October is going to be a very interesting, exciting month on the blog.
If you’ve been following me on any social networks, you’ve probably heard of The Autumn Prince. It’s a short story I wrote in three days–14k–with the purpose of sharing with you guys my twist of a Halloween story. I wanted to pour some romance into a holiday known for monsters.
Also, I wanted to share with you the adorably naive, lonely Autumn Prince.
This’ll be my last personal blog post for a few weeks. Coming up on Friday is my interview with author Jackie Lea Sommers! I recently reviewed her book, Truest, one of the novels that impressed me most this year. She was amazing and answered some questions I had regarding her powerful, poignant novel.
After that, it’ll be serial time.
Starting October 5, I will be sharing The Autumn Prince–bit by bit–every weekday until Halloween. It is my goal to edit this story so it’s worth your time; I’m so keen on sharing it. I haven’t been this passionate about something since publishing Dissonance.
Speaking of Dissonance, fans might be glad to know I finished the first really coherent draft of its sequel. Book two of the Fallen Faery Tales series will be called Serenade. I knew from the beginning that it was going to be renamed; Elegy has been pushed off as a working title for the third installment.
Serenade completed at 62,000 words, meaning it’s a bit longer than Dissonance. I don’t know if it’s going to grow or shrink when I finish revisions, but they’re definitely not far from one another length-wise. I pumped more drama and heartbreak into Serenade, enjoying the challenge of seeing Allie grow into a mature, troubled young lady of 16.
I’ve put away the draft for Serenade and plan to begin revisions on November. After that, we enter beta mode. There will be slots open for volunteers, if anyone wants to help!
After October ends and The Autumn Prince has had his chance to shine, I have more exciting things planned! However, those plans are still in the making. Just know that there’ll be more activity on life, literature, & coffee because I’ve forced myself to learn organization, and have some amazing friends who are going to help me keep up.
Happy October! It is my favorite month of the year, because our imaginations can really go wild. I hope you enjoy it as much as I will, and Happy Halloween in advance!