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Releases from Week 1 January 2017
Last week, I created four covers, released one short story, and put three other short stories up for pre-release ordering. It was pretty busy, and not a lot of writing got done, but if you don't publish what you write, you'll never find your readers. These are the stories now available for order, or download:
When Melange feels the pull of utter dread
emanating from a road train parked at a rest stop near her home, she
investigates. She had no intention of being trapped in the cab on the driver’s
unexpected return, nor of being stuck in the truck when he is murdered during
the first delivery. But she can’t stay there. She’s discovered the prisoners
that were the source of the dread, and the trolls are coming to take them away.
With time running short, she must find a way to avoid capture, and summon help,
and that means getting past the troll and humans standing guard.
Available for Pre-Order; Release Date: January 21, 2017:
It was meant to be a surprise for Allan’s
farewell, but the only person who got surprised was me. And the only farewell I
was lookin’ at was my own, which just shows it’s never a good idea to look too
closely at your heroes—even when you’re asked to, because now I’m gonna need a
little help. and I don't know if it'll come in time.
Available for Pre-Order; Release Date: February 4, 2017:
I grew up with the White Pinnacle always on my
horizon. It was the first thing I saw in the morning and the last thing I saw
at night. Was it connected to me not being allowed to go to sea like the rest
of my siblings, and why my father refused to tell me why? The night my sister’s
ship capsized, was a night of revelations, but the price… my sister… Was it
something I was strong enough to bear?
Available for Pre-Order; Release Date: November 3, 2017:
So, we’ve done this job, and I’m checking our
tails are clear, and I find they’re not—and then I find the only way to kick
clear is to find the Cloud Door. Only trouble is the Cloud Door’s a legend, and
Mack? Well, he’s not too fond of chasing legends. Fortunately, this one’s a
no-brainer: we want to live, and that’s got to be enough to make anyone chase a
This report is actually going out on
time. It’s been a busy week, and, with exams approaching, it’s only going to
get busier. This is what happened the week just gone.
Week 1 ProgressNew
words produced: 67 + poetry and flash handwritten
and Notes: NilWorks
completed: 14 (7 poems, 7 flash fiction)Works
edited: 1 (CS initial edit for Army Boots & Stilettos)Covers
created: 0 (CS format done for Army Boots & Stilettos)Works
Entered: 0Bloggery: 1,829University
Prep and Assignments: 3,392Writing News The week just gone saw me trying to
complete a second assessment item. Unfortunately, it proved more complex than
expected, so, although I completed the words required, with 30-40 references in
place, I’m not completely happy with the result, and have decided to go over it
this week to see if I can tweak it into something more satisfactory. I also
completed the initial edit and format of Army Boots & Stilettos, but want