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Halfway there! NaNoWriMo and Taking the Field.

Standard warning – I write as Kai Parker and PJ Silva. We are one, yet we are many… Just, go with it.

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This Week in My World

  • Taking the Field for NaNoWriMo
  • First Strike Series – More clarity
  • Character Collective Podcast NaNoWriMo Special Edition Episodes

Taking the Field for NaNoWriMo

Halfway through the month and we are halfway there. In fact, we are almost all the way there for NaNo but halfway there for Taking the Field. The burn has been slower than I anticipated and as is my brand, it’s looking like my word count will be a good 10% over target. But, that’s editing’s problem. Lol.

First Strike Series – More Clarity

Book 1 – Henley and Tanimen

Book 1: Henley and Tanimen – A super eager ice hockey player who just wants a place to call home and a silver spoon brat who wants to be the best.

Book 2: Thor and Marcus – An androsexual enigma who needs to pick up his grades and the science genius goalie who’s socially awkward.

Book 2 – Thor and Marcus

Book 3: Hunter and Jasper – A post-transition trans-man who thought he had everything and the angry young man on the edge of his own destruction.

Book 4: Ethram and Adam – A retired Olympian superstar turned iStrike coach and the feisty medic who won’t take no for an answer.

Character Collective Podcast NaNoWriMo Special Edition Episodes

We’re halfway through our NaNoWriMo daily update episodes. Check out the latest episode below. This week’s weekly episode was a crap tonne of fun! Yes, that’s totally an actual term of measurement, haha. Kristy and I did a write-in. For a weekend, we wrote, drank, and ate. And watched some movies and TV because it’s not like we can hang out every day, hahaha. Episode 10 of the podcast consists of four check-ins throughout our write-in. See how we did it (and didn’t do it) and enjoy the drunken escapades, haha.

Follow/subscribe for all our episodes and join us for NaNoWriMo. Click on your favourite podcast platform below:


Writer’s Update

Overview of Current Series Progress:

Series TitleDraft/SeriesProject StatusNext TaskDue Date
First Strike0.5/4IN ACTIONWrite
Book 1
30/11/20
Cupid’s Guide3/3IN ACTIONLaunch Book 31/12/20
Death Wish Foundation3/3On HoldEdit book 1
After Time0/32021Plan
Road to Romance1/?On HoldEdit book 1
Wipe Out1/1SalesHold
Write Now Book Writing (with PJ Silva) 5/5IN ACTIONEdit workbook31/12/20
Path to Purpose (with PJ SIlva)5/5On HoldEdit Book 1

First Strike Series

  • Book 1: Taking the field is 46,201 words in and on its way.
  • All the characters from the other three books have been having their input. Thor, Marcus, Hunter, and Ethram have all been introduced to varying degrees in Taking the Field.


Cupid’s Guide Series

  • Book 1 – Cupid’s Guide to Getting F*cked Up, is available to purchase now!
  • Book 2 – Cupid’s Guide to Getting Laid is available to purchase
  • Book 3 – Cupid’s Guide to F*cking the Rules will go live on December 1st.

This Week in the World of Kai Parker

I’m on my sit in Coburg North. It’s great to be back to it. With restrictions on travel lifting in Australia, I’ve already got sits books through to April with a potential sit back up in QLD in May if I can wrangle more sits up that way. It’s been awesome in Melbourne, catching up with by besties, but I do miss that QLD weather. Lol. I was intending to go international in 2021 but that will have to wait a little longer until the world get its shit together again – or something, haha.

Uni is back up and running and I’ve done… some??? Lol. Argh! Hahaha. November is hectic enough with NaNoWriMo but it’s all self-inflicted so I’ll make it work, of course, haha. And then I found a new epic distraction in DAZ3D. After a crash course during our write-in, I went nuts and created “THAT” image from book 2. Lol. Not bad for my first ever DAZ3D creations, thank you very much!

