hands be held near and far
You are all friends without par
Sisters of blood and time
Friends bound by this rhyme
Those from far and wide
To us you have never lied
That now on this day of thine
You have witnessed me and mine
That you stay beside us forever more
And become a part of our love’s lore
This our wish and our prayer
That we remain forever in your care
Thank you for listening.