My real name is Steven Sands. The name VengefulSeven actually started as a gamer-tag many, many, many (I'm feeling old now) years ago. There is no meaning to the name, in case you were wondering. The Xbox name generator picked it. I liked it, so I stuck with it throughout the years, using it as my Reddit profile name, my Twitter handle, and my Coil Profile name.
I started writing seriously as an outlet while my wife was pregnant with our first child. It was during that time I dreamed up The Fires of War. I never anticipated developing a full novel, much less a sequel, but I found that I enjoyed the story so much that I had to continue it. This lead to my interest in Web Monetization and blogging. Here I am, over a year later still fiendishly writing new chapters for Fires of War, dreaming up new stories to tell, and incessantly blogging about the things I care about.
My plan is to continue writing for as long as I can. I do not do this for money. I work full time in a totally unrelated industry, so I'm not seeking to collect a paycheck. Fighting through the bureaucracy of the publishing industry is way too much of a pain, so I will continue self-publishing as works are finished. I'll never put advertisements on this site, because I hate them. If you want to support web monetization, check out Coil.com and read up on Web Monetization. It's a new initiative for supporters to support creators without those pesky middlemen (like advertisers, publishers, etc.)