Realms of Imagination http://www.realmsofimagination.net Realms of Imagionation! The Writing Website of Sci-Fi Author Steven Lake! en-us 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 ... Overcoming The Seemingly Impossible http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/overcoming_the_seemingly_impossible http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/overcoming_the_seemingly_impossible Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:49:43 -0400 There are some people in this world who make the impossible not only look possible, but show each of us that nothing is impossible if you are willing to make the effort and commit yourself to never quit. One such person as this is Mandy Harvey. She was born with hearing, but lost it when she was 1 ... A Book Revival And Resurrection http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_book_revival_and_resurrection http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_book_revival_and_resurrection Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:03:54 -0400 After much thought and consideration I've decided to take the time and go back through all of the novels I've already written and both improve them, as well as possibly even expand them, change up how they exist in their respective universes and so on.  What will come out of this is a m ... Curing Writer's Block - 8 ideas for you! http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/curing_writers_block_-_8_ideas_for_you http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/curing_writers_block_-_8_ideas_for_you Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:14:03 -0400 I had an interesting topic come up recently with a fellow author who was also working on a book.  His discussion was that he'd hit a really bad case of writer's block and didn't know how to get out.  It brought back some memories to me of times I've been blocked while writi ... A Little Auction Fun http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_little_auction_fun http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/a_little_auction_fun Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:50:44 -0400 For those of you who know me, you know how much I love auctions, the thrill of the chase and the deal of the day.  Auctions are a blast and make great entertainment.  Plus you never know what you'll find there.  That's why I'm posting these three videos as I think they absolutely fit my love of a ... Death, Grief and the Writing Experience http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/death_grief_and_the_writing_experience http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/death_grief_and_the_writing_experience Sat, 10 Jun 2017 20:27:04 -0400 One of the things I find interesting about writing is how often it intersects with the realities of life.  For example, many of you may not know that recently, back on April 26th I lost my mom to dementia.  It's been a rough several weeks since then, but through it all God has sustaine ... Corinthianism in the Church http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/corinthianism_in_the_church http://realmsofimagination.net/blog/corinthianism_in_the_church Tue, 23 May 2017 09:41:36 -0400 Lately I've been noticing a rather disturbing trend among believers. Not all believers, but certainly enough for me to sit up and take notice. What trend is that? I would roughly call it "Corinthianism". Paul lays out what this is very well in 1 Corin 1:12 where he says, "Now this ...