Here we are in February already, and it’s already been a few months since the last update! The holidays were insanity as always, between baking and decorating and gifts and travelling, I hardly had a spare moment! If you follow me on Tumblr or Instagram, though, you saw brief snapshots of what happened. Not much writing, which is why this site lied fallow for the duration. For the month of January I was travelling and being wretchedly ill following that travelling. Also, Andy managed to catch a variation on the bug I fought and we had to deal with that as well.
I’ve managed to come out the other side, however, refreshed from the break and with some fun ideas for what’s to come. I’ve got a writing schedule set for the year to help reign in my procrastinatory impulses, and I’m working on some other hobbies as well.
As far as writing goes, I’ve got several projects running coterminously. I’m hopeful about what will finish first and head to Beta readers, but my writing tends to be feckful and I never know what I’ll sprint ahead on. The part you all care about, no doubt, is that there WILL be new stories this year. More set in San Keros, and other set in new worlds too. I also hope to revisit some of my Young Avengers fanfic worlds from the Young Avengers Reverse Big Bang from several years ago.
So for now, the “current project” tab remains Top Secret because even I don’t know what will release first–but I have a plan.
It’s finally here! Thank you so much for being so patient. These last two Upshots have taken forever to come out, and I don’t have a convention as an excuse for this last one. The truth is there were some story elements that needed some pretty serious alteration so that the next sequence will make sense, and it took longer than I thought.
“Lemons” is probably my favorite Upshot to date for a number of reasons. Every single character in the story is new!to!you!, and you’ll be seeing all of them again very soon in the next two sequences! It also lets you explore the Scarlet Letter, aka the Best Little Urban Fantasy Gastropub That Could. The story is a bit shorter than most of the other Upshots, but it packs a surprising punch in the long term. I guess you’ll have to trust me on that.
This is the last Upshot of this cycle. A gentle reminder to you, dear readers, that all of these Upshots are presented in no particular order (with the exception of Coach/Coach Redux, which obviously happens simultaneously). These shortest of short stories are just quick blinks into the present, past, and future of the Tales from the Miracle Season. I’ll be doing weekly site updates over the next few weeks–WelcometoSanKeros.com needs a bit of an overhaul. My next long-form Tale will be available the end of June, and I’ll post more about that soon.
For now, click on the image below, sit back, and enjoy. I’m curious what you think of Howie and Gedrik. Drop me a line here, on Goodreads, or anywhere (my social media links are on the site here). There’s nothing I love more than talking to my readers.
The Miracle Season Will Return…June 2017