Saturday, November 28, 2015

1,000+ Followers and Counting!

1000+ Likes! A Big thank you!
November 26, 2015
Mikel Parry
First off I gotta thank everyone who helped get me to my first goal of 1,000 likes on Facebook!  I couldn't have done it without you and won't forget your help in taking this to the next level.  Now comes the next goal of 5,000 likes then on to the funding campaign!  Seriously already 1/5 of the way there and I'm ecstatic!  

I'm also excited to announce that for those who subscribe to the website,, I will be doing giveaways!  These will include free copies of the book, an unedited, signed original copy and much more!  I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and can't wait to see what the future holds!  

Let's make this movement real!

Drawing Inspiration!

For me when I come up with a story it first needs to take shape in my mind's eye.  This generic phrase truly rings true when trying to engage in drawing inspiration.  Inspiration can strike at any given moment at any given time.  Just last week I was in the middle of nowhere, literally, and found myself completely taken back in awe by the rich history and tantilizing tid bits that unfolded in the area's history.  Characters can develop, plots naturally flow, and remarkable outlines are drawn. As such; seeing, sometimes, is truly believing.  

 When I began writing John Awakening, I dug deep to draw out what an alien world's jungle might look like.  Something, untouched, pure, and lush with adventuring prospects.  As it ends up I was fortunate to be in one of the world's most beautiful jungles that had survived the tests of time in real life not too long ago.  Just being there helped refine what my imagination had intially created.  My hopes with this first installment of the three part series, is to really sweep the reader's imagination into this alien jungle.  I wanted it to be mysterious, yet completely inviting into the compelling story that was unfolding.  As I keep moving forward I look forward to releasing even more information and eventually pieces of the book itself. 

Starting a Journey

Launching the site along with the social networks was a difficult thing to do at first.  Putting your work out to the masses and letting them dissect it and then give it back piece by piece can be intimidating.  It was also a challenge to fully engage myself with the idea of letting my inner nerd self out of its cage.  But the story must go on...

As such I am excited to start providing some teaser sections of my first book that I am campaigning to be professionally edited.  The idea is that I can attain some sincerely valuable feedback from people who genuinely are willing to give it in preparation to get it pro-edited then PUBLISHED!  We all know how constructive feedback is the bread of life in anything that truly wishes to be fully creative... So feeding the right attitude is critical, sorry trolls.

                                                              Y U NO RITE GOOD!

But you've got to take chances and that's what I'm going to do.  Another difficult idea was which book to launch with as I've now completed various.  Keeping it timely, in every sense of the word, I decided to go with John Awakening.  Spawned from a recurring dream that then turned into day dreaming that then turned into an awesome story that captivated my imagination for some time.  I spent more time in the early days thinking about it than writing, feeling afraid of taking the commitment.  But once I was convinced that it just needed to flow out one way or another, it became a passion.  As I've been writing now for a couple years I have seen some drastic improvements in both style and approach.  But I feel confident that putting out my first work will be yet another awesome learning experience as I continute to release new content and new books!  

I hope that with it I can create a sense of community and involvment that will give anyone willing to help the opportunity to contribute and feel proud of it.  I thank all of those willing in advance and look forward to working with you.  I truly feel that with time my passion for story will continue to grow and hope sincerely that my stories can reach out to someone even if it ends up being just one person.  

With that said let's start the HYPE!  I can't get anywhere without the awesome fans and people that have helped get me this far!  

Campaign Hype

Campaign Hype!

Hey and thank you for getting this far.  If you're reading this I would like to welcome you to the first steps of my journey.  As part of this I am trying to build as much hype as I can around this awesome new book to get it professionally edited.  In the mean time I will be releasing small exerts and chapters for your input and review!  I want this to be an awesome and community built around an awesome book.  Thank you so much for your help!  

Site Launch!

I'm excited beyond belief to finally be able to launch this campaign for my first book!  I will be posting as much content, updates and information as possible.  I hope you'll join me as I try to create some truly inspired books that will hopefully entertain and inspire!  Keep coming back as I will be releasing sneak peeks into my other books and series!

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