Update Link: Smoke & Mirrors | Collect Your Regrets
Hello! This is my last pop-in before regular updates resume next weekend. Starting April 1, Flash Fiction returns! I’m excited to get that back into the schedule. I’ve been working on hard on Fool Me Twice, Book 2 and the final draft of Signs of Life. I ended up deciding to add a bunch of material to Signs, so I’m putting off posting it until I’m done. I’ll bring it back shortly with more regular updates. I wrote a chapter of FMT this morning, and as soon as I finish this update, I’m off to write another one. I definitely feel like I’m starting to hit the groove there, and hope to finish Act 1 in the next week, possibly two.
This week’s bonus is the last draft of Smoke & Mirrors I worked on in November 2021 for NaNoWrimo. I’ve been working on this AU premise for YEARS at this point — I can remember going to my practicum in the fall of 2017 and making notes, but I still haven’t quite nailed the world building and characters. I think this version is the closest, and there’s a lot that I like here, but I’m still unhappy with Anna’s character. I think it’s too far out of actual character for her, and you know that kind of thing bothers me, lol. But I want the trio of Robin, Elizabeth, and Nadine as cousins, so don’t have any easy to fix this. I have some thoughts, but it’s huge obstacle at the moment, so please don’t hesitate to let me know.
I’m so glad so many of you liked Kismet! I was so happy with how it was turning until I hit a storyline snag with Jason and the organization. I don’t know the 90s stuff as well as the 00s, so it’s been harder to write. I’m planning to do a rewatch of the summer of 97 to do some research so I can fix that and get back to it.
The other file, Collect Your Regrets, was a quick compile of my Scrivener folders for my trio of Flash Fiction series where I rewrote three Liz stories: the maternity lie, Jake’s return, and Tom Baker. I was asked by a mutual on Twitter for a PDF copy so she could read on vacation, so I figured I’d post the link for everyone. It’s SUPER messy without any real chapter breaks, but if you want it in one space, enjoy.
See you guys next week for Flash Fiction!