Sunday Storytime: “She wanted to make art all day long.”

If you’re visiting this blog for the first time: I post an excerpt from one of my novels-in-progress every Sunday afternoon. This one is an urban fantasy which I usually call Book 4, though its working title is Suicide is for Mortals. For more excerpts from the same WIP, please visit the “meliana and miranda” tag.

This one is from the POV of Dorian Gustafsson, the psychiatrist who looks after the Lucas family. He is talking to Miranda, who wants to know about Meliana.

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Sunday Storytime: “Hutchinson was known as Godzilla, and they didn’t mean the nickname affectionately.”

Here we go! Today we have a somewhat longer Storytime, but I just can’t bring myself to make a Mutapic for this one. I’m feeling just a little under-resourced and overextended at the moment. Anyway, we’re still in Suicide is for Mortals (aka Book 4), and picking up where last week’s episode left off. The narrator is Scanlon, telling us about the administration of President Hutchinson and the ill-advised secession of Rezarta.

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Sunday Storytime: “New dimension of internecine hostility.”

It’s that time of the week again! Things are looking up as far as my authorly duties go; I’m now in the hurry-up-and-wait stage with Charlinder, and aside from that I can get back to attending to my other stories. I still haven’t done any actual writing yet, but the situation is quickly coming under control. Here is a little snippet from Book 4, which I have tentatively titled Suicide is for Mortals. (Subtitle: Immortality Sucks.) Scanlon is the narrator again.

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Sunday Storytime: “At this point, time is the only thing in my favor.”

This is from my urban fantasy in progress, currently known only as Book 4. In a previous Storytime, the ghost of Miranda Hutchinson reached out to the preternaturally talented artist Meliana Lucas through her dream, but didn’t get very far with her. Therefore, Miranda is going to try learning more about Meliana by talking to the analyst she named in her dream.

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Sunday Storytime: They had no idea what it meant to be invisible.

I have been most preoccupied this week with other author-related dramas, so today’s Storytime almost didn’t happen. Of course I was going to give you all something no matter what, but it would’ve had to come from an earlier project. Today, I finally managed to sit down with OmmWriter (still not getting paid for product placement) and get the Book 4 party started.

This is the very first text I’ve written for this novel, the plot outline is still not entirely solid, and you all are the first people to see it, so…there’s no telling how much this text will change, or even if it’ll be there at all, when the novel is finished. But for now, I have this much done, and so I will let Miranda Hutchinson introduce you to Meliana Lucas.

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