Camp nano kicked off well but I’m already flagging (It’s hard to write when you’re visiting the parents).
Here’s more of These Haunted Hills. We left off when Brendan in the bathroom looking for ticks. We’re in Josh’s head and I skipped over some of the angst and self doubt he was feeling during his wait on Brendan. It’s a few sentences longer than 6.
Josh shut the door and quickly stripped down, acutely aware that he was no more comfortable being the naked one with Brendan just on the other side of door. At least the awkwardness killed any unwanted action certain parts of him might have gotten up to otherwise. He ran his fingers through his hair feeling for ticks. Finding none there nor reflected in the mirror, he checked the inside of his clothing before redressing.
“Are you okay you seem a little …flat? You’ve been pretty much a bottle of champagne since I’ve met you.”
Josh chuckled, wagging his head. “Just feeling bad about the tick thing, maybe the ghost too.”
“I didn’t mean to make you feel that way.”
“It’s not you. It’s all in my head. Residual crap from high school. I’m fine.”
If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!
It’s the start of Camp Nano. I failed at it in April, mostly due to the edits required on Blood Red Roulette and the end of the semester. I’m not exactly upset by that of course. It’s a good reason to fail. I should have no real issues in July. Even if edits on Purrfect Holiday come in, that’s not a very long story (unlike the over 300 pages BRR).
I’m working on two projects but only one under this pen name. It’s a solarpunk post apocalyptic. I have a local fellow who’s the farmer/fisher type with some scientific background and from the city, a scientist who has some messed up DNA thanks to the alien trying to decide can he live so remotely.
the beginning is rough because it’s more of an info dump for me that I’ll smooth out later (mostly I was pantsing it without a lot of notes, creating as I go). Hopefully it’ll get done for the anthology deadline. I do like these characters but I need to take some precautions with Sam. Yes, he’s into green tech and sustainable living but he’s also Native American and I don’t want him to look like a stereotype.
And have about three weeks worth of writing links
From around the web: A Celebration of the Generous Spirit of Indie Authors and the Self-publishing Community
So You Want to Be A Writer
Creating a Book Trailer That Sells Books I’m interested in this one
Creating An Audiobook As A Self-Published Author
Every Writer Should Attend At Least One Writers’ Conference. Here’s Why. I might have shared this one before
Look For Ideas In All The Wrong Places
Why You Should Put Your Books On Subscription Services
What writing rules do you live by (and which ones do you break)?
First Things First – Why Book Marketing Doesn’t Trump Writing Craft
FREE ONLINE BOOK MOCKUP MAKER
What Makes Stories Go Viral
Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck
Learn from The Incredibles: How to Write Super Characters
Write Confidently and From the Depths of Your Heart
What Goes On A One Sheet?
How to Make Your Sentences More Descriptive I could use this
Create Drama with Your Character’s Desire
6 Ways For Writers To Find Inspiration In A Graveyard
How Can I Write a Tight Story That Takes Place Over Years?
Five Underused Character Archetypes
Start Your Novel with a Bang! 12 Ways to Hook Readers
Non-Verbal Communication in Writing
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