In the early morning hours, you know them, they’re the ones were you roll over at 2am, open about ten apps and hope for sleep, I came up with an interesting idea… One -shots. I used to write them all the time. I wrote fan-fic one-shots, original fic one-shots… anything. There were a great way to get juices flowing, explore a character voice, and just simply: practice. In fact, during that 2am desperate search for sleep, I realized I missed writing them.
I came up with an idea. Mainly, I came up with the idea to keep my first novel’s world in my head. I didn’t want to lose the world I had built in favor of the new one that seems to be taking over (ahem… Srebrov and my paranormal-fantasy). I decided that one-shots, a great exercise, would really help my world-mushing problem. Why not write one-shots in Faeree, Turned/Red‘s world? Write from perspectives of characters never met in the novel, or explore bits of their early life? It would be a fun way to further explore what I had created…
And why not share those experiments? I’m all about transparency of the process… and encouraging others to do the same. So this first one is up on Fictionpress. Eventually, I hope to collect them into a small companion book, but for now, they’re available to read there.
I hope you enjoy!
World Painted Red: The Nanny
She was tasked with a simple job: steal the baby for the queen. But nothing with the Imperial Queen is ever that easy. A one-shot in the world of Faeree first introduced in E. Logan’s Turned/Red.