Check out pjsilva.com for updates about what’s happening over there.

Thanks for Playing

Don’t forget to check out the Character Collective Podcast and follow our NaNoWriMo journey through November. Also, feel free to leave any questions or feedback in the comments. Let me know what YOU would like me to share as a writer.

Until next time – keep on reading!

Kai Parker

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NaNoWriMo Attack in Full Swing

Standard warning – I write as Kai Parker and PJ Silva. We are one, yet we are many… Just, go with it.

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This Week in My World

  • Cupid’s Guide Books 2 Published and available!
  • Taking the Field NaNoWriMo 4 books planned -_-
  • Character Collective Podcast NaNoWriMo Edition Episodes

Cupid’s Guide Books 2 is LIVE

Cupid’s Guide Book 2 is now available with book 3 due for release on December 1st.

GET BOOK 1: Cupid’s Guide to Getting Fucked Up HERE

GET BOOK 2: Cupid’s Guide to Getting Laid HERE

Taking the Field for NaNoWriMo – Now 4 Books Planned -_-

Taking the Field, book 1 in the First Strike Series is now happening. With NaNoWriMo under way, the words are being made. Since the concept for Taking the Field developed, it has taking on a life of its own and blown out to four planned books… so far.

Book 1: Henley and Tanimen – A super eager ice hockey player who just wants a place to call home and a silver spoon brat who wants to be the best.

Book 2: Thor and Marcus – An androsexual enigma who needs to pick up his grades and the science genius goalie who’s socially awkward.

Book 3: Names not yet known – A post transition trans man who thought he had everything and the angry young man on the edge of his own destruction.

Book 4: Ethram and ? – A retired Olympian superstar turned iStrike coach and a fiesty medic who won’t take no for an answer.

Character Collective Podcast NaNoWriMo Special Edition Episodes

So, Kristy and I are both doing NaNoWriMo (I’m writing as Kai because I’m writing the first iStrike book) and we’ve kicked off our daily update episodes. Episodes 4, 5, 6, and 7 follow the NaNoWriMo preparation process throughout Preptober (aka October) and during November, we’ll keep up with our weekly episodes but in addition catch our daily short 5 minute special edition NaNoWriMo episodes. Listen to our latest episode here:

Follow/subscribe for all our episodes and join us for NaNoWriMo. Click on your favourite podcast platform below:


Writer’s Update

Overview of Current Series Progress:

Series TitleDraft/SeriesProject StatusNext TaskDue Date
First Strike0/3IN ACTIONWrite
Book 1
30/11/20
Cupid’s Guide3/3IN ACTIONLaunch Book 31/12/20
Death Wish Foundation3/3On HoldEdit book 1
After Time0/32021Plan
Road to Romance1/?On HoldEdit book 1
Wipe Out1/1SalesHold
Write Now Book Writing (with PJ Silva) 5/5IN ACTIONEdit workbook31/12/20
Path to Purpose (with PJ SIlva)5/5On HoldEdit Book 1

First Strike Series

  • Book 1: Taking the field is 5200 and something words in and on its way.
  • Book 2 is already peaking out its head (no pun or euphemism intended. That’s a lie, totally intended!) Book 2 covers the second six months of the demo league including the playoffs and finals. It follows Tony Horn, a bruiser known as Thor (introduced in book 1), and Marcus, a quiet goalie. Should be fun!

Cupid’s Guide Series

  • Book 1 – Cupid’s Guide to Getting F*cked Up, is available to purchase now!
  • Book 2 – Cupid’s Guide to Getting Laid is available to purchase
  • Book 3 – Cupid’s Guide to F*cking the Rules will go live on December 1st.

This Week in the World of Kai Parker

Super happy to have a sit organised! Woo hoo. We’re back baby, sort of. I’ll be doing a sit in Coburg North in Melbourne from next week for 5 or 6 weeks. It’s perfect timing to be able to concentrate on writing the first iStrike book.

