“The New Era of Prince Malock” is now available in ebook form for $6.99!

The New Era of Prince Malock ebook cover

The New Era of Prince Malock, sequel to last month’s The Return of Prince Malock, is now available as an ebook on all major ebook retailers for $6.99!

Yes, I know I said it was coming out next month, but my cover designer got back to me much quicker than usual and I didn’t see any reason to delay, so I thought I’d just release it now.

Here’s the book’s sales blurb for those who don’t know what it’s about:

With the end of the world drawing closer every day, Prince Tojas Malock of Carnag leads his ragtag band of friends and allies through the dangerous southern seas to the very edge of the world in a race against time. Though Malock is determined to save the world, the gods have other plans for him and his friends, plans to derail the quest and allow the whole world to tumble end over end into oblivion.

Meanwhile, on the island of Carnag, Skimif, the aquarian leader of a social movement dedicated to ending worship of the northern gods, struggles to preserve the morale of his followers in the face of constant persecution from the government, as well as maintain his own optimism in the face of the incoming apocalypse. It is the discovery of his true destiny, however, that leads him down a path that will forever change who he is.

In this tale of mortals and gods, of destiny and apocalypse, fantasy author Timothy L. Cerepaka weaves an unforgettable story that will certainly resonate with readers and stay in their minds long after reading the last page.

Buy it from:

Amazon

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A trade paperback version will be available from CreateSpace next month, but I will be doing a cover reveal for the print version tomorrow, so keep an eye on this blog until then.

“The Return of Prince Malock” Trade paperback version now available on CreateSpace and Amazon!

Hello, my faithful readers!

My newest novel–The Return of Prince Malock, the sequel to June’s The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock–is now available for purchase in trade paperback edition from Annulus Publishing for $15.99 on Amazon and CreateSpace!

If you don’t like to buy from Amazon or CreateSpace, no worries. You can just go to your local indie bookstore and ask them to order it for you.

Also, the print version of the book is enrolled in Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook program. So if you buy a new version of the trade paperback version of The Return of Prince Malock from Amazon, you can get the ebook version for FREE! If that sounds like a good idea to you, then go buy the book from Amazon right now and get your FREE ebook copy with it.

Also, the third book in the Prince Malock World, The New Era of Prince Malock, is still set for a November 2014 release date. Subscribe to my newsletter HERE to be the first to know when it is released!

“The Return of Prince Malock” is now available on all ebook retailers for $6.99!

Great news, everyone!

My newest novel–The Return of Prince Malock, sequel to June’s The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock and the second book in my Prince Malock World series–is now on sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, and every other major ebook retailer on the Internet for $6.99!

Buy it from:

Amazon Barnes & Noble Kobo Google Play DriveThruFiction Smashwords Libiro XinXii Omnlit

Here’s the cover:

The Return of Prince Malock ebook cover

And here is the blurb:

After the disastrous voyage to once-mythical island of World’s End, Prince Tojas Malock is no longer sure what he believes in anymore. All he wants is time to think about what he and his crew have experienced and to see his home once more.

But upon returning to Carnag, Malock’s parents—King Halock and Queen Markinia, the rulers of Carnag—reveal that they have already arranged a marriage between him and Princess Raya Kabadi, the Princess of Shika, to take place exactly one month later. This leads into a series of events that Malock couldn’t have possibly foreseen or prepared for, including the rise of a new social movement dedicated to ending worship of all of the northern gods.

In this riveting sequel to The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock, author Timothy L. Cerepaka delves deeper into the world of Martir, a world where the gods are divided and the mortals must do whatever it takes to survive.

The print version of the book will be available via CreateSpace, Amazon, and your favorite bookstore in early October. I’ll be sure to let y’all know about it once it’s released.

Also, I am pleased to announce that the next book in the Prince Malock World series, titled The New Era of Prince Malock, will see an ebook release from Annulus Publishing sometime in November, with a trade paperback edition following in December. If you’d like to be the first to know about its release, then subscribe to my mailing list HERE, where you will be the FIRST to know about the release of The New Era of Prince Malock and any other books or stories I release.

Experience and Imagination

Writers need experience and imagination.

When I say “experience,” I mean actually going out and doing things, meeting new people, or learning new skills. If you have ever gone fishing, for example, then you will be able to write more believably about fishing than the writer who knows about fishing through research only*.

As important as experience is, however, you also need to set aside time to reflect on your experiences in order to draw out the details that will make your stories that much richer. This is where imagination comes in, helping us transform the facts, details, and memories of our lives into interesting stories that other people will want to read and maybe even pay real money for.

Because the fact is, living an interesting life is no guarantee that you’ll write interesting stories. You need to learn how to write and reflect, as I wrote earlier. You need to learn how to turn your experiences into fuel for interesting stories and in order to do that, you need to make a regular writing schedule.

The exact balance between experience and imagination is difficult to achieve and varies from writer to writer. My suggestion is to set aside a certain time every day for writing so that you will always get at least some writing done, even if you live a very active life (if you need some help with that, you might want to read this blog post of mine I wrote back in November of last year on the subject).

*This not a slam against research. You can’t experience everything you write about, after all. I say experience is preferable; however, if you are unable to learn about the subject you’re writing about firsthand, then research is the next best thing.

How important is experience for writers? How do you achieve the balance between experience and imagination? Share your thoughts in the comments!

-Tim

Victory!

As of this morning, I finished my NaNoWriMo novel, The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock, clocking in at 92,245 words. I expected to hit 100k, but 92k is good, too.

I’m quite surprised, to be honest. I’ve never finished NaNoWriMo a week before the end of November. Usually I find myself working on my novel well into December. That I completed it, and so quickly, too, amazes me more than anything else.

What is even better is that I think this novel can be made into something publishable. I need to do some rewriting and editing, some research and worldbuilding, of course, but I could very well see myself publishing this book sometime, maybe even next year if I don’t run into any unexpected problems.

In the meantime, I am going to work on some other projects for the rest of the year. I will talk more about them at a later time, I think.

-Tim

NaNoWriMo: Winner!

As of this morning, I hit the 50,000 word mark on my NaNoWriMo novel, The Mad Voyage of Prince Malock. I find this worth noting because it is the first time I have ever hit 50k before the month is even halfway over.

For the last four NaNos, I’ve almost always hit 50k just before, on, or right after Thanksgiving. Nothing wrong with that, of course. Whether you hit 50k on the first day or last, as long as you do it, you already have a chunk of a novel (or, in some cases, an entire novel) finished.

And that’s what NaNoWriMo is really all about anyway: Writing a novel, even if it isn’t very good. 50k is just a way to get you started. Hopefully, if you reach 50k and your novel isn’t done yet, you will try to finish it.

I’m just shocked at how fast I wrote that many words. I suspect it’s because my schedule this year has been a bit different from past years. I’ve been writing two hours a day every day and I am a very fast typist, so two hours is usually enough to get a good chunk of words down. I may blog more about other factors that contributed to this, perhaps in December when this is all over.

My novel still isn’t quite done yet, so I am going to keep writing it until I finish it. I have a feeling the entire novel will be around 100k by the time I finish, but don’t expect to see it published for some time; after all, this is only the first draft and first drafts are rarely, if ever, suited for publication.

What about the rest of y’all? Where are you in your NaNo novel? If you’ve participated in NaNo before, what is the fastest time you’ve ever hit the 50k mark?

-Tim