About eight months ago, I wrote a short flash fic, Tequila Surprises. Tonight, I wrote a follow up to it aptly named Tequila Surprises, Part 2. It was written in 21 minutes. Make sure you’re following me on Twitter because I announce when I’m starting my timer and you get to read it as soon as its finished and not have to wait for me to write an update post and send emails.
I’m trying to get into the habit of writing them between 7-8, Friday-Sunday. We’ll see how long that lasts.
Don’t forget to vote for the next NaNoWriMo project! First round of voting is open until September 15.
Still no news when Bittersweet is coming back. It’s in beta reading, and there have been some setbacks in getting it ready for posting.
The good news is that Mad World is going to be posted starting October 1, 2018. I don’t know yet if I’ll do one or two chapters a week. That depends on how well writing Book 2 goes over the next few weeks.
I was looking over my story ideas for this upcoming NaNoWriMo session (November) and I was having trouble narrowing my choices down to just the top four. So what I’ve done is create a list of all the possible projects I could work on in November and you guys will be able to help me select the final choices. In politics, this is called a jungle primary, and since this is a midterms year, I decided to go with it.
You can select up to three stories, and then the top two stories will go into a run off. For those two stories, I will post a sample first chapter to help decide.
This poll ends September 15, 2018.
||Signs of Life
Set December 1999. After Nikolas Cassadine announces to anyone who will listen that Jason Morgan is sleeping with Elizabeth Webber, the news is of great interest to many, particularly the PCPD after Anthony Moreno’s body is found.
Characters: Jason/Elizabeth, Luke/Laura, Sonny, Carly, Emily, Nikolas, Taggert
Set April 2000. After Jason leaves town in January, Elizabeth tries to move on with her life. A few months later, she has a desperate need to speak with Jason, but he can’t be found. Is his disappearance deliberate or beyond his control?
Characters: Jason/Elizabeth, Luke/Laura, Sonny, Carly, Nikolas, Emily
||For the Broken Girl
Set April 2006. Elizabeth Spencer’s marriage has been falling apart for months and isn’t helped when his partner is killed in the line of duty. In that same shooting, Jason Morgan’s fiancee is injured and he’s forced to make difficult decisions to save her life. In the wreckage, Jason and Elizabeth rebuild their friendship, unaware that the worst is still ahead.
Characters: Lucky/Elizabeth, Jason/Sam, Jason/Elizabeth, Nikolas, Emily, Dillon, Lulu, Maxie, Sonny, etc.
||Burn in Heaven
Set in 2007. After the events of A Few Words Too Many, Faith Roscoe has spent the intervening years plotting an elaborate revenge that will encompass many that Jason and Sonny hold dear and nothing in Port Charles will ever be the same
Couples/Characters: Jason/Elizabeth, Sonny/Kate, Jax/Carly, Johnny/Nadine, Nikolas/Emily, Lucky/Sam, Faith, Anthony, Luke/Laura, Dillon/Georgie, Claudia, Lulu, Maxie, etc.
||Feels Like Home
Set 2024. Part of Hand Me Down alternate reality. After the birth of her third child, Juliet, Elizabeth Morgan disappears without a trace in the fall of 2010. Fourteen years later, the investigation gets a startling new lead, forcing the family and friends she left behind to revisit the tragedy.
Characters: Jason/Elizabeth, Patrick/Robin, Jax/Carly, Cameron/Molly, Jake, Lucky, Sam, Original Characters
||Fallen From Grace
Set Fall 2006. Robin Scorpio, Elizabeth Spencer, and Sam McCall are at a crossroads. They embark on new relationships, new careers, and struggle to put the past behind them and look for a brighter future.
Characters: Patrick/Robin/Nikolas, Jason/Elizabeth, Lucky/Sam, Jax, Emily, Carly
||Life For Rent
Set Fall 2006. A sequel to Choose Your Moment. After the black out in Port Charles, nothing will be the same and the worst is yet to come.
Characters: Jason/Elizabeth, Dillon/Lulu, Nikolas/Emily, Lucky/Maxie, Ric, Alexis, Jax/Carly, Georgie, Mac, Patrick/Robin
Because I didn’t want to leave that cliffhanger too long, I’ve added Part Ten to Fool Me Twice. Always remember that I’m writing these flash fictions off the cuff and sometimes they may seem a bit rushed and messy.
