The weather has shifted into colder extremes these past few weeks. How have you been handling the cool climate? It’s been another busy month for me and I have some news to share.
Recently I submitted a short story for an online Publishing company called Havok. My submission was a 1,000-word fantasy thriller.
The submission had to incorporate what was called Dynamic Duos, or two characters that interact with each other. I’m thinking Frodo and Sam, Batman and Robin, Mario and Luigi, Scooby Do and Shaggy—you get the idea.
Needless to say, I had a lot of fun writing the piece. I’ll hear back from Havok by December. If everything pans out, my story will feature in January’s seasonal release of short stories. Exciting times!
Calling All Beta readers
My beta manuscript, Dragonsblade, still needs one or two more beta readers. If you’re interested, please contact me via this site or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use Betareader to sign up for a read. I really appreciate it!
Once I get sufficient feedback, I plan to seek an editor to spruce it up. Then I’m off on the agent and publisher hunt.
To reiterate here’s a quick pitch about the book:
Dragonsblade is a high fantasy novel at 130,000 words, incorporating elements of romance, scifi, and adventure. The main characters, Pepper and Tarie, enter a war against a shadow goddess and her dark druids. Pepper deals with draconic madness threatening to take over her body, while Tarie discovers the horrible implications of the war.
Tempest of the Dragon
Meanwhile, I’ve resumed my work on my second WIP, Tempest of the Dragon. Unlike the high fantasy world of Dragonsblade, this story takes place in ancient Japan, incorporating elements of Japanese mythology. The manuscript is only at 30,000 words—I plan to reach between 100,000 and 120,000 with it.
Here’s another pitch:
Kyosenko, a young samurai, discovers a girl named Mina, a cursed black dragon in disguise. He vows to protect the ensorcelled girl with his life, venturing with her across ancient Japan and its mythological creatures to a mountain only heard in rumors—a place where Mina may find eternal rest. But there is another threat, an organization that wishes to capture Mina and abuse her draconic powers—the Kaji Clan.
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