Writing A Novel

I have been writing a book. However, I have been publishing it on Wattpad and have been working on it for nearly a year. I just recently gotten done with writing the thirteenth chapter of it. I’m hoping to get more chapters written by the end of the year, which I may try to rewrite the whole book, make it more detailed, better characterization, better plot, and story arcs. I’ve already been trying to plan out the plot of my second book, which I will need to plan it out more. I’ve also started getting some plot ideas for my third book as well. My first book is a fantasy book, about a dark mage with golden eyes who traveled across the world known as Kelnoraad. He comes across a village that has been ravaged by a dragon that has become tainted by darkness. Only yo find that a subspecies of elves were the ones that tainted it, and the species have been in the forest of the village for quite some time, trying to gain a stronghold in secret there.

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Maelstrom

The winds whirl and speed up, not necessarily a bad thing, seeing as how I just had my men drop more sails for top speed, however, it’s possible that we’ll be caught in s storm. We are 50 knots away from the nearest port, yet, I saw the clouds approaching a half an hour ago. A storm brewing on the horizon. My men scramble to get the sails down. We won’t make it to port before the storm hits, but hopefully, we’ll be able to find someplace to batten down the hatches.

“Get moving!” I yell rather impatiently with how slow they’re moving. At this rate, we’ll lose everything on deck. They scramble faster to tie everything down and get the rest of the sails down. I looks back at the clouds, the ever incoming clouds, approaching fast. The waves starts to get more wild and fierce, all the while the winds pick up even more. Yet, we don’t have that much time to stop. I know we can’t reach port by the time the storm hits, but a part of me thinks, maybe, just maybe, we can ride the edge of the storm and be there by the time the storm is at it’s worst. Then I hear it, the word that I wanted to hear the least. Maelstrom. I look ahead of the ship, a large whirlpool up ahead. Like a large entryway to an unseen underworld of the sea.

I steer the ships wheel as fast as I can, to try and avoid the the massive whirlpool, but to no avail. The side of the ship is close to grazing its side. To close for comfort. I looks back at the storm, it’s close, too close. As I can see a water spout just touching down on the sea. I curse under my breath. Today just isn’t my lucky day.

Copyright: Jesse Waldvogel

Horrifying Election Year And The Future of U.S. Politics

Horrifying Election Year And The Future of U.S. Politics

This election year was unusual, and horrifying. To the point to where people were terrified of the outcome of the election. As well as the rest of the world. My candidate didn’t win. I was hoping on Johnson to win. And before you say that my vote helped Trump win, I live in the state of Minnesota. The state that Clinton won, which I knew that she already had this state in the win. It hasn’t voted Republican since Nixon of ’72. And I didn’t like either Clinton nor Trump. Frankly, I think Clinton is a totalitarian war-hawk fascist, and Trump is an authoritarian, xenophobic fascist.

I knew that Johnson wasn’t going to win, but I was still hoping that he would win-or at least-get 5% minimum for the Libertarian party to finally get minor party status. Neither happened of course. He only gotten 3.2% of the popular vote overall. There had been others who were wanting Dr. Jill Stein to win, or the same as what Libertarians wanted. To get that 5% thresh-hold for minor party status. Maybe after this election, that the Libertarian and the Green parties will get enough votes for to be considered as viable parties in the next election. One can only hope that we do get more voices in the debates for future elections. The Democratic party and the GOP doesn’t represent the entire U.S. as a whole, as many of us have different beliefs and philosophies.

As we now have Trump as the President elect, I would just like to add my most sincerest condolences to those who are frightened of the President elect (I am, in part, a bit frightened. I don’t want the world to end at all), and his VP elect. We may or may not see things to be inherently as bad as the mainstream media portrayed him. Of course, there’s his VP pick, one who is so in tune to having religious right beliefs, but Trump may not let Pence sway him to his beliefs and what he would like to do. I only hope that things don’t turn out as bad as we all thought of his Presidency would turn. Or maybe we’ll all see that we’ll be blown into a nuclear winter and die out slowly. I hope it’s the former.

What?

So, today is election day in the US. And it has been nothing more than a circus, or a reality TV show. Whichever of your choosing to call it. Frankly, I’m actually scared of the direction that this country will go. Whichever direction. Either way is horrid to me. A warhawk, and a buffoon. One of these two will no doubt be the next President.

My First Blog

This is the first time I actually have a blog that I intend to have for writing that I tend to keep, I had a blog once before, but that was for a class in college that I wasn’t even a part of. An understandable mistake, given that it was my first online class and that I gotten what I had to do for the class mixed up. So please, bear with me. I decided to have a little introduction about me with my first post and why I started writing in the first place. I am an aspiring author and working on a freelance writing career.

I first started writing when I was young, when I was 9 to be exact. My fourth grade English teacher made everyone in the fourth grade at my school to write a Halloween micro fiction. When I finished writing mine, I actually enjoyed it. I loved coming up with the story and writing it. So every year, I wrote a Halloween micro fiction story, up until seventh grade, then I tried writing a novel. That didn’t end well, I lacked the ability to write a novel and lost all hope of even getting the first chapter finished. But I was young and didn’t know much of what to do when writing a novel.

Depression kicked in after that, didn’t know what else after that either. So I thought that was the end of me coming up with stories and writing them. Until several years after I graduated high school, in the year of 2012 I had no job, couldn’t find a job, no car to even be able to go and find a job, I lived (still do actually) eight miles outside of the town I live in. I started to get really bored with nothing to do and started to lose my mind, then I remembered the time when I was in school and had written. I actually wanted to write just to write something, still really had no idea what to write. No computer wither to write with, so I had just decided to get a couple of notebooks and a pencil. I had quickly gotten an idea.

I had decided to go to college as well, but I was hoping to get the book done before going. But once again, I hit writers block, then gotten a job finally as well. After I finally gotten a car that I could drive of course. Go figure. Then after a couple of years, I decided to go to college, I didn’t even planned to go for a degree, but then I decided to go for B.F.A. (Bachelor’s degree of fine arts), but I just don’t like how I have to take other classes outside of the writing program for to being able to graduate and get that degree. Now I have a book that I’m actually six chapter writing into, I started it last December, I’m still working on it and trying to get a freelance writing career going in the process. The first book idea I came up with, It’s interesting enough to the people I told about it to, so it’s in planning stages now.

The concept of the book has changed several times over the year in fact. It still has the core basics of what I originally wanted for the book though. My current book that I’m working on now is a fantasy genre book about a dark mage who comes across a village ravaged by a demonic dragon. I love the fantasy genre, books and games especially. But not everything that I write is specifically fantasy though. I’ll write anything that comes to mind really, sci-fi, suspense, fantasy, etc. I also tend to incorporate some romance and mystery into my stories as well.

I hope that this was an enjoyable read for it being my first post to this blog. I will be blogging about any books that I read and any that I have written and published. I will also like to blog about other things as well when the topics come to me. Also, if anyone has a book that they have published and would like me to review it, I’ll be happy to and write a blog post for it. Have a nice day everyone.