Good Morning

I just need to write down a few reminders for today, because I will not be posting later on

Wellness Journal:
Physically: I will be practicing yoga today with my sister
Mentally: True Victory sketches and posting the 3rd draft of Favor of Ares: Lust chapter 1
Spiritually: Church, devotional, and prayer.

I’m going to do some reading on writing, look at my Art praxis flash cards, and do some editing/writing.

Practice using manga style using two Instagram pictures.

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My friend

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

For the past week I set up multiple pages for my three book series: Favor of Ares, True Victory, and Blood Matters.  Each page has a WordPress blog where I will be posting art, chapters from each book, and general news.  From there the posts will be shared on their individual Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter pages.  I’m excited and hope I gain enough of a following as I prepare to self-publish book one of Favor of Ares, Lust.    I have five followers on my personal blog (which you are reading).

I like the fact that now I have to write a blog everyday.  Even if its’ just to post a piece of art.   I get a little overwhelm since I’m doing the writing, editing, revising, drawing, and now website designing, and marketing.   I was so close to releasing Lust back in September.  Even going so far as to work with a liaison  from Barnes&Noble for a book release party.  I found holes in the story and had my friend Christopher Bretz, a classical novel reader look over it.  Now I’m in my third revision after finalizing the concepts and working on the character’s personalities more.  Another friend of mine, James Winston, reread Lust and likes it.

My artwork is getting better.  Learning how to draw manga style is very rewarding after trying for so many years.  Now I feel as if my mind and hand are finally working together to put down what I see in my head.  It helps now that I realize there is a difference between manga art and anime art.  Manga is much more simpler than anime art.  Even though my background is in animation, I like the simplicity of manga.  If I keep practicing I can see myself doing well.   In fact thats why I decided to sell my projects as novels and ranobes.

Ranobes are also called Japanese light novels are the equivalent of a novella here in America.  About 50,000 words and has pages of manga art both colored and traditional black & white.   I’m glad I found this form of media because it allows me to use my own artwork along with my writing.  This also help me focus on a target audience, which as of now is young adults 14-18.

I’m trying to follow the steps of Kawahara Reki of the Sword Art Online series.  He wrote most of his novels online and gained a following.  Submitting his novel to a contest and soon found himself with his series being marketed, adapted into an anime, manga(Japanese comic), and video games.

I also made shirts with two of my characters for marketing as well.  The goal is to be a vendor at upcoming conventions and I wanted to have more to offer.

Now I have to work on getting a business licensee and other paperwork.  I’m glad you have decided to follow me as I continue to work towards publishing my first book and hope you enjoy the ride.  I don’t think it will sell, but I’m just excited about finally doing something I always wanted to do.  Good or bad.  This is my hobby and my passion.

 

Merry Christmas and hope to hear from you

 

Terrio Jenkins



Sword Art Online

Amazing

English Light Novels

Sword Art Online Sword Art Online

English Title: Sword Art Online
Japanese Title: ソードアート・オンライン — “Sword Art Online”
Author: Reki Kawahara
Illustrator: Abec
Translator: Stephen Paul
Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi, Romance
Original Run: 2009 – ongoing
English Run: 2014 – ongoing
Volumes: 15
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes Published in English: 3 (In Progress)
Average Price Per VolumePaperback – $10

Synopsis: In the year 2022, gamers rejoice as Sword Art Online-a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other-opens its virtual doors, allowing players to take full advantage of the ultimate in gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to completely immerse themselves in the game world by manipulating their brain waves to create a wholly realistic gaming experience. But when the game goes live, the elation of the players quickly turns to…

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Aria the Scarlet Ammo

Yes! This is one of my favorite series !!

English Light Novels

Aria the Crimson Ammo Aria the Scarlet Ammo

English Title: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Japanese Title
: 緋弾のアリア — Hidan no Aria — “Aria the Scarlet Ammo”
Author: Chugaku Akamatsu
Illustrator: Kobuichi
Translator: Sai Higashi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
Original Run: 2008 – ongoing
English Run: 2013 – ongoing
Volumes: 16
English Publisher: Digital Manga
Volumes Published in English: 2 (In Progress)
Average Price Per VolumeKindle $10

Synopsis: Tokyo Butei High School— A special school where armed detectives, also known as “Butei”, receive education as well as training. Kinji Tohyama, a sophomore, has a unique body that can initiate an ability called “hysteria mode” when it is stimulated a certain way. He tries to keep it a secret but all his dreams of living the life of an Average Joe get shattered when he becomes a…

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