My Muse is Demanding

You all are going to get sick of these updates, I just know it. When the muse hits you though, you’re a fool to just ignore her. It’s not like she comes everyday when you call on her or anything.

After picking up a pair of horses, Colton and Rennick are finally off on their assignment. It looks like for once, things are going smoothly for them. You know that can’t possibly last though. Rennick spies something he shouldn’t and spends the rest of the evening jumping at shadows. Colton tries to figure out what he saw, but Rennick won’t utter a word.

Today’s updates. Writing taken from my lunch break and some bleary-eyed mashing of the keyboard this evening. If only every day was the weekend, I might be able to keep this pace going.

Project: Ghosts of Pikes Peak (working title)

Summary: An old abandoned shack just outside the bustling city of Pikes Peak is riddled with malicious spirits. Werewolf detective Colton Fen has been assigned to a half-vampire partner, Rennick Dalton, to handle the troublesome ghosts, but even their combined strength may not be enough to dissuade the poltergeists from plucking victims from the outskirts of town. On top of that, there may be far more dangerous creatures lurking within the caverns outside the city.

Current total words: 11,743
New words written: 2,227

Total Words for 2012: 21,324



In other news, I’m subscribed to a newsletter by Jane Friedman who mentioned a bit about Pressbooks. Apparently this is a new online collaborative writing environment that looks pretty darn promising. Me being the paranoid techie that I am, the first thing I did was go out and look up a few reviews. A publishing website that claims to allow collaborative writing, access control for editing & reviews, eBook publishing options, and even a print publishing format? This simply seemed too multi-faceted to be accurate, but the reviews are pretty impressive.

Thought I’d share and see what you all thought. Here’s one that goes into quite a bit of detail on all the features from start to finish. The layout is based off of the WordPress design (, not – though I’m sure it’s still similar). These are a few other reviews that gave some interesting information here and here.

It’s still a new system so it’s likely to have bugs, but it looks promising. I’ll probably be getting an account at some point just to see what I think of it. I have to admit, it would be nice to have a one-stop shop for all your self-publishing format conversion needs. 😉