Tomas slowly made his way down the dimly lit hall. He walked with a limp, and the metal apparatus around his leg protested his every move.
Just a tiny tease from the first draft of New Worlders. 🙂
As you may have noticed, I’ve been having trouble keeping up with my blog the past few months. It’s like all my motivation just drained from me and left me a tired shell. I think I can pinpoint most of this feeling to an exciting contract that I had that fell through. It put me in a funk, and it’s been a tremendous fight to try to get over it. It might be slow, but I am trying.
Last month I wrote two 10,000 word short stories. See? I’m doing stuff. This month, well, I haven’t written much. The first of those stories will be in The Future Chronicles, a special edition of the series. The other story I’m shopping around. I might even turn it into a novel some day. Do you like Space Murder Mysteries? I hope so.
I’ve been getting back into the swing of things with my Mention Monday. I actually had an amazing month last month, and have a bunch of things to mention. I just need to start setting an alarm or something so I remember that Monday is Monday. Too often I find myself realizing on Tuesday that Monday is gone. Not that I strictly have to stick to alliteration, but I think it’s a good structure to stick with. I’m thinking that I might bring back Serial Sunday. I don’t want to over-promise, and I don’t know exactly when I’ll start, but it’s something I want to do. What will the new Serial Sunday be about? I’m planning for it to be a companion to Otherworlders. If you are subscribed to my mailing list, then you probably got a little bonus scene featuring the character Chase. He was important to the story, and originally had a lot more air time, but a bunch of his story got cut out in the editing process as his character got redefined. Some people had mentioned that they didn’t feel like they got to know him very well in the novel. Therefore, I’m planning to create Otherworlders: The Chase Chronicles. It’ll be an ongoing feature on my blog that explores all the things Chase was doing during the book. How’d he react when the Otherworlders arrived? How’d he wind up in the military? What’d he do when he left Tomas and Samantha? Who are these contacts he has? What other missions did he go on? He freed a lot of people and escaped the government a couple times, and we didn’t get to see all that much of it. And what really happened between him and Kara during their time together? And if you think this companion series is a hint that there may be more Otherworlders to come, you might be right. 🙂 Just to warn you, though, it probably won’t happen very fast. At some point, once The Chase Chronicles is finished, I plan to collect it and put it on Amazon.
I also want to bring back Writing Wednesday, and hopefully at some point, if I can find the energy and muses, Flash Fiction Friday.
So bear with me, I’m still at it, just at a little slower pace. Thank you for reading my work and following my blog! I’m grateful for every single one of you.
Last Week’s WW: The Writer’s Roller Coaster
A few weeks ago I wrote about how it’s important to create a schedule for yourself. About how self-imposed deadlines can help you create, and stop you from procrastinating. I still believe all of this to be true. But, those plans don’t always work out.
I know that this should be flash fiction friday, but I’ve been a bit busy working on several projects, and today got away from me. Sorry. However, in case you missed it before, I am looking for reader/reviewers for Otherworlders. So here’s the first chapter. If you’re interested in reading the whole book in exchange for an honest review, please email me at fictionbyangela @gmail.com
Kara awoke with a start, lying naked under a thin sheet. Continue reading
It’s getting to be the last week for my novel on Kindle Scout. If you haven’t nominated it yet, it would mean a lot to me if you could. It’s getting down to crunch time, and I need all the support that I can get.
If you haven’t heard of Kindle Scout, here’s the gist: It gives readers the opportunity to see the first chapters of never before published books. If you like it, nominate it! And if it gets enough nominations, then you’ve helped a book get published and you get a FREE copy of the ebook before it’s published, and a thank you from the author. And since it’s run by Kindle, you just use your Amazon log-in to vote.
It’s almost over, so nomination time is limited. I’d really appreciate it if you could check it out and nominate it if you like it. Spread the word about it if you really like it. Thanks!!
If anyone would like read my novel Otherworlders, please let me know and I’d be happy to send you a copy. I just ask that you read it in a reasonable time frame and give me feedback. I really want to release it soon, but I don’t feel like I’ve had enough eyes on it.
If you’re interested, email me at fictionbyangela at gmail dot com
You will have my gratitude and an acknowledgement in the book (if you want) if you beta read for me.
Thanks all. I look forward to hearing from you. Below is a description:
Tagline: After finding no alternative but to leave their war-torn dimension, and attempting to adjust to a new world, those who made the journey find that they are not welcomed and have to fight for their lives and escape yet again.
Synopsis: A man-made virus has been released. It’s destroying everything. It adapts too quickly to fight. The only way to save those whom haven’t been infected yet, over a billion, is to send them to a parallel universe. The technology is untested. The other universe is unprepared.
So, I’ve decided to go back to work on Otherworlders. I’m going to give it at least a polish, maybe a whole third draft. I’m also considering starting a kickstarter to fund getting a professional edit done on it.
To get ready for that, and because hey, it’s fun, I made a trailer for my novel. I used photos of people that I’ve taken, combined with some stock photos of backgrounds, and compiled them. I also used some stock loops and composed the music. I then wrote and recorded the script. So if you ever wonder what my voice sounds like, here it is! Enjoy!!