Father – Chapter 4

Posted the first line of chapter four of my 140-character-a-day story. The story is getting pretty intense. In chapter four we get to learn what drove Jill to the streets.

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I just took the website, for the world that my novel is set in, live. It has been a long time coming and I’m not sure that I haven’t just bitten off more than I can chew.

It is currently 8 pages in length, but is set to be a hundred or more over time. I’ve created it to look like a bunch of newsletters. Each page has a little flash movie on the top for navigation, and then one or more pages that “page in” when the navigation is pressed. Each page is an In Design page that has been saved as a flash movie.

I’ve set it up so that everything is linked through one PHP page. This way it should be easy for me to update the site by adding pages. The links are all embedded in the flash movies and In Design documents.

The questions is, will this be easer than just doing a WordPress page? The problem I see it that there is no way for people to leave comments, but people can leave comments here about that site.

Look for more to come soon.

Hint Fiction

I just entered another writing contest. This one is called Hint Fiction. The idea is that you write just the hint of a story in 25 words.

Here are the two stories I entered.

You can find out more at


I Hoped We Could All Be Friends.

We kiss. He yells. I duck. Knife hits. You cry. We run. Car crashes. We’re okay. He finds us. She finds us. We run on.

Flight 723

Rocked by turbulence, smoke fills the cabin, a baby cries, and masks drop. Spinning, falling, fading to blackness. We’re floating. A sea of endless dreams.

And here are two I didn’t enter

One Last Chance

Free. Limited time. It’s a matter of life and … Hurry. Time is of the essence. Kiss. The end is near. Will I see you again?


The moon is full, illuminating the countryside. The wind carries the sent of wolf. There is nowhere to run, and no way to find home.

90,000 words

I reached another milestone today, 90,000 words.

It’s getting a little tougher to make lots of progress. As I was writing I skipped around a bit, an I left other bits unfinished. Today I started writing the last chapter. I got the beginning of it written, but I’m having problems segueing into the second part. I’m also trying to figure out out to pull it all together.

If my story was idea based story, I would have been finished two chapters ago.

If it was character based story it could have been done four chapters ago.

But my story is event based. The story starts when Annay’s world is turned upside down. It can’t end until she has set it right again, or at least accepted her new life as right side up.

So here I am with the final battle won.

With the characters changing or staying steadfast as needed.

The urgency of life is returning to normal.

All that is left is for Annay to figure out how she fits in.

Just 500 more words and the end of the book will be done.

Another 500 words to finish the second to last chapter.

Then the last third of the book will be done.

That’s most of what I did today. I went back through the chapters adding the little bits a skipped. Putting in the quotes I put off. Adding the intros. Finishing the half written chapters. 3,000 words worth of little bits.

When I finish the last third I’ll have all those chapters in the middle I skipped. 25,000 words of chapters here and chapters here.

I have the quarter written flash back to a previous adventure where Annay and Julie learn to rely on each other.

I have the preparations for the rescue mission.

I have Annay’s rescue mission.

Then I have all the bits I need to add to flush out the characters.

More about Latem the ogre

More about the war chief

All those pesky chapters when Hector is a prisoner

The rest of the chapters with Annay dealing with her loss

And lets not forget the missing journal entries.

Yep, there’s plenty to use up that 25,000 words. Just no 5,000 word stretches.

I guess that’s what I get for skipping around and doing the fun bits first.