First Campaign Challenge! The Sacrifice

Shadows crept across the wall. Valon, mage of the light, watched as the darkness crept about the room. He knew that he didn’t have much time. The hour was upon him. The ritual had begun.

Throwing his wand in the air and focusing on the particle, Valon was able to bask the room in an orange glow. The light showed him the location of the ghoul that stalked him. Jumping back, Valon sent his fear flowing out his wand in the form of a lighting bolt that hit the ghoul square in the chest, lifting it and throwing it against the wall. Valon knew his bolt did little to deter the ghoul and his thought was confirmed when it sprung out from behind the couch.

Catching the ghoul in his arms, Valon could feel the bones dig in. The pain was enough to draw away his focus. Falling backwards, Valon feared he had no where else to go. The ritual would be completed, the undead released. Reaching deep into himself Valon felt the power building. An explosion rocked out of his body, burning the ghoul and the house they were in. Everyone is safe, he thought to himself as everything faded.


New Year and Moving Forward

Hey all,

I know that I haven’t been posting on any sort of regular basis recently. In fact, I think it might have been a couple months since I last posted a blog, but my life has been in somewhat of a hiatus because of a new birth in the family and with purchasing a house. Over the New Year holiday, my family and I moved into the house we were able to close on the week before. It was known that we were going to be the proud owners of said home, yet for some reason we hadn’t really boxed anything up. I guess the thought of owning our own place had never really set in. I know to this day, and we’ve had the house a week now, I still can’t believe that I now own something long term for my family to live in. 

I have been blessed to have landed the job that I have and to be able to work on writing on the side. I am also extremely blessed by the family that I have. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I guess as this new year rolls in, I plan to be much more active on this blog and in my writing. I have talked about doing the work for the last year and a half, but nothing has really coalesced out of all that time spent staring at the blank pages or tearing up stories I have written. This year is going to be the year that I work in my first published story, I can feel it. I don’t know what it is about the first week of this year so far, but I have been feeling that this is the year that I get all the things done that I have wanted to finish. I feel good about 2012 and I hope that everyone else feels the same. 

May your year be great! I’ll see you next week. 

Music as Inspiration?

As an author, have you ever used music as your inspiration for a story? I was reading an article about urban fantasy (I’m mulling around the idea of an urban fantasy novel) when the end of the article said that a lot of urban fantasy authors say that music is their inspiration for their stories. I know myself, I love to write to music, it can keep the flow of words going and the different styles can set different moods for my writing. I have never gotten an entire idea from a song before, though.

Has music had this affect on you?

Have a great Independence Day!

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Hey everyone! I hope that everyone has a great 4th of July party! We were home at my parents last weekend so my wife and I might have to catch a fireworks show in town. Anyway, I just wanted everyone to know that I have been working hard on some new blog topics that can hopefully send this to a 5 day a week posting. I’ve been mulling the idea around in my head, and as you can see I haven’t had time to post something in the last couple weeks, but I think I am going to try out a new format. Thanks to those who have followed me so far, I hope that this new format is to your liking as well.

But above all, have a great Independence Day and a great big thanks to those serving at home and around the world. I salute you!