The Second Lost Chapter is Now Available

~ A Probationary Effect – Time’s Tempest Lost Chapter 2 is now available for free download! [The Gauntlet: Lost Chapter 1] – Taya is finally released from her probationary status as a Contractor and can’t wait to dig into a more challenging assignment. However, the covert nature of this particular work has her second-guessing herContinue reading “The Second Lost Chapter is Now Available”

Starting from Scratch: Plotting the Journey

Within the last 24 hours I have decided to move forward with the goal of publishing 3-4 books in the next 12-14 months. If I’m going to show the skeptics and myself that writing for a living is truly possible then this is an important first step. So, how do I begin? Well, I’m luckyContinue reading “Starting from Scratch: Plotting the Journey”

The First Lost Chapter is Now Available for Free

It’s official everyone, The Gauntlet – Time’s Tempest Lost Chapter 1 is now available for free download! The Gauntlet is the first of four prequel “lost chapters” to the science fiction adventure Time’s Tempest, book one in the Chronicles of Xannia series. These lost chapters are significant moments that are touched on briefly in theContinue reading “The First Lost Chapter is Now Available for Free”

The Journey of an E-Book Cover Design

Sometimes the best way to understand the evolution and creation of something is to see it for yourself. I have been stressing over a simple series of e-book covers for my Lost Chapter teasers. These are theoretical “chapters” in the life of the main characters of my book The Chronicles of Xannian: Time’s Tempest –…

Dealing with Personal Faults

It is not easy for most people to admit they are wrong. I am a strange one when it comes to this concept. If I know nothing or almost nothing about what is being debated, I will hear someone out and then make a logical decision based on fact and proof. If what is beingContinue reading “Dealing with Personal Faults”

Trying Something New

Many of my personal journeys to self-understanding have come from trying something new. One of the biggest mistakes in my life was leaving my mother for my father at age 16. I know that sounds strange. My parents have been separated (not divorced, no) since I was 2 years old. I have experienced a lotContinue reading “Trying Something New”

The Journey of Life is a Process

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Write what you know.” It’s interesting to see how much of who I am and my own life experiences comes out in my writing. I mean – I write science fiction and fantasy! I’ve never been to another planet, experienced another dimension, played with (real) magic, or even excelledContinue reading “The Journey of Life is a Process”

Symbolism & The Editing Process

Writerly Rant #35 by M.J. Moores, OCT. Author. Editor. Freelance Writer. What do Jesus, Hercules and Authors have in common? Trials to reach ascendance. Now I’m not aiming to be blasphemous here to either Christian or Homerian followers, what I want to get across is the weight of the monumental tasks that we each face…