A year ago on Friday, I decided to get back into writing. I was trying to decide between writing a long tale or just a short story.
Trying to get back into writing science fiction stories. Haven’t written 1 in years. Do I dive into a long story or write a shorter one 1st?
— TechyDad (@TechyDad) February 18, 2016
The next day (a year ago Saturday), I began writing a short story.
3 pages into the “short” story I’m writing to get back into a writing groove. The story still hasn’t hit its 1st major turning point though.
— TechyDad (@TechyDad) February 19, 2016
Of course, even from the outset I could tell that this wasn’t going to be a very short tale. I only intended for the story to be a few pages long, but it quickly took on a life of its own. Every time I wanted it to zig so I could close it out, it zagged instead. New characters that I didn’t intend to introduce waltzed onto the page. It was almost as though the characters were acting of their own volition. I was a mere scribe, recording what they were doing without having any influence over the events themselves. Eventually, my story became long enough that a novel was a serious possibility. Now, it’s looking like a trilogy is in the cards. (I’ve already written almost 28,000 words for the second book.)
To celebrate, I’m going to have a sale on the Kindle version of Ghost Thief. Starting tomorrow, February 22nd, at 7am Eastern (4am Pacific), Defenders of Shadow and Light: Ghost Thief will cost only $0.99 for the Kindle version. This sale will run until March 1st at 3am Eastern (12am Pacific). This is a savings of 81%.
Happy Novel-aversary to Murray, Ruth, and all of my characters from Ghost Thief. I can’t wait to show off their future adventures as well as the other friends and enemies that they meet along the way!