Writing Update

You were supposed to see this post at the end of July, I know. Apologies. I’m more scatterbrained than usual lately and I forgot. But better late than never, right?

The writing has been going exceptionally well. After The Great Word Draught of 2017, I never imagined I’d be writing so much, especially now that The Physician’s Apprentice has been completed (again).

For some obscure reason, words have been leaking from my fingertips at a shocking pace. I’m working on a new story, which is in reality an ancient story and has been plot-bunnying around in my mind. It’s new and strange and challenging, but writing it keeps me out of trouble.

The short version: I’m reworking one of my favourite childhood stories, but turning it into a post-apocalyptic gender-bender with a cast of characters exposed to nuclear radiation. That’s a mouthful. This idea has been floating around in mah brainz for so long that it’s old enough to be in the third grade. It’s also what inspired Arrow, from The Evangellion Trilogy.

As with my short story, Manasahari, this new project is set in the present tense and first person point of view. As I mentioned above, this is challenging, but oh so much fun.

More on the new stuff soon, I promise. 🙂

Speaking of the short story, a few of you have asked when the anthology is coming out. I don’t have any details, but will let you know as soon as I learn something new. The last news on this front was that we were voting on a cover for the anthology.

In other news, I’ve started working on a series of flash fictions. Romantic flash fictions, of all things. This happened in collaboration with Liani, and I’ll share more on that soon too. Wow, I’m being super secretive today. 🙂 But since this one is a collaboration, I can’t talk about it too much yet.

I will say writing flash fic isn’t as easy as one assumes it’ll be. With fewer words, you have to build that story at a sprint, while novel-writing allows a much more relaxed pace to set up the world and characters. Yay for learning experiences.

As for The Physician’s Apprentice, I’m happy to say that I’ve had some feedback from the beta readers already. Their deadline is the end of September, so they still have loads of time to finish reading. Once they’re done, I’ll give you a rundown of their feedback.

From there on, it’s fixing whatever issues they pick up, then back to Nerine for the final edit. I seriously hope this project will be ready for publishing in time for Christmas, but I’ll keep you updated. If I’ve learned anything from this writing journey, it’s to be fluid in the planning.

Have you seen my new writing page? This is the place to go for quick updates and links to my story-telling expeditions. I’ll try to keep the content on this page as current as possible, so be sure to swing by if you want details on anything. Pages like these make small, Yolandie-shaped fries feel special. Haha.

Thanks for stopping by!

Yolandie.