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Whats an Anovoca?

About Me

After belonging to this website for almost TEN YEARS I thought it was about time to share a bit about myself :D.

So, who exactly am I?
Unlike most of the long time members of deviantart's wonderful Lit community I am neither a student of literature nor write by trade. Actually I'm just a lowly IT guy who started out on this site by uploading a few song lyrics and downloading WinAmp skins.

Since then I have transitioned form lyrics into poetry where I have, through years of practice and receiving great feedback from this site, turned writing into a regular part of my life.

While I still spend plenty of time on deviant art working on my poetry and reading the forums my primary emphasis has recently shifted to novels which I have strong hopes of getting published in the near future.

Current Projects

The Heirs
Skeeith by Anovoca

The Heirs is the first novel I have ever tackled which will be part of a trilogy with the possibility of a prequel.

Plot:
The Heirs saga is about a race of gods and a war that nearly annihilated them from the universe. As a last resort, they created for a hidden world for their offspring and sealed it from their enemies.
Book one, The Heirs of Revelation, follows the offspring of these elder gods as they slowly discover their origins and struggle to reclaim their immortality. As they struggle for power, the veil that hid their world from the war of their fathers is slowly torn apart.

Progress:
Manuscript 2nd Draft
Wordcount 105,000

Beta Readers:
- N. Eskritt
- W. Stephen
- K. Evans
- DarkRiderDLMC

The Cycle

Plot:
The Cycle is a scifi thriller about a world free of disease and hunger that has become plagued by overpopulation. When technology offers a solution, everyday life is changed forever for the lower class.
When the machine becomes tied to a plague ripping through the underclasses of society, the creator of the machine has his life turned upside down and is thrown into the new way of life that he had created.

Progress:
Timelining and Chapter drafting
25 pages of manuscript complete

Beta Readers:
- W. Stephen
- Looking for more

Lucid Black
The Laughing Man by Anovoca

Lucid black is my first ever play that I am writing.
Coauthor: L. Kerwin

Plot:
Undisclosed. (check back later)

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Happy October

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 1:04 AM
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Arch Enemy
  • Reading: Malazan - The Return of the Crimson Guard
  • Playing: Diablo 3
Musics




Happy October peoples,

So this is normally the time of year when things cool off, I find myself enjoying the still quiet of autumn, and settle back and start cranking out poetry. So far its been a crazy year, new job, new apartment, new roommate, and on top of all that the weather has been so out of whack, my body can't decide if its the start of autumn or mid spring. All that aside, I am still working (semi) diligently on editing my novel. This particular book is taking a long time and a lot of combing - as one would expect for a first attempt. I feel with every time I edit the book that my skill has grown and thus I can continue to improve upon it. The big stuff like paragraphing and grammar are for the most part up to par so most of my effort now is on story telling and scratching at those parts of the story that make me itch.  It's an interesting way to describe it, "the itch", but I can't think of any word better for it then that.

On the reading front I have sparked a love affair with Audible. Work has stolen much of my reading time away from me and much of my free time has been spoiled away on Diablo; but audible has given some of that time back, allowing me to a "re-read" of the Malazan series in a matter of weeks, that would otherwise have taken the better half of a decade. Perhaps with the bigger stuff going to audio books I will find more time to re-immerse myself into Lovecraft and Poe.

On the DA front I have been less than present of late. I made a lot of promises last year of being a more active member, but had found that the more time I put into the forums, groups, and features, the less time I allocate to writing and editing. So I would love to promise another big Halloween feature this year, but looking at my weekend schedule it looks more like it will be one of those "if it happens it happens" sort of deals.


Journal Design by SkadiWu

PS Brushes: wyckedBrush Darkresources JamesRushforth
I made my peace when all was said.
I signed my will, and made my bed.
And when I stopped to rest my head,
the worm was dead, the worm was dead.

I sought rest, yet found but dread.
No peaceful black, no quiet end;
the breath of life came in death’s stead.
The worm was dead, the worm was dead.

For all the days in which I bled,
existence blurred a crimson red.
The prayers I raised, the tears I shed,
the worm was dead, the worm was dead.

