Queen of Diamonds is up to about 52,500 words, and coming along steadily. Several ideas have merged together in the story, so I now have no idea how things are going to turn out, exactly… which is half the fun, if you ask me! I know where the book is going to end, but beyond that, I’m not sure. It’s certainly exciting, if you ask me!
I’ve also been plinking away at Hives & Heroism, and I’d guess it’s about a quarter of the way done, but I’m not sure, there. I love Joy, but sadly she’s having to take back seat for the moment while I work on other things.
All that said, I believe that I mentioned that one of the options I was looking at for a book between story arcs of Lilith’s Shadow was Second Contact. However, most of you haven’t ever seen that story… so I decided to fix that. As a Christmas present to myself I commissioned cover art for the story, while my business paid for the commercial rights. Clayscence finished my commission this past week, so I thought I’d share the artwork and the story at the same time! Here’s the Link to Part 1, while you can see the ‘title page’ via a link in the name.
I hope you enjoy the short story, and I’d love to hear what you think of it!