Well it has been two years since I started this blog. Things have certainly changed since then. I’ve published three novels, and one poetry book. I’ve written yet another book, and I’m working on getting it edited now. Also I’m in the process of writing yet another book as well. Also I’ve a job I’m happy enough going in to most days. Something I’d never expected to happen.
I feel proud of these accomplishments, and yet I don’t think I’ll ever want to be satisfied. I hope to have no day come where I say, “Well, that’s it. I did everything I wanted to.” I’m not saying I don’t want to feel happy about what I’m doing, all I’m saying is that I never want a time to come where I’ve no goals left.
Luckily writing always gives me a goal. Either it being writing a new story I’ve thought of, or just simply trying to get better at this craft. Also it gives me another goal. A goal that I’m not too fond of. That being trying to advertise myself and my books.
I think to myself, how can I let people know about my books? These books that I’m proud of, and I like, without sounding like I’m full of myself, or worse, sounding annoying? I don’t go out of my way in my day-to-day life to let anyone know I’ve done this, but it does come up. Usually I only talk about it for a few minutes, unless someone seems interested. Then I might go on a little more. I hope I’ve interpreted their interest correctly because I always worry about sounding like I’m trying to push it on people.
Yes I feel very accomplished by what I’ve done, but I think most people could do similar if they just gave themselves the time to do it. Heck, I’d like it everyone at least wrote one book in their life. We all generally have some tale that has been building up in us. May it be just a retelling of our lives, or maybe a concept that can’t be easily put across without a story, I think the world would be better if there were a book by each person so we might come to a better understanding of each other.
And for this reason I’m unsure how to go about alerting more people that there is a Science Fiction series here to read. I would like to think it is interesting, and a little different from any other. There are elements you can find in it that reflect other novels I’ve read, but there is a pace to it that is unlike anything else I’ve read. The comments I’ve gotten suggest it is hard to put down, and in some way is almost a relaxing thing to read.
While there are elements to overcome, the protagonist is able to do so without worry or panic. It all flows together, and this is kinda how I see challenges, though I’m sure I panic a little more. Not a Mary Sue, but a way a person might, if they were able, to win the day without panic. Using logic and compassion is the way I say. Be mindful, and care for others. That might even be the real point of the story.
What I’ve published
Link to my author page on Amazon – hhttp://www.amazon.com/Steven-Oaks/e/B00MEGSEZ6
Link to the Deathship book in the CreateSpace store – https://www.createspace.com/5023771
Or you can help me out on Patreon. Again, thank you. https://www.patreon.com/StevenOaks
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
― Louisa May Alcott
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