Monthly Archives: January 2013
I have finalized the edits on The Karma Stone and it is ready for publishing. Well sort of.
I acutally entered it in the ABNA contest, which just recently closed its submissions. I was stoked to get done in time, but I am now nervously biting my nails. 10,000 entries were the goal, and they hit it by midday on the day they were closing submissions, so closed early.
That is a great deal of talent to go against, but I also know that without at least trying I would not feel as though I had done my best. What I did not expect was the comradarie amongst the writers, with more seasoned writers offering sage advice, and everyone having fun on the forums. What an excellent way to network and meet new and energetic people, all working for the common goal of publishing.
February 13th, I will find out if I will move on to the next round, yet with so much to choose from I must maintain my hope. If I move on, that will move back my publishing date, but if not, than I can do a few more tweeks and prepare.
I have also consisdered shopping it around a bit, so that too could change the timeline, I am very excited about the finished produce. I am working on a cover, so hope to have something soon, to post.
I would be remiss to not thank all the authors that gave such gread advice, with nothing in return. Thank you.
If Karma is watching, you will make it through the first round. Good luck to you all, I hope to stay in touch on the forums.
I will be completing editing this weekend, and the entry for the contest is Monday. I will be ready with fingers crossed. If I am bumped out early for any reason, I can then move forward on getting published myself. I am nervous and excited. This novel is dark and just a bit creepy, which makes sense, as the concept is about Jack the Ripper’s soul returning though time to conplete his carnage. I have attached the pitch, this will grace the back cover.
Once entry is completed, I will post the excerpt for your viewing entertainment. 🙂
Feel free to leave a comment, I look forward to hearing from you.
The Karma Stone-Mystery/Thriller
Welcome to Darkness
Through the annals of time, one of the most horrific mysteries remains a question. Who was Jack the Ripper? Disappearing as quickly as he appears, he escapes accountability for the brutality and egotistical nature of his crimes. However, Karma is an integral part of life, judging all actions for their corrective purpose.
Delve into this phenomenon for a different take on history. Unable to complete his agenda, the Ripper returns time after time, wreaking his final vengeance on those who draw his ire.
Follow his evil as he moves through the ages. Shifting quickly, he eludes Karma as he continues his murderous intent. Escaping fate as he continues his gruesome deeds, he remains ahead of Karma’s Champion.
Unaware of being shadowed, he visits his brand of terror in a seemingly never-ending loop. Fate takes a stand, as the time of his dominion is past. In his maniacal manner, he has set in motion a chain of events that puts a child at risk. To sever the loop, his final stand brings his past before him in a way he cannot have anticipated.
Unable to elude the hunter he finds the answer to his Karmic balance, as the souls of his past become the justice of his future.
As I complete my edits on The Karma Stone, I have decided I will enter the work in the contest this year. The only thing that I don’t like is that it limits my publishing for about six more months. That will give me a chance to begin the editing on Face the Music. I can also look for a new editor. I have some leads and have heard some great things about a few of them. I plan on doing some further marketing on my first book as well. I have been very busy with personal business this last year. This year is my year to get more completely into my writing carreer.
I will update you on the contest as it unfolds, I am excited to get started. I will post a few excerpts from Face the Music as well. It is quite hilarious and a mystery to boot. Stay tuned for further information as the weeks roll on.