But when you toss in random background noises, writing becomes impossible. Kids screaming, noisy conversations, a television blasting cartoons, someone constantly asking you for favors and tasks, etc., it all makes every sentence a painful task. And, if you're like me, you tell yourself things like I didn't get anything done because people were distracting me as an excuse for being a lazy writer.
Well, I have a solution for these things: ambience. Creating ambience makes writing possible in even the noisiest of locations.
About the Story
The Imperfect's Journal is a Wattpad exclusive (for the time being) prequel to Chainbreaker. It is told in diary-like installments, written by a young man who suffers from severe memory loss. The author of the journals, Darren Stratt, is trying to get to Australia in order to reunite with his beloved Sara McKenzie. His journey takes him all over the world and unites him with hundreds of different people.
While every novel in the Coldheart world is a social commentary at its core, The Imperfect's Journal is primarily a story of love and survival. No matter the cost and no matter the hurdles, Darren continues to push forward, keeping his beloved Sara in his heart at all times.
While trying to edit Chainbreaker and keep up with The Imperfect's Journal, I have decided that I need another creative outlet: short stories set in the Coldheart universe, mainly following side characters who have little to do with the main story. So, without further ado, here is the first one: Adalynn Rose.
Well, the first page is here.
As everyone who checks this site likely knows by now, I've been editing my novel, Chainbreaker, for nearly a year. The first draft has been finished for quite some time. After going through numerous iterations of the story (often writing more than 200,000 words only to discard each and every one of them), I think Chainbreaker is the perfect beginning to the Coldheart Cycle (previously referred to as the Imperfect Saga).
Right now, I need people who are willing and able to read and critique the first 50 pages within the next two months (critiques will be needed by August 1st, 2018). If you are interested, please contact my Facebook page or Instagram account. Alternatively, you can easily fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Well, everyone, The Imperfect's Journal is still going after nearly a month! I think this might be the longest I've managed to maintain something that involves daily updates. I have so much planned for this story, though, and I'm always eager to post the next entry.
Since its creation, I've received a couple of common questions about the story and figured I'd take the time to answer them here. If you have any questions, you can always email me using the Contact page on this website!