Realms of Imagination http://www.realmsofimagination.net Realms of Imagionation! The Writing Website of Sci-Fi Author Steven Lake! en-us Updating Patreon http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/updating_patreon http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/updating_patreon Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:02:35 -0500 Well, I'm finally getting around to updating my Patreon account, which I've sadly neglected for the past couple of months due to a total lack of time.  So you should begin to see new updates, book overviews and the like coming very soon.  So be patient and hang in there and I will ... Changes to Social Media and the Future http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/changes_to_social_media_and_the_future http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/changes_to_social_media_and_the_future Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:03:13 -0500 Well, I'm sure that many of you have already seen this coming, and if you haven't, I'd be surprised.  It would seem, at least to me and a large number of others, that Social Media is once again changing.  I know, I know, lots of people have said that lots of times, and they&#39 ... Dragon's Gambit Has Launched!!! http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/dragons_gambit_has_launched http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/dragons_gambit_has_launched Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:15:52 -0500 For those of you who haven't heard already, my novel, Dragon's Gambit, which is book 2 of the Offworld Chronicles Series, has launched!  Currently, like with all new releases, the book is only available through SmashWords, which I have linked on the book page for this novel here on this ... Dragon's Gambit - Launching Soon!! (plus other updates) http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/dragons_gambit_-_launching_soon__plus_other_updates http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/dragons_gambit_-_launching_soon__plus_other_updates Thu, 25 Jan 2018 01:45:15 -0500 For those of you who have been patiently waiting, I have good news.  Book 2 of the Offworld Chronicles Series, Dragon's Gambit, is right on schedule for launch and will be available, without question, by February 1st of this year.  Now, that doesn't mean that it'll be available ... Lion on the Water Update! http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/lion_on_the_water_update http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/lion_on_the_water_update Sat, 23 Dec 2017 22:14:30 -0500 Well, I have an interesting announcement. To avoid writing burnout I wandered over and began working on Lion on the Water (Land of the Lions Book 3) and gave it another edit this weekend. Well, much to my pleasure, after making this one pass I think it's nearly ready for publishing too. So I may ... Dragon's Gambit Update! http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/dragons_gambit_update http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/dragons_gambit_update Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:54:18 -0500 Well, good news everyone.  After my latest edit of Offworld Chronicles 2 - Dragon's Gambit, I can safely say that I do not see any issues anymore with making my February 1st soft launch date.  I think one, maybe two more passes through the manuscript will be all that's needed to cl ... Offworld Chronicles Update http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/offworld_chronicles_update http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/offworld_chronicles_update Sat, 25 Nov 2017 21:35:20 -0500 Well, I didn't finish up the initial draft of OWC3 this weekend, but it's very close to completion. I should be able to finish it up by next weekend (I'm unlikely to get any time during the week to work on it) and be able to move on to finishing up the editing on OWC2. :) As for Offworld ... The slow post roll http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_slow_post_roll http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_slow_post_roll Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:29:24 -0500 Just wanted to say that I'm sorry I haven't been updating things around here more lately. Work has had me slammed lately, so I haven't had either the time or the energy to do much writing. But now that things are slowing down I'm finally able to get in and do a whole bunch of writing ... Activating Many Offline Titles + Writing Update http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/activating_many_offline_titles__writing_update http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/activating_many_offline_titles__writing_update Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:00:55 -0400 Hey everyone!  I know a bunch of you have been begging for me to rerelease my Earthfleet novels as well as some of my other books like Dreamland Articles that were pulled for the purposes of rewrite and improvement.  Initially I said no as I wanted to ensure that what I had posted here on ... Interesting Publishing and Writing Facts About Me http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/interesting_publishing_and_writing_facts_about_me http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/interesting_publishing_and_writing_facts_about_me Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:15:16 -0400 I just thought I'd share this little tidbit with you guys today as a way to better get to know me and my books.  I've always had an interest in writing and creating stories, but the itch never really got scratched until I was in the Army.  