This first week of the write-a-thon really got me moving ahead on the new novel. I surpassed my goal to work 1 hour a day and ended up spending 8 1/4 hours instead of the 7 hours I set out to do. This past Sunday I started out the week strong by writing 2 hours that day. I’m up to Chapter 3 and have added a lot to the main character’s background/bio.
What I Write
From ZOMBIE CAFÉ:
|What I Write||
Anything that strikes my fancy, but mainly stories that tend to slide into fantasy and the supernatural side of the world. I’ve written paranormal romance, stories about the zombie apocalypse, one long story about a villain who imprisons people’s souls in recently vacated bodies, and I’ve been working on a long epic high fantasy saga since high school (who hasn’t?). I’ve dabbled in science fiction and steampunk, too. There’s usually a hint of humor in my work, something I’ve no doubt picked up through prolonged exposure to the Whedonverse and Monty Python.
Zombie Café (a novel) 2019
Writing as Kat Duarte (paranormal erotic romance novellas):
Angel Gets Her Wings (2009)
My Write-a-thon Goals
I will work at least 1 hour a day on my latest project, a new fantasy novel with the tentative title Second Fate. (One hour a day may not seem like much, but believe me, after a long day at my pay-the-bills job when I all I want to do is zone out in front of the TV it takes a lot of effort to find the energy for more work!)
The new novel in a nutshell: Cassidy appears to be a middle-aged waitress at the Lo-Cal diner, but her real job is being the latest soul to fill the position of Lachesis the second Fate, dispensing and weaving the threads of human lives until her sister Atropos cuts them. One problem: she and her friend Death discover a backlog of souls entering the afterworld. Threads are dangling, the great tapestry is tangling, and the world of the living is nearing a critical overload. Is this chaos part of the divine plan or is someone messing with the natural order—and if so, why?
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