It mattered not how much I pled.
I linger on, a life in shreds,
in pain I cannot circumvent.
The worm is dead, the worm is dead.
No Peace Will Come
The imagery of a coffin filled with dead worms filled my mind the other day. The meaning of this vision was clear to me, a man given himself up for death; yet the earth was unwilling to accept him. This image stuck with me, further, the line "but the worm was dead, the worm was dead" repeated itself over and over in my mind.

Just this morning I logged in and heard the terrible news about a close friend of mine who was in critical condition and underwent surgery just this week.  I know now why I had seen the vision I had.

And so, I dedicate these verses to me dear friend DarkRiderDLMC . Get well soon.
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nevermore tat concept by Anovoca
nevermore tat concept
I was looking online for a Poe themed tat but had a lot of trouble finding something that I liked. First, most of what I saw was unoriginal and had been done 1000x already. The second problem was I wanted a tat that focused more on writing than an actual written work. As a horror poetry writer myself, I wanted something that showed how inspired I was by Poe, not just that I was a fan. This led me to draw up my own concept. Admittedly, this is pretty poorly drawn. I haven't bought a stencil yet for my tablet, so this was me using my finger in mspaint, and then using a text box for the word.

Posting here to get the design out there in hopes for some feedback, but more importantly so that much better artist than myself can use the design and recommission something worth taking to the parlor. 
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Hrmmm

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 5:54 PM
  • Mood: Isolated
  • Listening to: Whatever
  • Reading: The Black Company - She is the Darkness
  • Watching: Outcasts
  • Playing: Diablo 3
  • Eating: Taco Soup
  • Drinking: Whiskey Sours
It appears that the site was hosting my journal background has changed the image file. Unfortunately for me I don't have time to bother changing the code i used to build my journal skin so it will have to stay this guy fawkes for a while longer. Just use your imagination going forward and note that it is supposed to be sheet metal grey patterning.

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Josh Zimmer
Artist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: Wisconsin
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: Music
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Happy October

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 1, 2014, 1:04 AM
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Arch Enemy
  • Reading: Malazan - The Return of the Crimson Guard
  • Playing: Diablo 3
Musics




Happy October peoples,

So this is normally the time of year when things cool off, I find myself enjoying the still quiet of autumn, and settle back and start cranking out poetry. So far its been a crazy year, new job, new apartment, new roommate, and on top of all that the weather has been so out of whack, my body can't decide if its the start of autumn or mid spring. All that aside, I am still working (semi) diligently on editing my novel. This particular book is taking a long time and a lot of combing - as one would expect for a first attempt. I feel with every time I edit the book that my skill has grown and thus I can continue to improve upon it. The big stuff like paragraphing and grammar are for the most part up to par so most of my effort now is on story telling and scratching at those parts of the story that make me itch.  It's an interesting way to describe it, "the itch", but I can't think of any word better for it then that.

On the reading front I have sparked a love affair with Audible. Work has stolen much of my reading time away from me and much of my free time has been spoiled away on Diablo; but audible has given some of that time back, allowing me to a "re-read" of the Malazan series in a matter of weeks, that would otherwise have taken the better half of a decade. Perhaps with the bigger stuff going to audio books I will find more time to re-immerse myself into Lovecraft and Poe.

On the DA front I have been less than present of late. I made a lot of promises last year of being a more active member, but had found that the more time I put into the forums, groups, and features, the less time I allocate to writing and editing. So I would love to promise another big Halloween feature this year, but looking at my weekend schedule it looks more like it will be one of those "if it happens it happens" sort of deals.


Journal Design by SkadiWu

PS Brushes: wyckedBrush Darkresources JamesRushforth

What Drives You? 

50%
1 deviant said Caffine
50%
1 deviant said Fear of failure
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No deviants said Desire for success
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No deviants said Love for what you are doing
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No deviants said To honor another
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No deviants said Natural energy and the time to put it to use
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No deviants said A very specific and personal reason or experience
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No deviants said All of the above
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No deviants said I am entirely unmotivated
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LadyBethsheba Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Thanks for the faves!
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Landminds Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for watching/stalking/whatever :) cheers
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relhom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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SpectreOfShades Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Thank you so much for the Watch!
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the favorite :hug: i really appreciate it! If you have any comments/critiques they are most welcome!
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Anovoca Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Writer
Ide be happy to.
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I've featured you in my journal! [link]
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Anovoca Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Writer
Awsomesauce!
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
:D
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