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Saturday, December 31, 2016

What I accomplished in 2016 - Yearly




Happy New Year!


Okay, so let's start this with: happy new year everyone! I hope that the next year will bring you more joy than you could ever dream, and may you brim with not only confidence, creativity and focus, but also taste amazingly good food (food is life amirite?)!

So I thought a lot whether I should do a post about new year and at first, I didn't actually want to do it (being that I believe simply wishing new year resolutions is not only a waste of time but its like a comfort pill that we take at the start of every year for the sole purpose of feeling good about ourselves. So in the year 2016, I started around 14 different projects, and completely finished 9 of them, 6 of those are published currently.

Needless to say, I was already planning on making a list of everything I published during 2016, which is a good tracking measurement to be honest if not anything, and so I decided to share this with you! Call this the yearly review of what I have achieved (I'll also post the blurb or synopsis of every story along with the cover and link), but first let's begin with this:

Highlight of the Year:




Well, this kinda deserves its own post to be honest, and I was gonna plan on doing the moment this was done, but unfortunately, sometimes life sails in such a direction that you cannot possi... Okay fine, I'll do it pretty soon.

Anyways, this was seriously a great moment to me personally, I'll be sure to write about it next year (sorry, couldn't resist) but those aspiring authors was seriously the icing on the cake for me. To see such an enthusiasm for writing in such a small country is without a doubt something to be proud of, and I really hope I get to read their stories pretty soon!


Stories Published:


These are the titles that I completely managed to finish and are available for you to read right this moment! I tried to do this based on the order of when each got published, but oh well...


Minds: The Secret Society




In the fictional city of Ganea, a super detective by the name M exists. He is one of the most renowned detectives known for tackling cases that often others shy away from. But unfortunately, not even he, could escape the jaws of love.

Link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0173UW9YO


Dragon Tooth




Set foot upon the magical lands where Magic Guilds battle to the top! Dragon Tooth is one of three of the strongest guilds in the known lands. Follow a story of fantasy, principles and mighty battles!

Link:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GP03GZY



Jack of Scurvy Bay





Jack of Scurvy Bay follows a young man's adventure and rise to power. His thirst for freedom and treasure drives him away from his home town, where they they often neglected any person who grew to have ambition. The authorities manage to catch and execute one of the most elusive pirates currently known in the world, and ironically, that thing is what sets Jack our hero to take on a life of piracy.

Link:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/665859



A Duck's Sacrifice




A Short Story intended for children, but then takes a very dark path. This is one of the first stories I ever wrote.

Link:
https://www.wattpad.com/216708795-a-duck%27s-sacrifice



Secret of the Moonlight




A number of unsolved cases demand the attention of a famous detective, known for tackling a lot of mysterious with success. His success rate has garnered him enough reputation that criminals fear. Isabelle is the girlfriend of Calvin Greyson, son of the well-known Jack Grayson, and after he receives a threatening letter, she runs off to the police to seek their help.

Link:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/683013


Kind of the Land



A just King has struggled to have an heir to his kingdom, he is persuaded to summon a witch and gaze into the future, and see what happens. But needless to say, he didn't quite like what he saw, but regardless... Sometimes not even a king may alter destiny.

Link:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/691532


Other works (along with status):

These are some of the titles/stories that I began writing but either didn't publish yet or decided to cancel them all together. Keep in mind, a lot of these titles have been dissected and pieced in other stories or books that have been published.


New World: Beginning of a New Dawn
Status: 
On hold.

Description:
This is one of my favorite works as well. Back when I was mainly a scriptwriter, I had this idea and wrote the script to an amazing story (I'm biased here a bit...). It revolved around Sophon, an apprentice of a great leader that was recently executed by the Supreme Council and leads an open rebellion against them.


A Guilty Confession

Status:
Discarded.

Description:
This was the initial skeleton of Secret of the Moonlight and Minds, so think of it like it sacrificed itself to bring you two of my favorite stories so far!


Deathworker

Status:
To be started soon.

Description:
More info will be released soon.


A Tale of Horror (Title to be determined later)
Status:
Canceled.

Description:
I always wanted to write a horror flick. I started working on this story back in May, but decided to cancel it for the time being. It was about a girl trying to summon a demon simply to understand their world. Needless to say, things get quite out of hand very quickly.


Luna's Dream
Status:
Completed, will be published in early 2017.

Description:
It is a tale of a child that learns about Lucid Dreaming, and aims to master it in order to meet her late father. Soon though, she learns that her dreams are more than just dreams...


Fortier: Blood & Moon


Status:
Completed, will be published in early 2017.

Description:
Fortier is the story of Alfred Zeidan, a vicious, deadly and renowned vampire that secluded himself away from everyone for hundreds of years, until a message reaches him from his father calling for his return.
Part of him knew that this was about the Bertrams, another family of vampires that are fierce rivals and sworn enemies of the Zeidans, in fact the sole reason why he shunned the world he grew up with was because of the fighting and long standing feud between the two families.

But alas, he returns... for better or worst.


Titans: War for the World



Status:
Main Project, will be published in early 2017.

Description:
A dark epic fantasy that takes place in a world where might is the separator of the brave and the cowardly. Ancient history texts speak of prominent Titans who long controlled the world. It was not until King Magmar the First that their rule came to be challenged.

Needless to say, the Magmar dynasty prides itself in being the sole reason why mankind has flourished for as long as it did, casting away the false rulers for eternity . . . or so they thought.

Achievements Unlocked:

  1. Published my first novel.
  2. Nominated for multiple awards on Wattpad.
  3. Featured on Wattpad.
  4. Participated in Writers of the Future
  5. Met Chaker Khazaal
  6. Try out different sort of writing platforms (Wattpad, Smashwords, Amazon, Channillo -soon I swear-)
Until next time,
Write on.

Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year Resolutions For Writers

happy new year!


On this special occasion, I thought really hard whether I should post something or not, but eventually opted to give in and do this. How many new years will we live after all (probably about 30 or 40 more)? 

Well, I really tried not to do this and I'll tell you why later, but then I thought you guys defenitely deserve another post for this occasion. Now, I'll tell you a few things about how I actually percieve new years and all.

Most writers have a lot of fun making goals or life changes that they... eventually stop doing or persuing after a couple of weeks. Chances are, we all are like that. The idea of a fresh start somehow makes us ready a plan of what we want to achieve. 

Most writers list down some goals that involve writing a number of words per day, or even commit to writing one book per year (or even 12 -one book per month-) and I'm here to tell you why this is a bad idea. 

To be honest, I wasn't encourages about new year simply because: it's just another day... No matter how strongly we want to believe that it'll be the start of good things for us. So, my advice for you guys is this:

1- Don't put unrealistic targets that you cannot achieve! For example, writing a minimum of 5000 words a day is a very credible achievement. But I doubt you can sustain that for a whole month let alone a year. So start it somewhere within the range of hundreds (this actually increases the quality of writing as a result too). 

2- Plan out how many books, stories you want to write. I'll tell you mine: finish up Dragon Tooth, and write a minimum of 3 short stories. See? 3 is an easy number. That way I won't feel utterly useless when I can't meet the target. 

3- Read, read, and read. If you are writing fiction, read fiction. I remember the famous imp of Game of Thrones saying “A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge”.

That is all! I think 2015 was a year filled with bitterness as well as happiness. So my message for you guys is to build on the successes that you have had, and to keep pushing yourself to be awesome.

Write On,
InfranGilis.