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Posted By Babs

 This morning I realised I am getting close to completing book two of the trilogy, which is still yet to be titled, hopefully I will come up with one soon and a front cover.

It has been great to write this, but it has also been at times quite difficult with all the characters that are in it, hopefully the side stories will help the readers get to know them better.

It going to be great to be starting book three as we are approaching winter, with it being set in that time when snow is falling and it is too cold to leave the house, cosy in front of a fire. I am still going to setting the opening in Akihabara.

Kiyoshi bless him, has been catching up with the side stories as he has had other clients and publishers to do work for, both him and my proofreader have really enjoyed the latest one and they have both have given me really good positive feedback which makes me proud to be a writer. I just hope they also like book two, as in a way it is the calm before the storm.

 
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Whilst I was plaining the next scene in book two of the trilogy which involves Dorjee, I got the inspiration to finally write the back story to how Límíng wù found and became Leader of the Chinese Dragon at just fifteen. When I have completed it, I will be handing it over to my editor and proofreader to see what they make of it. I can see them already liking the story, as it has a nice element of mystery to it, because in reality a child should not be leader of something that important to the gods, by rights the Father of the Gods Longwei would be a better man for the job, but there is a reason why he declared Límíng as Leader of that order. I should point out no ancient god has ever gone against Longwei’s decision, because of the reasons which are explained in the story.

Kiyoshi cannot wait to receive it as in the four years I have known him I have given him little hints of this back story and he knows I have been leaving it on the back burner for years ever since I created him as I have never really had a reason to write it until now.

At the moment I have titled it A hidden secret and then I will explain in the blurb on the back who is in it and what the story is about.

I might do Límíng wù & Dong A hidden secret. It is a work in progress

 
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I cannot believe it is October already I am still busy writing book two of the trilogy and also created another side story which goes into more detail about what the beautiful Bǎihé is up to with regards to a certain Secretive Dreamer, which has since been completed and sent to my editor and proofreader to see what they make of it. Kiyoshi was really excited to see it not only involved his favourite character Bǎihé, but the ancient Dreamer Lèguān, he really likes him since he read Dampa & the cursed village (Prequel to Lǐwù and the teardrop stone) as he comes across as a very powerful god who knows an awful lot about the other realm.

I cannot wait for their feedback on this new short story which I have titled Bǎihé, Lèguān and the family curse.

Hopefully I will complete book two before Christmas or be on book three by then, which would be nice with it being set in winter.

But I am in no hurry to get them done as I need to raise the profile of the other books more so that more people start to demand for the next one as at the moment the only motivators I have are my proofreader and editor. It would be nice if my fans communicated more to let me know what they think of any story they have read, as no feedback is not encouraging me to continue with my writing and it also does not help to get the series recognised .

One thing I am going to try again is doing a reading of one of the stories, I was thinking of starting with one of the side stories which is written all in English as my Chinese and Japanese pronunciation is not that great giggle, but I am OK with names. So if there is one you would really like to hear read so you know how to say their names, please let me know in the comments below and I will do my best to read it .

 
Posted By Babs

It is so good to finally be back at work, I have had to take things easy because I have had an injury to my left index finger after my pet rat bit it and caused tendon damage making it hard for me to move my middle knuckle. Even now it is still healing, I sometimes get pain from it which may continue for some time.

guinea pigWhilst I was recuperating I spent three weeks looking after 4 guinea pigs and decorated a model wooden house,

 Wooden house

which helped to get my poorly finger moving again.

 

Now I am back to writing the trilogy, I decided to restart book two from scratch because the first version was  turning out a bit slow to get going, compared to now, things are happening a lot faster. It is great to have baby Elliot in the story along with other members of his family as they all speak French and Elliot only knows a few words of English. I will also be introducing for the first time Mika, Xīwàng’s beloved Sphynx cat, as I love the breed and would love to own one or two myself if I had the room.

 
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Chinese theatrelittle room

Because I do not have the room for a hobby which I have always wished I was able to do, is to build little houses, shops and single rooms. I thought  I know I will make it my character Chris' hobby as I can see him being into something like this, with him being a very quiet, patience and skilled young man when it comes to making fine jewellery. In the story I have Chris customising them, which is also something I would do when faced with one which is all pink and flowery I would give it a more tasteful appearance. 

Pink roomCoffee shop

I have made my own dolls house in the past, with lighting and everything, but the lack of room makes it really hard to show it off, and it is just left in a corner collecting dust  That's why I would like to do these instead as they are a lot smaller and can be placed easily on a shelf, which I have Chris doing in the story and has rigged up the lights to wall switches which will look really sweet.