So, it's been over two and a half months since I last posted anything, never mind about The Soulforger Chronicles (hereinafter TSC). My online life moved from a long weekend away (I don't do online anything when camping unless something is quite literally in danger of burning down if I don't) to an unexpected hiatus. … Continue reading News from the Trenches 31 May 19
It's been a wild week! Last Thursday was Pitch Madness on Twitter, or as the hashtag goes, "#PitMad." For those of you who aren't hip and don't care to click the handy link I provided, here are the basics. You get 280 characters to pitch your story to agents and publishers. If they like your … Continue reading #amquerying: #PitMad After Action Report From the Trenches
If you've visited my site before, you may notice there have been some fairly radical and abrupt changes. And I think you deserve an explanation. With the publication of "Scarlet's Game" in October, I found myself grappling with the most frightening question any writer can face. "Now what?" I've never really had A Plan as … Continue reading A Plan, and A Pivot
If you missed First Chapter Friday, please click here. Otherwise, enjoy the second chapter! Chapter Two Mafelor settled herself on the soft tan suede of the smaller sitting furniture and pondered the living room with a combination of amusement and awe. While demons treasured their private space, there was no such notion as “art for … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: A Demon for Dinner
It's First Chapter Friday, and you know what that means around these parts! This week, I wanted to showcase a story which has never been published until now. There was a reason for that, as it turns out, and it's an old story in publishing. When I approached a publisher with "A Demon for Dinner," … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: A Demon for Dinner
It's Second Chapter Sunday, and this week I'm featuring Dusk, my MFM menage sci-fi/fantasy novel! If you missed First Chapter Friday, please click here to check it out! Chapter Two “About face!” The detail of Marines took one step forward and pivoted, everyone in the formation keeping precise dress and cover with those around them … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: Dusk
It's Friday, and that means I have another first chapter for you! This time, I'm pleased to present a book which was notable both for its inception and for the process it went through from first publication to finally being realized as a single, standalone volume, as it was intended. Dusk started life at the … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: Dusk
In the past week, I've noticed a number of very interesting and important debates brewing in Romancelandia. Questions about: HEA/HFN and whether they're REALLY, yanno, a requirement for romance. Spoiler: YES! This is literally day 0.0001 knowledge for writing a proper romance. Everything else is pretty much up for grabs, but happily-ever-after or AT LEAST … Continue reading In Defense of “Cum”
If you missed First Chapter Friday, you might want to click here to read it before you go on. If you didn't, then enjoy...and be sure to grab your copy of Eat My Shorts!: The Absolute Best of J.S. Wayne (...So Far...) at Smashwords by clicking on the title! Chapter Two Slowly, deliberately, I turned … Continue reading Second Chapter Sunday: Sock It to Me!
They say you're not supposed to have favorites when it comes to your writing. As with so many other things, I beg to differ with "they." Today's First Chapter Friday offering was originally published with Changeling Press in 2013, and I have to say it's probably my favorite story in toto to date just because … Continue reading First Chapter Friday: Sock It to Me!