Today I completed the first draft for one of the main short stories for the collection. It is approximately 14,000 words in length and takes us into the life of mer-folk. Trin is a ravine where Morgella finds herself taking refuge after being forced to leave her Inyarl Shawl. There she makes new friends and discovers the truth of their demise is actually reality. The mer-folk will become extinct should drastic action not be taken...
You're getting no more than that. You'll just have to wait for the e-book to find out more. I may leave an excerpt later, I'll see.
The next few days will see me sweat profusely, scratch my head absently and drink copious amounts on coffee drunkenly. By the time I'm done, it should be slimmed to around the 11,000-12,000 mark and at that I'll be happy to lay it to rest for a further few days, before a final re-draft, (alright maybe two).
Some might regard my love of mermaids as quite bizarre, but I do enjoy writing about them. I find the open ocean fascinating and have always dreamt of the mythical, and why not magical, ocean dweller's. The first novel I took seriously enough to send to publishers was about mermen and mermaids and although it has forgone a lot of changes, it's a story that keeps me coming back to my desk, with eagerness, anticipation and yes sometimes dread.
This short is a teaser for the novels, but I won't get back to them for quite some time down the road, after Keeper Of The Realms and its sequels have been written. Therefore, I have enjoyed this opportunity to visit the ocean once again.
It might make you laugh, but I can't swim, well, to save my life. I was always better as a submersible, than a vessel.
Charles F Bond is writer of fantasy and paranormal fiction. He wishes you much merriment in the pursuit of good reading.
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