Introducing Infinity 8: an urban fantasy soap opera series

CalicoPortraitI’m implementing changes and other edits on Infinity 8. It’s a fun urban fantasy soap opera with lgbtq characters. And tons of family drama.

Last night I polished 239 pages. (Whew!!) and have 109 pages left. Beta reads are just around the corner! Now to pick a date for professional editing as well.

The story of Infinity 8 is about Calico Winghorse and the inter-dimensional portal he constructed as a small child. Calico is a mongrel demon wizard triplet from another realm. He is also the God of Space and Time.

This particular series is really titled The New Infinity 8, as there are plans to take Calico back to his younger days. That series will have a prefix of The Original Infinity 8. To learn more, stay tuned!

I proudly ditched NaNoWriMo

nanowrimo_2016_webbadge_participant-180I wasn’t proud at first, but I realized this year wasn’t going to work, and I ended the challenge. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month.  It is a challenge that encourages people to write 50,000 words in one month. This year, I didn’t feel it.

November 2016 was supposed to be the writing debut for book two of my dark fantasy trilogy called Elemental Rain.

But even before I started writing, before November even rolled around, there were all sorts of road blocks on this manuscript. Especially where the story was actually going. As the month hit the teens, I was struggling for more of the 24K I already had.

That was when I realized I was just writing in attempt to beat the challenge. And for me, that’s not how to write a novel. Reviewing some of the material I’d already written, I see I was leading one of my main support characters along a very dark path. And I wasn’t sure if it was right for him to be there (because I already have the last chapter of book 3 written) and it wasn’t adding up.

On top of that I had my hands full with two other novels–one in the editing stage, and another inbetween those two stages. And that’s when I realized I was spreading myself too thin. I should be worrying about the other projects that are closer to being finished.

So book two of that Elemental Rain trilogy won’t see a revival until at least March 2017. But I am looking forward to the next NaNoWriMo, and hopefully my schedule will be open for it.

Has anyone else abandoned the challenge, either this year, or in the past?

 

 

Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs 2nd edition

Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs (TRAMM)  is now available on Amazon. The ebook will be free starting November 20th to November 22nd.

TRAMM is book 1 of The Elemental Rain Trilogy. This gritty dark fantasy has a brand new cover with additional and revised content. The story pushes boundaries. It explores society’s perception of people, taboos, and personal relationships.

Dark fantasy 2nd edition cover
New Cover
A gritty dark fantasy. GLBTQ elements.
Old Cover

Pony is a bipedal half-centaur mail courier who just wants to concentrate on her rocky relationship with Mardyth, an elven male courtesan.

Her mysterious and painful past catches up to her when Konstantine Bywater takes over as Lightfoot Delivery’s new boss.

The title of book 2 has been changed. It is now called Through Rain And Rogue Faerie.