Uni studies start back up again… oh dear, today! Lol. So there’s that. Not the best timing with NaNoWriMo but it could have been much worse. I am already looking forward to the two week mid session break over Christmas though, not going to lie, haha.

As PJ Silva, NUSA Earth is live on Wednesday! Check out pjsilva.com for updates about what’s happening over there.

Thanks for Playing

Don’t forget to check out the Character Collective Podcast and follow our NaNoWriMo journey through November. Also, feel free to leave any questions or feedback in the comments. Let me know what YOU would like me to share as a writer.

Until next time – keep on reading!

Kai Parker

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Oops – I Slipped and Created a New Series

Standard warning – I write as Kai Parker and PJ Silva. We are one, yet we are many… Just, go with it.

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This Week in My World

  • Cupid’s Guide Books 2 and 3 ready to roll
  • Kai and PJ collaborate – but not really
  • Taking the Field Planned for NaNoWriMo
  • Character Collective Podcast episode 6 goes live

Cupid’s Guide Books 2 and 3 Ready to Roll

Cupid’s Guide Book 2 and 3 covers, right here folks! Book 2 due for release November 1st and book 3 will follow on December 1st. Both are edited and just need a couple of little formatting tweaks until they are ready to inflict upon the world, MWAHAHAHA.

GET BOOK 1: Cupid’s Guide to Getting Fucked Up HERE NOW!

Kai and PJ Collaborate – But Not Really

The world of NUSA is all PJ Silva, but with one little spark, came an unexpected connection. Sean is on the wolf Mars Ball team with Jackson, Weylan, and Marcy. He is a tyke (human raised wolf). Sean sends back video of his games to his older human brother on Earth who is on a sports scholarship at university. In the vain of BASEketball, one drunken night, he and his teammates invent iStrike. And so I stepped in to take over! BUT, it will have nothing to do with NUSA beyond perhaps a mention (maybe not even that). It’s completely stand-alone and in a totally different genre.

Taking the Field Planned for NaNoWriMo

iStrike now sets the scene for the First Strike Book Series. The iStrike series is something a little different for me – MM Sports Romance because those things together are funsies! Book one, as you may have guessed, is titled TAKING THE FIELD. Add it to your GoodReads list.

I’m a HUGE fan of the book series All for the Game by Nora Sakavic so although Taking the Field doesn’t have the snail pace slow burn or the constant heart-thumping pressure of ‘everyone’s going to die’, it has definitely been inspired into existence by AFTG. Tanimen and Henley are not a butcher’s son and a lovable murderer, haha. Instead, they are an Olympian’s son desperate to shake off the shadow of his father and an aged-out foster kid who doesn’t know what home feels like. Like AFTG, there is a rough-as-hell invented sport, mixed-gender teams (because, damn I love that), the college life with dorm living, and two people who somehow manage to make each other better when neither thought it mattered.

Taking the Field is my NaNoWriMo project which means, I’m writing the thing in November. It’s already nicely planned out and I’m ready to play. Follow the Character Collective Podcast (keep reading for links) for daily updates on how it’s going.

Character Collective Podcast Episode 6 goes LIVE

We are already up to episode 6 of the Character Collective Podcast. Amazeballs. Kristy and I are both doing NaNoWriMo and we’re taking you through the process on our podcast. Episodes 4, 5, 6, and 7 follow the NaNoWriMo preparation process throughout Preptober (aka October). In November, we’ll do our regular weekly podcast but also daily project catch-ups. Listen to our latest episode here:

Follow/subscribe for all our episodes and join us for NaNoWriMo. Click on your favourite podcast platform below:

Want to know more about NaNoWriMo? Well, this video won’t help that much, but it’s still funny, and accurate… Do’h! After you either laugh, cry, or cock your eyebrow in confusion, maybe head over to www.nanowrimo.org for the low down.

