Back in my May 2022 post, I said I’d announce my next release “in a few months.” Well, the time is now. I will be dipping my toes into Kindle Vella with the first part of my Cop & Vampire story. I had a cover made, and the blurb is in review. Since Vella is a serial release platform, I need to divide the story into sections that will keep you coming back for more. I’m super excited about this venture. Cover release coming soon.
With a tendency toward working on multiple projects at the same time, I applied edits to another NaNoWriMo 2021 story–Demon Spawned–while I continued improving part two of my Cop & Vampire story. How do I manage this? Basically, I submitted Cop & Vampire 2 to a South Jersey Writers Group (SJWG) critique group while my podcast buddies read through Demon Spawned. Now that the Do What’s Write Writer’s Group is done with Demon Spawned, SJWG will be its next stop. Details regarding these stories will be forthcoming in future posts.
Getting Back to Authorship
Editing may not be an author’s favorite part of writing, but doing so relaxes me, relieves the stress of the week. After quite a lengthy hiatus, I started delving into corrections on part two of my “Cop and Vampire” story (Yes, you read that correctly, and no, part one hasn’t been published yet). I totally enjoyed the process: replacing words, moving sentences around, removing phrases that take away for the impact I intend to portray.
My next step is to continue editing the stories I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2021. With 50,000 words to critique, this effort is bound to take the rest of 2022. I’ll have a better idea in a few months what my next release will be. Enjoy the spring season!
NaNoWrMo2021 Winner: Dark Anthology
Editing the NaNoWriMo2020 Short Story Anthology
Having achieved 50K words in thirty days, the feat to edit those 50K words looms pretty high. With no time during the writing frenzy to craft near perfect scenes, much focus is needed in the months that follow to fix all the grammatical misses, disjointed plots, and characters with multiple names. It’s almost laughable.
So, after a month of breathing time, I began editing the short stories that are being compiled into a short story anthology. As of today, I have crossed 25K worth of editing. Lot’s more work needed before I can share it with the world. Stay tuned.
I Won NaNoWriMo2020
When I took on the challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days, I had no idea I’d have to fight through fatigue, stress, and tons of pop-ups. I discovered something though–writing relaxes and invigorates me at the same time. I accomplished more than just achieving the word count. I finished first drafts of a screenplay and a short story with two other short stories a few scenes shy of becoming completed first drafts themselves. Some of these are projects I never thought I’d start much less finish in 2020. I celebrate everyone who jumped in and created something more than what they had before. Congrats to all the NaNoWriMo Winners.
“Danny R.O.S.S.” hit the internet with a blast
After months of preparation and posting teasers on the internet, Danny R.O.S.S. has forged a path toward readers who enjoy SciFi action. I wrote the first draft of this story during my first NanoWriMo in 2011 and was excited to release this novel on the first day of my second NanoWriMo, 1 Nov 2020. Both Kindle and Print formats are available on Amazon. Please leave reviews wherever you purchase this YA SciFi Adventure novel.
Cover Reveal for “Danny R.O.S.S.”
A blast during a covert operation destroyed a Navy SEAL’s eyes and killed his best friend. He woke up six months later in darkness, his eyes wrapped. His only contact with the world a soft voice. When the wraps were removed, the world took on a different hue. His ruined eyes had been replaced with mechanical eyes. His new mission: Defend the defenseless on the home front with a young female prodigy scientist as his only lifeline during dangerous missions.
A Young Adult Sci Fi Adventure novel by Cassandra Ulrich COMING SOON on Amazon
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