What to write first?

decisionI may (or may not) be a skilled writer. But I’m an expert procrastinator, there’s no doubt about it.

As a result, it’s been a couple of months since I last devoted significant time to the four projects whose progress we shall track here. And I’m not quite sure which one I want to dive into first.

Actually the fourth is exempt from this decision; it’s the priority project at all times. And since you don’t know what it is yet, you can’t vote for it anyhow.

But which of the other three projects tickles your interest?

  • Woman’s Best Friend
    • Alone in the Colorado countryside while her husband is away on business, Naomi becomes perplexed and concerned when her dog Jessie seems increasingly convinced of some imminent threat behind the house, particularly in the coldest hours of the night.
  • Manifest Destiny
    • Two men and two women awaken in a small room with no memories, and no clues to their identities or purposes. Their only possessions are numbered jumpsuits.
  • Echoes of Prophesy
    • This is the sequel to Shadows of Prophesy. It begins after Torell’s death, whereupon Marana finds herself pregnant without explanation, the use of magic has been stripped from all who practice it, and the Empire of Tartania is in chaos after the war.

These synopses are very brief, but if one of them prompts a question, that’s a good sign that something about it is interesting enough to make you want to know a little more. And if you want to know more…that’s going to make me want to tell you. Savvy?

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  • Mr. Snuggles

    I like Woman’s Best Friend the most.

  • Mr Q

    Sounds like a dean koontz book…..always a dog in his books :~)

    Keep it up!


  • Jason R. Peters

    @Mr. Snuggles

    That’s Megan’s vote too. Unless I hear a sudden swarm of votes for one of the others, I think that’s what I’m going to work on next.

  • Jason R. Peters

    @Mr Q

    I’m a big Koontz fan. Hopefully it won’t show too much — although I like Koontz, I do find him a little formulaic and repetitive.

    Woman’s Best Friend will be my first attempt to write a “modern era” science fiction short story in the same vein as Koontz. But yes, always a dog in Koontz books.

    But The Watchers was the best.

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