The reviewer said, “…loved the setup, but I feel there was far more to explore in the concept.” And he would be right. There are two full books on Willow to explore what else happens when she grants wishes. You can find Fiction River: Wishes, along with One Bad Wish and Sun Spot Magic at your favorite retailers.
June sped by. Still moving in and still trying to get myself in a routine that allows me to get to back to doing all the stuff I had been doing before.
I am behind on short stories. Barely 60 stories at the end of June. But hey, that’s the minimum I could be and still potentially make my 120 short story goal. The bigger issue for me is that a couple of those stories felt like they could become novels and I want to write those novels. So that makes the shorts harder.
I’m still going to power through some more shorts for the next week, maybe two. Then we’ll see where I am as far as wanting to do more or take some time to write longer fiction.
I got back a gothic novel from the editor and I hope to have that up by the end of summer, with any luck! It’s off getting some pull quotes from someone more well-known in the genre. Go me! That was a hard ask.
At any rate, for those who also read the newsletter, those short stories only for newsletter subscribers (oh you didn’t know? Subscribe here.) will be coming back soon. Hopefully, August.
I hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoys their reading.
That should have been May. I moved in May and planned to get a blog post written but I had no real internet and so it didn’t happen. No free stories the last two months either but I haven’t taken down April’s yet.
But I’m still writing. Even if I’m not communicating. There’s my new books, Souls Lost and Souls Broken out on Amazon. I have one at the editor. I’m working on all those short stories I was planning to write and hopefully have done by September (but alas, I’ll be lucky to finish them by the end of the year I think).
How are things going for you? And I hope to get back in a routine soon.
Honestly, right now, today, I feel like I should have a post that says “What’s NOT happening?” That would be a shorter post. Probably. Maybe.
My husband is nearing retirement and can now work remotely from his job, so we’ve found the house we want to retire in and are in the middle of all the joys of appraisals, inspections, negotiations, and packing. For me, mostly packing.
And getting ready to go to the Fantasy Workshop taught by Kristine Kathryn Rusch in Lincoln City, Oregon.
If that’s not enough, because we weren’t even supposed to go house hunting until May, I have a longer than usual stay to visit friends in Seattle, where I got a better rate flying on in.
I leave next week.
I’ve also just about finished the first book in the Appalachian Souls series, which is likely to be a trilogy, because that’s what works, but I only have the first two books written.
I’m behind on my short story numbers (but I can probably be forgiven that considering all that was going on lately) but I still wrote a respectable 32 short stories over the last three months.
Because the cats don’t want to be forgotten, yes there were cat problems with the two who don’t like each other getting out and fighting while we were out house hunting (in another state) and then the veterinary care because the aggressor got a scratch in the eye. The victim cat is fine. Karma. Even for cats.
I’m exhausted just writing that. But back to work. Now, where to start?
Is it March already? And did I not blog once since the beginning of February? I should have. I had a book come out. Stories from 2017 is a collection of all the shorts I published last year. It’s available everywhere.
I had a great time at Superstars at the beginning of the month. But I did get sick when I came home which meant I wasn’t quite as productive this month as I had hoped.
I just finished a last pass before sending a new book off to my editor and have some sample covers up on my Facebook page. I’m tweaking the design now so we’ll see what happens. It does seem to match the genre but I think it’s a little busy myself. But that’s just me. Overall I’m feeling good about them. Now I just need to do a pass through the second book and get the first one off to the editor. These are moving along at a very good clip.
The cats here are fine for the moment, although they still aren’t all happy with each other. And they hate to let me type on the keyboard because all of them firmly believe their place is between my chest and the keyboard. At the same time…
Happy spring and I hope the weather where you are is the kind of weather you love.
I just returned from Superstars Writing Seminar and as always am fired up about writing. All the professional authors there have information to share and even when you’ve heard that information multiple times (as I have listening to Dean Wesley Smith) there is always something new that filters in for use in writing.
I’ll be changing up my newsletter based on some things I learned there, too. And I’m still working on my writing goals, where I have the huge goal of 120 short stories. I’m 15 in and working!
This month, I’m working on a lot of the short stories, both writing new ones and checking over the earlier ones to make sure the words flow and looking for typos. I’m sending them out.
The cats are doing fine, although I was disappointed that while I was gone our young cat, Ham, apparently got into quite a fight with your older girl cat, Gemini. There was fur everywhere. When my husband and I both go out of town, I guess we’ll have to make sure she’s safe in her own room until I can make sure they start to at least tolerate each other. Cats.
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