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Current Projects
I don't tend to work on a whole lot of projects at once because I lack the head space and need to manage pain levels. However, I know that even when I'm a regular visitor to a journal (and more especially when I'm a new reader) I can sometimes find it really hard to keep track of the author's writing projects.

For the curious and confused, here's a list of my current projects:

Last updated: 2 August 2015

Wolfwinter
A low-magic fantasy novel (or, more likely, a series of novels) about a werewolf preying on a small northern kingdom and the band of mercenaries that comes to the rescue. It is somewhat influenced by George R.R. Martin, though with less sex and death... and perhaps a few less characters (perhaps). It was started in July 2012 and is likely going to take me a very long time.

Heartwood
A high-magic science-fantasy about a young mage's fight to protect the one person who accepts her for who she is.

Siren Songs
A low magic fantasy story about a woman in a village of outcasts whose life is turned upside down when a stranger comes seeking the source of the strange shrieks plaguing the village.


Past Projects
And then sometimes after you've gotten to know someone a bit through their journal you start getting interested in reading their stories. But where to start? Here's my answer. Please note that the stories are kept under a filter. If you'd like to be added, please let me know.

Children of the Crown Wars
High magic fantasy. Back in my early days as a D&D player, I decided to write a story detailing how my character gained her prestige class as a Bladesinger. It grew and took on a life of its own. The series comprises of:

Awakening: The original story. Still hosted on Elfwood because I've been too lazy to transfer it over here. I also haven't yet dared to reread it, being too embarrassed to look again at such early work (as all the stuff over there is). Prologue, One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen.

Children of the Crown Wars: This serves as a prequel, going back to retell that first D&D adventure and how the characters met. Written in 2013. Part One, Two, Three.

Before A Fall
A short, light-hearted piece written as part of a challenge. You'll get the most out of it if you have read Awakening first.


Phoenix Down
Urban fantasy. The story was originally written as an attempt at a positive portrayal of mental illness in the fantasy genre. I don't personally live life with a mental illness, so I'm aware that I am coming from a privileged position and can only hope I've handled it with a modicum of sensitivity. I should also note that the link leads to an early draft. It had a significant amount of material added to it before being published. The final draft (and the anthology it was published in) is available on Smashwords.


Poetry
If poetry is more your sort of thing, you may like to try the list below. Concrit is most welcome.

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Welcome to the Family--an etheree
Humbug--an etheree
Disaster
A Camel Limerick
Tuesday

Suggestions for titles will be gratefully received.

Date: 2014-02-26 09:10 pm (UTC)
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