BRINGING A STORY TO LIFE: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

All in all a successful weekend.

How’s that for a lead-in?

Thanks to a visit with friends I discovered some new music.

The title track is absolutely haunting.  I love this album!

After finishing the Dragon Core novel currently under construction I went to lunch as a way to clear the mind of current projects and ended up confirming recent observations shared in Ignoring the Rules.

Yesterday evening after a final check I turned the Dragon Core story over to the beta reader and though I am really happy with how things turned out, I’m also a bit worn out.

This story ended up being quite the challenge.

When a Working Title Doesn’t.  More often than not I have a title in mind when I start a new work and this Dragon Core piece was no different.  

I try to make the titles relevant to what is going on in the book, often finding ways to have the title itself appear in the story.  

That’s where the trouble began.  

Too Much Going On.  As I got toward the end of the first draft I started to see that something was off.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t in a position to be able to analyze the problem.

I was on a trip wherein I was doing final research for Ignoring the Rules: An Intriguing Approach to Resolving Calcium Toxicity as well as getting the book ready for purchase.

Pushing the problem to the mental back burner I focused on other tasks.  

Aha!  I am one of those who finds shower time to be a great source of inspiration as new ideas and problem resolutions present themselves.

Popular theory is that the negative ions from the warm water stimulate creative flow in the brain.

The morning after setting the Dragon Core puzzle aside it occurred to me that simply changing the title to the story might solve the issue.  As a result The Day Before became Dream Keeper.

As I was editing the story with an eye to the new angle it became apparent that while the new title was an improvement, things were still off.  Deciding it really did need to be set aside because I had other things to deal with I pushed it to the mental back burner and head to the hotel bar to work on Ignoring the Rules.

At that time of night it was empty but for one guy sitting at the bar talking to the woman who, in addition to her work, was helping housekeeping staff that was understaffed catch up.

Even as I put the finishing touches on the nonfiction manuscript I couldn’t stop thinking about what was off with Dream Keeper.  As I stared out the window, the businessman’s conversation background chatter I realized the title didn’t honor the other characters let alone the complex plot.  I tweaked the title again and set it aside.

The story was still under construction and as there was no pending deadline like there was with Ignoring the Rules, I decided I’d eventually get it figured out which enabled me to relax and enjoy the rest of the trip.

All That Work!  When I got home, with Ignoring the Rules available, I turned my attention to finishing Dream Keepers and though I was making progress I was still aware there was a serious problem with the title.

It did not do justice to the supporting characters or the complexity of the story both as it stands on its own and as it fits into the series.

I was also staring another issue in the face.  I’d already completed the cover.  If I changed the title to Dream Keepers – with an S added to the 2nd version of the title – I was going to have to redo the cover design.

Though it seems simple enough it wasn’t.  I liked what I had.

Once again pushing the problem aside I focused on finishing the manuscript.  

Right In Front of You.  I was about two thirds of the way through the final version when I realized the title was already in the book!

And had been there all along!

As I sat there staring at the scene it occurred to me that if I adopted this phrase as the title to the book not only did it honor the characters and the plot, it kept the book’s context within the Dragon Core series in tact.

And as a bonus I didn’t have to change the cover beyond updating the text to reflect the new title!

The Isle of Future Past is on target for a fall 2021 release.

Though I’m hoping to have it available by the end of October I have several other projects including another nonfiction booklet for The World of EMF and a number of videos I only recently found locations for shooting in the queue.

Stay tuned!

5G: IGNORING THE RULES UPDATE

In the booklet Ignoring the Rules: An Intriguing Approach to Resolving Calcium Toxicity, I share my conclusions on the impact of 5G on EMF Sensitivity.  When the booklet was first released I only provided the conclusions without details as to how I came to them.  Though there was a valid reason for this it bothered me.  So much so that I spent hours yesterday thinking over how I could provide the information without compromising the spirit of the work.  This morning I figured out a way to do it and at this moment the booklet is being updated to include the information.

From the soon-to-be rereleased booklet:

“I hesitated providing too many specifics on this part of my research because I didn’t want this narrow aspect of my journey along the EMF Sensitivity trail to be taken out of context.

Especially by those eager to vilify the 5G protocol.

Not Equal.  I was also hesitant to share specific symptoms because they are unique to my situation, that I was suffering from calcium toxicity.  I can elaborate a bit on the symptomology by explaining that males and females have different symptoms.

These are symptoms of calcium toxicity which is a sub condition of EMF Sensitivity.”

In the soon-to-be rereleased booklet I provide the details of how I figured out what was going on with WIFI, RADAR, and other frequency related issues.

As well as how I dealt with those issues.

