U is for Update and Unmasking #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 24, 2019 in Blog Fests & Hops, Creative Writing / 4 Comments

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations.


I thought I’d share a brief update about where I’m at with some of my writing projects.

Science Fantasy Novel (WiP)

I’ve written around 30,000 words (about half) of a YA science fantasy novel that is best described as ‘Once Upon a Time meets Star Wars’. It doesn’t have a title yet, but I sometimes refer to it as ‘Glasswalker’ or ‘The Dream Maker’s Daughter’. It’s loosely based on fairytales and fantasy stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the Wizard of Oz, but set in space and in the future.

I’ve come across some stumbling blocks with the plot, but I’m hoping to get the first draft completed by the end of the summer. I know that sounds slow to some, but I am juggling writing with a full time job and parenting. I figure that any progress is better than nothing!

After that, my plan is to write the sequel for this year’s NaNoWriMo in November, then return to editing book 1 in December/January. I have roughly planned out four books for this series.

Short Stories

As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been enjoying writing short stories lately.

I have two that are close to completion and will need editing soon-one is a dystopian retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the other is a story about deities from Lithuanian mythology.

When I’ve completed those, I’ll work on my other ideas and perhaps submit some more stories to contests later in the year. I have tentative plans for compiling my own anthology in the future.


The authors of Masquerade: Oddly Suited will be ‘unmasking’ their characters at the end of the Masquerade Ball Blog Hop on Tuesday 30th April, which is also release day!

Don’t forget to visit all the blogs in the hop to discover 10 exclusive bonus scenes accompanied by beautiful artwork created by Elizabeth Mueller. Can you guess which teaser belongs to which author? Find out on the 30th!

Before you go…

What are you working on?

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4 responses to “U is for Update and Unmasking #AtoZChallenge

  1. Jo Neal

    It all sounds exciting and right up my street. Keep on keeping on ? and all will unfold more quickly than you think. I’m looking forward to reading them all

  2. Write now I am working on finishing another semester at our home school co-op, my first semester of substitute teaching, a job search for a 2nd job and a summer job (as subbing in the summer is not much of a thing). Writing wise I am finishing my a to z challenge on the movie music of the Sherman Brothers. I have read a few of your A to Z posts and have enjoyed them very much.

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