Dragons & Destruction!

The day (week?) has finally come! I am, officially, a published author.

"I read somewhere that nothing beautiful is perfect until it is destroyed." - J. Lee Ellorris
A quote from my poem “Destruction.”

My short story, “The Last Guardians” was released in the solarpunk dragon anthology Wings of Renewal yesterday, and my poem “Destruction” is coming out in Volume 2 of Polychrome Ink tomorrow! 

This is ridiculously exciting, especially since I am getting print copies of both of these to sit on my shelf and look pretty. And I may or may not take them down and lovingly stroke my name in print. đŸ˜›

If you feel like checking either of them out, let me know what you think! Outside of fanfiction and private beta reading, I’ve never really had my work out there like this, standing on its own. I’d like words of glowing praise to be lavishly rained upon me, please. đŸ˜‰

So what’s next?

Nanowrimo, of course! I have been working on a novella. Or rather, several novellas. I keep starting one, then quickly finding the story isn’t working, or I need to wait and think on it some more, then trying on another one. I’m trying to embrace this as part of the illustrious writing process. (Trying).

Wings of Renewal Cover
Check out my story “The Last Guardians” about elderly lesbian dragons who are the last of their kind.

Though my track record with Nano is failure, stress, failure, and more stress, I’m going to attempt it again this year, and will be working on whichever novella idea actually sticks this month. Will it be the story about the bisexual wolf shifter on the run from werewolf hunters? The one where four twenty-somethings with superpowers cobble a life together as private investigators? The retelling of Beauty and the Beast where Beauty is a cunning prostitute hired to teach the Beast how to behave for his future bride? Or maybe the one with the high priestess and the man who is a vessel for a goddess, serving as her arm of justice?

Hmmm. We will have to see!

Projects Coming in 2016

I’m in the planning phases of two major projects for 2016. Fellow writer friend Lyssa Chiavari and I are putting together an anthology of fairytale retellings. The official announcement and call for submissions is going to go up in January.

Also, I’m leading a team of six writers in an awesome collaborative story called Murder-You-Vote, where six strangers are trapped in a haunted ski lodge and readers get to vote off the next person to die. (Dun dun dunnn!)

More coming soon about both of these! <3 I’m excited to share all of this with you!

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