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Current Projects

The Solune Prince

The first (and second) draft(s) of The Solune Prince’s first novella are coming to an end. On paper, I’ve completed fourteen chapters, and the blog has up to chapter eleven primed and set for the following few Thursdays (with occasional breaks, as usual), whereas the manuscript in my word processor brings that up to twelve.

Stage

Chapters

Thoughts

Planned

18

This number changes a LOT (usually, it gets bigger as I find out that some chapters need to be split up for pacing and atmospheric reasons). Suffice to say, this is only Novella one of nine or ten, so it will not be too long or else no one would ever read it. (Unless they also read Tolstoy’s bloated monstrosities.)

Handwritten

14

I write so I take my time and remember it better. It is a very deliberate and loving action.

Word Processed

12

I type to prepare it and make sure everything fits. This is what will be edited and turned into a full novella PDF, and possibly published properly.

Scheduled

11

This is my safety window. I have a few week’s worth of writing scheduled, so I can take my time and not worry.

Online at danieltriumph.com/the-solune-prince/

9

Waiting to be read (and loved :3) or at least viewed/criticised so I can improve.

Recorded and on Soundcloud

7

I made the first couple recordings mostly as a preview or advertisement. The rest are for Luisa. (I would have finished them without her, of course, but not as expediently.)

Hopefully those who enjoyed Novella 1 will join me for the others as well, and complete the story of Chloe Rhye’s late coming of age.

Audiobook

I think the biggest one, apart from my novel, is the audio recordings for The Solune Prince, currently on both Youtube and Soundcloud.

YouTube: I invite you to subscribe to the channel, Daniel Triumph

Soundcloud: Follow my soundcloud, https://soundcloud.com/daniel-triumph

Sabbath City

With the anticipated launch of Sabbath City, there’s going to be a huge shift in the way this site functions. I don’t know how long it will take, perhaps years, but soon I will have two websites. One that is like this, a place of calm reading, without any marketing. (If there are any ads on my site, please blame WordPress, not me…), and another where I will put things up for sale. Merchandising. It is soon time to cash in on whatever value the free market will judge me worthy.

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Conclusion

Yeah, I have no idea. Writing. Reading. In University. Trying to trade services and goods for money.

>:3

Daniel Triumph.

P.S.: I love Luisa :3

“Daaaan”’s Epic list of Albums

These are my favourite albums, off the top of my head. I listen to a small list of great bands and that’s it. Obviously, this list was made for a girl.

Best

  1. Crucible (Halford) [a favourite]
  2. Falling Up (Falling Up)
  3. Youthanasia (Megadeth) [thinking of you]
  4. Screaming for Vengeance (Judas Priest)
  5. Super Collider (Megadeth) [The haters can get over it. You are my track #2]
  6. Crashings (Falling Up) [My heart, it hurts, cause it, never catches its breath!]
  7. United Abominations (Megadeth)
  8. The World Needs a Hero (Megadeth)
  9. Killing is my Business…and Business is Good (Megadeth)
  10. Painkiller (Judas Priest)
  11. Turbo (Judas Priest) [I’m your Turbo Lover!]
  12. Invincible (Michael Jackson)
  13. Your Sparkling Death Cometh (Falling Up)
  14. Reminiscence (Far From Reality)
  15. Risk (Megadeth) [See Super Collider.]
  16. Unfold (Almah)
  17. Glory (Britney Spears)
  18. Hours (Falling Up)
  19. Ram it Down (Judas Priest) [Got me through some hard times]
  20. Firepower (Judas Priest)
  21. House Full of Caverns (Falling Up) [Possibly the best instrumental album ever]

Gr8

  1. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Smashing Pumpkins)
  2. Dangerous (Michael Jackson)
  3. St. Anger (Metallica) [You give me STANGER. And I want my anger to be healthy!]
  4. Defenders of the Faith (Judas Priest)
  5. Sad Wings of Destiny (Judas Priest)
  6. The Human Paradox (Fractal Cypher)
  7. Crooked Teeth (Papa Roach)
  8. Captiva (Falling Up)
  9. Dystopia (Megadeth)
  10. Fangs! (Falling Up)
  11. Countdown to Extinction (Megadeth)
  12. F.E.A.R. (Papa Roach)
  13. Redeemer of Souls (Judas Priest)
  14. Adore (Smashing Pumpkins)
  15. Rust in Peace (Megadeth)
  16. Dawn Escapes (Falling Up)
  17. Sin After Sin (Judas Priest)

