Every writer/author has his or her own way of inspiring themselves. One of the things I like to do, is print out a hard copy of what I've written so far, so I can see/measure my progress. There's something satisfying about seeing hundreds of pages stacked, knowing how much I've accomplished.... and am well on my way to completing the work. While this will not be the book cover, it represents a scene in one of the chapters of BOOK III of, The 13th Apostle trilogy series, that touches me deeply. Writing a novel takes intense concentration, emotional and spiritual inspiration, and prolonged commitment. It's the little things like this, or a stirring piece of classical music, a profound photo evoking feelings of love or despair, or even a meaningful life experience that keeps me at my keyboard, typing. If all goes well, I hope to have this final installment of my trilogy series to readers by the end of 2019.
When I'm finished writing this book, I plan to move on to my next writing project, which will either be a sequel to, The Vampire (for which every reader has been requesting with great enthusiasm), or a UFO/alien novel, for which I've already written an outline.
There's no better way to spend a cold, snowy, January Sunday morning, afternoon and evening, then writing. Days like today are perfect for any writer, and I think my author friends will agree. Dressed in warm, comfy clothes, with the fireplace lit, and your computer on your lap, is a great way to spend a stormy weather day. For me, there's no better feeling, than knowing I've produced some profound creative work, that my readers will eventually come to enjoy. I am making my way through the final installment of my trilogy series, slowly but surely. Hitting the 254 page mark today, is a great feeling of accomplishment, but there's still more to go. I am eager to complete this book, so I can move on to my next book, which will either be a sequel to The Vampire, or a UFO/alien book, for which I've already written an outline. Either way, I will be exhilarated to complete my trilogy series, which I've been working on for over 12 years.
This Sunday, my vampire character Rex, in The Vampire, would no doubt be cavorting among mortals in the City by the Sea, provoked by this celestial occurrence. The ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse is January 20, 2019.
A ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ total lunar eclipse is a rare phenomenon, with 3 events happening at the same time, a Super Moon, a Blood Moon, and a Wolf Moon.
A Super Moon, which will give off a reddish-copper glow, occurs when a new or full moon coincides with the closest point to earth in its monthly orbit. A Blood Moon happens when a moon is in total eclipse and appears red because of its relation the sun. A Wolf Moon is simply the first full moon of the year, named after wolves, by the Native Americans, because of the howling which hungry wolves made during the middle of winter when food sources were scarce.
If you live in the Eastern time zone, look for it to start at 10:33 p.m. and reach a total lunar eclipse by 11:41 EST and lasting for more than 1 hour.
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Join me on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the University Club (219 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903) for a book signing for, The Vampire. Members and guests of members are welcome for cocktails at 5:30 p.m. followed by a talk and discussion about my novel. Books will be available for sale ($25.00/copy) and I will gladly sign each copy and speak directly with readers.
I'm sure my author and writer friends will agree... there's no better way to start the first day of 2019, than by writing something you're truly passionate about.
For me, that's penning BOOK III of The 13th Apostle trilogy series.
I am eager to complete this final installment, which has been in the making for quite a long time. It's half done, and coming along beautifully, as I've already laid the groundwork, before writing, The Vampire.
This novel will be the conclusion everyone has been waiting for. Set in a never-before-seen realm, readers will be taken on a journey of the mind, body and soul.
One of my goals for 2019 is to complete this work... thank you to all my loyal readers and fans of The 13th Apostle trilogy series, as well as, The Vampire, who have brought me so much joy by sharing your thoughts and feelings about my work.
Happy New Year to all of my family and friends… As 2019 approaches, remember that being inspired to boldly create or do something that will turn your passionate vision into reality, has genius, power and magic in it. If you can go there in the mind, it can be done.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”
— William Hutchison Murray (Scottish mountaineer and writer)
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Monday's Pawtucket Times - Story about ARIA's RI Author Expo. Special thanks to seasoned photojournalist Ernest Brown, for getting this fun shot.
(Photo credit: Ernest Brown of The Woonsocket Call / Pawtucket Times)