Earlier in the year I posted a list of things I was going to work on in 2013. Have I managed to stick to that schedule? Eh, not exactly, but I’m not far off either.
I anticipated it would take a month to write the two short stories THE DRAGON AND THE SPARROW and IT CAME FROM THE BLACK. It actually took almost two months. Luckily both of them were well received by the anthology editors who’d requested them. THE DRAGON AND THE SPARROW actually needed a bit of edited done to it, which took about a week or so, but the story is stronger for it, so I’m happy. I really can’t wait for them to be released to the world.
Doing a second pass on STILL WATER wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I added a prologue to it, which was probably the biggest bit of work. All in all, though, it flowed pretty well. Now it’s out to beta readers to see what they think. I’m hoping they liked it and have some good notes on how I could make it even better. We shall see.
Right now I’m doing my second pass on A BROKEN MAGIC. I’m only a few chapters in, but I have to say that I’m really liking it. With every word we write we’re supposed to get better at it, so it only makes sense that this would be my strongest effort yet, but that doesn’t take away from my joy at seeing my craft evolve and improve. Let’s hope others think the same thing.
But, along with those things I’ve also been kept busy with other writerly items not on the list. First, and of course most importantly, the audiobook of A MINOR MAGIC is now available. Veronica Giguere did an amazing job narrating it. She lifts the words and makes them sing. I can’t thank you enough. If you’re interested in listening to it, you can find it at the following locations:
Anyway, that’s it from me. I’m hoping I’ll have A BROKEN MAGIC out to beta readers by the end of April. After that, on to more writing!