Let me tell you a story… about a story.
Or maybe it’s about a writer.
Seven years ago I started to write a story. It grew like topsy. I was squeezing an epic series spanning thousands of years into a single novel. So I found break-points and spread the tale over three, then four, books with yet more in view.
I knew there was no way a novice author should launch a 6- or 7-book series on an unsuspecting reading public. So I changed direction, switching to short story writing to learn the necessary skills and improve on them. Various anthologies accepted a dozen stories within a couple of years. My confidence grew.
Next, I wrote a trilogy and a novella in the open-source universe of the Paradisi Chronicles, learning from the successful authors in the project, to whom I will be ever grateful.
In the background, I ran my upcoming classic noir novel, “Private Vices“, a few chapters at a time past a local critique group. It’s now been with developmental and line editors and gained warm messages from prominent authors in the detective novel genre.
- M. Ruth Myers “Has all the elements of a 1950s private eye yarn”
- M. Louisa Locke “Loved this book, a classic LA Noir with a twist of the paranormal”
Okay, so I’m ready to press on with the epic series.
But that’s another story, for next time.
Meanwhile… whatever you’re reading, enjoy!