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WIP Wednesday: New Short Story Coming!

 

Yay! I have finished the short story for March. It’s with the editor right now, but it will be ready for its 15th of March release date. It’s called, The Dream Crypt (An Onyx Warrior Short Story), and I’m seriously considering doing a series based on it. If you’d like to read more about it, I have a page set up for it and it’s even available for pre-order in some places.

The Dream Crypt

I’ve also finished Episode 19 of Shadow Stalker and that’s with the editor as well. I’ll be starting episode 20 this week and should have it done by next week. Episode 19 is due to be released the 5th of April.

I’m still in the planning stages for A God’s Deception series. It’s more involved than I first anticipated since I’m essentially building an entirely new society that has developed around a religion that I’m also creating. It’s been interesting though. The story has changed a lot from the original concept, but I think it’ll be a lot better now.

I’ll be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo next month, so I’m hoping to get a good start on the story then. I set a pretty low word count because my daughter is off from school for the first two weeks in April, and I don’t schedule any new stuff when she’s not in school. I usually use that time (when I’m not doing stuff with my daughter) to catch up if I’ve fallen behind. So I won’t start writing the novel until the second half of the month.

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Saturday Sneak Peeks: March Short Story

Designed by Kathryn Jenkins at Magical Designs

 

As promised, this week I have a sneak peek from my March short story. It’s a new genre for me, so I’m a bit nervous about it, but also excited at the same time. It’s with the editor now and will be ready for its 15th of March release.

My only problem is I haven’t been able to decide on a title and I would love some feedback on the cover as well, so I put together a poll and would love to here from you.

Help me Give my Story a Title and Cover!


Rylee had been feeling as though she had woken in an alternate reality lately. People walked the streets like zombies, with their blank, emotionless expressions. Every morning she followed the same routine, and nothing seemed to change.

“Good morning,” she said to a passerby.

The woman looked at her as though she was trying to figure out if someone had actually spoken to her, then walked off.

“People are so rude,” Rylee said under her breath.

She lifted her pastry to take another bite. Even the food hadn’t been the same. Almost tasteless. She couldn’t even seem to smell anything. Had the world always been this way, and she didn’t notice? She hoped she wasn’t getting sick. Just as the pastry touched her lips, someone grabbed her arm and pulled her into the alleyway.

Rylee opened her mouth to scream, but a gloved hand muffled the sound.

“Be quiet. There are listeners everywhere. You’re in danger, but I’m here to help,” a woman said.

Rylee turned to face the woman as soon as she released her. “Danger? What do you mean? Wait! What’s a listener? Who are you?”


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WIP Wednesday: #AmWriting Like Crazy!

This has been a crazy year so far. I’m really glad I went back to my old style of writing where I work on more than one project at a time. It really works for me.

I’ve got three projects going on at any one time now. I’ve committed myself to writing one short story a month. If it’s not for a specific publication, I’ll release it on its own. Then when I have enough of them, I’ll release them as an anthology for those who prefer bigger books as opposed to smaller ones.

The first one is going to be released the 15th of March. I’m in the process of editing it now, so it should be done in plenty of time. I can’t wait for that. I’ll post a sneak peek of that story this coming Saturday, so keep an eye out for that.

Of course, there’s Shadow Stalker, and I’ve been doing some writing for that as well. Episode 19 is due to be released the 5th of April. I really think people will love Part 4. There are going to be a lot of surprises. 😉

And finally I’m still in the planning stages with my first book in the A God’s Deception series, but I’m almost ready to start outlining the book. I expect I should be finished writing by the end of April and then I can start the editing. Of course, this one I’ll be submitting to Crimson Edge and hopefully publishing with them, so I can’t give a projected release date at this point. But I’m going to hope for the end of the year on that one.

It feels great to be writing more regularly again and actually getting stuff done. And I think I enjoy having something to publish more often too. Between the short stories and Shadow Stalker episodes, I should have something new each month. Sometimes even twice a month. So it’s really exciting.

Oh, and I should also mention, with the short stories, I’ll be experimenting with other genres. They’ll all pretty much be in the horror/thriller/paranormal/dark fantasy category because that’s what I tend to write, but if you have a suggestion or a challenge for me to write in a completely different genre (just for the fun of it) leave a comment below or contact me! I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time… happy reading!

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