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A fortnight ago I made the decision to completely rewrite Master Guardian Part One, after my editor and I were looking at the iBook version of the Anniversary, both of us came to the same conclusion one it is not very gripping from the word go, two the village name was hard for my none English readers to pronounced so it has been changed to Rìluò (Sunset) Village. We also noticed it no longer fitted with not only the side stories but also the trilogy, as my writing stile has dramatically improved since I wrote that old version. One thing I did confess to him, even I find that old version hard to read and I’m the one who wrote it, that’s not a good sign

This new version I decided put in all the crystals the gods use to aide their abilities, also a crystal is sometime what a guardian of the other realm would give them. Dreamers use certain crystals in the stories to detect from spirits to Demons, readers will know this from the side stories.

Now it is completed I have handed it over to my editor and proofreaders, I am so glad this time around I have three more people reading it as this will give me a wider review and more feedback before I go ahead and publish it.

Whilst they are going through it I am currently working on a rewrite of part two as it has dawned on us Josh should not be in the car with the others because Annihilation Deities are incredibly heavy and there is no way a K Class little people carrier would withstand his weight. This has made me relook at the old notes of his character, and found something I have never put in before, he not only runs everywhere at incredible speed, but he also has help from something which Kiyoshi was not expecting to read and just said, all excited oh yeah you’ve got to put it in. So that is what I am doing. Another thing is it should not be Josh dealing with the Demon that should be Yiska as Dreamers are the only ones who are capable of getting rid of such things as my fans will know from the side stories.

 
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It is so great to finally have Book 2 of the trilogy completed.

My editorKiyoshi has been an absolute re-going through the entire book again after I retrieved an unedited version from iCloud, and in doing so he spotted some inconsistencies which he had not spotted before, where either the character only appears in one scene to never be seen again or were meant to be arriving but then never did. I think he has done a great job at blending the scenes so they fit better with the whole story and we decided the Huojin scene, has opened the doors to a possibly of a new side story. I was going to see what my proofreader says after she has read it, if there is a need to.

The short story I was working on before the little crisis I had with my laptop, The Storm has developed into two stories the second one is titled The missing prince or it might get changed to The vanished prince. Once that one is completed it will be handed to Kiyoshi to go through before being passed on the proofreader. It is going to be interesting to see what they both make of it and to find out if it is any good.

 

I will also be posting the final part of Hidden secret on Litnet, I am planning on starting to post other never before published stories on there to see what reaction they will receive as like I have said before they could be way better than I think they are.

 

 
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It is such a relief to know I have not lost any of most recent work, then came that sinking feeling I might have lost one of the side stories which is connected to the trilogy, then it dawned  on me I had sent a copy to my editor to be checked, and sure enough there it was in an email to him, I am so pleased as that one was a real challenge to write and I have to say it was also one of those stories which could never be written again.

 

I am also making nice progress on a new ending to trilogy book two, in away it is nice to making a new ending as the previous one I thought was too long winded, this one is much better and hopefully will flow in to the next book better as well. I will not be starting the final story any time soon as I feel I need to get the series noticed more before continuing and I have realised there is a mistake in the current Master Guardian Book Two, I have made out that Ryṹ is an only child, when in fact he is not for he has 6 brothers, I remembered this after I found a very old story titled Hidden Secret, the first part is now available on litnet, so I will be updating part two to mach and make a note on the whiteboard so that this mistake does not happen again. I shouldn't have so many characters to keep track of, I am bound to get them mixed up.

 

I am also hoping soon people will begin to ask me for the next part of a story like for example, The adventures of Bǎihé and Liúxīng as there is still more to come.

 
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I had a bit of a crisis moment yesterday, whilst I was trying out Anv Soft Banner Maker, when I tried to either save or view the banner I had created it deleted everything on my desktop, suddenly all my work was gone. Thankfully I have been able to rescue all of my content from my backup drive and iCloud, the only things which seem to be missing was the trilogy, but I remembered I had given book one in PDF form to my proofreader and majority of book two was in the bin on iCloud, but it is missing the ending, which is not a great loss as I’m sure it will come back to me when I have gone through it. I cannot believe a program straight from Apples own App Store could have done so much damage. It has made me think about making sure my laptop is backed up more and I am considering making sure there are copies of the books in the Documents folder, that way I know I will always have a back up of them. I am also so pleased I set PDF’s of the most resent short stories, Dampa, Misty mountain secret and The Battle Against Day Walkers to my editor and proofreader, all I will need to do is redo their corrections, which is not a big deal. I am just so relieved it could have been far worse.

 

Happy Chinese New Year.

 
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It is a new year, since placing my work on litnet it has made more determined to get the Master Guardian series noticed because of the lovely steady trickle of comments I have been receiving for the stories which I posted on there, and I hope it continues to grow.

I have closed my account on Wattpad mainly because I don’t use it any more to post my short stories, any stories I have missed I’ll be sure to post them on litnet.

I have also been reducing the jewellery stores down to at the moment just two, the one on the website and etsy.com which I will be updating soon with the crackle bead bracelets.

 

Something I must mention I will be moving over to a cheaper domain provider as my current one is proving to be too expensive for such a limited website and if I want to make it look more update and have a shop I will have to pay extra. I would have moved everything over to Wix but for the year they work out more expensive than my current provider. I also do not like the way you have to switch to a mobile maker to make sure the website is compatible with mobile devices. I have found one which covers this in its package. I of course will be transferring my current website name over to the new provider. I know this means all my blogs will be lost, but I feel change is for the best. ^_^