New Logo for Elderwood Publications

Hello and welcome back to my site. Today I want to talk about the change to the logo for Elderwood Publications. As you can see by the site header, there has been a change to logo design for Elderwood Publications. If you can remember the old logo for Elderwood Publications, which was sort of bland and a bit somewhat did not look or give the feel of the other imprint logos. Therefore, a change needed to be made to the logo design. Therefore, I started working on this a while back to make the changes to the logo. So if you need a refresher, here is the old logo design for Elderwood Publications:

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When I look at this logo, it was somewhat off from the direction that I took with the other logos. Therefore, a change needed to be made, and so out with the old and in with the new:

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With this logo, it fully incorporates what would come to mind when someone thinks of Elderwood. A woodness, such as a tree, and I added the antlers in the front with the roses to give it a connection to Faerie Rose Press. Since Faerie Rose Press, was created first in this little publishing world that I have created. I feel that this is more completed design and not just a blank slate as before.

I hope that you like the new design of the logo for Elderwood Publications as I look forward to the new year. I feel that with this logo, it gives a new life and it breathes life into Elderwood Publications that might not have been there before.

I hope that you are excited as I am for the new year and all that will becoming up in the new year. But as I have mentioned before, this site is growing and as I learn new things, there is always a possibility that there will be change. But with out change there can be no room to grow.

Thank you as always for your continued support, if I don’t see you until next year! I hope that you have a happy new year and I hope that you all have a happy writing day!

Next Year is almost upon Us

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It seems like if you look at a number of authors on Youtube, they are either talking about their last-minute writing goals for this year, they are looking back at the year that has been, or they are looking forward to all the things that they want to accomplish in the next year, I am no exception to this.

This year has been a number of things for me in terms of writing as well as personal. But I would rather not go through the long list of those things, because some of them are still hard to understand what happened. But in terms of writing, it has been a year of that for me. Granted, I did not publish as much as I had hoped to do. However, on the other hand, I did work on foundations in some of my stories, this included The Raven Prophecy, The Zodiac Tower, and Ravages of Time.

Therefore, I am going to take the time to reflect that this year, in terms of my writing was a year of growth. I focused on building images upon the page with words. I also learned a great deal about how to take my writing up a notch, which I have in turn paid it forward by sharing it will all of you. Sharing with all you has been a goal of mine from the start of this site, and that always makes me happy that I am able to share with all of you something new about the craft of writing.

While I have been sharing goodness about the world of writing, there are others out there that tried to strike a nerve within the community by trying to bring down their fellow authors down. This has left a dark mark on your community as a whole, and I hope that we in the new year can see that this trend or behavior make its way down a really dark hole, just let’s watch out for Alice as she makes her way down that same hole. But let’s also leave this darkness in the past shall we and make 2019 a year of rebuilding our community by supporting each other and trying to ruin others by copyrighting words, titles and other just items that are used to make our writings and our projects matter.

In other words, let us all get along and get back our job of writing without the added stress that comes from our community. We all have a common gift and we want to share our gift with readers. That should be our main focus and not coming after others within our treasured community.

Speaking of community, the community of Faerie Rose Press has grown, for this site now has over 125 followers. Let me put this on the record, that I appreciate all of you that continue to tune in for new content that I post, and this goes without saying it does not matter if this is the first time that you are visiting my site or the hundredth, it is appreciated. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, thank you and I hope that you will come back next year for new content.

On that note, let me get into what I want to accomplish next year. There are a number of things I would like to make a reality next year. The first of which is telling more stories, whether they be short or novel size. I really want to get more written, edited and published. I also want to share more stories about things will all of you on here as well, such as the stories behind some of my writings. This has been a real struggle for me since sometimes writing can be personal, but on the other hand, how can I inspire others, if I do not share. This is a real matter that has come to pass for me from time to time. But never fear, I will give it a try as I accept the challenge. This is what I have in mind so far in the back of my mind, as items that I want to accomplish next year.

That goes without saying that the first project that I have in mind to get to a second draft at the very least is Ravages of Time. Ravages of Time, like so many of my projects, as somewhat taken a back seat to others, but I’m going to try and work on one project at a time. This means for me starting one project and seeing it through until it is done or rather completed in its published form. Ravages of Time is the first of these beauties on the list, so look forward to many posts as I talk about my progress on Ravages of Time.

Lastly, my other goal for next year is to read a lot more than I did this past year. Yes, I did not do a good job of following up on my reading list and I have plenty to read. Therefore, I plan to read a bit more than this year and so look forward to seeing posts on what I am reading and I hope to stay on task on that as well. But we shall see.

However, will all of this in mind, I am hoping that next year is a better year all the way around. I will close this post by saying, I hope that all of you are enjoying this holiday season and I wish all of you a Happy New Year. But just to let you know, this year has not come to a close and either has Faerie Rose Press, for there is still much to post throughout the rest of this year.