Kessler, L 2013, “Ask Lovecroft – NaNoWriMo”. Youtube. https://youtu.be/k-CmoVXWqH4

Writer’s Update

Overview of Current Series Progress:

Series TitleDraft/SeriesProject StatusNext TaskDue Date
First Strike0/3IN ACTIONWrite
Book 1
30/11/20
Cupid’s Guide3/3IN ACTIONLaunch Book 21/11/20
Death Wish Foundation3/3On HoldEdit book 1
After Time0/32021Plan
Road to Romance1/?On HoldEdit book 1
Wipe Out1/1SalesProfit check4/10/10
Write Now Book Writing (with PJ Silva) 5/5IN ACTIONEdit workbook31/10/20
Path to Purpose (with PJ SIlva)5/5On HoldEdit Book 1

First Strike Series

  • OOPS! I slipped and created a new MM Sports Romance series and a new damn sport!
  • Book 1: Taking the field is already planned out and ready to be written in November during NaNoWriMo.
  • Book 1 covers the first six months of the brand new game, iStrike, at a university in Florida USA – it is the first half of their ‘trial demo league.’
  • Book 2 is already peaking out its head (no pun or euphemism intended. That’s a lie, totally intended!) Book 2 covers the second six months of the demo league including the playoffs and finals. It follows Tony Horn, a bruiser known as Thor (introduced in book 1), and Marcus, a quiet goalie. Should be fun!

Cupid’s Guide Series

  • Book 1 – Cupid’s Guide to Getting F*cked Up, is available to purchase now!
  • Book 2 – Cupid’s Guide to Getting Laid will go live on November 1st.
  • Book 3 – Cupid’s Guide to F*cking the Rules will go live on December 1st.
  • Books 4 and beyond have now officially gone on hold until I get feedback from the first 3 books.

This Week in the World of Kai Parker

It’s been an interesting week. I hate to mention the dreaded C word, because it really hasn’t affected me as it has many others; but, it has affected my living arrangements. I’m a house and pet sitter with no fixed address. Aside from a 2 week sit, I’ve been relying on friends to house me since March and most of that time, I’ve been sleeping on an air mattress. I’m extremely grateful that I have a roof, a bed, and friends to take my ‘technically homeless’ ass in.

This week though, has been a little frustrating. I had a confirmed sit right on the beach that would house me through November. It fell through, which is fine, it happens, but the home-owner ‘forgot’ to mention it. Lol. Anyway, as is the way of the Universe, I was delivered another sit. Not on the beach, but surrounded by sports facilities – appropriate for the writing of Taking the Field, right? That all happened across four days so it was a mini rollercoaster and I survived but forgot to get the t-shirt, haha.

Hiding! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Uni finished up for the session so I’m enjoying a few weeks off before it kicks in again early November. I should be heading off to my sit next week so a bit of packing and admin clean-up coming my way. Yay – fun! Haha. But I am looking forward to five weeks locked away in quiet. Who would have thought that in a pandemic lockdown, I’m craving peace and quiet? Gees. Check out pjsilva.com for updates about what’s happening in the world of NUSA – because let’s face it, the rest of PJ’s stuff in simmering on hold.

Thanks for Playing

Don’t forget to check out the Character Collective Podcast and follow our NaNoWriMo journey through November. Also, feel free to leave any questions or feedback in the comments. Let me know what YOU would like me to share as a writer.

Until next time – keep on reading!

Kai Parker

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My First Writer’s Update – or something like that.

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So, yes, this is my first official writer’s update. The intention is to post two to three times a week. One of those posts will be themed along with the Character Collective Podcast. So, this week, we talked about our writing processes, and I shared a bit more on that in the blog. The second will be an update of what I am up to as a writer. What I’m working on, lessons I’ve learned, problems I’ve encountered, etc. It’s kind of a journaling process for me and I’m trusting it may help a few people out there with inspiration, or something. Lol. Any additional posts will relate to research I’m currently working on, anything interesting I’ve uncovered during my uni studies, or you know, things and stuffs I’ve discovered that help me as a writer and may help you.

