Good Evening from Philadelphia!
One of the main things I have been working on is making sure that what I am typing, as far as My Stories. Is something where You the Reader are able to Follow It. Being able to Follow what I am typing and being able to visualize it in Your Mind’s-Eye as You are reading My Work.
One of the things I have been given a lot of credit on is my ability to write material that the reader can honestly see and follow and feel.
But most of those genres were sword-n-sorcery, fantasy.
Or were conventional “Old World” storylines.
Like those Kill Bill follow-up stories I wrote ages ago and stopped shopping. And I want to thank those who read both of those “books” and those who read the excerpts from them and let me know flat out that they enjoyed them, but also?!
They wanted me to do my own material/s and see how that went.
It’s that time.
As long-time readers here will know.
And as I’ve typed about previously.
I had stories for sale up on here years ago.
One was a full-length e-book for Prince Lu Gell.
The other was a short-story for Byron Maxwell.
I took both down eventually because I realized that Prince Lu Gell’s book gave away too much information.
And Byron Maxwell’s was a short-story that in all honesty was too far ahead. In the grand scheme of how I wanted to do everything for My Overall Storyline.
I already had notes and such regarding Priest-13, The-13, etc!
Also, in Prince Lu Gell’s e-book the first two chapters essentially lay out not only the lore but how the entirety of the Omniverse I’ve created came to be. Including planets, places and planes that will eventually be highlighted either by new characters or in crossovers or by straight up adventures by characters from one world to another.
Thus the overarching title of My Series;
Worlds Within Worlds.
Funny thing is that when I was talking to My Youngest Brother, he did not know that JK Rowling was a Welfare Mom. But he quickly understood, due to seeing the bullshit I am going through and growing through.
She took the Fact that she had control over Her Time, because of the Fact that She was on welfare.
My Youngest Brother understood that because of this, Rowling was able to put Her Time to GREAT USE!
Things would have been very interesting if she had to split her time between full-time job and full-time single-mother.
Youngest Brother understood real quick that when You can take Your Time and Put it To Great Use?
Even when You are destitute and down on Your Luck, if You have something that is worth Your Time…!?
And then You HAVE TIME…?
Things can get interesting in a hurry!
For me recently.
My Dayjob has had a LOT of overtime.
Meanwhile I’ve been typing up Priest-13’s actual first story for sale. But the OT at the Dayjob has been ridiculously heavy. To the point that I put in 16-hours straight after barely having an 8-hour layover from the previous 8-hours that I’d just done!
So I’ve had periods of being able to get some serious work done, where I’m talking 7-to-8 pages of typing done for the day and that’s ACTUAL TYPING FOR THE STORY.
Which is background-work and backstory-work!
So I’ve had these periods of productivity, marred by things like last weekend where the OT was at such a rapid turnover rate?!
I couldn’t get enough SLEEP!
To be able to type anything COHERENT OR WORTHY OF READING.
Because I was too tired.
Then My Dayjob doesn’t give lunch-breaks.
And You cannot sleep at Your Post.
You have to monitor and keep track of things as well as compile reports and do paperwork, so!?
Getting worn down from doing long hours with no breaks and no ability to sleep while at work, well?
You know that can become a problem.
So things had become hectic, but appear to be getting back to normal, for whatever the fuck that is worth. And clearly I wouldn’t type that if things were the Way They’re Supposed to Be.
I don’t own the Dayjob.
Which by Default means I don’t Control the Dayjob.
What I do own.
Is Williams Works Ebooks.
Which means I can control what goes on here and what gets done.
And the main thing I have been double-checking as of late is making sure that My Style of Writing is able to be followed and enjoyed.
Is the title of this post.
And it is because I have gained what little reputation I have had as a writer. From how I actually do My Best to put You, the Reader.
Behind the Eyes and into the Mind’s of the People You are Reading About!
Which has caused some interesting if not intense reactions from readers over the years. Whether it was from my Roma Victrix-days. Where one of the Yahoo-Group Owners, a White UK-Woman. Became so angry with Me because two of the characters in My Stories killed each other!
Due to the Fact that while personally?
They were best friends.
But Their Allegiances were to two different fighting-factions, causes.
And while one narrowly killed the other.
The other, died from the Injuries She Sustained Fighting the Woman she’d killed.
Properly describing Them.
Prior to both ever having to clash with one another.
Was the critical element that ultimately caused such a great reaction from My Readers of that Time. But it is also what caused…?