Normal Great

  1. The Connection (Papa Roach)
  2. Restart (Newsboys)
  3. British Steel (Judas Priest)
  4. Warrior (Kesha)
  5. Demolition (Judas Priest)
  6. Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? (Megadeth)
  7. Midnight on Earthship (Falling Up)
  8. Stained Class (Judas Priest)
  9. The Black Market (Rise Against)
  10. The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach) [Time is running out!]

Pretty Good

  1. Stained Class (Judas Priest)
  2. Satellite (P.O.D.)
  3. Cannibal (Kesha)
  4. Femme Fatale (Britney Spears)
  5. Clarity (Zedd)
  6. True Colors (Zedd)
  7. Blackout (Britney Spears)
  8. Scripted (Icon for Hire)
  9. Halcyon Days (Ellie Goulding)
  10. Endgame (Megadeth)
  11. E.V.O. (Almah)
  12. So far So Good… So What? (Megadeth)
  13. Dark Adrenaline (Lacuna Coil)
  14. Resurrection (Halford)
  15. No More Hell to Pay (Stryper)
  16. Endgame (Rise Against)
  17. Jugulator (Judas Priest)

Good

  1. Liberman (Vanessa Carlton)
  2. Fallen (Stryper)
  3. Mnemos (Falling Up)
  4. Cryptic Writings (Megadeth)
  5. Nostradamus (Judas Priest)
  6. Th1rt3en (Megadeth)
  7. Angel of Retribution (Judas Priest)
  8. Rainbow (Kesha)
  9. Baptism of Fire (Glenn Tipton)
  10. Winter Songs (Halford) [Metal Christmas!]
  11. Point of Entry (Judas Priest)
  12. Bright Lights (Ellie Goulding)
  13. Dawn of the Brave (Van Canto)

Daniel Triumph.

Other Stuff

One of my earliest video games

How in the World do I Write Every Day? 

And not just that. I’ve finally started editing and polishing my chapters before releasing them. I’m proud of my achievements, but you have to keep in mind that they are just that, achievements.

It didn’t happen overnight or by accident. In fact, on my awful previous blog, I had been going daily or weekly or something. Either way, it was consistent and I was writing… The horrid first draft of the Solune Prince. Please don’t go looking, it is still live.

Well what happened?

I got a new job and lost the free time. My last post on that blog was something along the lines of “I’ll be back in a few weeks once I adjust!”

Yeah right. I never did get back. That’s right, my first try I failed. But I learned something huge.

Your commitment is defined by whether or not you work on your most difficult days.

So when I was tired or when I switched jobs again, I still wrote, even if it was 500 words.

And it got easier. I no longer had to dangle the carrot. (Never take the carrot before you’re done. Never.) I didn’t have to force the 1000+ words out. Other things got in the way of my writing! No time for league, I’ve got a chapter to finish!

Now I go 1500-2000 words nearly every night. It’s become second nature. And, since I have started in April I have only missed 3 days.

The Trick

I realized that saying no to yourself doesn’t work. If you just give up all your hobbies and hope you’ll write, you know what’ll happen instead? You’ll lose motivation and do nothing all day. Instead, you have to write to a quota. Mine was one post per day. No word limit, just one piece that my reader(s) would enjoy. And that’s all I did.

After about three months, I didn’t want to stop anymore, I didn’t want to play League of Legends during my breaks from writing because they took too long, I wanted to get back to work asap.

I’m actually in worse condition than I was back then. I play League again, and find it kind of boring. I don’t write as much, and I don’t have as much motivation for it. I have no idea why, probably the stress of collage starting up soon. (If you want to support me, follow my Patreon!) I still do one post a day, and usually cap 1.5k, so overall it’s an improvement, but still I feel really off. I hope it doesn’t affect the quality of my work.

That’s it.

Daniel Triumph.