Camp this year is all about the short stories. Specifically, short stories centered around The Forest, a large and magical forest in the middle of a southern Ontario city. Don't expect anything particularly serious.
Kith and Kin will be completed by the end of 2014. Probably.
There are one or two chapters of KaK and an epilogue left. I'm gonna write it all up and post it all at once, hopefully by next Friday.
And finishing Kith and Kin this month if it kills me. Chapter 16 is live. Onwards!
I'm just not feeling The Edges, so instead I'm going to write a story about soldiers. Whee. Check out Alpha D:
Offered a chance to embed with a Marine unit in the ongoing war with power-wielding superhumans called the Enhanced, 23-year-old journalist Ilan King accepts without giving it much thought - until he finds out he'll be spending the next 6 months with the infamous Alpha D Company. Assigned to the not-so-tender care of D Squad and its no-nonsense Lieutenant, Nathan Alvarez, Ilan struggles to come to terms with both his own prejudices and those of his companions even as he has to fight to stay alive.
Earning the respect of the men and women he's living and working alongside is hard enough. When he discovers Nathan's been keeping a deadly secret, Ilan is forced to decide what's more important: the people he's come to care for, or his commitment to reporting the truth.
New story: The Edges
2013's NaNo, let's see if we can actually finish the damn thing. Here's the synopsis:
On a snowy winter night, Morrigan Greeley is murdered just outside her workplace for little more than her car keys and the 5 bucks in change inside her purse. Ten days later, she opens her eyes to a strange room and a strange man who introduces himself as Elijah Andrushko, an agent of the Edges. Elijah tells her that she, too, is an Edgelander: an immortal, undead witch who has only come into her powers after her death and is now tasked with protecting the mortal world from the monsters that inhabit the Edges.
After the initial fear and confusion, Morrigan finds she enjoys the lessons on fighting and using her new powers, especially when she and Elijah begin field work. Over the next few years, she settles into her afterlife and displays an affinity for the job - until she and Elijah are assigned to eliminate the baby boy prophesied to cause the destruction of the as-yet-unborn Champion, and bring about the end of the world.
It needs reworking. Lots and lots of reworking. So it's being shelved for a while.
Also, I'm dedicating August, September, and October to editing, finishing, and rewriting all the stories I currently have floating around. This list will include:
Splinters edited and released on Smashwords (non-omnibus/special version)
Adopt An Angel
A third Blood story
Boys of Winter
Kith & Kin (if not yet done)
The Man Who Stole The World
The Heartless Boy
To plan out
That magic-eating dinos story
Of course, all these are subject to change, but I'm hoping to get at least some of them completed before November NaNo rolls around.
Though I do think I've used that reference before.
The site is not abandoned. I'm just getting over the surgery still and trying to find a new job and I hurt my arm and it's hot and whine bitch moan. Plus Camp NaNo is coming up in just about a week, so there will at least be new writing for that. And now back to trying to finish Adopt An Angel.
Doing some work on the site this weekend, so please excuse any mess. Trying to make things a little more streamlined and link the shit out of everything to avoid scaring off potential readers who just want to be able to click a next button, not go for a scavenger hunt.
Also, I'm going for ear surgery on Tuesday and hopefully will not have a heart attack from fear before then. I am, however, working on a new Blood story, because Kellan and Val still need some love. Hopefully it will be on the site soon.
Crankypants 20-something writer with a hard-on for gay porn, violence, and explosions.