UKJen2000, I think Her Log-on name used to be.
But for UKJen2000 she loved these two characters in particular because of who they were as individuals and then their friendship. Never mind the way that one of them, a female roman legionnaire.
It was My Realism.
Where I wrote out, realistically.
How she was only being given the chance to be a roman legionnaire for the sole-purpose of having her fail.
She wasn’t delusional about it.
She understood what was at stake and what her significance was for any other women who wanted to join the Roman Army and honestly hope to advance and gain rank.
She’d been stationed in Carthage because at the time it was “safe”.
But it did have an element of a growing rebel-movement against Rome.
Her friend however was a Carthaginian.
Who worked in one of the favored Roman-Carthage Taverns.
It was heavily favored with middling-officers and rank-n-file Roman-soldiers, so it should be obvious what her line of work was.
She was a spy for the Carthaginian-Rebels.
In the End.
She successfully stole critical plans from a Roman-general that she seduced and murdered.
And when I type seduced, I do mean, seduced.
She was able to sucker his ass by continuously holding out fucking him.
And it was once he was more concerned about finally having sex with her that she was able to finally kill him and do what she needed to do, however…?
When word got out that this Roman-general had been murdered, it was the Female-Centurion who understood who’d actually killed him and how she’d been able to get so close and know who he was and what he had on him.
Because she’d been blabbing her mouth to her best buddy, who’d actually been a spy the entire time!
By honestly giving readers a mind’s-eye view into both characters thoughts.
A lot of readers really began to realize that being a spy is very psychologically draining and damaging.
It truly is a dirty job.
But when people also had to read the thoughts of the Female-Centurion?
They understood what it was like and is like, to be, essentially, the guinea pig for supposed progress.
And I use the words I used on purpose.
Because that is what you are and what you’ve become.
When you’re trying to break a barrier that may or may not have been there intentionally. You then have to be mindful and even downright careful of who it is you are interacting with and who is allegedly supporting you.
Because you don’t know whether this person or people are truly supporting you in what you are trying to establish as a new norm, or…?!
They are actually sticking close to keep tabs on you so they can ensure your failure.
When these two ultimately ended up fighting?
The Female-Centurion was in a no-win scenario because she understood that she could not let her best friend escape. Because it would doom any possibility of any Roman-women who wanted to join, being able to join, let alone ever sniff having any rank and power.
For the Carthage-spy.
This was someone who she’d truly befriended and never really understood why her superiors wanted her to stick close to her since everybody knew there was no way she’d ever know anything of any actual importance, however…?
Her Superiors gambled that her friend would be given sensitive information because frankly speaking, the Female-Centurion was looked at as a fuckin idiotic bitch who was just making trouble to make trouble with her “I can do what the men do” bullshit.
So local-Roman authority swore it would be a great idea to simply play some reverse-psychology and make her privy to shit since nobody saw her as anything more than a woman playing real-life dress-up!
The Carthage-spy went through what it meant to really discard one’s feelings in order to get the job done, regardless of personal feelings and morals. Because Carthage was under Roman-control and occupation. And that needed to come to an end immediately.
She learned what it meant to actually be of importance to the very chance for Her Nation to regain its autonomy and independence!
So friendship be damned.
Needless to say.
In the End.
She was killed.
But the Female-Centurion died of her injuries and why…?
Because when she sought aid from THE LOCAL CATHAGINIANS in the area they’d fought to the death in…?
Of course they refused to help her.
One couple who did try to help her, got stoned by local residents!
And ran away, abandoning her.
Where she ended up dying.
The plans she’d recovered?
Got taken off of her dead body.
By rebels who’d initially been waiting outside the city for the Carthage-spy.
But ultimately came into the city out of desperation to get the information. Where they found Their Comrade.
And were ultimately led to the dead Female-Centurion and the local Carthaginian who’d taken the plans off of her carcass.
The Rebel-Carthaginians, to shield the locals who’d remained loyal.
Went and killed the Carthaginian-couple who’d tried to save the Roman.
And made sure to tell the Carthaginian-locals to blame them. For the deaths. Since they normally never come into the city anyway, thus they could shield the still loyal citizens from any Roman retaliations.
My Decisions to write this way, has often times had powerful impacts on readers because quite frankly I tend to write about things that aren’t light-hearted. And Priest-13’s story is very far from light-hearted. So what I have allowed people to read to this point has been very interesting. Because of course…?
I write openly and evenly.
For all of My Characters….
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