"Getting up from the couch she walked to the window and looked out at her sons as they played in the yard. They were safe, away from the evil of the city, and the world. She knew out here, where she and Brian had complete control of their environment, her family was safe. No evil no matter how dark or from what source could penetrate the borders of Homestead and bring harm to her two boys. A smile lit across her face as she watched Jeff and Mark. The more she watched the further down she was able to suppress the memories. Memories that lie just below the surface. Memories that held nothing but evil and loneliness, guilt and loss, shame and distrust."
"Back on the bank they lay on the grass in full exposure of the sun to dry. After drying they dressed and then headed into The Wood. Deep in The Wood they found themselves in the thick of an imagery battle. The Wood was their theater. They were the actors. Their imagination the script. The boys soon encountered a fire breathing dragon, hidden within a cave. From deep inside they heard the cries of helpless women.
“No Mark; let them die. Let the dragon have this lot. There are plenty of women back at the castle to choose from.”
“You sir are a knight of the fearless round table, and here you speak of such horrid things. I shall inform the king of your cowardliness.”
“The king knows I. He knows that I am not as you speak. I have fought at the kings side in a great many more battles then you shall ever live to see. Perhaps it is you that needs to be vanquished and not the dragon?”
“I sir accept your bid to remove me from this world. Prepare to be supper to yonder dragon. I will then free the distressed maidens.”
With that Mark’s sword clanked with Jeff’s. In and out of thickets within The Wood was heard the sound of wood clanking wood as their sword’s continued to cross."
Breakthrough; after an extensive revision "The Boy in The Wood" is now revised and the price for the eBook lowered to the low price of .99¢. Give it a read today and see why?
You type out your novel in MS Word or Openoffice using the proper template. However it needs to be in PDF format and you get the error that the fonts and pictures were not embedded and we attempted to embed them. When you view the files they looked jumbled at places. Unlike paper, the fonts in a computer files are not "stuck" to the page, so in conversion they can be jumbled.
The fix? After researching I learned the best way is to "Print" it as a PDF. DOPDF is FREE and acts as a print command. After using it, it becomes clear how it works. However you can just "PRINT" the novel. Choose "HIGH QUALITY" and make sure to check "EMBED FONTS". Then SAVE/PRINT. That's it. You will need to look and read over the commands in DOPDF to understand the above, but it is super easy.
Remember to JUSTIFY your text.
"The Boy in The Wood" took some time to rework. I tell you I can understand why some do not want to learn English as a second language. I was speaking it from birth and I don't understand it. So I did all the work that I had posted before and was pleased and patted myself on the back. Thought I did well. Then I realized I had grammar check turned off. I turned it back on and BAM! More work. But easy. I corrected the grammar and uploaded the eBook version just now. It will be ready in the morning Saturday June 21st 2014. I kept the price at .99¢ It is well worth the .99¢. You can order it >HERE<. The printed edition will be ready to order on Sunday morning June 22nd 2014. It is important to wait until the revised copies are up, they are really good. I revised the description as well here it is.
"The bond between the brothers is strong. Their mothers love enduring. In one heart pounding fall it’s all gone. The fall from the glass tower shatters her self-image. She is tormented by a dead secret from her past. Her sense of self-preservation possesses her mind. Her husband is useless, a wimp. In a desperate attempt to regain her life she sets into motion and unspeakable series of terrifying events. The deeper into her own mental darkness she delves the greater the cost to those around her. The family makes one final attempt to run from the evil, they move west, away from the city, away from the evil. But with them the evil comes. The Wood is their only hope, the only chance to save…the boy"
I'll post the link on Sunday. So give it a read. Thanks.
Okay if you intend to publish indie learn everything about formatting FIRST! Gravy!. Yep I really say that word.
The eBook version of "David's mark" has completed revision and is ready to order >HERE<. The only difference in the eBook version from the printed edition is I omitted the end photos from the eBook version. I have yet to figure out how to embed photos properly. Someone bought an eBook version with the photos at the end, and they are jumbled. I hope the buyer is understand in his remarks.
The printed version will be ready no later than 9am CDT Saturday June 21st 2014.You can get it >HERE<. It has been properly formatted, and has some nice extras at the end. I also changed the book description based on information I read after digging through Amazon. Here is the NEW description...
" Brian was looking forward to his sixth birthday. He lived in a new town, the family was going to a new church and he made new friends. But what he got was a week of absolute terror. It ended when he stopped his mother from being murdered, the first time. The terror rolled into a dark evil present in his father. An evil he could not escape. His father was obsessed with an idea all his own, an idea that feed into a life of horror for Brian. Brian was looking forward to his ninth birthday. He made three new friends, lived in a new state and was a Boy Scout. But what he got was his father’s vengeance. On the night of December thirty first nineteen seventy seven, four boys, one betrays, one dies, and two fight for their lives."
Some of the updated information has yet to show up in the details on Amazon, but by early next week it will all be there. Please give it a read. Thanks.
Doug stood in the doorway to my mother’s bedroom, holding his own knife, which was dripping black drops in my black and white nightmare.
I held my breathing steady.
I watched as he made his way across the room and toward the edge of the bed.
I held my breathing steady.
He stopped, his foot just short of the pool of blood next to my face.
I held my breathing steady
DeWayne Watts: I started out writing short stories and poetry. Some of which was published in the 1980's. I have parts of 5 novels written and have completed 2 novels. I have been married over 25 years and raised 2 wonderful sons who have been a great addition to the human family.
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