What I am working on now...
The Five Enchanted Roses writing contest!! I am excited to be entering this year. I very much enjoyed writing for the Five Glass Slippers last year. Once again, I am working on two submissions for this Beauty and the Beast collection. Beauty and the Beast has been one of my all time favorite fairy tales.
Wither will be my first and primary submission. It is set in the same story world as After, a story I entered in last years competition: which, although it was riddled with creepers (the living dead) and furies (soul suckers), was not right for the collection because there was NO GLASS SLIPPER in my story. A flaw I realized after the fact. :) Wither is a very exciting story about an enchanted abbey, monsters escaping from the Underworld, and a heroine who would rather trounce Beasts than fall in love with them.
My second submission is yet untitled. I usually have my title picked out before I even name my primary characters, but not this time. Untitled is a unique attempt for me, as it is almost entirely developed around Norse mythology, a subject I have never attempted writing about before. My husband is actively involved with me in this one. He is even writing scenes for me to draw inspiration from. I hope to include some of what he has done in my final work! This story has some wonderful characters, including Odin's ravens and the gossiping squirrel Ratatoskr who races up and down the great Ash tree driving everyone to distraction: all characters from Norse legend.
More to come later!!