I'm sure we all have pretty active WIPS we're all whittling away at, or perhaps a whole list of them. Let's share what we're up to and offer some support.
I'll go first.
I just finished up the first in a grimdark experiment. I wasn't sure what it would turn out to be when I started, and it became a 180k monster. Not only that, but I decided it should be the first in a series of books.
I am now looking to finish up a horror project I started a few years ago and stalled on. This one is back to my usual style, which is a mix of Horror and fantasy. Struggling to find the voices of the characters again, but I'll get there.
I also have three novels with my editor currently, so plenty of work to be done.
I look forward to seeing where everyone is spending their literary sweat.
Post by superstacey318 on Nov 10, 2022 2:00:14 GMT
U am writing an adult creole horror jam-packed with Louisiana traditions and terror as I like to call them. It's completely character-driven, so when they talk, I type, and when they don't. I am writing about my YA horror, which had my first female scream queen.
About 2/3rds through my latest, working title "Sweet Dreams". About a cop battling a man-made virus that infects people's minds and gives them nightmares designed to drive them to madness. A mix of sci-fi and horror.
2023 Book Releases of mine: Publisher is Steve Cawte UK
1. The River - A spiritual, horror/science fiction, western, narrative poetry collection. Anything that exists can be subjected to sudden changes of direction, demystified into an infinite number of worlds of our own creation and their own creation, where civilizations can be beautiful in their technical achievements and terrifying in their supernatural elements that bear no scientific explanation to the intelligent model of the universe. “People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Albert Einstein Coming Soon: 2023
2. CROSSED: Horror Narrative Poetry Collection - A trip to Bridgetown, Barbados turns deadly when a young woman stumbles over the dead body of a man who three days later becomes the duppy that haunts her. (Horror) This book deals with West Indian folklore.
3. LURE: After a young reporter leaves a New York City underground nightclub, she has a near death experience that makes her prey to a clever, relentless stalker. (Extreme Horror)
4. The Devil's Crossroad: Horror Narrative Poetry Collection - No one talks about the house or its history.
5. Romance/Fantasy/Erotica book coming in 2023-Varun Mudra-The Water Enhancer~ The one thing they didn't plan for was falling in love.~ A cynical building contractor in India meets an American psychic-medium whose main purpose is to purify her soul and attain spiritual enlightenment.
6. Romance/Fantasy/Erotica : Midnight in Manhattan - The continuation of my published book available on Amazon - A Snowfall in Paris - Conversations With Ernest Miller Hemingway.
My first book came out earlier this year - a collection called Tales From Badgers Crossing. It's a bunch of stories all set in and around the haunted town of Badgers Crossing. They work as standalone tales but they're also all linked and form a much bigger story if you read them all.
When I was going through my existing stuff with the publisher several stories were cut or left unfinished because we hit the word limit. Therefore I've got LOADS of stories on the go, all set in my world and linking into the central mystery. I've probably already got enough near completion to form a second and third volume.
I'm also working on a novella called The Convergence, which is about a pair of police officers investigating a series of attacks in an abandoned 1970s car park. It's part police procedural, part folk horror chiller, part found footage and part action adventure. I planned for it to be a short story, say around 7-8000 words, but the story had other ideas and those resourceful coppers keep finding more footage to aid their investigation. As I head into writing the final action-packed act, it's currently sitting at around 30000.
I'm also awaiting hearing back on an anthology I sent a story off for at the start of the year - submissions closed a couple of weeks ago now and the waiting is killing me! It's an affectionate homage to a beloved 1980s teen drama, but with added monsters. Can't say much more about it for now (don't want to jinx it) but it was one of the silliest and most fun things I've ever written.
Post by JD Buffington on Nov 10, 2022 12:50:51 GMT
Through the height of the pandemic, I wrote some short stories, but also a memoir that morphed into an autobiography I'm still chipping away at. It tells my story of growing up with a bipolar mother, my own budding mental health, becoming an artist and writer of horror, then losing my mom to a self-inflected gunshot when she was only 40. I turned 41 (the title is 41) just before the 20th anniversary and wanted to share what life has been like with and without her and who that has made me.
While writing all of this, I also completed Come Hither No Malice, a retelling of the Medusa myth, which I am working with Sleepless Sanctuary to get out later this year/early next year. It imagines a Medusa who isn’t PUNISHED for being raped, but is still cursed to a horrible fate by the gods that Perseus starts to suss out.
Between fits of editing short stories and tinkering with 41, I have pieces that I hope to pull together into a collection of four novellas that have a cosmic horror throughline.
Post by williampsimmons on Nov 10, 2022 20:48:19 GMT
Hope everyone's having at least a 'decent' day! Let's see...I'm currently working on final edits/proofing for the forthcoming anthology YULETIDE FRIGHTS (2): MORE VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS, a follow up to the surprisingly popular first volume. I'm also knee deep in reading for/editing the first anthology for 2023 (can't say much about it yet), working on a few stories, contemplating a poetry collection, and wrestling with ideas for a new Halloween collection next year. All with a lot of headaches, rising sugar levels, occasional bouts of screaming, and tons of dry roasted peanuts with sea salt!
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