Monday, April 30, 2012


Alright, so Book 2 of Korin's Journal (title still under wraps) is progressing a little quicker than I had thought.  The downside is that it's also looking like it may end up quite a bit longer than I had planned.  I've already made several changes to the story that have led to extra chapters(characters who have ended up having bigger roles, etc.).

Anyway, I'm happy how things are turning out so far, even if I've been concerned about a couple key characters that readers have seemed to enjoy having been mostly left out thus far.  So far, this book has had a slightly darker tone and I'm putting Korin through some heavy stuff right now.  Poor guy.  As a writer, you tend to empathize with your characters, and I feel pretty darn bad for the guy.  Thankfully his next chapter will open with a bit of humor to get him out of the dark place his mind is in right now.

I'm going to take full advantage of remaining a stay at home dad over the next few months to get a good chunk of this book done.  Sometime in Aug/Sep I'll be back in the real world making money and whatnot(apparently that's an important thing to have in order to  live and whatnot).

As I get more(if any) followers to the blog, I would love to post a couple chapters and maybe my word count progress over the summer for any who are interested.

Hope everyone's doing well out there!

Brian Beam

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hello, Hopefully Soon to be Blog Followers

Confusing title, huh?

Well, I have no followers just yet, so I'm hoping that there will be some soon to see what is to be the most entertaining author blog ever(Disregard that.  I have nothing to back that up.).

In all honesty, I just want to make available information about my book, The Dragon Gem, and post updates about progress to the sequel.  Eventually, once time permits, I hope to put up some reviews of other indie books(not just fantasy), flash fiction challenges, and maybe have some guest posts from other indie authors. Of course, most of that will have to wait until I get a few people following the blog.

Until then...

Brian Beam