“I’ve been given the distinguished duty of turning you first into soldiers. Then, perhaps even fighter pilots […] You were selected because of your willingness and your warm bodies. Nothing more.”-Lt. Commander Foma Zima, “Legacy: A Heritage Verse Story”
So, it’s been a while since I last posted. I really wish I could say I dropped off the face of the Earth to get a lot of writing done; sadly, that’s not the case. I haven’t wholly slouched on the writing part, but it’s been a snail’s pace as I’ve been a little discouraged and still spread thin between the two jobs. But I still wanted to hop in and celebrate some accomplishments, no matter how small.
Impending Author Event
If you’d like to meet me, mark your calendars! I will be at North Webster Community Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, for an author meet and greet, where I will share information about my writing process, books, and publishing route. Have questions? Ask them! I will also have copies of my books available for purchase at a discounted price. I hope to see you there!
“Legacy” Work Continues
Fans of the Heritage Lost Series’s Mina won’t want to miss “Legacy: A Heritage Verse Story.” This planned novella will solely be from her perspective and show her step onto her own path away from Katya to pursue becoming a fighter pilot, to strike back. This novella also serves as a bridge to Book III: “Once Removed,” though it is not required reading. However, I think readers who read it will find it enriches the reading experience of “Once Removed.”
This story is fully outlined, and a couple months ago, I broke out the tarot cards to really flesh out a sizeable number of new cast members (visit the above link to see how I use tarot cards for character development). I hope to introduce you to these characters soon, right here on my blog. Most are going to be characters within Mina’s flight team — maybe even a new love interest in the works.
In terms of writing, I’m just exiting chapter two and hope to pick up steam again. There is the possibility I will release this story first on Kindle Vella; however, I’m still researching that option. Would you like to see it there? Let me know! If you’re a fellow author who has used Kindle Vella, please let me know your experience.
“Once Removed” Update
“Once Removed,” Book III of the Heritage Lost Series, is also outlined, and I have started Chapter One and some select scenes. I’m eager to fully dive into “Once Removed.” Of all the entries, it is going to be the most emotionally hitting, I feel, for my characters.
It maintains the genealogy-themed naming convention I’ve been using for the Heritage Lost Series, with a few double meanings. The biggest and only one I will give away is the nod to Mramor and several other planets leaving the Magistrate. This is the story of what happens after they have removed themselves. Katya, Akakios, and Mina will serve as POV characters. Katya just might receive the information she was looking for in this entry.
Things are not slowing down life-wise as I had hoped, but I plodding forward, one word at a time.