Weekend Update

Just a quick update from the weekend.

Project: Secrets of Leekston

Summary: Leekston is an unassumingly quiet southern town, but it hides many secrets. An unusual government entity studies the supernatural activity in the area, but for what purpose? A crazy scientist runs a research lab of particular patients, and his daughter may pay the price for the people he’s maimed. Six years after the incident at the Kayak Hills subdivision, sixteen year-old Suzie Daper once again must protect her family, this time from a bloodthirsty werewolf pack bent on destroying anyone standing in the way of their vengeance.

Current total words: 91,033
New words written: 2,144

Total Words for 2012: 104,034

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

We take a break for a little explanation of multiple dimensions in this story. We learn more about these terrible invaders, but that only leads to more questions. Four folks delve into the philosophy and repercussions of dealing with an invasion from another dimension and begin to understand that this is more than a series of isolated incidents. By now they’ve all had some sort of run-in with the creatures, and what they’re finding out only makes them more terrified.

Meanwhile Kate is having her own adventures. I’m just opening the scene for this, but I’m looking forward to the action. This is really going to be the major showdown of the book, so making sure all the pieces come together properly is my top #1 priority.

In other news, I found out about this amazing photographer,¬†Kirsty Mitchell, who is doing fantasy themed shoots in a series called Wonderland. There’s an entire article about why she’s doing it, but it’s really making me itch to write some heavy-duty fantasy. Suzie’s novels are more YA horror sci-fi, a major genre change from the whimsical fantasy these photos inspire. Kirsty’s done a ton of photos, but these are some of my favorites.

Now I want to go back and work on Mr. Cloom’s Garden.

Project: Secrets of Leekston

Summary: Leekston is an unassumingly quiet southern town, but it hides many secrets. An unusual government entity studies the supernatural activity in the area, but for what purpose? A crazy scientist runs a research lab of particular patients, and his daughter may pay the price for the people he’s maimed. Six years after the incident at the Kayak Hills subdivision, sixteen year-old Suzie Daper once again must protect her family, this time from a bloodthirsty werewolf pack bent on destroying anyone standing in the way of their vengeance.

Current total words: 88,889
New words written: 3,429

Total Words for 2012: 101,890