I also elaborate on the differences in symptomology in males and females.

The updated version will be available for download by the end of the week at the latest.

Stay tuned.

BRINGING INFORMATION TO LIGHT: RELEASE UPDATE

I mentioned recently that new information has me delaying the release of Ignoring the Rules: An Intriguing Approach to Resolving Calcium Toxicity.  Thanks to a recent trip I’ve gained additional perspective which I’ll be editing into the booklet today.  The intention is to have the booklet available for purchase by Sunday.

Despite being condensed this booklet will be comprehensive; thus, the delay.

As this trip took me to a place with geology that is significantly different than where I live for a number of reasons including mineral makeup in the soil, I had the opportunity to observe a number of EMF related experiences including the fact that after years, I was draining the battery in my cell phone at an accelerated rate.

I did not, however, have a relapse of EMF Sensitivity.

As this falls under the Gremlin Effect details will appear in an upcoming booklet on esoteric EMFs.

Another experience validated the migraine remedy I write about in Ignoring the Rules.  For the first time in decades I not only did not get a migraine prior to a thunderstorm, I experienced no change in the 48 hours prior to its occurrence.

Details about these barometric pressure migraines are in Ignoring the Rules, as is the cure I discovered!

What made this particularly significant is that there was a great deal of electromagnetic activity in the form of lightning.  

This is exactly the type of weather that would have sent me to the ER!

I also got an opportunity to validate my observations on the impact of 5G on EMF Sensitivity.

Which I have been researching for the previous two years.

All of this will be in Ignoring the Rules.

Fiction Update.  On another note I am renaming The Day Before to Dream Keeper.  It will still fall under the Dragon Core umbrella.

The Day Before was a working title so changing the name isn’t that big a deal when the story is still being written.

I experienced another interesting phenomenon that touches on how EMF Sensitivity can affect the creative process.  As I write in Ignoring the Rules as well as Calcium: The Old Man Mineral and Its Role in EMF Sensitivity, calcium toxicity can interfere with psi abilities, including instinct.

At best, your ability to connect to gut instinct is dulled.  At the extreme, as I write in Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating, and Living with EMF Sensitivity, you lose all psi ability including being able to tap instinct.

I also wrote in those books how the remedies and ultimately the cure restored everything.

How this played into Dream Keeper is as follows: 

After finishing the second draft of the Dragon Core story I set it aside to get Ignoring the Rules ready for release.  Eventually I set that side to focus on the trip which was more or less a vacation.

I never really go on vacation.  Too busy absorbing the world around me, how I’m being affected, observing, experiencing.

At one point it occurred to me that there was a serious flaw with the Dream Keeper plot.

I’d known for weeks “something” was off but couldn’t put my finger on it.

A bit of contemplation and I was able to figure out what I needed to fix.

Thankfully, it wasn’t too much.

Even as I was willing I wasn’t looking forward to seeing how much of the original story I needed to rip out to accommodate this plot tweak.  Turns out I needn’t have worried.

Thank you gut instinct!

I have a feeling my subconscious mind was in touch with that instinct all along because as I started the edit process I saw that I’d already included elements that are ideal for this plot tweak!

To the extent I got chills when I read them! It was as if I’d planned it all along.

I realized as I was staring in shock at something so perfect I couldn’t believe – it was further evidence my unconventional approach to calcium toxicity is right on!

The creative process is driven by the same elements as gut instinct, something I will be writing about in an upcoming booklet on esoteric EMFs!

There’s more work to do on Dream Keeper but as I already paved the way for the plot tweak I can honestly say it is low stress.

Dream Keeper is on track for an Autumn 2021 release.

Stay tuned!

FICTION/NON UPDATE

I’m pleased to announce my nonfiction work regarding calcium toxicity is on track to be available for purchase within the week.

This includes how champagne and tequila can make all the difference when rebuilding your health after heavy metal poisoning.

I’ve decided on a couple of changes.

  • Umbrella

As there are a variety of EMFs (technological, atmospheric, geologic, esoteric) and I have experience with all, publications will be branded under The World of EMF.

Published material will be rebranded to reflect this update.

  • Title

The working title Calcium: Mineral, Metal, Electrolyte has been changed to Ignoring the Rules: An Intriguing Approach to Calcium Toxicity.

  • Nomenclature

I am changing Data Sheets to Booklets when describing these shorter nonfiction works that fall under The World of EMF umbrella.

In regards to fiction.  I’m setting the current draft of The Day Before aside.

Though this is on track for an Autumn 2021 release, taking a break allows me to do future edits with fresh eyes.

I am returning to Aton, second in the Colony Series.

This will be a 2021 release.

I have other projects in the works.

Stay tuned!