So, a progress report…
I’ve turned in my free story for the Goodreads M/M Romance group event, Love Has No Boundaries. My “short story” ended up as a 103,600 word fantasy novel. (Oops.) It’s pretty much classic fantasy, with a hurt-comfort friends-to-lovers type of M/M romance at its heart. There’s no fixed release date at present – sometime between now and August is as close as I know – and the cover’s not quite ready, but I’ll keep you updated.
It’s my first full-length fantasy (at least published as opposed to moldering on the hard drive.) I’ve done the short stories (Gift of the Goddess in the Carved in Flesh anthology, and the Fae Story Within Reach on my website) but that’s a bit different from sustaining world-building through a novel, so it will be interesting to see what readers think. This will be a freebie, downloadable from Goodreads when it comes out. The M/M team are putting in some overtime on this event – 189 free stories, two of which are out now.
I’m working on a modest collection of the short stories I’ve written for the YA LGBT group, to release as a freebie on Smashwords, and maybe OmniLit. I’ll put them out under the Kira Harp pen name. I’m trying to make it a somewhat balanced collection to represent the YA group as well as my writing, so it will have my two F/F, the one M/M/M, and a trans story I’m writing now. I have to pick 4 or so of the 15 M/M I’ve done, and decide if I should also write a bi story… I don’t want it to be a big deal, mostly just for fun and because there’s not as much YA LGBT that’s free as there is on the adult side. Kids often don’t have credit cards, so I thought it would be nice to add a few of mine. I’m not sure of the title – in my head it’s called “Assorted Shorts” but given the picture of mixed underwear that creates, I may have to do better. Or maybe mixed underwear is a good image…
Then I’m writing the third Hidden Wolves book, and editing the fourth Life Lessons, which I’ve decided to title “Learning Curve”. I liked my alternate title of “Bullet Points” a lot, but it’s a bit too dramatic for this story, I think. I’m totally saving it for something else though – maybe a Mac and Tony short story later on.
Anyway, that’s it.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Now I’m going to go eat the cake my daughter made for me (banana chocolate chip, with chocolate icing, of course.)