METATRON’S ARMY UPDATE UPDATE

Taking a brief break from read/edit on Positional Play, 4th in the Metatron’s Army series.  

I reread each manuscript, correcting or updating as appropriate then, with the story fresh in memory, write up a blog summarizing what went into that particular chapter of the sci-fi epic.

The blogs are posted on metatronsarmy.com under Alerts on the Explore menu.

In addition to correcting errors that slipped through I’ve added previews of subsequent books to the end of the current one.

Though books 1 and 2 have been submitted for update and 3 will go in this afternoon, it will be a bit before all books are completely updated.

I will post a blog entry letting readers know when all the updated books are available for download.

On a side note:  After in-depth and ongoing EMF Sensitivity research I was able to discover the root cause of migraines plaguing me for the past 3 plus decades.  I also discovered the cure.

It validated work released in my books on the subject.

I will be providing more information in the not-too-distant future in the inaugural newsletter.

Stay tuned.

METATRON’S ARMY PROJECT

Enjoying a bit of sunshine and working on a project for the Metatron’s Army series.

Over the next weeks I will be releasing a blog post for each book in the series.  These posts will provide unique insight into what went into the chapter each release represents along with a book excerpt.  I will be posting these blog entries on metatronsarmy.com under Alerts which is located in the Explore Menu Option.

As part of this project I am rereading each manuscript and – as an author’s edits are never finished – I will be uploading any changes/edits I make to ensure what is available is the latest.

Stay tuned!

This information will be cross-posted on metatronsarmy.com.

NEW OFFERINGS

Wishing everyone a Happy Cinco de Mayo!

We’re doing homemade tacos – I do the seasoning myself and we do veggies in grape seed oil.

I’ve been working on upcoming projects some of which are book releases but some of which are not.

  • Enhanced blog offering

I’m still working out the details of blogs that will be more focused per each of the websites.

  • Newsletter

I’m working out the details so I can describe to readers what they can expect in terms of content, release schedule.

  • Novels

I have novels planned across multiple series along with a couple of single title releases in the planning.

I will be releasing additional information as appriorate.

Stay tuned!

CONTEMPLATION: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER

Note:  This will be a bit on the lengthy side

With the recent release of two books and the launching of a new website I decided to take a break in part to rest the mind body and spirit and in part to evaluate projects in the queue.  

While I consider these projects in terms of whether they are in line with my goals (where I’m going), part  of the evaluation includes seeing where I’ve been.

I’ve mentioned that at times my life has resembled a Pacman game where unforeseen and/or unexpected circumstances have driven a need for change.  Sometimes the change is rapid, other times at a pace that allows for planning.

This is one of those times as this is a continuation of a change that started years ago and therefore allows for planning.

Ironically, it’s because there is time to strategize I feel a bit frustrated, as if things are taking too long.  To counter this I remind myself the changes are on par with turning a massive cargo ship. 

It takes time to change course.

I also remind myself why it is I’ve made these changes.  

I thought I’d share a bit of the method to the madness with readers.

In the beginning.  I’ve known I wanted to be a writer  since I was three.

Declared it to my family and anyone else who would listen.

While I worked toward this goal I enjoyed a satisfying and successful career in tech.

I worked with a couple of other writers, one of which left after her debut book became a huge success.

It’s Time.  A number of factors contributed to the timing of leaving corporate to focus on writing.

  • Earned a doctorate in a non-tech discipline

When I finished the dissertation?  I felt a tremor in the force and knew my days in corporate were numbered.

I didn’t know exactly what would be next.  I just knew change was upon me.

  • Industry headwinds and a company merger left me frustrated and restless

I didn’t feel challenged and I was tired of the bureaucracy.

 How many times can leadership realistically use the phrase secular headwinds as an excuse?

Tools of the Trade.  As I’d been working toward this end for several years I’d already done a lot of the foundation work.

  • Took writer workshops with Writers Market
  • Joined a Professional Writers Organization and attended chapter meetings
  • Attended writers conferences
  • Completed a manuscript

 Life Interrupts.  Not long after getting traction we moved to the East Bay, California.  Within weeks of moving into our new house I was sick and unable to write.

Yes, I was pretty upset and I was forced to focus on the illness which, ironically, led to: 

Publish.  Though I’d intended to focus on fiction, my experience with EMF Sensitivity drove me in a different direction.  Knowing there were others who were suffering like I was and that – at the time – there was nothing out there anywhere close to what I’d discovered in terms of remedies and information, I decided to go nonfiction first.

