Why Do We Bother?

Those areas of human endeavor where art is created have become very crowded with the ability of anyone to post things to the internet. You only have to look at Amazon Kindle books or visit Soundcloud to see how much is done every single day. Needless to say, there are times where writers, music producers, artists, etc wonder why they are bothering to do what they do.

There are dark times when we sit and think that we’ll never succeed, we’ll never do anything good, we’re not getting better at it, etc. One content creator has done an excellent exposition on those feelings, how to address them and more. The video is called ‘The Darker Side of Making Music’ but it does address everyone who does creative work. Cameron of Venus Theory calls it a rant, but it soberly discusses all the self-doubt that creators run into. And he has a great voice.


Raven: The Call from Central (2nd Edition) available now on Kindle

Finally, the 2nd Edition of Raven: The Call from Central is available on Amazon.

This edition has numerous corrections and enhanced descriptions to align with the later books in the series and make the scenes easier to understand. Also included is the short story ‘All it Takes is Meeting the Right Team’, which is the story of how Gothgirl joined Iskandar. This story has not been published elsewhere.

As the series grew in numbers of books, I began to see holes in the way the Tournament was conducted and how the characters related to it. Being an engineer, I’m always into the details, so something had to be done (LOL). Also, I beefed up the descriptions of the scenes so that you could be a better feel of what was happening.

Raven: The Call from Central is live on Amazon here:

Deception Lost – Raven of Iskandar Book 6 now available on Amazon

Cleaning the criminals out of Bestmartin is one thing, but the Iskandar organization is now handed a a list of 118 possible criminal agents in the organization. The VP of the minor leagues has fled with members of his department, but they aren’t on the list. While Iskandar Prime resumes their winning ways on the field, more schemes are festering in the background. When a batch of illegal forged documents appear, the Tournament Committee can’t ignore the situation any more. Local security, planetary security and the All-Alliance Police Force (AAPF) are soon involved.

With the All-star voting approaching along with a new match type, Onslaught, the Secundus team is reorganized by a new team manager and half the team is replaced. Suspicious match malfunctions are still occurring for Prime and trouble is brewing outside the Alliance where crime organizations thrive.

Then a mysterious black-clad assassin appears…and she works for the AAPF!