After a long pause, I've got a new story, "Zombie Leza". While zombie stories aren't everyone's cup of tea, I think you'll be surprised by this one. As usual, my stories are not what you'd expect, as this focuses on not killing those who you depend on.
The prologue is a typical horror approach, but that's merely to set up the situation the characters are facing. The real story starts with Chapter 1, when Leza is first introduced.
While I got the message that everyone prefers longer stories, this was written before I got that memo. My next story, soon to be published, returns to my more meandering style.
By the way, tomorrow (April 26th) is the last day of an eight book giveaway for "The Demons Within" on goodreads.com (see my website “The Demons Within” available for pre-order for details).
As Cuckoo's Progeny nears it's conclusion, I'll be combining chapters (as many are incredibly short). Thus the story will conclude this week (Tues: chapters 23 & 24) and Thurs: ch 25 & 26 (the prologue to Not-Quite Human 2: "Lost With Nothing to Lose").
After that, I'm going to take an extra long breather (two months). That's because I've been having a prolonged medical issue due to a medicine conflict for the past six months which has dramatically cut back my productivity. I've finally quit the one medication, but I'm not sure how long it'll take to return to a stable basis. I'm guessing at least a month, so I'm counting an extra month to get back to work before I begin my next story, "The Zombie Leza".
That should give me time to complete my next story, "The Demons Within", then allowing me to begin "Lost With Nothing to Lose" (an even longer delay).
This story had a LOT of extremely short chapters (1,500 words), which I'm attempting to correct in "The Demons Within", so the new books are taking longer to write, in addition to my non-productive periods.
Hoping to get back into a more productive period to try to make up for my lack of productivity.
I've just published a new book, "Zombie Leza", available on Amazon and createspace. I've dropped my connections to lulu (for future books), so if you want other formats, contact me at vincentberg at vincentberg dot net (in normal email formatting).
The book is, as you might expect, a zombie story. You can read about it on my website: www.vincentberg.com.
Of course, this means that the book will be ready to post to SOL after my current book, "The Cuckoo's Progeny" finishes.
My newest story "The Cuckoo's Progeny" is now posting, part of my three book Not-Quite Human series. It's 26 chapters, though the chapters are shorter than normal.
Although "PG" rated, the story deals with some adult issues, specifically there's a pseudo-incest theme. Though there's NO explicit sex in the story, it does deal with the ramifications as the story unfolds.
As usual, the story posts to my website, www.crumblywriter.net. Because of the large number of chapters, it will post twice-a-week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Now that "Singularity" has completed, I plan to take off another month to finish my next story, "The Zombie Leza". Once I publish that, I'll begin posting the first book of my "Not-Quite Human" trilogy, "The Cuckoo's Progeny". Hopefully, I can finish off my next story before that story finishes posting.