I knew it would be a bit of a challenge finding a publisher.

At this point the US was still denying it was even a condition even though several countries in the world including the UK and Canada, and the WHO all acknowledged it as a real condition.

Change of Plans.  Familiar with the challenges involved with publishing I laid out a plan to find a suitable publisher, believing I would have better luck with a small university press.  After attending a presentation by two literary agents to the Colorado writers group I belonged to, everything changed.

When I talked about my book one of the two agents laughed and said, “Oh, you mean that cell phone thing?”  When I explained that it was about frequency specifics including the ultra low and very low frequencies that come out of fault lines in the hours and days prior to an earthquake, precede thunderstorms, and are emitted by high-tension power lines, and went on to name a variety of other sources as well as the universities around the world – including US universities (Stanford and University of Arizona) that document their findings – she stopped laughing but I’d seen the writing on the wall.

I received a number of emails from people who found my website who were either suffering themselves or were close to someone who was. They begged me for the book which wasn’t quite finished.

Some even offered to pay me to sell it to them early which I wouldn’t because it wasn’t ready.  I was still researching, still learning, and still working with individuals I was using as case studies.

A short time later I released Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with EMF Sensitivity.

Back to the Start.  I’d always wanted to focus on fiction and historical fiction in particular though paranormal fiction definitely held my interest.  Having gone through the process of producing a book I figured I would keep on going with a focus on fiction.

That Smashwords had just upended the publishing industry definitely swayed my decision.  

Especially given that in the numerous subsequent bankruptcies by publishing houses, authors lost their manuscripts as well as the ability to regain their rights so they could shop them elsewhere because they were considered the property of the publishing companies and therefore part of the bankruptcy settlements.

Two Lane Highway.  For the next several years I alternated fiction and nonfiction works.

I released a number of books relating to EMF Sensitivity – the cause and the cure as well as a number of remedies – and several paranormal fiction novels.

Stop and Assess.  Though I’d considered shifting away from nonfiction earlier, it wasn’t until 2016 that I truly saw it was time.

EMF Sensitivity is a broad condition that involves far more than sensitivity to technology EMFs.  I’d shared the cause and cure of the condition along with a great deal of information on remedies and troubleshooting.  I was ready to move on to a different aspect of EMFs.

Geologic, atmospheric, and frequencies difficult to quantify though Lynne McTaggart, Russell Targ, and a number of others had definitely done a fair amount of research.

Two Lane Highway 2.  I had just begun work on Metatron’s Army, a science fiction saga and though I saw the light at the end of that tunnel in terms of finishing the saga, I knew I would be publishing more works that fell under the sci-fi genre.

I planned on continuing the strategy of alternating only I would alternate between paranormal fiction and science fiction.

Psi Avalanche.  Shortly after making the decision to step away from nonfiction the paranormal side of my life heated up, so much so that between writing paranormal fiction and living paranormal reality, I felt I was drowning.  I needed a break.

I revamped my website to reflect this change though I kept the paranormal fiction available for purchase.

Two Lane Highway 3.  The decision to take a break from paranormal fiction went far in relieving the stress of the psi avalanche.  At the same time, I truly do have a passion for the paranormal.  So, after putting to use much of what I learned doing research into the more esoteric EMFs I was able to return to the plan of alternating genre strategy.

And I even found a way to weave a bit of nonfiction in as well, with the release of Lessons From the Edge: An Author’s Guide to Metatron’s Army and the launch of metatronsuniverse.com.

The Road Ahead.  Though some projects are still evolving I plan to continue to write novels of both science and paranormal fiction.  I also foresee more nonfiction in the future though I’m still working out the details.

I am considering how to share what I’ve learned about the esoteric side of EMFs.

I am currently working on multiple novels and plan to update readers on release dates as appropriate.

Stay tuned!

A DANCING DRAGON. WHAT’S YOUR REALITY?

As I say in Dragon Core, Perspective is Everything.  I’m pleased to announce I’ve created a new website, metatronsuniverse.com

Where Perspective Meets Fiction.

This website gives readers a glimpse of the psi life and what goes into writing paranormal fiction.

I am taking a break after 3 intense days of novel writing and while I’m anxious to get back to work I AM trying to get in some relax time.

Music as the Muse.

