“THE ATTENTION JUST ENCOURAGES HER”, PART 3 UP ON PATREON

Title: THE ATTENTION JUST ENCOURAGES HER, pt 3

Blurb: “Paula wanted two simple things this New Year’s Eve: get to the comic store and stay human. She’s already failed at one.”

For part 1, click here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/attention-just-12281297

For part 2, click here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/attention-just-2-13405958

I’d written most of this in July and I’m very happy with how it turned out–especially since at one point I was not sure how I was going to stitch it all together! I hope you’ve been enjoying Paula’s story! I’ve greatly enjoyed writing for her. She’s an asshole. And I love her for being strong and standing up for herself, because clearly no one else has her best interests at heart. At least, as far as I can tell from her fairly unreliable narrator perspective.
The planned conclusion will hit in September. In October we’ll be on to something new. Probably.
At 3419 words, here is this month’s First Look! Enjoy!

Check out the story at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/attention-just-3-13794240

Not yet a patron? Click here and consider your options. :) Thank you so much!

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“THE ATTENTION JUST ENCOURAGES HER”, PART 2 UP ON PATREON

Title: THE ATTENTION JUST ENCOURAGES HER, pt 2

Blurb: “Paula wanted two simple things this New Year’s Eve: get to the comic store and stay human. She’s already failed at one.”

For part 1, click here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/attention-just-12281297

Otherwise! We’re on to the second!

I swear this was only going to be two sections. Then it was going to be three. Now it’s looking like 4 chapters. I really can’t see there being more story than that. It would require jumping ahead into Paula’s future and dealing with another “formative” event.

Even though I wrote chapter 2 and 3 this month, 3 needs polishing and untying of dialogue knots before it sees the world. We’ll get that up in August and conclude with ch4 in September. :) Then something new in October. (I’ve come across so many old titles for stories while I unpack and repack my belongings; I need to write a lot more Iron Garden characters’ stories so I can use them.)

At 2752 words, here is this month’s First Look! Enjoy!

Check out the story at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/attention-just-2-13405958

Not yet a patron? Click here and consider your options. :) Thank you so much!

“THE ATTENTION JUST ENCOURAGES HER”, new short story up on Patreon

Title: THE ATTENTION JUST ENCOURAGES HER, pt 1

Blurb: “Paula wanted two simple things this New Year’s Eve: get to the comic store and stay human. She’s already failed at one.”

I had to completely restart this story after 2000 words. 90% of those words weren’t salvageable. But after some encouragement from my co-world builder on what the story seemed to be, I refocused and started looking for the core. I also did that thing I forget is doable-slash-better for me: I let the MC be a not good person. And I kinda love her for it. There’s still another half to this story, so this one is To Be Continued…  OH! And since I had to restart, this is a very very very rough draft. I have had a cursory look by a beta, so sorry in advance for missing words and wonky sentences. o.o

Coming in at 2492 words for Part 1, here is this month’s short! Enjoy!

Check out the story at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/attention-just-12281297

Not yet a patron? Click here and consider your options. :) Thank you so much!

New short story published: HOW SHE GOT THOSE SCARS

A few months back, I started writing a monthly short story for patrons over on my Patreon. These have all been in set in the IRON GARDEN universe. I’m going to begin to publish the ones that are polished, at least a month after they go live on Patreon. So if you want a sneak peek, go sign up!

Otherwise, you can check out the first two stand-alone short stories in this adult Urban Fantasy universe when they go live on sale and with their shnazzy covers designed by my good friend and fellow Papercuts Podcast partner, Cyna Martinez.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’re possibly already aware of the first short, A TASTE OF FAERIEOn his way to a party with stolen alcohol, a young man makes a most unfortunate acquaintance.

 

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Allow me to introduce the second stand-alone short…

HOW SHE GOT THOSE SCARSWhen a brilliant sandling woman falls in love with a dwarven master craftswoman, the two team up to create magical items of untold glory and beauty for their fellow fae. But their latest project leads down a dangerous path, setting them to cross with cruel royalty and deadly heroes.

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Enjoy! And if you give a read, feel free to let me know what you think here or over on GoodReads.