I want to begin apologizing for not finishing The Psychic Society. It is still a work in progress and I may get another chapter up before I leave.
I joined the National Guard in January. Feeling very depressed about my life and how I use nearly every penny I make on student loans, I needed a change. I needed something that would teach me a new skill and possibly lead to a job where I could move out of my parents house.
Some think it was stupid for me to join, but if you felt how I felt about living at home, you’d know why.
On another note, I have been struggling on what I should focus on for my next published work. I have been furiously trying to get Loner Volume 1: First Semester ready to be published and available for y’all. I don’t know when it will be ready; I’m shooting for having it fully written by 2014.
Then onto Volume 2!
That’s what’s been occupying my time and why I haven’t posted anything lately. I hope you all can be patient a little longer while I figure myself and my situation out so I can get my get a better life underway.
Boot camp will be good for me. I gain discipline, courage, new skills and a better body. Pray for me that I’ll do well. I’ll be gone for 6 months.
Hopefully after I get Loner finished, I can get back to The Psychic Society and the rest of the world I’m creating.
Thanks for reading,
Dorian Thomas Gray
copyright, Roger Cohen
It’s the weekend again, and I find myself stuck face to face with Maru. I don’t mind her, but a bass really needs her own space.
A case would be nice, and I would love to get polish. But no! I’m stuck here in a corner until Monday.
Though Tommy is quite talented, I want a musician who is old enough to drive.
I want a musician to take me places and meet other instruments and maybe form a band…
I just want to sing on stage and give a great show! Please find me, I’ll be whispering in the dark, quiet corner.
When writing paranormal fiction, the writer must be aware of the rules. Paranormal fiction is a world much like fantasy fiction, there are key rules that need to be understood and these rules are nothing less than the physics applied in each writer’s world.
A common character used in paranormal fiction is the vampire. Whether the writer follows the traditional vampire character or goes for something off the beaten path, like Stephanie Meyer, there are certain rules that need to be made known to the reader so that they can make sense of the world they are stepping into.
What can the vampire do? What kills it? What is it in essence? If it is something outside the explanation of modern science in the “Real” world, there needs to be a well constructed theory to give those readers, who won’t take a story at face value, an explanation for why things happen the way they do.
This will take a lot of research, but if you’re interested in paranormal phenomena, then it will be fun. Writing is a large percentage of imagination, but there is also a fair amount of research to make your paranormal fiction believable.
(Copyright Jean L. Hays)
I love early morning coffee, and 708 Fulton Cafe is my favorite stop.
They roast all their beans in house. No pre-made bags, every cup expertly made, and roasted to order.
My favorite? The light roast for a smooth, mellow taste that eases me to pleasant, zen-like alertness.
My problem? My favorite barista left for a corporate job at Starbucks. I can’t blame her. She had a degree and finding a higher salary is rare.
The new barista is still learning, but I’m impatient. She can’t get the flavor right, and I wonder just how much longer I can hold in my dissatisfaction.