After far too long away, I’m making a return. At least I’m trying too.
Currently I’m sorting through manuscripts, figuring out whats been done and what needs to be done.
I did add the most recent Braeden Wolf short story (Afterlife) to Smashwords. Next stop is to work on some more of them.
Its taken some time, but the next of the Braeden Wolf short fiction pieces is finally completed, and now able to be read on my blog.
Afterlife is a brief look at the vampire Queen B who lives in the den of Braeden Wolf’s place, revolving around an unusual moment of revelation for her.
Finally, after a slightly long delay, the sixth episode of the Braeden Wolf Short Story collection is now available, for free, on Smashwords.
This one revolves around Annabelle Chan (aka Tinkerbelle), a cybernetically augmented technophile having a run in with a bunch vehemently opposed to the desecration of the flesh with plastic and metal.
The five short stories I had written earlier and are on my website are now also on Smashwords, with shiny new covers, free to download and with a wider audience.
They won’t be the last ones I put up there.
What I plan to do is write more of these rather short stories as a series of vignettes, or brief moments in time revolving around various characters and events in The City, most of which build up an overall story.
I am thinking of doing around 15 more of these vignettes, and another 5 short stories unrelated but still providing snapshots of The City.
Only been up a couple of days but already have around 350 downloads, which is a good start.
I’m going to be putting up the short stories I have written on Smashwords for a slightly larger audience, mostly as teasers to spur interest in the longer stories. For that I need some decent covers.
I’ve been working off and on most of the day on ideas for covers, given I can’t really afford to hire someone to do it. Took some doing but I finally got something I like. This is the cover for the first of the short stories.
What I was aiming for was something that reflected both the cyberpunk and paranormal elements of the setting, which I think I may have got. We have a magic symbol that is done in neon light circuitry – or at least a close proximity there of.
The fifth of the short stories in the Braeden Wolf collection has finally been finished and added.
Called Aggression, it features Angela Grey (better known as Honey) investigating a series of murders and a slightly unhinged Special Ops police officer taking on a ruthless street gang.
A while back I managed to injure myself, which put me out of action for a bit in terms of getting any writing done – and was further compounded by the fact it put me way behind schedule in things that had to be done before I could even consider writing.
That backlog has slowly been whittled down and now I can consider starting to write again.
To start with I have a Braeden Wolf short half written to finish off – and more of them to do, but the main focus is of course on the main series.
The plan is to make a switch from novellas to full novels, in which I have two ideas to choose from. One is to continue the story on from the third novella, Damnation Down Below, as things continue to heat up. The other is a kind of prequel – an origins story for Braeden Wolf – much darker in tone.
I’ll make a few notes and see which one sparks the most interest.