Also, apologies to anyone who missed the warnings about Fallen From Grace and weren’t expecting an Electrick ending. One of the reasons I’m rewriting it is that my original story had Patrick and Liz ending up together, but I don’t have the audience for that kind of story, I know. So if I want to write the Robin/Nik story, I have to figure out a better Liason story.
So I’m working on my NaNoWriMo choices for a poll in October and trying to plan sample chapters. I’ve decided to invest in a full collection of all of 2006 from Stacey (CurlyQGrl) so I can better write my stories. I’m also going to get 2007, 2008, and maybe to go back one day and get 1996-99 because that was my favorite time period. But right now, I’m focusing on stories I planned using 2006 for NaNoWriMo.
This brought me to Fallen From Grace, a story I was writing in 2006-07 but abandoned because I couldn’t really decide on my endgame. I’m still thinking it through, but the version I wrote needs to be rewritten because I want to do something slightly different and pick a different pick up/starting point with the show.
So the original five chapters is being moved into Fiction Graveyard, along with a partially written Chapter Six, and a collection of four scenes I wrote from the end of the original plot sketch.
Warning: The part of the story I finished has Jason/Elizabeth scenes, but it leans more Patrick/Elizabeth. If you only read Liason stories, this might not be for you.
Fallen From Grace can now be found on the Fiction Graveyard. I hope you like it!
Bittersweet still isn’t back, but I have another peace offering. An episode tag to Monday, August 13’s episode after Cameron was arrested for shoplifting. There’s no Franco in sight, I promise. I hope you guys enjoy it!
In Your Shoes
Please let me know how you want to me to write future Flash Fiction entries!
William Lipton’s debut as Cameron Webber yesterday inspired me to do some writing, and since Fool Me Twice is the only story where an aged Cameron exists, I figured this was the best outlet. I’m excited to start this part of the storyline — it’s where my entire idea came from. When I eventually turn FMT into a full-fledged novel, this is going to be a lot of fun to flesh out.
Fool Me Twice, Part 9
Ignore any description of Cameron before in this story. Hope you enjoy!
ETA: Ack sorry! The link didn’t go out with the email because it messed up. We’re fixed now!
Hey, it’s time again — what’s going in my writing and at Crimson Glass in general. I try to do these every couple of months so you can see what I’m working on. If you have a question about something that I didn’t cover here, please feel free to ask!
At the Site
- I’m doing some behind the scenes work — fixing broken links, cleaning up the Workshop and the discarded material. Just some under the engine work y’all probably won’t notice.
- I have lot of plot sketches and material for stories I ended up not pursuing, and I want to find the best way to post this material for you guys. It’s been kind of set off on the page in the side and it’s been a list of posts.
Today is the last day of my Flash Fiction Marathon — making up for Bittersweet going back on an unscheduled hiatus. I decided to finish the marathon with a bang — a 60 minute timed update for Fool Me Twice. I’m going back to my original plot for the story because it turns out I actually mostly liked it. So I’ve added Part Eight. You can read the first seven chapters on the Flash Fiction page.
I added Part 3 to Count on Me. You can find all the previous parts on the Flash Fiction Page. For some reason, after the last Jetpack update, you guys are getting emails with anything I post to CG. I had had it set so you’d only get site news emails and weren’t constantly getting emails when I posted something. I’m going to try to fix it.
I’m working on some back end things so you may get a broken link here or there. I hope to have it all fixed by the end of the weekend.
Tomorrow, I’ll have time to do a 60 minute Flash Fiction, so I’m either going to do Fool Me Twice or Sky is Falling. I haven’t decided which one yet. I might even turn Smoke & Mirrors into a Flash Fiction series because then at least, I’ll write it more regularly and not obsess over it.
Thanks for the feedback so far. I hope these small flash fiction posts are filling the time until Bittersweet comes back!
Edited: I think I’ve fixed the emails again so if you’re subscribed, you’ll only get blog posts from this category and not my chapter updates. Thanks!