One of the few stories I wrote decades ago that I still like. You can see parts of my writing style in here – the use of repetition, beats and tone. Also, you can see where I’m still lacking – descriptions, use of senses, etc.
Anyway, thought I’d post this as a fun little addition. Tell me what you think!
Continue reading Hope & Despair – A Short Story
So. Update on writing.
Book 3 of the Adventures on Brad series is complete and getting edited. I need to get some more editing on it done since the basic pass was not complete. Hopefully we’ll see book 3 in the next few weeks.
Book 3 of the System Apocalypse is at… 25k words or so. Word says 28k but that includes various notes / blurbs / thoughts / etc. I am stuck, since book 3 is somewhat more complicated and so I’m having to actually plot the book a bit more than I normally do. I’m… uncertain if what I’ve got plotted is workable, and how much of this is because of usual writer jitters and how much is truth and how much because my brain is dead.
Oh yeah, on that note – brain is dead. I’ve been fighting a cold and a bunch of minor health stuff for the last 3 weeks. Since I have a day job, by the time I get back to writing, often I’m just wiped. So I’m not feeling super-creative right now. Which is why I’m holding off on writing the ‘hard’ book since I’m not entirely sure what I’m writing is good.
Lastly, good news – the exclusive to newsletter subscribers side story for Lana is written. I actually had a few ideas for it, but ended up writing a slice-of-life story due to above brain deadness. I’m going to need to find some time when my brain works to edit it. It’s a story that is likely never going to be publicly released. It has no plot, no narrative beginning or ending. It’s very much a ‘this happened’ story but it’s a fun look into the background things happening in Whitehorse.
That’s about it for updates. Leave comments if you have any thoughts, etc.