I am simply that. Published. Self-published.
Only digital for the time being, a hard copy to follow once I’ve finished polishing the edges and typing up the dear-god-why-did-I-start-this glossary.
If you happen to download a copy, please go to good reads and give me a quick review. I’ve not had much by way of feedback and am honestly getting a tad curious as to what people think of it.
One of the key elements to my writing style for The Weathered Kingdoms, is the fact that I don’t include a lot of descriptions. Bare minimum, in fact. I have chosen to do this as I wish for my readers to create their own, very personal images of the characters and locations.
That being said, I have decided to include descriptions of one physical attribute of each of the main characters, to lend depth. These are few examples of what I’m including;
I have finished the writing and typing up of The Weathered Kingdoms.
Three years of writing and a few weeks of typing have brought me the accomplishment of 15500 words over 28 basically formatted a4 pages. And now it need to make sure that it actually makes sense.
During the typing process I changed a few names which need to be checked for continuity. My grammar is also quite poor, especially, I believe, my use of apostrophes when used to identify a possession. Not to mention the fact that I typed the whole thing out using an iPad and, whilst I tried to catch every auto correct that tried to insert itself, I’m fairly certain a few remain.
I feel the need to point out that, despite the fact that it is a story aimed at children, it is very wordy. I will not be editing this issue. Simply put, this is how I write. When I was a child, I would read books that were more advanced that my own vocabulary because of the superior story quality. If there was a word that I did not understand, I would learn it, and in doing so, expand my knowledge of the English language. This is a quality that I am aiming to inspire in my younger readers. I will include a glossary at the end of the book and also on this site (to save the digital readers the hassle).
If there is anyone out there that is interested in doing a bit of proof reading for this story, leave a comment on this page or message me via my Facebook page.