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Sparks and Ash: Nano Fiction Runner-Up in the Progeny Contest

April 7, 2016

Sparks and Ash graphic

“I’ve taken your family.  Your things.  Your memories.  Nothing left but your tattered skin.  I’d kill you…”  My enemy straightens.  “Why bother killing a nobody?”

Click here on the link to read the rest of my nano fiction story, “Sparks and Ash,” published on the Splickety Publishing Group’s Lightning Blog.

The theme for this contest was “identity,” and it was a blast to write. 😀 I hope you enjoy it.



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April 5, 2016

Unintentional blogging hiatus…

I’m so sorry, readers.  It has been several weeks, and…no official blog posts!  I even forgot to put together a Simmer Starters last week!  Argh.  I hope to be back on the ball soon.  I have a few different threads of thought simmering which I’m eager to put to words. 😀

Writing updates…

I’m happy to say, however, that I’ve been making more progress on my book. 😀  I’m taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo, with a modest word count goal of 10,000 words, so I hope to make good headway with this draft, and finish it in a couple of months – exciting!

I’ve had some great conversations with family and friends about what direction I want to go with it, too.  I’ve clarified my purpose and my plans afresh, and I even hope to pitch Book One to a publishing house at the Realm Makers Conference this summer (which I am all registered for now…my first ever writing conference!! *SQUEE*).

I’m also starting to gain an idea of what I want to do after I finish The Kraesinia Trilogy.  (*shocked face* I’m actually considering life after TKT.  It’s a stretch, but I’m imagining it!)  I’ve always assumed I would move on to the other WIP I’ve had around for a decade, Renegade…but that may not be the case!  In particular I’m interested in trying my hand at something completely new to me, without all the “baggage” that comes with reimagining something I first created in my early teens.

I will probably have to share a more lengthy post in the future about my recent writing angst and revelations. 😉

Contest runner-up!

I also have exciting news!  😀 Last Friday I was named a runner-up in Splickety’s Progeny Contest with Tosca Lee, for my nano fiction piece, “Sparks and Ash.”  What an honor!

They’ll be publishing my story on their Lightning Blog sometime in the near future, so I’ll definitely post a link when it’s up!  It was fun to write, and one of the first times I’ve tried my hand at nano fiction (stories at or under 100 words).

I hope to have a “real” blog post up soon… But for now, Happy April to you all! And I will try to have a regular Simmer Starters up again this Friday. 🙂