The Return of Facebook!

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Hey, all! I’m sorry that I haven’t been very busy on here recently, but here’s an exciting new thing for you guys to get a hold of! Some of you know that I am on Twitter. But now I’m on Facebook as well! There was always the book page, but now there’s a distinct fan page for this WordPress account (and, therefore, one for me)! It’s called “Gabriel to Earth: the Fanpage”. Maybe it’s too wordy, but…

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The Return of Facebook!

Hey, all! I’m sorry that I haven’t been very busy on here recently, but here’s an exciting new thing for you guys to get a hold of! Some of you know that I am on Twitter. But now I’m on Facebook as well! There was always the book page, but now there’s a distinct fan page for this WordPress account (and, therefore, one for me)! It’s called “Gabriel to Earth: the Fanpage”. Maybe it’s too wordy, but hey! It works.

On there, you can actually message me, see stuff from my Twitter (soon, not just yet), get even MORE stuff than you’ll see on here, and just generally find awesome nerdiness. Whew! So excited!

To like us, just follow this link here ( https://www.facebook.com/GabrieltoEarth ) and give us a like! Let’s goooo!

Halverron! (I Fly)

A post of jubilation!

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I have officially gotten over 100 pages into the second draft with editing/rewriting! That’s over one-quarter of the way through! It’s a really good feeling. Now it’s time to start looking for an agent. That should be fun. Am I planning too far ahead? I might be. In other news, it looks like today is the biggest day for my WordPress! I have no idea why. Still, I have over 30 views and over 15…

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Halverron! (I Fly)

I have officially gotten over 100 pages into the second draft with editing/rewriting! That’s over one-quarter of the way through! It’s a really good feeling. Now it’s time to start looking for an agent. That should be fun. Am I planning too far ahead? I might be.

In other news, it looks like today is the biggest day for my WordPress! I have no idea why. Still, I have over 30 views and over 15 likes for the day, so something must have caught somebody’s attention. And it’s not even the high point of a WordPress day! What a strange set of events today has been.

In further news, Daniel Parsons is now following me on Twitter. That is also interesting! I don’t know how he found me. I don’t even use Twitter that often. I have less than a hundred followers. But it’s still super awesome!! Now if I can just convince Neil Gaiman…

And just yesterday I was really bummed out with writing. Now it’s like I’ve turned 180 degrees and started flying! And I actually feel like I’m getting somewhere with the book I’m writing. That’s by far the best feeling out of all the ones I have today.

For those who don’t know, “Halverron” is a word from Sospéke, the language I’m constructing for the Dark Veil Saga. Check it out on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr!

Social Psycho

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So I have a lot of social media outlets, I have come to find. Thankfully, most of these are actually based around two things, WordPress and Soundcloud. It goes like this:

WordPress is linked to Twitter and Tumblr, as is Soundcloud. However, Twitter is also linked to my author Facebook page, which isn’t as popular as the book page. I probably should have made the author page first. Either way,…

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Social Psycho

So I have a lot of social media outlets, I have come to find. Thankfully, most of these are actually based around two things, WordPress and Soundcloud. It goes like this:

WordPress is linked to Twitter and Tumblr, as is Soundcloud. However, Twitter is also linked to my author Facebook page, which isn’t as popular as the book page. I probably should have made the author page first. Either way, once it goes up on the author page, I can share it on the book page. This works the exact same way with Soundcloud. It’s a beautiful thing and it means I rarely have to do anything except write occasionally.

But the point of this post wasn’t really to talk about how awesome that is. It’s to give you guys links to each and every one of those social outlets. I will list them below, along with what to expect with each one! If you have any of these media, be sure to give me a like or follow!

Dark Soldier: the Novel (Facebook)
Book promos, updates and blogging!

Gabriel Penn (Facebook)
Writing humor, updates, and general college life.

Gabriel Penn (Twitter)
Basically the book page and author page mixed into one awesome resource for the latest in fantasy.

Gabriel Penn (Soundcloud)
Recording stories, podcasts and poetry! I don’t use it terribly often, however, except for the podcast.

The Blood-Soaked Quill (Tumblr)
Writing quotes, tips, and often one of my own stories thrown in there. This one has been rather low-key for some time, but with some help from you, we can make it bigger!

Thanks and have an excellent day!

Acknowledging Assistance: A Great Big “Thank You”!