My first books were written on an electric ... The Prisoners Set Free (Dream) http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_prisoners_set_free_dream http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_prisoners_set_free_dream Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:58:03 -0400 I'm sharing openly with you a dream that I had just a couple days ago that made a big impact with me. While watching a nature show on Thursday afternoon I kinda drifted off to sleep in my recliner and began to dream. Not anything from God as best I can tell, just lots of really weird pizza dr ... Books, Audiobooks and Vendor Icons http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/books_audiobooks_and_vendor_icons http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/books_audiobooks_and_vendor_icons Sat, 16 Sep 2017 03:19:56 -0400 Hey everyone, I just wanted to give you a quick overview of what I've decided to do with my books going forward and a brief reason why I'm taking this route.  Plus, this will give you an understanding of each of the things that will need to transpire as a result, as some of this will in ... The Best Way To Write A Series -> Two Step Authoring! http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_best_way_to_write_a_series_-_two_step_authoring http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/the_best_way_to_write_a_series_-_two_step_authoring Fri, 08 Sep 2017 21:57:30 -0400 Okay, you're probably looking at that title thinking, "What in the world are you talking about!?"  Well, allow me to explain.  When writing a series of books, especially one that'll be long, it's always wise to never write yourself into a corner.  The easiest way ... Back for More! http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/back_for_more http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/back_for_more Thu, 07 Sep 2017 08:11:41 -0400 Sorry about the long delay in posting everyone! I've been extremely busy at work and just ran out of energy to do much writing or posting. Basically I was just trying to survive. But I think the worst is over for now, although it'll get wild again in the weeks leading up to Christmas. In the ... Started Audiobook Production http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/started_audiobook_production http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/started_audiobook_production Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:07:34 -0400 Just as a small update to everyone, I've begun the long journey of audiobook production for my books.  The first three I'm starting with are my Love, Manna, and Christian books as depicted above.  Of these three, Love is the first one being done.  (PS, I'm a techy, so don't be surprised if yo ... Letting Go And Stepping Out In Faith http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/letting_go_and_stepping_out_in_faith http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/letting_go_and_stepping_out_in_faith Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:19:27 -0400 Ya know, one of the hardest things to do, and yet one of the most fruitful, is to let go and trust God in regards to a situation that worries or outright scares you. Case in point. God recently has been strongly encouraging me (well, more like dragging me kicking and screaming in the direction He wa ... Book and Novel Update http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/book_and_novel_update http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/book_and_novel_update Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:17:07 -0400 Hey everyone, I just thought I'd toss out a quick update on all of my books as I know some of you have noticed that a bunch of the books on my books page don't have purchase or download links.  Well, that's on purpose because those books have been temporarily withdrawn pending a rew ... You Don't Take My Cash, Then You Don't Get My Business....period. http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/you_dont_take_my_cash_then_you_dont_get_my_businessperiod http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/you_dont_take_my_cash_then_you_dont_get_my_businessperiod Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:51:33 -0400 Apparently recently Visa has started offering businesses a big cash bonus if they completely and totally stop accepting cash.  Like, no cash at all accepted, period, end of story.  Um, well, I hope nobody takes them up on that because I have a statement to make, and I know that in making t ... New Book Review, Commenting and Rating System http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/new_book_review_commenting_and_rating_system http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/new_book_review_commenting_and_rating_system Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:18:31 -0400 Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I've added a very simple but useful new feature in my books section here at ROI.  If you have a Discus account (if you don't have one, you really should), you can now leave comments, reviews or ratings for any book here in my books sectio ... We Now Have SSL!! http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/we_now_have_ssl http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/we_now_have_ssl Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:11:40 -0400 Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have good news for you.  Thanks in part to the generous kindness of LiquidWeb.com and Cpanel, Realms of Imagination now has a fully working and fully secure SSL on our site now!  That means you can now browse and use our site completely and totally securely!&n ...