1. It rains every day at four o’clock sharp.
2. They named the terminals after lucky ships in the hopes they’d bring back the glory of past fleets.
3. Shifters have no true form, we can be anything or anyone that you can think of, still– habits are easier to fall into than you’d think. Continue reading
1. The world starts when winter falls; an explosion of life that turns the barren desert into a paradise.
2. No one grows into the person they expect to be– except for psychics I suppose.
3. Home schooling’s a constant race to stay in front of the kids and she’s beginning to wish her daughters would slow down. Continue reading
1. Home is wherever my suitcase is.
2. If I write it down, I know it’s true, but if my pen meets paper and I cannot move– I know that future has already died.
3. All three suns have risen by the time the light is finally strong enough to trigger the explosion. Continue reading
TWWA, Take 2!
In preparation for April Camp NaNoWriMo’s eBook bonanza I’ve been trying to get cover art done for all the stories in the queue. The Saturday Story Prompt covers are easy (if time consuming), but the other stories are a bit harder…
The basic goal for an eBook cover (for me) is to get something simple that scales well and can be read easily all the way down to 75×100. Last check, both Amazon and Smashwords displays the thumbnails at 100×150, so I might need to revise that strategy upwards. *pokes image*
I think it turned out okay, although at the full resolution (1800×2400) it looks a little rough because it’s not true vector art. I really need to save up and buy Photoshop someday. Or learn how to properly use Gimp. Or just pay someone to design proper covers. Continue reading
1. You can feel the world unraveling around you.
2. They nickname the transport crawler Red Rover for obvious reasons and Good Boy for less obvious ones– at least until the visitors meet the rudimentary AI that someone snuck into its mainframe.
3. The proper diet works miracles and within hours the pair come out of their comas. Continue reading
Of Kingdoms and Nails
The general game-plan for April’s Camp is to release an eBook every three days: 10 books x 1,000+ words each = 10,000. Of course I also plan on exceeding that goal (if I can), so this is just the very roughest of an outline.
Since I’m trying to focus on writing/editing this month that means I have to get the cover art done in the next nine days… woo? *flails about madly*
The books that will get me to that minimum goal are as follows. I’m trying to get the SSPs done first so I can spam them into the Smashwords Store and then follow up with actual stories. Continue reading
1. Kings die just as easily as other men.
2. It’s not quite a mirror universe, up isn’t down, dark isn’t light– but heat is cold and there’s something inherently unnerving about flames that freeze things into ash. Continue reading
1. Scars fade, but the dreams don’t die.
2. Oceans are harder to reach than the skies, but without birds it hadn’t occurred to them to try. Continue reading
1. The world shudders as it falls away.
2. Heaven is too far away –she can feel it– if they die now all that waits for them is the dark. Continue reading
The Plotting Begins!
10,000 words is the smallest goal you can pick, so that’s where I’m starting off!
Since I have a habit of losing Camp NaNo’s with stunning consistency, I figured this time around I had better stack the deck a bit. Not only am I starting with the lowest possible goal, but I’m also working on smaller projects that I’ve already partially completed.
But the twist is that I am only going to count words that are in a new finished eBook. No drafts, no WiPs, no world-building that’s basically just filler. Continue reading