I hope all of you have a happy writing day as you create worlds with your words. Have a great day!blog header 4-page-001

Its Been a Week…New Things are Coming

Hey guys! It has been about a week since I have posted any thing on here. There are some exciting changes coming to Faerie Rose Press, Moonspinner3 Books, and Elderwood Publications. But first lets start with the new header. As you can see there are two new logos that have been added to the header. The first is Pink Top Toadstool Productions.

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Pink Top Toadstool Productions is for short stories written in the Fantasy genre. So if you follow the logic of the header, Faerie Rose Press is for Fantasy genre novels and above that is Pink Top Toadstool. So Fantasy genre stuff is on one side and on the other side is Elderwood Publications with the other genre writings, and in the middle is Moonspinner3 Books and under that is my picture. I’m trying to expand my little enterprise while not getting over whelmed. I will explain my logic a little bit later in the post. But first let me introduce the other side of the short story coin with, River Valley Short Story Productions.

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River Valley Short Story Productions is for story stories written under other genres. This includes westerns, or anything that is not fantasy, and that is why it is placed just above the logo for Elderwood Publications. This is where story stories will be published.

 

 

The reason why I created these two divisions is that I love to write story stories. This has always been a joy for me since I was younger. Let’s also state that like most writers, I did not start to seek out on the writing journey of writing novels, but rather short stories. Short stories are fun to write, and are a blast to put out if you are looking for a quick fifteen minute fix on your writing, short stories are the way to go. Therefore, with all of this in mind, I thought that I needed a place to publish short stories and that is where Pink Top Toadstool Productions and River Valley Short Story Productions come in. Yes, I said productions for both Pink Top Toadstool and River Valley Short Story.

I main reason why I am going with Productions as the underlining title for both of these, is that productions in mind are quick and have a lot of make on their own merit. This is the same for any production company that is under a bigger name such as Disney or Warner Brothers, for some where in the mix is a production company that also deserves credit for what they put out, and that is exactly how I feel with these two divisions when it comes to short stories.

On this note, I want to give some quick updates on other happenings within Moonspinner3 Books. Ravages of Time is still being worked on. I have not put aside this project for the sake of short stories. Heck no. But I am currently working on a short story on the side, which means that I am still writing and actively writing and working on things even if I am not posting on here daily. I plan to work on making a schedule for getting things in order, for the new year.

I also created a kit for writing that I can take with me. I will make time to be on here tomorrow, so that I can share with you this kit that I made myself, so that I can take my writing with me. So I hope that you stay tune for tomorrow’s post.

Welcome to Faerie Rose Press Part 2

d86be4ce65bf82512775609ba751b966--fairy-silhouette-free-silhouette-cameoHello and Welcome to the world of Faerie Rose Press! Last year, I started this website and this has been a love and a sincere joy to able to share what I know and what I am currently learning about the writing process. Each day I learn something new and with everything that I learn is give me more knowledge and insight on how writing is like creating magic.

I have always said that since day one, that this site would be changing through growth for nothing is set in stone. I have been flexible in what I have posted and the way that I have presented the information. Furthermore, I have presented the content on this site in a way that may not have been presented or addressed like no one else.

My goal has always been to be able to encourage others to go find and take on their own writer’s journey, and to make their journey their own. This even means making mistakes along the way and to acknowledging the weak stories that we may have written.

Granted, in the year that this site has been created, I have published four short stories and a poetry collection on Amazon, and I have been working on several novels. I know this is where I need to work on one novel at a time. But I still have the goal to finish one of my novels and to get it published. But I’m not only writing, I’m also creating book covers for what I have written.

Also in the same year, I have created a sister division of publishing, Elderwood Publications. The parent company for both Faerie Rose Press and Elderwood Publications has also been created, Moonspinner3 Books. Faerie Rose Press is for works of fiction written in the genre of fiction. Elderwood Publications is for works of fiction in other genres.

Through every step that I have taken through this year, I must say a huge thank you to s-l300 (2)all of you for your continued support. This is regardless if this is the first time that you visit this site, or the hundredth time. Thank you and I hope that you find something that helps you through out the days that you consider as your writing days. Just remember to create magic  through the use of imagination and to use that imagination to unleash your creativity. Further more take time to create, write, grow and to inspire.

News….Faerie Rose Press now has a Parent Company

I know that before yesterday, I talked a lot about writers conferences and things that come out of from going to conferences. Well, here is one more thing that came out of going to the latest conference, a parent company for Faerie Rose Press. Let me back track for a second and let it be known that the creation for Faerie Rose Press came from going to conference.

