The Search Is On

Last week saw the finalisation of Picquet. It’s done. Published (and on half-price at Smashwords – July only –  just in case you didn’t know) – with an excerpt at WattPad.

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.

What?

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?
Rural,
Urban, or
Magical/Fantasy?

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?

pics from Pixabay

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “The Search Is On

  1. While you think over the Wild Hunt story, you should listen to that song about a sleeping lion and the hungry villagers who are saying, “Hush! Hush! If we are all quiet, there will be lion meat for dinner.” In the jungle, the mighty jungle The lion sleeps tonight In the jungle the quiet jungle The lion sleeps tonight Near the village the peaceful village The lion sleeps tonight Near the village the quiet village The lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling don’t fear my darling The lion sleeps tonight Hush my darling don’t fear my darling The lion sleeps tonight I always wondered why this lion was sleeping and then it came to me that the lion had a successful hunt and his belly was satisfied, so he would get a good rest this evening.

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    • Yes; we fed it with one of our own, now it will feed us …
      I’m glad I don’t live with those lions … my Wild Hunt creatures are somewhat different; more along the lines of chimaera and molochi and …

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