It was definitely a long time coming, but Sisters of String and Glass finally concluded last week. Thank you so much to everyone who read part of all of that clunky first draft; it really means so much to me!
Anyways, yes, Camille and Abigail’s story is concluded for now, though Camille’s later adventures while trapped in our world can sort of be found in Queen of the Garden of Girls (which does require some extensive rewrites, but the first draft remains filed here under the Writer’s Lounge). It took over a year to write and over a year to post, so it’s kind of a relief to be done. While I’m sad to be leaving their story, there are more I’m planning: one involving Muriel and Madeline after they become mermaid prisoners, and one involving Camille, Rose Roderick, and Camille’s friend Lily (from Queen of the Garden of Girls), as well as a dragon. But I have a few other projects I’d like to work on for the rest of the year, so next year might see one of these adventures, or maybe a new one because too many ideas pop into my head.
Now it’s time to turn to the next story to make an appearance here. I’ll be turning away from fantasy for a fiction story I wrote and self-published years ago (and have since unpublished), so it’s somewhat more polished than what I’ve been posting here. The fun part is I haven’t even re-read it since I published it, so I’ll be re-reading it as I post it and discovering the story all over again with all of you.
As the title of this post says, the next story is called No Tomorrow. It was sparked by a song, so most of the chapters actually have a song that accompanies it, but, since I wrote it on a different computer that now only sort of works, I don’t have the playlist anymore. If I do happen to recall the song, I’ll mention it, though. Anyways, I started to wonder what people would do if they only had 24 hours left to live because, well, Earth was facing annihilation by asteroid (I think) so the people of the Earth collectively decided to blow it up. I know, I know, totally realistic, right? I mean, at this point, we might end up doing it anyways, but not to avoid annihilation by asteroid. (We’ll just not discuss the first chapter that describes how we’ll destroy our own world; I don’t even know what I was thinking all those years ago.)
Anyways, the main point of the story is not that, but about the last 24 hours of a group of characters who cross paths in different ways. It definitely does not have a happy ending, so please read with caution. As one review said, it made them cry at the end. In all honesty, I cried while writing the end, too, and thank goodness I wrote it before I was even pregnant with my oldest.
The plan is to divide this story up over 24 weeks, not including the weeks I take off for my blogging breaks, on either a Tuesday-Thursday schedule or Monday-Wednesday-Friday. I haven’t decided yet as I don’t actually know how long each chapter is yet.
So, if you choose to read this one, I hope you enjoy it. If not, I completely get it. It’s not one I’d pick up, either.
Finally, I’d like to give a special mention to my husband as he’s the one who did the cover art, which will feature prominently in the featured image for each part of No Tomorrow.
Thanks for reading!