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I'm under a deadline, one I was about to set aside and then suddenly realized I still had a real shot at, so I shall be throwing myself into it the rest of the month. There have been quite a few career conversation this last week and as a result I've got writing on the brain right now. In that mindset, I thought I wouldn't stray too far and share with you 13 Works In Progress I want to see the light of day by the end of 2012 into 2013. Of course if that whole end of the world thing happens December 21st, 2012, well, all bets are off!

This list is everything from works that are several chapters in, to things that have a title and a paragraph. But either way I'm thinking about them and the fact they've endured means it's meant to be. So you here you are, 13 WIPs in Queue. 



1. The Forgiven: A story about the third side in the angelic war. Earth-bound angels still in heaven's grace but unable to return there.  A love story wrapped around a prophecy about the coming civil war in hell. Think angels, witches/nephilim, demons and lot of lovely erotic moments. Book 1 of the Angelic Prophecies. 

2. The Clockwork Courtesan: A steampunk you all have been introduced to before that is now under revision for an open call.

3. PsiCorps Chronicles #3: Another Christmas release if I can swing it. For those of you who have read PsiCorps #1 (Ghost of Christmas Past) and/or beta read PsiCorps #2 (Dawn's Early Light), the as yet untitle PsiCorps #3 is Ajay's story. I can't wait.
4. BloodQueen: The sequel to BloodSprite, the worldbuilding novel of my Therian World, ( introduced in Shifting Passions). Also known as Book 2 of the Dante Chronicles.

5. The Fallen: The sequel to The Forgiven dealing with those angels who fell from grace. Angelic Prophecies # 2.

6. Blood Throne: Book 3 of the Dante Chronicles.

7. The Faithful: Those who fought for heaven. Angelic Prophecies #3

8. Ronin StillSkin: A modern, shifter-based retelling of the Rumplestiltskin fairytale as a menage between the girl, the king and the wish granting creature. The first version is complete, but it needs to be expanded, likely doubling the wordcount, so a WIP all the same. (A Therian World Novella)

9. Laughing Matters: BDSM Were-Hyenas. Marinate in that a bit. (A Therian World Novel/la)

10. A Kingdom Come: This is either a shifter historical or a futuristic shifter space opera. I can't decide. Either way Theora Knight is a royal guard who has to save the kidnapped Prince from a rival kingdom whose young king has had him taken and hidden away, (becase he's in love--naturally). Be it chainmail or nanite power suit, there will be a "knight in shining armor" reference. I'd be remiss otherwise. (A Therian World Novel/la) 

11. Safe As Houses: A widow, with the help of her husband's ghost, falls in love with the old friend who built their dream home and is now renovating the vacation home she's moved into permanently to be closer to the memories. Think, ghostly menage scenes! 

12. Safe As Houses: Yeah, it's a title showdown. This one is about a contractor that restores historical homes as his day job and investigates haunted houses with his partner as a side business. The two of them meet a medium on a case and begin to fall for her only to realize she actually be a ghost.

13. Safe As Houses: I don't actually have a third story vying for the title, but if I can come up with one, then each story will get it's own title and the series will be called Safe As Houses and all deal with love stories centered around restored or expanded homes.

Update: I have since come up with a third story for Safe As Houses, dealing with a real estate "flipper" who runs out of money on a project and has to do the renovations himself. As he opens the walls he starts to find pieces that tell him about a love affair that happened decades ago. Over the course of the renovation he's haunted by dreams and thoughts of the couple and quickly begins to fall in love with each through the letters and journals he finds. When the project is finished, the couple that comes to the open house is none other than the couple from the journals. Yay, Safe As Houses is a series!

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( 25 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:46 am (UTC)
Oh the list...You have some good stuff going - love the titles. Do you characters fight in your head to see who will debut next?

Thanks for visiting me today.

The Food Temptress
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks on the titles! I wouldn't say the characters fight at all, but there is a good deal of whispering with occassional shouts, so they're quite persistant.

Happy TT,

Apr. 7th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
Wow, you have your hands full with projects!
Ghostly menage scenes, I am intrigued...can I hear more about that, ;)?
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Indeed, you can hear more about the ghostly menage scenes. :) I'll do a T13 on the story once it starts. Although, if you'd like to beta some scenes, just let me know. *grin*
Apr. 7th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
I like the title "Safe as Houses." Clockwork Courtesan has a nice ring and a Kingdom Come. I don't know what "shifter" means. Rumpelstiltskin is one of may favorite nursery rhymes and seems just waiting to rewrite in a modern way.
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
Shifter, as is Shapeshifter and/or Were-Creature. And I agree. I've seen so many fairytale rewrites, but poor Rumplestiltskin has always been left behind!
Virginia Cavanaugh
Apr. 7th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
Yay! I can't wait to read Blood Queen!
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to write it! I have some thirty pages of notes on it already. It's eager to get here already!
Apr. 7th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
these sound wonderful

Sandra (Dynamo)
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sandra! I really appreciate you saying so. :)
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Apr. 7th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Re: 13 Works in Progress
I know, just so many options, right? *wink*
Apr. 7th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
My, someone is going to be busy. May the Muse be with you!
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Heather
Thank you, Heather! I can't wait to start crossing this off and moving on to the projects that didn't make the list. *smile*
Apr. 7th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
I'd love to check out a few of those.

Have a great day!
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
I can always use more beta readers! *grin* I'll keep referring back to the list as things are complete to give the heads up.
Apr. 7th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Alice Audrey
I'll bet you can come up with a third book for Safe as Houses, but if not, it can still be a two book series.
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Alice Audrey
I did come up with another one! I'll update the post to share. :)
Apr. 7th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a lot of ideas. I am impressed.

Don't worry about the 12/21/2011 thing.

CountryDew @ Blue Country Magic
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
This is only 13 of them. I could have kept going. Perhaps I'll do a part two some time.

It's actually a 12/21/12 thing, but I was with ya! *wink*
Apr. 7th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
You've very organized with your WIP stories. If I let more than two stories go, it's chaos! You have some great ideas BTW.

Shelley Munro
Apr. 7th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Shelley! I keep a document folder with excerpts as they come to mind as well as a list of story ideas so I don't lose them. As new ideas and opportunities come to mind, I check to see if I can merge them with existing ones, or if it clarifies older ones, and continue manuveuring them around until they're in an order my mind can best process. It's fun and odd all at once. *smile*
Apr. 8th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
That's quite a list! Very interesting reading.

Thanks for stopping by Sweet Tea and Sunshine. I will definitely be trying out the crochet flowers. I am in the middle of a granny square project, but once I've done with that... you'll have to come back and check it out!

Apr. 8th, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
Re: Creative!
Can't wait to see how the flowers turn out! I'm going to try a granny square project after my next circular project. I'd taught myself how to do it, but I've forgotten since then.

Apr. 8th, 2011 10:20 am (UTC)
Wow! You've got a lot going on!
I'm impressed! I have to confess, now I'm feeling like I should add up all the titles I've got bouncing around in my head and see how many potential WiP possibilities I have going on, too. ;)

Happy (belated) TT! :)
Apr. 9th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow! You've got a lot going on!
I think it really helps to have it all down and know what's coming. This isn't the complete list but the ones I want to focus on the next 18 months, so I'm happy with it!
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