Now, that’s all well and good, but … what next?
I’ve struggled with the Wild Hunt story and can’t find the passion that’s needed. And yes, you do need a passion for the story or it comes across as ‘blah’. I’ll give it some more time, and look for something else while it has a rest.
There’s two waiting for replies for publishers, so I don’t want to play with them until the time’s up. So tempted, but …
There’s the Monis Glinker story, but that’s with Karel, and he’s doing something else.
There’s … ooohhh, there are a few Australiana stories. How many? Let’s see:
The Mad Horse; A lonely woman buys a house in a country town, only to find it comes with a pre-existing tenant that won’t leave.
The Tagalong Kid; It’s about a boy who hates that he has to be responsible for his tag-along sister; she’s even scared of horses and can’t help with any of the real jobs – she’s a PAIN.
Dingoes, Dixies and Donga’s; outback, contemporary (with a bit of natural magic)
The Thorn Border (that’s a bit romance-y); The urban orchard, the boundary fence that separates the two properties – the line of dissent. Who will win this war of the thorns?
Where Angels Fear; A naïve young woman walks the dark lanes, bringing tools of the trade, humour, and a lack of prejudice to the workers of the night
Love, Loss and Levitation; modern magic, ancient knowledge come together
Buttons ‘n Bows and Bloody Phones; it’s the simple things in life
Wallabies, Wombats and Wagtails; contemporary Australia, rural town, how a girl gets turned around …
and yes, there are a few more.
Above are the Australian-themed stories. There are a variety of fantasy-themed stories.
Buttons, Caps and Plates;
The Elder Spirits;
Meditation, Magic, and Green Gym Balls …
yes, there are more – many, many more.
There are a few others that don’t fit a theme yet, or that I don’t feel comfortable creating yet. Most of the stories have partial outlines; some are fairly snapping at my heels for attention.
So, a question: Would you like to see an Australian-themed story?
Go ahead, make my stories come true.
What would you like to read?
I like the stories I read to be relatively short, so I write them relatively short. Each story would be about 60k words, short enough to read in a day – at the beach, on the couch, in the garden – that’s your choice. I write what I like to read, but you can help me decide what’s next. And if you offer to be a beta-reader, you get a free copy before final publication. How’s that?
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