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By Eugena On September 24th, 2018

To all my fans and those who are not, I hope you all have been well.

Many of you may be wondering about my silence and lack of updates on my writing or other projects through my websites and social media. It has been rather unfortunate that I have received unwanted attention which had only been made worse by a continued online presence. So, I have stopped that online presence for a while and will continue to do so. I will not respond to many emails, social media comments, etc. I may return to my online presence, but as to when I cannot disclose at this time. This did not begin recently, but as I have received some emails requesting updates, I have finally decided to update you all.

This is my open letter to thank all of my family, friends, and those of you I do not know personally. I have not forgotten about all of you. Thus, I post this as a “Hello for now.”

I am also posting this to give official notice that I am closing the Megami Pandora contests*. The last date for entry is October 25, 2018. Thank you for all your interest. I can understand some of the hesitation to put in a name to someone you may not know personally. There has been one official entry and that first name will appear in a draft of the novel. As to whether or not it stays, this may be up to the publisher. The name used will be based on the name as given to me. So, if this person was – as is common in online communication as many of you know and some practice – using an alias name, you may not see the name appear under the “actual” name. I reserve the right to refuse entry of a name or alias that is offense, nonsense (for example, contains numbers), or shares a name with pre-established major character in Megami Pandora or other writing projects, as well as refusal for other good cause.

I am considering a brief return to social media status for a Go Fund Me or similar campaign for Doe** who has been undergoing long-term medical testing and attempted treatments. I have noticed a lot of success in funds for IVF and similar but am not sure in the success rate for other needs. (IVF is not the subject for Doe.) Perhaps some of you might have some thoughts on that. I am willing to read your comments or emails on this subject.

I appreciate all of your heartfelt words of support, well-wishes, good vibes, prayers, etc. Please do not expect any updates on any personal life details. I have never said much of my personal life online status and will not say anything now. Thanks to my experience with my online presence, expect an absolute silence on the personal details now. If any of you are curious, I am pointing to family and private relationships and status. I am adding a PSA here to say in my opinion no one should post information about their minor (not adult) children, grandchildren, etc., online. Ever. If this applies to me (again, I am not saying either way), it is something I will not do. Anyone who thinks it would be appropriate to post online that kind of information about me or those related to me can expect that I will demand this information to be removed. Those of you who are my friends on Facebook may notice a slight disclosure here and there on my personal life details (PSA still in place), but they are very slim.

To all of my supporters, it has been fun sharing my journey with you. Perhaps we will “speak” again someday.

With my sincere gratitude.

Eugena Moulton

Megami Pandora Contests details are located on the following blog posts:
https://rebrand.ly/megamipandoracontest1
https://rebrand.ly/megamipandoracontest2

** Doe is a pseudonym used here for privacy reasons.

Writing Updates

By Eugena On March 2nd, 2016

Hello out there readers.  I’ve taken an extended hiatus to updating my writing progress outside of facebook due to many other pressing matters.  As some of you may know, I don’t speak much on personal plans over the Internet.

This year I entered the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 50th Anniversary writing contest.

MAJOR Star Trek Spoiler Below

BEAM ME UP!

Merry December 2014

By Eugena On December 16th, 2014

Hi everyone.  I hope you all are having a fun-filled and safe holiday season.  Last month was National Novel Writing Month, and I didn’t get my goal of 50,000 words, but I did get over half.  I’m pleased to say that The Age of Merrik: The Anointing sequel, Rise of the New Masters, should be finished by the end of the year.  Then I anticipate some time for edits and later publication.  Considering the large amount of material I have already written for it, I will be breaking my draft of Rise of the New Masters into Rise of the New Masters and (I don’t feel like sharing the title quite yet, SPOILERS) book number 3.

I look forward to a prosperous 2015, filled with (among other great things) more books.  Merrik Moulton and I would like to wish you and yours a very Merry, fun, and safe holiday season.

EEugena and Merrik Wishing You All A Great Holiday Season in 2014
Eugena and Merrik Wishing You All A Great Holiday Season in 2014

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior

By Eugena On June 8th, 2014

Among the so many other things I did this weekend, I worked a bit on Shinigami, knowing how the main character is at “Act 1” and will be at “Act 3” (more of screenwriting terms here than prose writing), I believe it’s important to keep showing her as being true to herself. I think sometimes it takes genuine courage to do that. And it will for Shirayukihime. Just as it will for Eleya in Rise of the New Masters when she faces a truth she would rather forget. Although important in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, this idea is not really from that series. I think it is a strong idea present in many works. The idea of being true to yourself is among the best things you can commit to. After all, who wants to be lying to yourself? Of course, in great contrast, I do have characters that are. Brianna, for example.

I think that by writing scenes with that focus for the characters that adhere to that philosophy really fleshes them out, first of all for me, then also for the audience. I’m looking forward to writing the hard scene is Rise of the New Masters, where Eleya and a few minor characters will be dealing with something that really puts what they believe in, including themselves, to the test. And in Shinigami, Shirayukihime must realize her error and choose to deal with the avalanche that is its aftermath.

Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior, and these characters won’t be backing down.

Creative Project: Shattered Sky

By Eugena On July 19th, 2013

For anyone not on my FB list, here are some screenshots of a little project I’m working on via the RPG Maker VX Ace engine.

Shattered Sky: Promo Screenshot 1
Shattered Sky: Promo Screenshot 1

Shattered Sky: Promo Screenshot 2
Shattered Sky: Promo Screenshot 2

Shattered Sky: Promo Screenshot 3
Shattered Sky: Promo Screenshot 3

The software RPG Maker VX Ace is currently on sale via Steam for anyone interested in purchasing.

