Because it would seem that Shanny doesn’t think this is important to know, I’m taking the opportunity to inform of a pair of new Universal Nexus stories coming very soon (like around June).
It’s a duology (or possibly longer) of short novels — each approximately the same length as Stolen Time.
It tells of the epic struggle to free a cluster of worlds in Galfarra from wicked Neo-Imperialists and their allies! In the processes Lyndsey meets up with a distant cousin from a long lost branch of the family tree (well, technically it’s Lyndsey’s branch that’s long lost, but since they knew right where they were the whole time …).
It’s very cool, you should check it out when it goes on sale.
Finishing a story, that is. Well, finishing the first part of one, anyway. It was supposed to be just one novel, but given the way it’s developed, it’s going to be two or more novellas instead, because of changes in focus and tone that are necessary as it shifts from being about searching for something the bad guys took to being about liberating worlds from the bad guys.
Started July 24, 2012. Finished first draft February 27, 2013. 27,831 words. Not too bad, considering I wrote the first roughly 1,000 words in just a few hours that early morning in July and then it sat, untouched, until November, when I wrote all but the last approximately 5,000 words . . . and then I had bronchitis, and then it was Christmas, and then I had the stomach bug from Hell, and then next thing I knew, it was February and I hadn’t written anything but some vignettes and drabbles in months. It needs proofreading very badly — I shouldn’t type while sleepy, apparently — and some little scenes added, to flesh out the impact the stuff going on has in the bigger picture of the setting, but the first part of the STORY is done.
Now if I just had a title that didn’t suck. The title, “Kavaliro Cousin”, was from when I thought it was just going to be a little vignette about Lyndsey meeting a distant cousin. Little did I know when I started writing it that they were fighting against an allegiance of two of the biggest villainous groups in that quarter of the galaxy.
Shannon has a short story out.
A good one.
Nook • Kindle • Kobo
That’s links to it.
And she didn’t tell you here.
That’s rude. or sad. or maybe both.
Someone grab a stack of pitchforks, someone else some flaming torches, and I’ll get us some rope and we can just have a good ol’ fashioned lynching because this is clearly a woman with no regard for her fans and must be hung from the tallest shelf in the library, pronto.
She REALLY should take this thing over.
I think if she hasn’t done so soon I might be inclined to photoshop her into fetishist porn screenshots and post them … or more likely just find perfectly undoctored horribly embarrassing photos of her. Ir maybe i could tell you daily about her latest pratfalls.
Oh my. The fun I could have with a blog that’s got someone ELSE’s name on it.
Welcome to Universal Nexus. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
One day the creator of the universe of Universal Nexus will feel inclined to do something with this space. Until then I’m going to fill it for her.
She is short.
She writes lots of stuff that she is rude and doesn’t share with anyone but her husband, Jason (the OTHER guy listed in that Navi-bar thing who might or might not be typing this… ooohhh a mystery) … We should lynch her! No … wait … bad idea. Lynched people can’t write.
BRIBERY! Send her Bribes! That’ll do! Yes?
Meh, just harass her.
- Who am I? (catholicgrounds.com)
- Judge won’t cut Navy bribe sentences (utsandiego.com)
- Creator of the Universe or Matchmaker? (matterintospirit.wordpress.com)
- Are You Wanted or Needed? (spiritualsobriety.wordpress.com)
- Bribery Or Rewards (everydayfamily.com)