Writing Renaissance

I don’t know why, though I suspect that part of it has to do with the fact that my day job has gotten much slower and I am able to misappropriate more of my time there, but I have recently written a lot more.  And, being the scatterbrain that I am and the way that I follow whatever inspiration hits me then rein it in and hit the grindstone, not only have I written more, I’ve written more.

A list of the current projects I try to write on every day may clear up what I mean.  First, there is a novel set in the same universe as Lost Temple of the Soulless World that features one of the characters from that book that I have finished the first draft and am currently editing.  Second, there is a set of short stories in the same universe and featuring the same character (he’s sort of my cross between James Bond, Wolverine and a Texas Ranger) that also has a finished first draft that is now being edited. Third, I just finished the first draft of the next adventure supplement to Non-Essential Personnel that I am calling NEPocalypse though I’ll probably add a scene or two in editing.  Fourth, I’ve been researching and writing episodes for my pals’ podcast about my favorite subject Come and Take It!.  None of my episodes have been published, but one has been recorded so be on the lookout for the episodes on Cabeza de Vaca (the walkingest man in history) and the Native American Tribes of the Eastern half of the state (spoiler alert: white people suck.)

Finally, I just finished editing the sequel to the book I blogged about last week, The Island of Lost Forevers.  It has to go back to my co-author for her final edit but I suspect it won’t be too long before she has it polished and ready to publish.  I’ll be starting my part of the last book in the trilogy soon.

Now, I don’t know if any of this will ever earn me any kind of money or recognition, but I’m getting an immense amount of satisfaction just from doing it.  There is something nice about watching the pages fill up.

Anyway, to whet your appetites for The Island of Lost Forevers below is a link for a free preview of the first chapter.  Enjoy!
Chapter 1: http://striker.greaterumbrage.net/the-mystical-island-trilogy/island-of-lost-forevers/iolfchapter-1/

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