A few updates. First, as you may have noticed, I’ve changed me name here. I gave it a lot of thought, and it doesn’t make sense for me to be Modern Authors on this site when there’s a second author. Stories and articles that come from me aren’t any more “official” than the ones written by elihowlett and my name should reflect that. So, from now on, my name here is Eldiste. This coincides with a site redesign. The new design is more mobile friendly, I feel. I’ll probably be making some more changes and adding some features later, so let me know what you think.

Second, The Road to Self Publishing will kick in a little more soon, so if you want to review it, this is a good time. You can find the main page here. We’ll be moving more into the nuts and bolts of publishing soon, so if you’re wanting to read about the actual writing and revision parts, what’s up now is what your going to be looking for.

Third, as those of you who have read Road to Self Publishing may have guessed, getting down to the nuts and bolts of publishing in that series means I’m getting closer to publishing my book. The book in question is ASH. It’s the one I introduced during NaNoWriMo. I’ll be doing a formal introduction for it later, complete with a release date, but for now, expect it around July. Oh, and there’s a slight tweak on the cover since the last time I posted about it.promotion

Hopefully, after things settle a bit with the book, I can get back to putting more stories up here. In the mean time, if you have any ideas for the site, let me know.

Twinkle, Little Star

It had become an obsession. It started out innocent enough, just using her magic to call down the stars to her, just to see if she could do it. As the star started to come down out of the sky, she was able to shape it, make it smaller, so that by the time it reached her, the little star landed perfectly in her outstretched hand. It was warm, but not as vibrantly scorching as Liv had expected, and she enjoyed the way that it glowed. Liv sat on the old wooden swing outside an abandoned school, alone in the inky dark of the night, her bare feet sifting through the sand, the small pebbles dirtying the bottom of her soft rose ball gown, and cradled the star ever so gently in her pale hands.

“Oh, you are lovely,” Liv told the star in her lilting voice. “I think you’d be happier here, you and I could keep each other company. I’m quite lonely, you see, all of my friends have gone off and disappeared. I’d really like it if you’d stay.” Getting no response from the little glowing rock in her hand, Liv giggled lightly and held the star aloft so that it would light her way home.  Continue reading “Twinkle, Little Star”

Just Your Imagination

Just Your Imagination

Entry 1
I don’t know why I’m writing this. I’ve never really been the journal type before but I’m doing this anyway. I had a nightmare last night. It felt so real. It was an otherwise normal dream, nothing special, but something intruded. It almost felt like it came in from the outside. Everything seemed normal until something stood behind me. You could almost call it a ‘mask of death’ or some other silly bullshit. It looked human enough, I guess, just that it didn’t have any eyes. I don’t know. I couldn’t sleep after that. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to sleep tonite either. Perhaps it has something to do with that thing I read before going to bed. It didn’t seem too scary, I did feel something behind me and turned around really fast, but it was nothing and I forgot about it pretty quickly. Apparently it got to me more than I thought. I’m sure these nightmares won’t last, just my imagination kicking into overdrive.
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