That’s right, the idea for Faerie Rose Press came from my second attendance of the Castle Rock Writer’s conference. It was during one of the sessions that I attended that the idea was imposed that if you are going to self-publish then you need to come up with a company name. So on my way home, I was thinking and thinking about a name between my mind swirling with all the information that I had gathered from all the other sessions. I knew when it came to finding the name was one that reflected fantasy, for remember the only story that I had on my mind was The Raven Prophecy. Then I thought of Faerie then I thought of pages of a book. Well the only thing that I came to mind were the petals of a rose, and then what came was Faerie Rose Press. Then when I got home, I registered the name with the Secretary of States office and that was how Faerie Rose Press was born.

Then for Elderwood Publications, the name and the creation was a different story. Elderwood Publications came from the idea Paper comes from trees and trees can be elders. Then there was the continuation of that idea that stories, usually ones that are well known and told over and over again are older and are classic. Therefore, I wanted a name that represented that idea, so I maintained the word Elder in the name. The wood part of the name comes from trees usually are found in the woods, or woodland areas. It is also a continuation of fantasy for most fantasy stories in some way or another are set in the forest. It might seem a bit overrated or unappealing.

But that is how the name Elderwood came together, and that’s how Elderwood Publications was born. It was also born from the idea that not every story that I write is going to be considered as fantasy so I needed something that was going to work for other genres of fiction. Granted, this was also put out after I had written the first draft of The Ravages of Time.

Now let’s fast-forward from all of that to a couple of days ago when I was attending the Write.Market.Publish.Sell! Conference. While I was at the conference, I had a one on one session with an already published writer to seek advice and to ask questions about things that deal with writing and where I see myself and my writing going. She agreed with everything that I had to say and how I was doing. However, there was one thing that I needed to do and that was create a parent company for Faerie Rose Press and Elderwood Publications. The reason for this was that I have stated that Faerie Rose Press is only for fantasy works and Elderwood Publications is for other genres of fiction, then I need to have a parent company over the two of them.

Also I found out that my wording of division was also wrong term, for it is called imprint. I have also started changing the wording on some of my business documentation to show that it is no longer referred to as division and more as an imprint.

Therefore, as I was thinking about the information that I received, I thought of a name that I have used before as an alias on games and for a while it was my persona back when MySpace was a thing. I have used it on a couple of my email addresses. It’s a name that I have wanted to grow and at one point I thought that if I was to have a business empire it would be used. It might be silly but as dreamers, and creators we dream big and leave nothing out. I’ve grown from those days, as well, but I have not given up on my dreams. Therefore, the parent company that I am using for both Faerie Rose Press and Elderwood Publications is (drum roll please…) Moonspinner3 Books.

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Moonspinner3 Books is a continuation of what I have always wanted to create from Faerie Rose Press and Eldwrood Publications. Writing takes magic, imagination and creativity. Through this message we also create, write, grow and inspire. We want to continue writing and helping writers.  Please, understand that Faerie Rose Press as it is today is not changing. This website is still going to be under Faerie Rose Press, all contact information is not changing.

I hope that you will continue with me on this journey and continue with our main mission of create, write, grow and inspire. But mostly we grow with the information that we gain and share with others. This is also in part of what I have stated from the beginning, in that we make adjustments and we grow and learn from the adjustments that we make. I hope that you have a great writing day until next time.

 

 

 

 

Updates from Faerie Rose Press

The first month of 2018 is almost over, and it’s time that I give an update for the month. This month has been about writing and discovering the possibilities that come from the world of writing. Every day, I post on here about something things that I have noticed from different aspects of writing, and the biggest reasons why I do it is that I want to share my knowledge with others, which has been the biggest reason why I started on this journey last year. While this website has not been up for quite a year, I have felt accomplished in what I have learned from working on this site and working on the social media aspect as well for my business.

As for the current projects, The Raven Prophecy is still a work in progress, for last month I completed the first 100 pages of the first draft and I have worked on it some more and as I have mentioned in an earlier post, my biggest goal this year is to complete the first draft of The Raven Prophecy. I have yet to work on Ravages of Time but at some time throughout the year, that too will also get its time to be worked on. In recent days I have started working on a series of stories for the Sheriff John Crimson series. The Sheriff John Crimson stories are being published under Elderwood Publications and they are a set of western stories. So far I have published two of the stories, Crimson Bounty and Crimson Shot, which are now both available on Amazon. The third story in the series I started yesterday and hope to have that one published very soon.

So far I’m enjoying writing and working on the Sheriff John Crimson series, for they are allowing me to explore a different world and to explore writing westerns, which I have always had a deep desire to do. Right now the fun part about writing the series is exploring the character that is Sheriff John Crimson and the town of Harbor Gulch. I plan to work on this series throughout the year.

So that is the latest update on what is going on with Faerie Rose Press. I hope that you stick around all year to see what other exciting things that will be taking place.