Come and join me.

Yep. This is an invitation. To be different. Special. Weird. All that great stuff. In two ways.

First, come and join me on TSU! It is a new social networking app, that so far I am immensely enjoying. It flows very nice, has a great look, and connects to Facebook and Twitter to post your updates to those sites as well when you update on TSU. The most epic part though, is that TSU, unlike Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and the rest of them, actually splits the profits they make with you — that’s right, they pay you for the content you create. So since you are gonna create it anyway, why not get paid for it? So come and check out TSU!

Click here to do join up: https://www.tsu.co/danielbeals

And the other thing. It is almost November!

You know what that means? NaNoWriMo.

I am going to give it a shot again this year. We shall see how that goes.

AND YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY TOO. Just saying. Writing a book is a fantastic experience, and I think everyone should give it a try at least once in their lifetime.

Anyway.

Keep it real, folks,
~Daniel

Life is busy. Yet, life remains awesome. :)

Yep. Totally busy.

Today, Sunday, we had a regular morning service, then we had a funeral this afternoon, which I ran the sound for, and then this evening we had a church singing.

The last event was a lot of fun. I led the music, and sang two specials. I did “When I Fall”, a song written by your’s truly, and “In Christ Alone”, which is an all time favorite of mine. I accompanied myself on the guitar for both songs.

On Saturday evening, as it was quite warm that day, I decided to go for a run. It was very pleasant.

I discovered something interesting as I went through the park: YOU CAN’T REALLY DO CHIN UPS WHILE TALKING ON THE PHONE! …. yep. doesn’t really work. It’s sad. The phone will slip off your shoulder, down by your neck, then slide off and slam shut on the ground. Mhm. Very lame. So.. I guess I won’t try that again. 😛

In my Bible reading I just read about the the Gibeonites (I’m in Joshua, for those of you who are interested). It always amazes me who the children of Israel just took them at their word that they were from far away and made a pact with them without even praying about it.

It is a lesson we should learn from them well; in any aspect of life, large or small, and things that we don’t believe will have any impact at all, we need to pray about it, and ask God for leading.

Okay. Got two things for ya —

The first is an excerpt from the novel (more likely it will be a novella, actually) for the OYAN co-op class I am doing with my homeschool group.

 

I never dream. Any dream. I don’t have illusions in the night, and I don’t waste my time thinking about what might be in the future.

My grandmother says that you should always plan ahead, but my grandfather has always told me that it is the here and the now that matters. Today you could help someone. Tomorrow it will be too late for anything.

I don’t know if I’m ready for the now, but I feel that I will never be ready for the future.

The next is the synopsis for a movie script idea I had —

 

Gage Ross is a young man in college. Extremely intelligent. And a hardened atheist.

Sean O’Donnel is a firm Christian, also in college. And a marathon runner.

And they are best friends.

The next marathon, the Wilderness run, a 26 mile and 385 yard trek through the middle of nature, far from civilization, is very important to Sean; his sister’s son has cancer, and the winnings of the marathon would save his, and other children’s lives, at the orphanage for children with cancer.

But when Sean is hurt in a car accident, it seems that his prayer to save the children will be lost until he asks Gage to run for him. And Gage says yes. But Gage isn’t a runner.

That’s it for now. 🙂

God bless!
~Daniel

Good morning – 1/14/2011

Good morning folks! (yeahh… by the time I finish writing this post it may be afternoon, haha.)

I talked to a friend at new year’s about doing at least one blog post a week, but, I haven’t gotten started yet!!! I am soooo ashamed.. =/
But, I am determined to correct this! I don’t think I will attempt to ‘catch up’, but I can sure get some posts up, right? I want more traffic on here! And commmmmeeeennntttsssss!!! HAHA! 😀

Quick update on me myself and I from the past year is in due order, I suppose.

I learned to play the guitar last year; I picked it up at the beginning of February. Around the same time I started writing songs (lyrical, with music), of which I have now written around 15. I’ve never actually counted. haha.
I’ve also progressed a LOT art wise. I’m a much better artist than I was last year. Not saying I’m good, because I’m not, but I am better. (Due to being better, and desirous of practice, I do take commissions, peoples. 😛 )

I finished Blademaster this past year, as well as finished the outline and started the writing of Dimitri. I also outlined an untitled book which I’m doing in a One Year Adventure Novel co-op class. And, the last thing lit wise I did in ’10 was finish outlining Dawn of Darkness, the sequel to Night of Shadows. (for those of you interested, I plan on writing that this year, and, there will also be a third book titled “Dark Rain”, and at this point will be the final volume about the ninja of the Raiden.)

This past year, due to my mother, my family has gotten into Essential Oils. Officially amazing. Love them. Total epicness. If you’d like to know about them, comment, or email me, or.. something. haha.

Last night, at about 12:15 AM, I finished my Advanced Reader’s copy of Immanuel’s Veins, by Ted Dekker. It’s taken me a very long time to read it because of how busy life is, but, let me assure you, that book was worth reading. It is an adult level read, not in actual writing, but in content. The statement that is made about it by Mr. Dekker I find to be very true, that, “this story is for everyone, but not everyone is for this story.”

In the past year I also got to, music wise, write music for the two poems, each written by a different friend. That was really awesome, as it is something I really enjoy, and both poems were good. 🙂

Well, I guess that just about wraps it up.

In farewell, remember — any art commissions, just send me an email, and, also, if you have a poem or some such thing, I will gladly write you a melody and lead sheet. 🙂

God bless,
~Daniel