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Now Available in Paperback

It is finally available in paperback! Yscariot: Sphere of Light can now be purchased through Amazon vendors. Just click the link below!

Available in wherever Amazon ships worldwide!

Alternatively, you can purchase the $9.99 Kindle edition or a discounted Google Play version by visiting the BUY page.

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Yscariot: Sphere of Light, Now on Google Play

You can now purchase Yscariot: Sphere of Light at the contributors price and get a first look at the story before the paperback edition becomes available on GooglePlay! If you are using a Kindle, then you can download from Amazon as well. To be listed as a contributor, simply send an email with your receipt attached (you can block off all personal information except for the first name and initial of your last name) before September 18th.

SURPASSING 73,000!

The word count for Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now 73,137 before reaching the 23rd verse in the editing process. There are currently SEVEN verses left until the first editing process for Yscariot is complete.

Below is a preview of one of the later, and unreleased, verses featuring the sanctioned fight between Yscariot and the top bully in West Nazares High School, Dreas.

TRIVIA: The attack done by Yscariot to Dreas was a favorite move first demonstrated in Tekken 3 by the character, Hwoarang from around the time the move was inspired a year before the story’s conception.

Sphere of Light: Now Over 70,000 WORDS!

70,000 word count REACHED!
70,000 word count REACHED!

I am beginning to discover that editing is perhaps the hardest part of writing a book. The story is also looking more like a story. For that, I wouldn’t have to feel too embarrassed with my writing. The most awesome thing actually is reaching 70,000 words in the manuscript! That’s over four to five thousand words from its first completion!

Now on to Verse 14 out of 29 😀

~M~

The Gospel of Yscariot Turns Eighteen!

Upcoming character art for Yscariot 2, by Gladys Betiles
Upcoming character art for Yscariot 2, by Gladys Betiles

In celebration of the 18th anniversary of the conception of Yscariot, I am personally revealing the artwork of a character to appear and star in the second chapter in the Yscariot storyline.

She will appear as the antagonist in the second book. What her motives are as far as wanting to kill Yscariot will be a mystery, but until then, we will have to first find out what leads to these events after finishing the first chapter! Stay tuned and thank you for following! Don’t stop supporting my project!

~M~

4090+ Zeta Preview Website Downloads!

Advertising the biggest preview to Yscariot: Sphere of Light was kind of slow with the big move to another city last year and the push to have the novel completed in early 2016. Other things like travel and writing breaks also prevented me from advertising. However, an attempt to advertise occurred for a 2-day only period, and about 1000 more downloads for the “Zeta Preview” of Yscariot™ were recorded through the website alone!

A major thank you to the people who took the time to visit the site and make 19/30 chapters a part of their digital library! If you haven’t yet done so, visit the DOWNLOADS page to get a free preview today!

~M~

Return from a Season Hiatus

Very little activity was done during the Winter and Spring  seasons in terms of editing. With several changes happening in Korea, returning to the USA to visit family and friends, and recharging that motivation to get back into writing, it was only a matter of time that I would get back to the story.

While on that break, I was able to come up with ways to strengthen my story and a new idea for another story was born! I will reveal it sometime soon as it was only conceived while on a trip to Shenyang-Beijing (China). To add, I was accepted into Shanghai University’s Master’s Program. Yes, I need a break from traditional work so that I can focus more on myself and my own personal goals. Yscariot being one of them.

Here is an update on Yscariot™: Sphere of Light (novel manuscript):
Rough Draft
Courier New, 12pt, Double Spaced
311 Pages (17 edited)
65181 words
30+ Promises to buy (though I haven’t campaigned much, I hope others will bring more people in).

One Hundred Promises, One Limited Release

A limited First Edition (completed First Draft) of my first Heroic-Fantasy novel, Yscariot: Sphere of Light will be released on the basis that One Hundred (100) “Promises to Contribute” have been made by the end of the month. These “Promises” are made by contributors, supporters, and readers in the form of family and friends in order to expedite the process of getting the story out there. Promises means that you WILL contribute the given amount

However, anyone can contribute and have a piece of history! (Hey, the first releases of Harry Potter books are worth thousands of dollars a piece now!) In order to make a promise to contribute, please send a message directly to my (the author) E-mail address. Details of the book and promotion are as follows:

  • $25 donation per book.
  • Immortalized names as contributor to Team X’el‘s Hall of Heroes.
  • Complete original story include with improved full-text format.
  • Contributors will be credited in the book.
  • $50 donation per book will include a special item.
  • (more info to come)

Please note: There will NOT be a “Kickstarter” or other funding site available for the time being (I no longer have an American checking account, nor can I afford to pay any extra fees for the sake of shipping and handling).

Ideas Ideas Ideas…

Riu Vs Yscariot: Electricity Vs. Light

I bought a sketch book a week ago and decided to use it to practice my horrible drawing skills. After completing the concept of one of the scenes of my book, I went on my PC and jumped on the digital tablet to concoct another horrible drawing. I actually love my concepts though, since they tell a part of my story, Yscariot: Sphere of Light.

This is an image I made using a couple PC tools to get this idea out. Yscariot and Riu are not only cousins and future heroes of Earth, but they rival each other from. Whether it is besting each other in simple video games to testing out their new-found power, they find the fun in being number one.

You can preview my story for FREE for a limited time on the downloads page!

~M~

3234 Zeta Downloads!!!

Such an awesome Christmas gift for us by you, the readers and supporters of this story! Again, happy holidays to all of our supporters!

From April 28th (this year) to December 11th, I had only 995 downloads for the Zeta, and it was pretty slow due to moving, traveling, and not really campaigning much, since I figured most readers were likely reading the Continue reading 3234 Zeta Downloads!!!