What's next? Editing and adding. The story has a lot of detail to flesh out. After that, I'll put it through Grammarly and ProWriting Aid.©A. Nation2017
I've been so busy writing my nano book that I have been remiss to my readers. I'm up to 37,479 words so far and just when I thought the story was coming to a close too soon, the robber who escaped will be another headache for my MC.
Susan decided to take a relaxing cruise in Hawaii with her friends and soon discovers something terrible. She's chased, meets a ghost, and is kidnapped. Will she fly home on time or will something prevent her from leaving the island? Will her new friend, David, help her out? Will her friends find her in time? Stay tuned.©A. Nation 2017
The large framed monstrosity I had helped him with earlier was not a picture but a mirror. We struggled to turn it around just in time to watch the beasts fly into the reflecting sheen.
“Now turn it facing toward the portal,” he whispered.
I did as I was told. Huldra and the others made their escape down the hallway.
“What was that?” Pete asked as he stopped packing the small jars. He was the first one to see the gleam in Wolf’s eyes surrounded by his hulking fur covered frame, and then Hudra, who appear as a ghost, floated toward them.
“Ahhhh,” yelled the two thieves bumping into the table. The box of ceramics flew into the air and crashed one by one onto the hardwood floor. Their boss backed away and advanced toward me and Hobs as soon as we were noticed.
“I’ll get you for this,” he growled and took a step in our direction.
“Hurry back with me, Susan,” Hobs urged.
At first, I didn’t want to go back, but this big angry man was scaring me. I trotted back with Hobs, and when the door opened, I jumped in hoping those trolls wouldn’t be there. We didn’t see them and Nokken and Forsegrimmen were gone too.
“Help me pull this mirror in front of the door.”
“Where are you two,” Mr. Ahlberg yelled feeling his way in the darkened hallway.
Hobs was saying his funny words again. “Now just stand here. He won’t hurt you.”
“Are you sure?” I had noticed the door had closed leaving a transparent wall between us and our pursuer.
I did what I was told and closed my eyes.
Outside, the screaming two men ran down the four steps of stairs in the alley and found themselves in the center of my friends. One of them was my neighbors, police officer, Jacob Pearson.©A.Nation2016
So far I have settled on this cover for the 8th Saga of my Domino Series. The Children of Mars and Arret are now teenagers and older. Too many events occur to believe they are accidents. One a 3-year journey from Mars to Arret, one of the aliens is found dead. His stone map is gone. The ship, Reliance, is so damaged that every passenger has to escape in life shuttles just as they were about to enter Arret's solar system.
I have to date, 53,369 words wrote and I've finally come to the middle of the story. I may not get this done before nanowrimo. I'll keep you in touch. First copies should be available by March 2018. If you want to pre-order your digital copy, let me know.
Okay, while I was evaluating my next scene of my next book, a thought came to me. The cat in my previous books should have a story of his own. So this morning, I wrote three chapters about how Frederick the cat was rescued by my MC in the first book. I'll put this prequel up for free on my webpage as soon as I'm done with it. Then I may go on and add all the adventures this cat took throughout my stories from his POV into a novella for next year. Now back to my regularly scheduled book writing.
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Many times I have noticed at book events, someone will ask me what I write. As soon as they find out I write fiction, especially science fiction, they completely become turned off because they are looking for non-fictional stories. I can respect that. I like some movies because they are based on actual happenings. And that's the key. My books are based on non-fiction elements such as factual backgrounds, actual events, and the very words people have said. So do I tell them I use a lot of non-fiction in my fiction? Research is just as important to fictional writers. Granted I've never been to Mars, but a lady did die lying on top of her masseuse table. Names and sometimes genders have been changed to protect the guilty in my real/not so real stories.
Writing fiction is a lot harder to make the story sound authentic. It's even more difficult to take a slice of non-fiction and fictionalize it.
My stories are engaging, fast paced, and thought provoking with descriptive characters. You'll never read another one like it.
Here's an excerpt as two humans are forced to explore the Martian desert for two fugitives. The androids realize they have to obey their law to save people:
“Hello, Ramon,” D.E.E. said.
Ramon responded, “Hello, D.E.E. 4785. Are you functioning well?”
“Then return to sleep mode,” he requested.
“Should we keep humans safe if they are in danger?”
“Yes, that is our code. Why do you ask?”
“Humans I know are in danger. We should help them.”
“We haven’t received that assignment,” Ramon said.
“Would we be harming them if we did not help them?”
“Yes. Our first robotic law says not to injure a human through inaction. Who is in danger?”
“My manager, Simon and the granddaughter, Lynn,” D.E.E. replied.
“Where are they?”
“My recording is limited. Simon said he was going to Knobel Crater. Can we find them?”
“I should not leave. I must have instructions.”
“Humans do not need us when they are in sleep mode. We are bound by our law.”
Both androids arrived at the underground tunnel entrance. Through the glass door, they saw Alex and Mike preparing to board an external rover.
Ramon addressed the guard, “We have information about Simon Heathrow.”
The guard noted their presence and let them enter the tunnel to approach the two men. Alex turned and saw the two androids standing near the rover.
Removing his helmet, Alex asked, “Ramon, what are you doing here?”
“We have come to help find the humans, Simon and Lynn,” Ramon said.
“That’s good of you, but we will locate them and bring them back,” Mike said through the speaker in his helmet.
“We must help. Simon has a weapon."©A. Nation2017
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What am I writing on now? First I'm finishing up my latest edit of Fatal Error and that should be good by this weekend. I'm currently continuing on the scifi Domino series that jumps ten years into the future when all the children become teenagers. They are heading for the alien planet Arret to work and find out where their mysterious map will take them. Someone already has prevented one of the boys from joining his friends, rooms have been trashed and now a dead alien has been found on board their ship. What's this? A fire has broke out on board the ship. Everyone has to evacuate into the safety shuttles with two more months before they are to land in Arret.
Do you want the ship to blow up or limp into port?
This is the Six Saga in my space opera. If you want this book, I highly recommend you get the previous two books, Similar But Not the Same and Found The Lost ones. This story of space adventures continues the tale of the aliens and humans 300 years from now.
The two humans and their daughter are heading back home to Mars in the alien ship. They have to endure stops along the way at the alien base station. Problems occur when the ex-ruler hijacks one of the alien's ship and kidnaps his obsession.
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