Earlier today, while listening to music, I was treated to something special by the bearded dragon in my life.

Who apparently really likes the Cars.

I thought I would share this bit of joy with readers and visitors to the site.

I never would have guessed they could be such great pets!

Enjoy!

LESSONS FROM THE EDGE UPDATE

“Confucius said.  That’s what it reminded me of.”

This is feedback from the beta reader after finishing Lessons From the Edge: An Author’s Guide to Metatron’s Army.  What’s significant about this is that the original intent of the book was to share wisdom gained through the transformative process of creating and publishing the Metatron’s Army Saga.

The final draft is complete but there is plenty of work yet to do.  I anticipate availability on or before April 21, 2021.

In the meantime I am continuing to work on a variety of projects.

I’ll provide updates as appropriate.

Stay tuned.

ADRIFT AVAILABLE

I’m pleased to announce that Adrift, First Sequence in the Colony Series is now available for purchase!

I really enjoyed working on this story and am excited about the series.

I am taking a bit of a break from novels though I am working on a project that will be revealed in the next 6 to 8 weeks. I AM eager to get back to the novels and have plans for

  • Dragon Core
  • Ghost Games
  • Port Gallatan

I will also continue with other projects.

Stay tuned

LANDING PAGE: LESSONS FROM THE EDGE

I’m always happy when a project comes together.

Especially when a tremendous amount of time and energy is put into it.

With Adrift, the first Sequence in the Colony Series soon to be available for purchase, I turned my attentions to Lessons From the Edge: An Author’s Guide to Metatron’s Army. To my surprise and satisfaction, the project finished far quicker than I anticipated.  As a result, I now have a landing page for readers and visitors to view.

There is still quite a bit of production work to be done before the book will be available for purchase, but I anticipate its availability within the next 3 to 6 weeks.

Stay tuned.

LESSONS FROM THE EDGE

As I head into the weekend I am happy to say Adrift, first Sequence in the Colony Series is on track to be available for purchase next week.

I’m also well on my way to having Lessons from the Edge: An Author’s Guide to Metatron’s Army available by or before mid-May.

Likely before.

I’m anxious to have this project finished so I can get back to novel writing.

This nonfiction project is unique in that it tells the story of how Metatron’s Army came to be but also draws from the stories themselves in providing useful life lessons.

From the Book

At its core, Metatron’s Army is about transformation.  Becoming.  In many respects my life mirrored that of the characters for the simple fact that I, too, was transformed by the journey.

The journey of writing and publishing this saga.

The stress inherent in traversing the twists and turns that challenge and change us can be offset by various forms of support.  My hope is that this book that details the journey will be a form of support to others on their own journeys of becoming.

To give readers a taste, here is an excerpt from the book

Excerpt 

From the Edge: 

I was hoping my research trip would help get my mind off what -.”  She swallowed.  “Off things.”  She looked at him quickly.  “But I did need the information and honestly believe this is the only place I could get it.”

“I understand.”

“Seeing Shane – it brought home just how far from normal my life has skewed.  In a way, it was like looking in a mirror and not recognizing myself.”

“That I don’t understand.”

“We come to know ourselves, in part, by the way others view us.  Watching Shane’s eyes, seeing him search my face for signs that the Christine he once knew was still there – it was painful because on some level I was hoping she was, too.”

“Why is this important to you?”

Lesson:  

By this point Christine has not only accepted she is on a journey of transformation; she’s feeling the difference internally.

She’s starting to feel the responsibility, starting to make decisions and taking actions motivated by that sense of responsibility.

At the same time, she’s afraid of what it means about who she is becoming.

She’s afraid of that person, afraid she won’t like her or worse, recognize her, thus being unable to relate.  Talk about internal conflict!

It’s important to honor the process of transformation.  Part of doing so is to not let fear of the unknown keep us from making changes – internal and external – that will help us fulfill our potential.  It’s equally as important to protect those changes as and when they happen.  

Be wary of people who refuse to honor and respect who you are and who you are becoming.

I once worked with a woman who ran into former colleagues at a conference.  They hadn’t seen her in years and had known her in a different professional capacity.  She told me they were rude and condescending and refused to acknowledge that she was in a different role, one several levels higher than when they’d known her.

Refusal to acknowledge growth and change says more about the individual – that they are stuck in the past – than you. 

 Their disrespect should be ignored.

Protect your transformation.  Honor your achievements.