This month’s report is a little bit earlier as April will be full of A to Z challenge posts (I’ll be talking about the setting of my fantasy world – come back to check them out). If February was an earthquake when it comes to my plans, March could be called aftershocks. Even though work-wise it was a quieter month, I was in a constant catch-up mode, trying to meet my self-imposed deadlines.
It’s been three years since I participated in A to Z Challenge. As time-consuming as writing daily posts was, it was also tons of fun, so I decided to give it a go again. This year, I have a very special theme that already gets me excited.
I’m very excited to announce the first collection of my short stories, Scourges, Spells, and Serenades. This ebook will be available for free only to my newsletter subscribers, and it contains 5 fantasy stories. You can sign up on the home page of my website or by following this link. The collection contains 5 short stories, most of them never published in English before:
December has been a bit of a blur, but come to think of it, the whole year seemed like that. Due to our move across the states, we’d lost pretty much the first four months of it, packing, organizing, settling in, and working out problems that arose along the way. In the end, it left with me with a feeling of constantly trying to catch up with everything and never being on top of my game. Yet, looking back, I…
In the Origin of the Story series I’ll be sharing insights of how some of my stories came to be. What inspired them, and what kind of process followed it. All of that spoiler-free, so you can still enjoy the story if you didn’t have a chance to read it yet. Today I share the process behind my post-apocalyptic short story, To Conquer the Sea. As you will see, it traveled quite a lot publication-wise, but it’s now available on…
Today, The Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror III – an anthology edited by Robert N Stephenson has its release. I’m pleased to announce that among stories by writers from all over the world you can also find mine. Set in cyberpunk-like setting, Karel on the Other Side is a story about a cybernet glider who suddenly finds herself on the other side… of everything. The book is available in multiple ebook formats on Smashwords, and as a paperback from…
In the Origin of a Story series I’ll be sharing insights of how some of my stories came to be. What inspired them, and what kind of process followed it. All of that spoiler-free, so you can still enjoy the story if you didn’t have a chance to read it yet. For the first installment, I chose Miye’s In, a fantasy short story, published back in 2013 by Fiction Vortex. You can now read it on my website.
Yesterday was the release day for a Polish anthology, Memento. Opowiadania o życiu i śmierci. (Memento. Stories About Life and Death) by RW 2010 Publishing House. Inside, you can read not one, but two of my stories. Bębniarz pana Roache (Mr. Roache’s Drummer) addresses the theme of death in a quasi-steampunk setting, while Siedem procent szans (Seven-Percent Chance) deals with living.
Even though I usually end up focused on one project at the time, it’s never the only one that is brewing in my head. I’ve mentioned before I usually have several projects going, in different stages of (de)composition, as this is my way of escaping the dreaded writer’s block. If one project feels tiresome or boring at the time, I can always jump into another one and get my writing momentum back.
Two weeks ago Sarah Higbee nominated me in the Freestyle Writing Challenge and even though it took me a while to get around to it, I can’t deny it was a great fun, and a real challenge.