new project!

One of the online writing groups I’m a member of has decided to put together a short story anthology and e-publish it.  The short stories will all be fantasy based and follow a freedom/sacrifice theme.

I’m excited about the project but a little nervous.  I’ve never really written short stories before.  In my epic fantasy I’m already having a hard time figuring out what to cut because the story is on track to be far too long.  With the short story I only have 15,000 words.  But, it’ll give us all a chance to experiment a bit with the e-pub marketplace and gain a little experience and exposure along the way.

I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to write under my real name or use a pseudonym for this first foray into the publishing world.  We’ll see.  Any thoughts?

In any event, I’ve been percolating on an idea for a while and started writing today.  It took a drastically different direction from what I thought I was going to do, but I quite like it.  Keep an eye on the progress bar on the home page.  Those numbers should increase rapidly.  And, hopefully, now that I’m getting back into the swing of things, once this project is complete I’ll just refocus my writing momentum back to Moonstones.

In the meantime, the working title of the short story is “Operation Sacrifice.”  I have NO idea what I’ll call it when it’s done.

More to come soon!

JSE

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