Favorite Character Moments

By Eugena On June 18th, 2013

Hello out there, Readers and Fans.

I’ve been a very long hiatus from both blogging and writing, well fiction writing that is.  I thought I’d return with a few of my favorite moments.  My favorite comedic one has to be my very short spoof, A Modern Medieval (Picture Perfect).  I laugh every time I read that over, even though I know what’s coming.  As for The Age of Merrik: The Anointing, which I know some of you are familiar with, here’s a list warning: spoilers.

SPOILERS:

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Megami Contest Extended

By Eugena On June 15th, 2013

Greetings Readers.

I have now extended the previous Megami Pandora for an indefinite time.  I will give at least 30 days’ notice until the close of the contest.  I am currently busy with The Age of Merrik: Rise of the New Masters and do not know when I will complete Megami Pandora.

Happy Holidays and Have a Great New Year!

By Eugena On December 31st, 2012

Hello Readers and Fans:

I hope you all are having happy and safe holidays this December and will have a great New Year!

Eugena Moulton

Megami Pandora Contests

By Eugena On December 6th, 2012

Attention readers and fans, here is your chance to make history in my novel in progress, Megami Pandora.

Megami Pandora is a science fiction novel centering around the life of protagonist Elise McNair, a law student from a small Florida town with a private college and law school.

Please read this whole post, including the rules at the bottom before entering.

Contest #1: Open to everyone**

What is your favorite local business or club (examples: restaurant, coffee shop, American Legion, Elks) and why?  Also include what kind of business it is, if it is not obvious from the name.  No “adult businesses” will be counted.

Contest #2: Open to Attorneys and Retired Attorneys**

What case has been either the most influential, important, or a turning point for you as an attorney and why?  It does not have to be a case in which you were involved.  Please include the area of law of the case and, if desired, the specific cause(s) of action. I am not expecting any details that would void attorney-client or other privilege. Case citation not required.

Contest #3: Open to current and former law students (so, yes, attorneys do count)**

What staff or faculty member was most influential to you in your law school career and why?  You do not have to include the person’s name.  You could just describe the person’s occupation.  Example: “My intellectual property professor who encouraged me to pursue IP law.”  Please include the name of your law school.

Contest #4: Open to current and former law school staff and faculty**

What events or persons have been important to you as a staff or faculty member at your law school and why?  Please include the name of your law school and your position(s) there.

What is the prize?

If your entry is selected, a character in Megami Pandora will be given your first name.

Examples:

Contest #1 – There is a local coffee shop owned by a female owner, _ Smith.  There is a local restaurant owned by a male owner, __ Cartwright.  If someone named Joan wins Contest #1, the name of the owner will become Joan Smith.

Contest #2 – An important case will feature an attorney who share first names with the winner.

Contest #3 – A law student classmate of Elise will share his or her first name with the winner.

Contest #4 – A staff or faculty member of the law school or a staff member of the community law library will share your first name.  At your request, they might share a similar position you have or have had at the law school.

Rules:

** You must be at least 18 for any contest^.

All entries must include your first and last name, though this may be anonymous from the public.  For contests 3 and 4, they must include the name of your law school, and your position(s) for contest 4.  If you do not wish your first name to be used, just mention that in your entry.

This character will only have 2 things in common with you: your first name and a favorite (local business or law school class) or important thing (case type, kind of professor or librarian, etc.).  This character will NOT be you.  It is a fictional character.  Characters have been established for Megami Pandora, and this contest just alters the two things in common.  You do not have any rights or claims, legal or otherwise to these character or other elements.  You do, however, have bragging rights.  You may request that your full name (first and last) or abbreviations or initials be posted as a winner.  At minimum, I will post initials.

I reserve the right to refuse entry of a name or alias that is offense, nonsense (for example, contains numbers), or shares a name with pre-established major character in Megami Pandora or other writing projects, as well as refusal for other good cause. I could substitute another name of the winner’s choosing if the name is shared with a pre-established character. In addition, this may only be for the first draft. Upon editing and/or publication, the publishers, etc., may not wish to include this contest.

I have, unfortunately received some harassing emails, etc., from some people – you know who you are – so if any of you enter, your entry will be disqualified. If you have enabled these people, your entry will be disqualified.

By entering this contest, you warrant that you abide by the rules of this contest, the name included is your actual name, that you are an adult in the jurisdiction you live, and that you, whether using your real name or an alias, are not one of those people giving me unwanted attention. If this last part of the requirement applies to you, you either know it or are in denial.

Entry Dates:

You may enter from today (December 6, 2012 to February 8, 2013).  The entry period may be lengthened.  I will post an update if it is.

How to Enter:

You may enter once per contest you qualify for.

You may email me (eugenam AT gmail DOT com).  Please have as your subject: “Megami Pandora Contest Entry.”

How will the Winner be Chosen?:

For each contest with 9 entries and under, I will choose the winner.  I will post the winning entry by February 15, 2013.

For each contest with 10 or more entries, I will put up a poll for readers to vote.  Voting will begin by February 15, 2013 or sooner and end on February 28, 2013.  Winners will be announced by March 8, 2013.

This may change if the contest is open beyond February 8, 2013.

^ You must be at least 18.  If your jurisdiction defines an adult as being older than 18, you must instead be at minimum that age.  Adults only.

The Audience Voted

By Eugena On September 30th, 2012

Thanks to a few of my friends on Facebook, I have decided that “Sword Masters” would remained spelled as such, not switched to the one word “Swordmasters.”