Introducing Infinity 8: an urban fantasy soap opera series

Calico Winghorse, demon wizard.

Portrait by Koji of deviantArt

I’m implementing changes and other edits on Infinity 8. It’s a fun urban fantasy soap opera with lgbtq characters. And tons of family drama.

Last night I polished 239 pages. (Whew!!) and have 109 pages left. Beta reads are just around the corner! Now to pick a date for professional editing as well.

The story of Infinity 8 is about Calico Winghorse and the inter-dimensional portal he constructed as a small child. Calico is a mongrel demon wizard triplet from another realm. He is also the God of Space and Time.

This particular series is really titled The New Infinity 8, as there are plans to take Calico back to his younger days. That series will have a prefix of The Original Infinity 8. To learn more, stay tuned!

 

Writers, Get Organized For the New Year With A Calendar

So it’s nearly 2017, and a clean slate to organize ourselves is on the horizon.

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Bask in how pristine my new calendar currently is. We’ll see how long it lasts.

Writers, now is the time to start planning if you haven’t considered doing so before. Not only might it increase your workflow, imagine how good it will feel when you can see all the progress you’ve made?

For me, I work best with the paper medium to keep track, but there’s all sorts of ways you can do it. There are online calendars, and online ones you can print out.

For starters, check out Google’s Calendar. Quick and easy, especially since most people already have a gmail account.  If not, the link will take you to a page to create an account. The ‘create account’ link is below the log in box.

If you want to start right now with a print out, don’t want to use Google, and don’t want to waste time shopping, check out Calendar Labs, and the printable templates.

Now go forth, write and plan!

 

Over 100 FREE ebooks! Dec 3rd and 4th only

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Choose from over 100 free science fiction and fantasy ebook novels from your favorite retailer. Don’t be left out and not have anything to read over the holidays. Especially if you have a long flight or a mind numbing car/bus ride.

Make those miles disappear and dive into an awesome story. But hurry! This weekend only, December 3rd and 4th 2016. The clock is ticking. Click on the banner (or this link if the banner is not showing up, or the blog post title) and enjoy.

I proudly ditched NaNoWriMo

nanowrimo_2016_webbadge_participant-180I wasn’t proud at first, but I realized this year wasn’t going to work, and I ended the challenge. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month.  It is a challenge that encourages people to write 50,000 words in one month. This year, I didn’t feel it.

November 2016 was supposed to be the writing debut for book two of my dark fantasy trilogy called Elemental Rain.

But even before I started writing, before November even rolled around, there were all sorts of road blocks on this manuscript. Especially where the story was actually going. As the month hit the teens, I was struggling for more of the 24K I already had.

That was when I realized I was just writing in attempt to beat the challenge. And for me, that’s not how to write a novel. Reviewing some of the material I’d already written, I see I was leading one of my main support characters along a very dark path. And I wasn’t sure if it was right for him to be there (because I already have the last chapter of book 3 written) and it wasn’t adding up.

On top of that I had my hands full with two other novels–one in the editing stage, and another inbetween those two stages. And that’s when I realized I was spreading myself too thin. I should be worrying about the other projects that are closer to being finished.

So book two of that Elemental Rain trilogy won’t see a revival until at least March 2017. But I am looking forward to the next NaNoWriMo, and hopefully my schedule will be open for it.

Has anyone else abandoned the challenge, either this year, or in the past?

 

 

Free Dark Fantasy Kindle Ebook

Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs is a gritty dark fantasy. The ebook is free on Amazon through November 22nd.

TrammCover2ndEd2nd edition release. This novel pushes boundaries. It explores society’s perception of people, taboos, and personal relationships. For mature readers.

Pony is a bipedal half-centaur with no desire to waste tears on a history she cannot remember. She’s busy enough with her mail routes and package deliveries and floundering through an unrequited love for the beautiful and aloof elven courtesan, Mardyth.

Then, the mundane drudgery of her life shatters when Konstantine Bywater takes over as the new boss. He starts asking questions she can’t possibly answer, and stirs up a past better left dead and buried.

Running away is no longer an option. Not when Kon and his minions accuse Mardyth of an unspeakable crime. Pony will stop at nothing to uncover the truth—not only to prove her lover’s innocence, but to save herself as well.