時鳥の歌 (The Cuckoo’s Song)

泣きないで、娘。                                                  Don’t cry, my daughter.

この罰当たりな場所に‘さようなら’と言う。               You will be saying goodbye to this cursed place.

もう私の顔を見えないのに、                                  Though you can’t see my face,

もっと静かで易いところへ行こう。                           You will be going to a quieter, easier place.

もう娘の首の縫合が見えない。                              I can no longer see the stitches on your neck.

私は自分の創造に微笑む。                                   I smile at my creation.

いつか、また会うかもしれない。                            Perhaps one day, we will meet again.

でも、                                                                     But,

きっと、                                                                  Surely,

もう会えない。                                                        We will not.

忘れないで、                                                          Don’t forget,

泣きないで、                                                           Don’t cry,

次の世に、また娘のきれい顔が見える。                 In the next life, I will see your beautiful face again.

次の世に、また一緒に鯉は泳ぐことが見える。        In the next life, we will watch the koi swim again.

時鳥の歌をが聞こえる。                                          I can hear the cuckoo’s song.

娘は、今この音の意味がわからないけど、             You don’t know the meaning of its sound now,

いつか、同じ河に旅する。                                      But one day, you will travel to this same river.

その時に、時鳥の歌が聞こえるから、                    In that moment, you will hear the cuckoo’s song,

その後で、また娘の顔が見える。                           And thereafter, I will see your face again.

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Monochrome Dream

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For those of you who have been following me on my journey to get this published, thank you for sticking by my side. I know I’m not the most diligent updater when it comes to this site, but now that Monochrome Dream is ready for the public to buy, I might be a little more enthusiastic in what I do.

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Hey guys!

What’s going on? It’s been a while! That’s what school and full time work will do, I suppose. Plus, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 was released not too long ago, and I just HAD to get the good ending, the bad ending, and beat Nightmare mode before making much more progress.

Well, it’s spring break, and I’ve got things planned.

For starters, I plan to renew my license since it expires next week (happy birthday to me).

Number one, though, I plan to finish proofing Monochrome Dream: Apostrophe this week since I won’t have school to worry about, and then hopefully I can make print versions available for pre-order. Yee.

I’ve kinda put work on MD2 on hold because I’m dedicating that time to proof the first Monochrome Dream, and I’m checking it extensively for errors before I put it up for pre-order (I’ve already found a few that would have been extremely embarrassing if they made it to the final cut). The electronic version of it IS available for pre-order, but as of right now, paperback versions are unavailable at this moment. After this week, I do plan to have it available for pre-order. Thank you so much for being patient with me, and I’m sorry I haven’t been able to make it available sooner.

I’m going to update the MD tab because the chapters posted there are obsolete. I’m not deleting the original posts containing those old chapters for the sake of those who reeeeally want to dig them up, but just know those posts are no longer canon and should not be applied to the story.

Word Count

I know it’s late, but I’m working on book 2 of Monochrome Dream, and I am about 14,000 words into it. On days that I can write, I plan to write 1,000 words per day. As you understand, sometimes life happens, and I can’t write every single day, but I do plan to have Book 2 ready to go sometime next year so that I don’t have to keep all of you waiting too long.

Monochrome Dream: Apostrophe will be released in 66 days, so make sure you pre-order your e-copy today!

Do not be discouraged

Success isn’t instantaneous.

Whatever you’re trying to pursue, you might not always get immediate support. People might not take you seriously. A lot of people won’t really view you as successful until you’re a prominent figure, and some of them might not even care until you start getting a lot of publicity. You’ll probably even start to question who your real friends are when they don’t support you on social media platforms.

Don’t let this discourage you. You should use this as a drive – motivation. Don’t give up. Don’t stop pressing forward.

Sequel Writing

I’ve been blowing through book 2, but I’d be lying if I said I really wrote 7,000+ words in one day. (Well, maybe not since I finished my NaNoWriMo book in 11 days).

Before I was seriously considering publishing, someone told me that if I’m writing a series, I should write one or two sequels before seriously considering publishing book one. I say heed that advice, and use it well! It’s the main reason why I’ve been able to get through this novel so fast. While I changed a lot, there are still several scenes I intended to keep. I’ve kind of just been able to copy and paste stuff from the old manuscript for book 2, and it’s made progression a little less painful.

At the time of writing the manuscript for book 2, it may seem like a waste of time, but believe you me. It’s not.