I realize I talk a bit too much about myself and not enough about the people who have really did the most work. So this blog is going to have nothing to do with me and all to do with those who’ve helped me throughout the process of writing and creating a beautiful fictional world. There may be more that help as time goes on, and you’re freakin’ awesome, too, even if I haven’t met you. So here’s to you, even if you don’t read it.

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The Single Person’s Christmas

Apologies for not posting a blog for some time. I have been amassing a Twitter following, starting with 17 but sure to burst till its full power is reached. Soon this budding author shall have armies of hundreds in Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Middle Earth…! All right, maybe not that last one. As the Christmas season nears, I think it’s been the first one in a long time that I’ve been single for the holidays. But there are perks to that as well as deep sadness of the memories of girlfriends past. So let me share with you all that!

  • Con: I don’t have a significant other to buy a gift for.
  • Pro:  I don’t have a significant other to buy a gift for! Huzzah for stingy people!
  • Con: No-one to kiss under the mistletoe. (Not that I ever actually did that, as I don’t care where I kiss someone should I do so.)
  • Pro:  Bah, who am I kidding. I never did it anyway. And besides, if I wanted to, I’m no longer limited to one. 😉
  • Con: No legitimate possible snuggle partners.
  • Pro:  Ha-ha! Now I have the blankets all to myself. You won’t even be able to see me under this cozy awesomeness.
  • Con: I don’t get as much of a kick out of romantic love songs.
  • Pro:  I’m no longer waiting for them. Now I like ALL THE SONGS! “Frosty the snowman, was a jolly happy soul…”
  • Con: I have no legitimate excuse to run away from everyone else to do a one-on-one talk.
  • Pro:  People still totally understand when you randomly disappear recovering from lost love. Or just leave for any reason. People are tiring for an introvert! And you now have more time to enjoy the holiday with family!

May you all have excellent holidays ahead of you! Merry, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, A very festive Kwanzaa to those that celebrate, and Happy Holidays to all the rest! And, of course, a Happy New Year to boot! This is my blog, and so until Christmas is over, I sign off! God bless!

Wondrously Normal

First draft of the novel goes up tomorrow for those who requested it! Can’t wait, although sadly I can’t remember all of the people who wanted it. So sad. :/ For those who didn’t, look up the Facebook page sometime.

I have to admit something. Nothing extraordinarily epic, awe-inspiring, or even really worth writing a blog about actually happened today. But that’s okay! Because some days are indeed, quite ordinary. And that’s quite all right, honestly! I think the simple fact is… that sometimes its the ordinary moments in life that can leave an unordinary print on the dirt road of our own lives. So let me tell you about one of those footprints that was made today.

Today I got the chance to babysit my little five-year-old niece. It was totally awesome. It makes me want to be a dad all the more than I already do. I do, a lot, but I’m all about the no-sex-before-marriage thing (not that I’m going to demonize those that aren’t). She’s a little darling, but like every little child her age she can be a rascal. That’s okay, though, that’s just kid stuff. Every kid has to play in the mud a bit, knock over breakable furniture, jump on the bed, because that’s part of being a kid! I hope I can appreciate it almost as much should I become a parent.

I say should, because I live with the realization I could die at any second. Who knows, maybe I could go to sleep and not wake up in the morning. Anybody could! Those worried about that are either in a bad spot or just not living life the right way. Carpe Diem, my friends. Spend your life wisely, you’ve only got one shot at it.

I know, perhaps I refer to my book too much, but this is a writers blog as much as it is a personal one. To be honest, I think I hit it pretty well in one section of the book in particular. (There’s a scene from TFIOS that says something similar, but I do not own the book nor do I think I could find the scene it on Google if I tried.)

“Are babies who die in the cradle less than lords who rule over cities? No. Are the lame worse than the walking? No. I was equal, even if no one else saw it, maybe even something more. Life is life, it all matters […] no matter whether you do something grand with it or not. So I’ll still believe in you, even if no one else does.”

-Zenti, Dark Soldier

And so do I also believe in you! Call me ignorant, call me naive, but I have a faith in people that perhaps most people don’t. I see potential in even the darkest of souls because I know that it’s not what you’ve done, not what others have done to you, but what you do with your life now, in the present, that defines you. We don’t all have the chance to be a change the world, but we do have a chance to change ourselves, because we’re just wondrously normal like that.

So take hold of your own pen. Write your own story. In the words of Confucius, “every journey begins with a single step”. Take it today.