Category Archives: Fiction

Has It Been That Long?

Just because I haven’t posted anything on this blog doesn’t mean I haven’t been writing. I finished my rewrite of Free Souls in early February, and in the process I scrapped the title and cut out over 65,000 words of the backstory … Continue reading

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Since Last Time

Work I’ve gotten done since last time: Title: Free Souls Chapter in Play: Part 2, Chapter 12 Beginning Word Count: 91,923 Period’s Ending Word Count: 92,049 Oh, the joys of growing as a writer! Or should that be, “the pains”? … Continue reading

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Work I Got Done on Saturday the 19th

Title: Free Souls Chapters in Play: Part 2, Chapters 11 & 12 Beginning Word Count: 91,185 Day’s Ending Word Count: 91,923 (This ending word count is misleading. It doesn’t factor in the verbiage I cut out. Nor does it reflect … Continue reading

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Concept List

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it?  Too busy writing to post.  Which means– what, you think I’m not getting any writing done now?  Never mind, here’s the fiction I’m working on, in chronological order of conception: Title: Free Souls Also Known As: … Continue reading

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Free Souls, Chapter 45

Sandy sat alone in the nave of St. Mary’s Kirk in Haddington, East Lothian. They had saved Scotland for last on their two-month tour, and the next day they’d take the train down to London to catch their flight home. … Continue reading

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Free Souls, Chapter 44

“Mom, what town was that?” asked Sandy as the train pulled out of a station in southern Germany. “I think the sign said Esslingen,” said Mrs. Beichten. “Oh,” she said, consulting the map. “Then we’re nearly to Stuttgart.” “Yes, pretty … Continue reading

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Re: The Previous Post (Chapter 43)–Spoiler Alert?

It took me over two weeks to extrude Chapter 43 of my work-in-revision, Free Souls.  It took that long to do the research, to get facts and dates and locations right, or as right as I can make them short of … Continue reading

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