My Novels

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Completed Novella!

It's been awhile since I did any writing, and though I wrote all but the final chapter of a novella last year, I finally completed/edited it today. It is in the horror genre, but a sub-category: apocalyptic fiction.  Titled, "Into the Nowhere," the story centers on a female protagonist who survives the initial disaster, and then meets others who band together for a trek to find her parents at a lakeside camping retreat. It could be expanded into a series, but I don't have plans at present to do that.

At any rate, not sure when I'll publish. I found a perfect cover, and will have to buy that soon. Since I only use Google Docs now, having not kept the subscription to MS Word, it might be more challenging to publish via Kindle.

When that subscription ran out, I decided not to renew. What is it with subscriptions these days? Nearly everything requires you to pay a monthly fee just to use what you could, in the past, purchase and use continuously. Ridiculous. (End of rant!)

I had also previously used the Kindle app that allowed creative formatting, but when my desktop computer bit the dust, never replaced it. Instead, I use Chrome laptops now, thus unable to access certain software.

Otherwise, life is peaceful here. I'm trying to get back into writing, though it's slow. I bought a laptop tray because sitting at my desk was causing back pain, and numbness in my feet. Even though I exercise on a stationary bike every day, my back and knees can't take certain activities. I'm all about compensating these days, experimenting with various positions and items that enable me to write and/or be comfortable. Having five herniated discs in my back is challenging, to say the least!

Maybe I can get motivated to write again. I have been toying with an idea for a Gothic romance, sheer escapism. To quote a famous person: "The world is too much with us." (Yeah, politics is what I mean!)

And with that, I'll sign off for today.


Gil Stewart said...

Cara - Every once in a while I stumble across a blog I can really relate to. I am an 83 year-old guy who was nearly flunking retirement, driving the wife crazy, and going nowhere fast.

Then I renewed a nearly forgotten urge to tell stories. You know what that is about, and how addictive it can be. You talk about apocalyptic horror tales. I write late-life relationship stories. How different can they be?
Yet when we get into them they have a way of pulling us along.

I have self-published twenty books of various genres. All have used Kindle Direct Publishing, which literally costs me nothing but time. (I have more of that than $) Just yesterday I ordered a few copies of my latest book, a 400 page paperback. They cost me $6 each, and except for the cost of a proof copy to use for editing, that is my only cost.

Here's hoping you can "get motivated" to try that escapist Gothic romance. It can't be any more off the beaten path than the seventy year-olds I write about......the ones looking to move past life lived along.

Good Luck

-blessed b9, Catalyst4Christ said...

Yay! Gotta two, nefarious novels.
Perhaps they wont be so head injured
in Seventh-Heaven where we shall
RITE our exultant destinies off.
Follow us Upstairs, miss...