Yup finished it up just now. Yes it is rough, yes it will need editing and yes it leaves things open at the end but that was the idea. I mean you can’t do a sequel without an opening right? Harry has taken some nasty punches and will have to learn to ask for help.
Now the next stories in this cycle will be a bit of a back step. Filling in the back stories for major characters so that the other guardians are better know is a good thing. Jackson, Daniel, Maeve and even Sheldon will get their own tales. In fact one story for Sheldon is done and will be out next month. Of course I will need to come up with a back story for that little surprise that Harry was given. That will be a lot of fun to write for sure.
I am going to let this marinate for a few days before I go back and work on the editing. I need to obviously go through and make sure it is spelled right, that I didn’t mix up names or change important info by accident. Spell check seems to shut itself off when I am writing some days and that annoys me. Plus I need to make sure the grammar is as good as i can and hopefully find a beta reader to catch anything I miss. Once it is cleaned up then I get to put all the shorts together with the now just shy of 40K word novella. As this is a longer piece it will make selling it as only available in the collection a good deal. My readers wont feel rooked by getting only one new story in the book.
As I let that sit I will move back to the Death Walks Through stories. I have three more of those and once they are done I can combine them together for a collection also. Hopefully the collections will move better than the stand alones have. Now I know that the market is tight and sales are slow but this month I can honestly and truthfully say that almost every sale has been of my erotica. Yes I am proud of most of those tales but I would rather see sales of my nonerotic work do better.
In other writing news both charity anthologies from the Independent Poets group on facebook are now live! I am rather proud that we managed to get them together and out. All the money raised goes to charities helping the victims. I am proud that I helped get these out there and moving. You can purchase a copy right now of both of these on Smashwords. Here are the links
April Rains https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/318496 For the victims of the West, Texas plant explosion
United We Stand https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/321005 is for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing
also of course if you are still interested there is Angels Cried https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/268589 which is for the victims families of the Newtown shooting.
Work is progressing on another anthology called Twist of Fate, which will raise money to help those effected by the Moore, Okalhoma twisters. Expect to see something next month.
And lastly Reflections of the End will be out soon. That is a non charity anthology that has one of my stories in it. As will Dark Minds, another anthology.
Once i have links for those two anthologies and one other I will put them up on my blog