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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: http://youtu.be/ezfR9S1_RqY
  • Watching: Kill la Kill
  • Playing: Warframe
...Or, at least, I'm sure my watchers will feel that way. A little over 2 years without a journal entry, huh? Crazy stuff. I'm sure many of you are wondering, why spend so much time silent? Well, the answer has two parts.

The first part is that, since my last journal, I graduated from my local community college with the Associate's degree I wanted...but then also lost my tutoring job there because I was no longer a student. My search for a new job has been...less than fruitful; thus far, the only result of my on-going search has been employment with a temp staffing company which provides manpower for local conventions. Has it been an interesting job? Certainly; a lot of these conventions are international, so I get to meet a ton of people from all over the world and receive insight into a bunch of different industries and fields of study that I normally would only be able to read about. The only problem is that employment is on a case-by-case basis, so weeks or even months could go by before I receive another assignment. Not terribly reliable, hence why the job search continues.

The second and more interesting part is that I have been very busy with my writing, but have been keeping it to myself and a select few others. You might recall from my last journal that I was starting to post up parts of an original story I had been writing. Unfortunately, posting those chapters quickly became cumbersome and they got fairly little attention...which isn't terribly surprising, as this is DeviantART after all and not DeviantWRITE. With my new employment status after graduating (or lack thereof), I decided now was the time to put my writing out there for the wider world to see, and also take a stab at being an actual paid author. I took all my previous work down, heavily revamped it, rewrote and polished it extensively until the quality was as good as I could possibly make it, and now...now we have this. An actual self-published book available at several online retailers, of which I present the entire first episode to all of you as a free preview. Check it out, let me know what you think, and if you like what you see, I would very much appreciate it if you could purchase the full version.

In related news, I started a blog as another means of connecting with readers. Mind you, I'll still be around on DA, but the blog will definitely see more activity, for those who missed seeing my review-rants. I might revisit my crossover fics someday, but for the time being, my job search and Renegade Elements takes up the bulk of my energy.

To all of my old watchers who are still around: it's good to see you guys again.
Renegade Elements Ep1 by Ghost-Who-Walks
Renegade Elements Ep1
The entire first episode of my on-going urban fantasy work that runs in an episodic chapter format, providing easy, enjoyable, pick-up-and-put-down reading; each episode is a self-contained short story that connects into an overarching plot, allowing you to go one episode at a time or plow through several at once if you so choose.

A big thanks to saranaji.deviantart.com/ for the amazing cover art.

Enjoying it so far and want to read more? Purchase the full first volume of five episodes at the following online retailers for only $2.99:
Smashwords: www.smashwords.com/books/view/…
Amazon Kindle: www.amazon.com/dp/B00TYMUTME
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Kobo: store.kobobooks.com/en-US/eboo…
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Hello all,
I'm working on a self-published book, but still need a good cover before I can upload it. Been searching around, but haven't yet found someone who quite fits the style I'm looking for. If you're interested, contact me here or through PM and we can discuss the details.
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: http://youtu.be/ezfR9S1_RqY
  • Watching: Kill la Kill
  • Playing: Warframe
...Or, at least, I'm sure my watchers will feel that way. A little over 2 years without a journal entry, huh? Crazy stuff. I'm sure many of you are wondering, why spend so much time silent? Well, the answer has two parts.

The first part is that, since my last journal, I graduated from my local community college with the Associate's degree I wanted...but then also lost my tutoring job there because I was no longer a student. My search for a new job has been...less than fruitful; thus far, the only result of my on-going search has been employment with a temp staffing company which provides manpower for local conventions. Has it been an interesting job? Certainly; a lot of these conventions are international, so I get to meet a ton of people from all over the world and receive insight into a bunch of different industries and fields of study that I normally would only be able to read about. The only problem is that employment is on a case-by-case basis, so weeks or even months could go by before I receive another assignment. Not terribly reliable, hence why the job search continues.

The second and more interesting part is that I have been very busy with my writing, but have been keeping it to myself and a select few others. You might recall from my last journal that I was starting to post up parts of an original story I had been writing. Unfortunately, posting those chapters quickly became cumbersome and they got fairly little attention...which isn't terribly surprising, as this is DeviantART after all and not DeviantWRITE. With my new employment status after graduating (or lack thereof), I decided now was the time to put my writing out there for the wider world to see, and also take a stab at being an actual paid author. I took all my previous work down, heavily revamped it, rewrote and polished it extensively until the quality was as good as I could possibly make it, and now...now we have this. An actual self-published book available at several online retailers, of which I present the entire first episode to all of you as a free preview. Check it out, let me know what you think, and if you like what you see, I would very much appreciate it if you could purchase the full version.

In related news, I started a blog as another means of connecting with readers. Mind you, I'll still be around on DA, but the blog will definitely see more activity, for those who missed seeing my review-rants. I might revisit my crossover fics someday, but for the time being, my job search and Renegade Elements takes up the bulk of my energy.

To all of my old watchers who are still around: it's good to see you guys again.

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:iconmrplankton:
MrPlankton Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Any updates on the Halo & Metroid crossover? I need to know what happens next. >_>
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Ghost-Who-Walks Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional Writer
It's almost finished, actually. Only one chapter left, but I'll also be throwing a one-shot crossover in with it to make it easier on you guys.
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CuttingRoom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thanks for faving our Thor strip. :highfive:
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Ghost-Who-Walks Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Writer
No problem; I particularly liked the line "feed the hungry for fucks sake".
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Yayap111 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Happy Birthday buddy!
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Ghost-Who-Walks Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Writer
Heh, thanks Yayap.
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:iconprincesses-fine-rein:
Fine: Happy dABirthday, Ghost! :party:

Rein: Happy 5th! :aww:
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Ghost-Who-Walks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Writer
Why thank you, and thank you for the points.
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:iconprincesses-fine-rein:
Fine: No prob ^w^

Rein: Np :D
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Kry-Havoc Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
how are things? =3

*can I has your webcam pic?*
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