My Journey as an Author Part 3

My writing has been moving along, not how I wanted, but moving regardless. I published the sequel to Night First, which I’m glad about. I am more satisfied with the cover than the story, but I think that’s because it’s been 6 years since I published a sequel to Night First. My goal to publish 2 or 4 books a month isn’t working out, but I haven’t lost hope that I will. Getting the third and final book out for The Divinity of Damien Calla is the hurtle holding me back. But I am hard at work writing the third book titled Dark Reign. I was going to cut the page count, but now I’m thinking I should keep it at 250 pages. But if I feel like Damien’s story is going to end on less pages, then I will cut it. I am not holding onto any previous goals for Damien’s story. He knows when it needs to end.

I do profess that I don’t do “happy endings”, but for Damien (spoiler) I give him a happy ending. I put him through a lot of crap and I can’t let him have a sad ending. I had already decided that when I first began the story 6 years ago. It may be the only story of mine that gets a true happy ending.

The number 22 has been my favorite number. I can’t say why. I am hoping that because it’s 2022 that it will be golden year. The year I make it as a successful author who can write full time and I reach my goal of having multiple books ready each month. Here is to the song in my heart, the movie in my mind, the book I live in, and the art that brings it all together.

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  1. Here’s to all that you’ve done so far, and to all that you’ll do in the future! While you’ve had success both in the past, and the present it’s the future that will give you the most joy with your writing. I’m happy to see that you’re on the right track, and that you seem to have a direction in which to go. I hope, though, that you will not take so much on, that you possibly suffer burnout because of it! I’m pulling for you because I’ve seen what you’ve done so far and it makes me believe that you’re talented enough to surprise everyone and become a BIGGER success than you or anyone else thinks you are! I DO have some advise for you, though,if you care to hear it: don’t push yourself so much and so hard that you forget the joy that got you writing in the first place. I’ll be waiting to see what you have coming. Sincerity, Daniel Burkett, your lifetime Fan!

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