One new twist to the series: it will be from multiple viewpoints.
Originally, I meant to share the story all from Dunnie's point of view, but I realized I really want to write from Aria's and Ray's perspectives, the villain's perspective, and one other character's perspective (who I can't name or describe without giving something away at this point because I'm mucking about in the process).
I also realized that one of my writing strengths is switching viewpoints and one of my weaknesses is attempting to keep everything in one point of view for more than 100,000 words. I'm well beyond that point now with two book drafts and five bulky outlines with rough scenes taking shape.
Because of this decision, I'm reworking my first novel and making changes to the second to make sure that all of the viewpoint characters are introduced and have viewpoint page-time in books one and two.
Tiny character introductions will appear here on my blog in the coming months. For starters, here's a short blurb for the main character:
Dunnie aka Duncan Kuari McCloud is a Greenling. He can control plant-life and possibly more. He has made mistakes with his power in the past and he is an outcast at middle school, but he's determined to change and use his powers for something good.
To read the original flash fiction story which inspired this super-powered project, you can find it for free at any Smashwords supported location.
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COVER REVEAL FOR TICK TOCK: A STITCH IN CRIME
The clock is ticking...
Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer be stopped before the rescuers are engulfed by a city ablaze? Who killed what the tide brought in? Can a soliloquizing gumshoe stay out of jail?
Exploring the facets of time, eleven authors delve into mysteries and crimes that linger in both dark corners and plain sight.Featuring the talents of Gwen Gardner, Rebecca M. Douglas, Tara Tyler, S. R. Betler, C.D. Gallant-King, Jemi Fraiser, J. R. Ferguson, Yolanda Renée, C. Lee McKenzie, Christine Clemetson, and Mary Aalgaard.
Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these eleven tales will take you on a thrilling ride into jeopardy and secrecy. Trail along, find the clues, and stay out of danger. Time is wasting...
TAKE TIME TO LISTEN TO REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. - THE REAL DEAL
Instead of listening to soundbites, check out what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. really said in his "I Have a Dream" speech.
And if you've heard that one already today, check out some of his other speeches on youtube. There are many and they are worth a listen.
If I had something ready, I would definitely enter it into the Insecure Writer Support Group's Pitch Contest on Thursday, the 18th! Here are the details:
Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On January 18, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query.
Many writers have seen their books published from a Twitter pitch - it’s a quick and easy way to put your manuscript in front of publishers and agents.
Writers may send out 1 Twitter pitch every hour per manuscript.
Publishers/Agents will favorite/heart pitches they are interested in. Publishers can either Tweet basic submission guidelines or direct writers to their submission guidelines. (Writers, please do not favorite/heart pitches.)
No images allowed in pitches.
Pitches must include GENRE/AGE and the hashtag #IWSGPit.
#C - children’s
#MG - middle grade
#YA - young adult
#NA - new adult
#A - adult
#AD - adventure
#CF - Christian fiction
#CO - contemporary
#F - fantasy
#H - horror
#HI - historical
#LF - literary fiction
#MCT - mystery/crime/thriller
#ME - memoir
#NF - non-fiction
#PB - picture book
#PN - paranormal
#R - romance
#SF - sci-fi
#WF - women's fiction