Saturday, November 24, 2012

Still working on that Sci-Fi story

It's taken some interesting turns and I'm developing the characters far more than I intended to, so it may well be a longer story, might even be broken into two parts.
I haven't really been writing all that much lately, in comparison to how I used to write constantly.

Monday, November 19, 2012


I have made another decision. I will no longer be attempting to participate in NaNoWriMo, not this year nor any future year.
I will also not be releasing either of the novels I've been working on until at least mid-year next year.
Instead, I will be releasing short stories at a frequency of about once to twice a week. They will each be 99 cents with their first five days FREE on the Amazon Kindle store.
The first one is sci-fi and was prompted by lenniershairlessballs on tumblr. It should be out by the end of the day Thanksgiving.
Details to come soon!

Remember, you can follow me on twitter @skrain_dukat and on tumblr (the-youtube-book-bitch) as well as on youtube at

Hope to show you a badass bookcover soon. :D

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fanfiction Announcement:

Hey all, especially those following my fanfiction:
I will be updating all of the ones that are incomplete in December or January. I just need to finish writing the two novels I'm working on right now and I'll be able to work on my fanfiction again.
Thanks a million for being such super fans!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

That's The Plan, My Man

So, basically, I have planned to finish the first two books in the Cedarcrest Chronicles by the end of next week. With the speed with which I've been writing, I should have the first draft of both done on schedule.
I will be releasing three books before christmas, the first two Cedarcrest novels and another YA Thriller that I've begun to outline tonight.
I'm not much of a blogger, can you tell?

I'll keep y'all updated.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Hey America, It's Not Too Late!

Get out there and vote!
As long as you're in line at your polling place before the doors close, you cannot be turned away!
Go! Vote!
And may the odds be ever in your candidate's favor!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

NaNoWriMo and Indie Book Reviews!

I've become quite terrible at this blogging thing as of late. I am going to try to get better at it, as my career continues to move forward. 
I'm working really hard right now on the Cedarcrest Chronicles series, which will be an indefinitely long series of books set in a fictional Minnesotan town, Cedarcrest. So far, I'm working on the first two books of the series: Howl and Torn. 
I've really been working to develop the setting and the main characters (mainly Alena MacGregor, who is the main character/narrator for at least the first two books). 
Over the next few weeks I'll blog more about the books as I finish them (the sequel is my NaNovel this year and I'm already nearing 15,000 words for the month. Day four biatch!) and I'll even post some excerpts once I get into the full swing of editing.

To those that I still owe books from that giveaway I ran a while back, I'm trying for around Christmas. I need to get my finances in order first, but I'm aiming for Christmas.

I also have exciting news! I now have a new Youtube channel:

On that channel, I take a stab at some of the worst self-published e-books out there. So far, I've reviewed three books, with another book review coming sometime later this evening. Please subscribe if you like watching videos by the likes of Phelous, The Nostalgia Critic, The Nostalgia Chick, Linkara, or others of similar ilk. 
I will also be making one more youtube channel specifically for scarf/hijab tutorials sometime in the near future.

Anyway, I've made this blog quite long enough. I shall see you all soon! Hope everyone's doing fab, and if you're doing the NaNoWriMo thing this year, GOOD LUCK! YOU CAN DO IT!