Friday Fiction: The Cliffs of Karkoom

For this month’s short fiction, another of the building blocks for Paradise Falls. This time, it’s Weiland Fell. He’s a member of the Galactic Alliance Peace Keepers and, specifically, a specialist in hostage negotiation and search-and-rescue ops. He’s got a streak of daredevil in him and a willingness to put himself in harm’s way to protect others.

He also happens to come from Malchiar, a non-Alliance world with a bad reputation that Weiland feels he has to try and make up for.

Of course, not all rescues have a happy ending…as Weiland is about to be reminded of.

Read The Cliffs of Karkoom

Happy (or maybe not, this time) reading 🙂

Kingdoms Rise and Kingdoms Fall

It’s the middle of October and things are chaotic, to say the least. Personally speaking, the last four weeks have been one long, continuous tension headache…and then I make the mistake of looking at the news. (Looking at the news is up there with reading the comments at the moment.) Even my usually reliable escape of watching sport has been dominated by controversy (and you definitely don’t read the comments about that one!)

So, yes. Not my most productive few weeks.

So, am I going to be able to get Ved’ma published next month? It’s doubtful, to say the least. But. BUT. I’ve reached the point where I’m basically refusing to give up, so…we’ll see. In the meantime, I’m also still planning on writing book 6 (or, at least, getting a good start on it) for NaNoWriMo. This might (?!) sound mad, but I want to avoid being in a similar situation this time next year. Admittedly, that’s kind of what I said this time last year…

In more positive news, I have a cover in progress for Ved’ma (hi S!) which I’m looking forward to being able to share with you soon – it’s looking really, really awesome and I can’t wait for it to be ready!

Also, in positive news, there will be a Friday Fiction story this month – look out for that at the end of this week. I’ve also got stories ready for next month (pending Ved’ma) and a couple of stories in varying states of readiness for December. I’m also planning to make December a short story writing month, to give myself a bit of a break – though that is contingent on getting Ved’ma done!

Finally, in really positive news, book 6 officially (and finally!) has a title: Hassatar. This shouldn’t change now and to reflect that, Hassatar has been added to the releases page. It doesn’t have its final synopsis, but it does have a teaser!

Lastly, I’ve been and done a bit of springcleaning on my projects page to add another couple of potential projects and to add some guidance in as to whether projects are stand-alone books or potential series. I’m going to be busy!

Until Friday, happy reading 🙂