Yes, I'm writing a collection of novellas...

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No, I don't know when they're going to be done, but I do know that it's happening and all of the updates will be here. This is an exercise in 'fuck it, you like writing and you have ideas, bloody well show people even if you've convinced yourself you're crap'.

A little background:

The working title for the collection is Divinity, with each story centering around a different woman in an alien landscape, whether literally an alien planet, or just a place that is unfamiliar to her, physically or mentally. Cryptic, yes. This could all change.

The first is the titular story, 'Divinity', based on a mysterious planet where a quiet bounty hunter is taking her catch, a cyborg, to the extraction point. I know you're not supposed to have a favourite child, but this is by far the idea I'm the most excited about.

The second is 'The Work 'Outing'', where a team-building exercise goes a little off-course, the protagonist finding herself disappearing into the world of the fae, only to discover they are a little more aggressive than initially expected. I've posted a little extract from this before on my blog, which you can read here.

The final story is based on a character from a D&D campaign I played who eventually left the group after it felt like her story was over. The fact I can't stop thinking about her leads me to believe that isn't quite the case. This story will be told in two perspectives: that of the broken elfin cleric looking for a new deity, and a scrappy young half-elf thief looking for a hiding place. This one doesn't quite have a title yet as it's the least developed of them all at this point, and names will have to be changed in order to not infringe on my friend Oli's fantastic world-building.

Again: this could all change. But the goal is set, and they will of course all be fantasy and science-fiction. I couldn't write contemporary fiction if I tried.

P.S. The best part is that I don't even proof my blog posts because I can't be bothered, so how the hell am I going to proof fiction that I have written.

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