Bracing for the New Year

I’m pretty much recovered from Christmas and, like most people, I can’t wait for 2016 to be over and done with.

I finished highlighting Setting Transitions and Suspense Elements for A Vintage Heart.   I’m taking a week off revising that, so I can come back and see the words for themselves in the Final Polish.

Meanwhile, I’m doing a bunch of things.  My imagination never rests.  Dang annoying sometimes.  I love the voice of Bianca in An American Elf and she’s what keeps me going on this story.  Here is a snippet from the within the first three pages-


“Bianca, this isn’t Kindergarten.” My tall, beautiful, pale-skinned mother stood there, one hand on the door and the other on her hip. She’s human. Well, she used to be.

My adopted step-brother, actually a cousin, turned Mom into a vampire when she died trying to defend my sister at the end of the Newblood War. Then, she married the High Prefect of the Benevolent Oldbloods.

So, yeah, my step-father’s a real blood-sucking politician.

Nice guy though.

I come from a blended family. It’s complicated.


This is my first story written in First Person Point of View.  Sometimes, I think I don’t stick with what I know long enough to get really good at it, but I have a hard time resisting the urge to learn something new.


One Comment

  1. Champ says:

    some harsh things about me and I still let him comment. Bailey was a lot worse about me (yeah, I remember) and I let him comment here just the other day.What is it you people want? I take out those I suspect as hasbaRATs as much as possible. This site is meant for the uneaakwned, not to kow-tow to whomever wants to tell me what to do.If you don’t like it, don’t come back. I ain’t holding a .45 caliber 1911 to your noggins.


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