In this month’s newsletter, I mentioned that I’m working on a Patreon account. Instead of writing short stories and publishing them in My Voice, Volume 2, I decided to make some of them available to subscribers on Patreon. I haven’t finished setting up my account. Part of that is because I want to have several stories written, edited, and make covers for them before I accept subscribers. I’m hoping the readers who follow me on Patreon not only like what I write, but also want to create a community with me and other readers.
In preparation for this expansion, I’m reviewing my story starters. I finally settled on one that will be the next published short story. I even found one that would work perfectly for the next holiday short story, and one that will be a side story (series?) with the Asset, Inc. novels. Right now, these story starters are in file folders based on genre. I’m going to reorder them based on: holiday shorts, belonging in a novel series already started, and serials. My beta reader has several stories already. Once I get them back, I’ll be able to determine how many are good to go and how many will stay relegated to MV2. How many story starters do I have? A ream’s worth. That’s a lot of stories!
Other than yesterday (it was opening day for baseball), I’ve written in The Bookie for the past week. It’s different than my other books, at least so far. It doesn’t start off in the middle of a crisis, but maybe that will change. I have ideas for how to get the characters from one point to the next. The issue, as always seems to be the case with my projects, is the amount of characters that appear in my stories. And with more characters come more plot threads. A couple are from The Stalker, where the series begins. I don’t know yet which ones will continue to book 3, other than the main one regarding the gambling ring. My intention is to continue to write in this story every day, otherwise it won’t get finished.