Mistress of Potions

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Happy new year everyone.

To get 2022 off to a good start, I have a new entry over in Book Corner.

Mistress of Potions is a short story I wrote some time ago. It was intended to be part of a series of short stories set in the mystical world of Calindraal. As can sometimes happen, life had other ideas and the project never really got off the ground. Mistress is the only story that was ever written…for now that is. I may find myself revisiting the lands of Calindraal.

NaNoWriMo – Day 4 Update

So here we are on day 4 of NaNo and I’ve had a complete change of plan. I just wasn’t feeling the story the story I started with. Instead I’ve decided to go with a series of short stories, Mistress of Potions being the first.

Of course this means I’m now four days behind but that’s okay. There will plenty of time to panic at the end of the month.

Novel or Short stories?

That is the question on my mind right now.

My current project is Maidens Song; The first in a planned series of books following the life of the immortal Joseph Hunter. So far it’s going well. There have been the normal dry spells of course, when I tend to over think a relatively unimportant part and end up frustrated at myself. Over the course of the past week I have been carefully reviewing what I have so far. And as pleased as I am in the most part I know there are a lot of changes to be made. I also noticed how my style changed and improved the further into the story I have so far. This got me thinking: “Should I spend some time working my short story ideas and use those to hone my writing skills?”

Right now with current time constraints (my full time job as a UNIX Admin + being back in school working on another degree) it seems that the short story option would be good. Or do I just go ahead and do both? After all who needs sleep.