New WIPs and Writing Update

I haven’t actually talked about my writing for ages! Or it feels that way. Humph; as interesting as my life may (not) be, this blog is about me as a writer. Besides, I can’t give you too much of an insight into my life- otherwise the enigma is lost! :p

Well with February nearly over I must say I haven’t written as much as I’d hoped I would by this stage. Granted the blog has been chugging along smoothly, but there are several projects that I didn’t quite manage to get myself sorted out for.

Sirens Call Publications
There were two anthologies that I was hoping to get something written for. I did actually start something for both, but for some reason I couldn’t get passed hated what I’d written. It just felt really bad; clichéd and overdone, so I put both shorts to one side. Maybe they’re something I’ll go back to another time.

Crowded Quarantine
There was a werewolf anthology here that I nearly hit the roof about. I was so thrilled that when I put the other two pieces aside, I started on this straight away, using the back story to one of my RPG characters on The Ice Wolf Tavern, to get started. Problem was, I enjoyed writing it far too much. In fact I’m still writing it. I’ve sailed well passed the 10k guidelines and its turning into much more of a novella than a short, though it is still about the how the chap came to be a werewolf. Its still a very rough draft, so I won’t put an excerpt up here yet, but I will say that its going very well. I should be able to finish by mid-March if I continue at my current rate.

Alt Fiction
You may recall last year how much fun I had at this event, and that I vowed I would do it again when the time came. Well so long as my luck holds out and the twins don’t plan an early appearance, I’ll not only be reading to this event (for the whole weekend this time!!!) but I’ll be reading some of my work during the Open Mic section. Can’t wait for that! Still trying to decide what piece would best fit the scene and what I want to showcase. As soon as I know that I’ll be able to start practising my reading of it. I’ve only got 5 minutes after all (or is it three?).

A-Z Flash Fiction Challenge
Still going strong you’ll be pleased to hear. I’ve just tackled ‘S’ which means I’m very near the end now. When I’ve made it all through the alphabet I’ll start looking into getting those up here. One is here already – you can find it here – but I think it will be quite a treat to see the rest of these go up; since I’m quite chuffed with my range. I think you’ll be surprised too; some of it is quite unlike anything else I’ve showcased here before. ^_^

I can’t give you an update on my writing without talking about these, can I? Okay, well SORB is still on hold for the moment; its been my baby for so long that I know that I need even more distance from it before I can give it the edit it deserves. So that is actually rather far down on my list for the time being.
CoTAK’s contract has been sent off, as I mentioned at the beginning of the year and I’m just waiting to hear back from Popcorn Press about the next steps. I remain thoroughly excited, but, as I say, these things take time. We’ll see how we go on that score. ^_^

So even though the blog, for a short while, has been rather a lot of reviews and ‘Real Life Chatter’ don’t think for a moment that I’ve forgotten what its all about. I’m still going and still as stubborn as ever. To cap it, I’m heading back to the Phoenix Writers today as well. I haven’t managed to get back there this year yet, so I’m incredibly excited about it. It will be wonderful to see everyone again. XD

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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