But this isn’t just for writers. I AM a writer and though I love sharing my experience and hopefully inspiring others, my main goal is to share my characters and their stories with readers, so I may post excerpts, character descriptions, side stories… To be honest, I won’t even know until it happens, haha. I’m getting my feet here so thank you for coming along for the journey.

Feedback, questions, tips, etc, are all welcome. I’ll review all comments regularly so come play 🙂 For now, let’s get into my first writer’s update!

Writer’s Update

Overview of Current Series Progress:

Series TitleDraft/SeriesProject StatusNext TaskDue Date
Cupid’s Guide3/10IN ACTIONLaunch Book 11/10/20
Death Wish Foundation3/?On HoldEdit book 1
After Time0/32021Plan
Road to Romance1/?On HoldEdit book 1
Wipe Out1/1SalesProfit check4/10/10
Write Now Book Writing (with PJ Silva) 5/5IN ACTIONEdit workbook31/10/20
Path to Purpose (with PJ SIlva)5/5On HoldEdit Book 1

Cupid’s Guide Series

  • Book 1 – Cupid’s Guide to Getting F*cked Up, is ready to rock and roll with the launch on October the 1st. I’ll be submitting it off to KDP in the next 48 hours and placing my first ads on the 1st. Super exciting.
  • Add Cupid’s Guide to Getting F*cked Up to your GoodReads List now for early access!
  • Book 2 – Cupid’s Guide to Getting Laid and Book 3 – Cupid’s Guide to F*cking the Rules are both ready to publish, I’m just waiting on the cover designer to get back to me.
  • Next I’ll be planning out book 4 and aim to have the first draft (dumbest version) done by the end of October.

Write Now Book Writing Series

  • The main four books in the series are available.
  • Just need to finalise a bonus workbook and then I’ll be boxing this up as a set 🙂

This Week in the World of Kai Parker

Well, there was that uni assignment due but I kicked it off to the f*ckit bucket two days early. I meeeeaaannn… I totally worked my ass off and managed to submit my assignment early. Haha. The reality is somewhere in the middle. Anyway, this week I was working with the added challenges of uni (why did I choose to do that to myself… again?) and the Character Collective Podcast which is still new and therefore, still providing some learning challenges. But, I did get my cover design submissions off for Cupid 2 and 3, so that’s something.

For those unaware, I also write as PJ Silva and most of my week this week has been spent in that space. Check out www.pjsilva.com for more on that 🙂

Thanks for Playing

Well, that’s it for my writer’s update this week. Now that I’ve decided to make this a weekly thing, I’ll keep it in the back of mind and hopefully have something a little more interesting to share next time, haha. Until then, catch the Character Collective Podcast on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcast, and like, a bunch of places. Or just CLICK HERE, that’ll work too. Also, feel free to leave any questions or feedback in the comments. Let me know what YOU would like me to share as a writer.

Until next time – keep on reading!

Kai Parker

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10 Minute Author (Book #2 Write Now Book Writing Series)

10 Minute Author is a guide with action steps. I take you through my process of how I wrote a book in 10 minutes a day and give you the tools and the steps you need to do it yourself. Also, I give you the steps to continue beyond writing and to publish your book within 90 days, all in only 10 minutes a day. We give you the steps and we advise how you can take those steps. Are you willing to take the first step? You will learn how I wrote a book in just 10 minutes a day and the steps you can take, right now, to do the same.

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How to go from No Idea to Published Author (Book #1 in the Write Now Book Writing Series)

No Idea to Published Author is a guide with action steps. We say to new authors, “Do not take action until you know your options”, and so, this guide is about presenting options. We give you the steps and we advise how you can take those steps but it is up to YOU to take the step. You’ll learn the seven easy steps to go from no idea to published author whether you want to write a book, or a blog.