New to the web serial? Check out the table of contents.
DEDICATED TO MY MOTHER(S)
Certain characters, outlined in history have traveled to other realms, outside of what we call reality, while still in the living body. For the after-life, death is required, or in the example of the astral realm, to be unconscious. However, when one is completely lucid and awake during their journey outside reality, it is known as mystical ascension.
PART ONE: INSIDE THE THING
CHAPTER ZERO: BERYL SCANNER
Inside a carefully tuned machine, one laser of each primary light color – green, violet and red – emanated from the outer rim of a rotating piece of beveled, aluminum disc. The concentrated lasers shone the solitary light in this space, reflecting photonic ambience throughout. Stoning brilliance shone into a semi-opaque, crystallized matter resembling the shape of a human brain. The lasers convened inside the crystal, into a bright, white arc. Feverish, as if reading a barcode, the machine scanned specific places inside the crystal, sometimes repeating over the same spot. Reflected laser light hit sensors surrounding the apparatus, collecting information about the crystal before cutting it into a gem, then polishing and dumping it into the rotation bin. The machine repeated the process again, and onto the next one in line.
© 2020, S.D. McKinley
Above are the opening lines and the dreaded CHAPTER ZERO from LJ and Rom book #2. 😀
Now, along with the synopsis for How LJ and Rom Saved Heavy Metal and some polling, a formal announcement for part 1 of LJ and Rom book #2 is here ( final name currently undecided ) – LJ and Rom Book #2, web serial for part #1 is coming tomorrow – because my squirrely fingers just can’t help themselves.
Now, let’s cover a couple of things:
Q: It Seems Like You are just Trying Sell Something?
A: Not at all. At least not right away. Why would I post a web serial if that was the case? Even book #1 came from an out-pouring of passion. You guys are my followers, so yeah. I want to do this out of fun, something for the community, that we can all get something out of. One of the biggest cost comes from me, the writer and that’s blood, sweat and tears along with a lifetime of experiences. If I can make a dime in the end, that’s great.
After we are all finished, the book will be published and I will do my best to put you in the acknowledgements, if you contribute and possibly more. The reason that I say we is because you can play a part in shaping this story. I’m not the best writer in the world, so I am looking for constructive criticism and will carefully consider your suggestions or corrections, if you would like to give it. If not, that’s completely fine too, because I am certainly not relying on you as a reader for that part. The best thing you can do as a reader, is just simply read. Please do give any feedback at all. I welcome it. MAY THE SPIRITUAL WRITING MENTOR GUIDE US!!
Q: Will it be Error Free?
A: I’ll do my best, but I am no editor! The final draft, what’s in the post, is what will be sent to my editor before publishing. However, we can try to make her job easy. 🙃
Q: Why Should I Care?
A: DREAM RECORDER and other stuff exploring aspects of dreams, for part one. But dreams?! Oh, that’s a dried out trope. If that is what you are thinking, hopefully I can change your mind. Did I mention not just dreams, but a dream recorder? Think about it. I think this book partly serves as a futuristic warning sign of deception. The dream recorder element that is introduced at the very end of book #1 is a huge player in how this story fans out, in fact it plays a part in the story that you probably won’t ever guess. Did you miss it? Check out the last chapter of the synopsis for book #1. Also, I believe this book ventures into a territory that no other book has, but don’t quote me on that. Also, if the book isn’t exploring an area that would wanted to see, please let me know about that as well.
Q: How Often Will it be Released?
A: Each part, while it’s being released, will release at least once a week, hopefully twice a week until that part ends with roughly 1000 words per post. Then, I have to write the next part and will take a hiatus from releasing. I will announce the next part separately, at a later time. See, the thing is I work, have a family, etc. So, I do all this in my own free time. 😁
Q: Can You Give Us Something to Make Us Excited for the Release?
A: In LJ and Rom book #2, the book will be in three parts:
- PART ONE: INSIDE THE THING
- PART TWO: 2d3dHeirSwipe
- PART THREE: ( NAME UNDECIDED ), . . . you guessed it, something to do with fun.
Here are the chapter names so far, for part #1 of the web serial:
- CHAPTER ONE: GET THE *BEEP* OUT
- CHAPTER TWO: A 50 CENT PLAY TOY
- CHAPTER THREE: JOURNEY TO THE DEPTHS
- CHAPTER FOUR: THE DEPTHS OF YOUR OWN
- CHAPTER FIVE: FIRE IN HEAVEN
- CHAPTER SIX: RUN, AQUARIAN, RUN
- CHAPTER SEVEN: ROM IT UP
- CHAPTER EIGHT: A CELESTIAL DEVICE
Q: Where is the Best Place to Navigate through this if I Miss a Release?
A: I will place a page in the main menu for a table of contents, it will have this release along with every release after.
Any other questions that you have about this? Feel free to ask them in the comments below. Otherwise, I’ll see you tomorrow for the first 1000 word release.
Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley