I am so psyched to say that Shiloh Walker is here today. Seriously, having Shiloh talking about excitement on LE just goes to reinforcing my excitement for reading and supporting my favorite authors. Especially when they say they’ll write a guest post for LE when I throw on my facebook status that I have a hole in my schedule. The fact that it was that easy to strike up a conversation still floors me, plus I found out that she’s working on a sequel to Through the Veil.
Anyway, please welcome Shiloh to the floor today and make sure you stick around. We have another lovely contest going on and you’ll get to find out something new.
Other stories, I’m not so excited. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s more that…well, they don’t come as easy. Like the book I finished early this spring, Broken. Broken is the follow up to Fragile and the hero…well, we’ll just say that I had some definite ideas about what I wanted from the story. Quinn had other ideas. I didn’t win. He fought me tooth and nail and the one thing that excited me over his story was finishing it.
Other stories I’ll have moments of excitement. Usually on that downhill slide right before I’m done. Sometimes right when I’m starting. But I rarely have a story going that has me excited from the beginning and it just stays right with me. I’m working one now that’s like that. From the moment I started, I was jazzed about it. I’m about 2/3 done-it’s going to be a shorter story, probably novella length, maybe a little longer. But still, excitement from beginning to end-it’s a good thing.
The tentative title is Candy Houses – sounds kind of weird, probably. Makes sense in context with the story. But until I’m closer to done, I’m not talking much about it.
However, the possibility for future stories in that world are infinite. Well, not infinite. But it’s definitely a long list.
It’s a paranormal, which isn’t anything new, but it’s still different for me. There aren’t any vamps or weres in it, and I don’t think there will be. I’ve got this very clear, very concrete idea for how this series could go – I’m rarely clear or concrete so yet another reason why I’m excited.
This is one of those stories that remind me why I write. It’s something I’m writing for the sheer fun of it. Hopefully others will enjoy reading it as much as I’m enjoying writing it.
Thank you Shiloh for stopping by Literary Escapism.
Contest Time! We’re giving away an autographed novel off of Shiloh’s backlist to a lucky commentator and it’s very easy to enter. All you have to do is answer this simple questions: What stories have you been excited about, whether they are yours or not? For me, I’m excited to know there’s another Veil novel coming out. I’m also excited for Branded by Fire.
The contest is open to everyone, so everyone overseas can join in the fun as well; but just as an FYI, shipping the book will take about 4-6 weeks due to Shiloh’s writing schedule and I don’t know about you guys, but I want her to keep writing. :)
As always, if you want more chances to win, you can post about today’s contest on your blog, social network, or anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your answer (in the same post). The more places you share it, the more entries you get.
For 2 more entries, purchase one of Shiloh Walker’s previous novels (Through the Veil, Chains, Fragile, The Missing, etc) through LE’s Amazon store sometime during this contest and send a copy of the receipt VIA email for your purchase to: myjaxon AT gmail DOT com.
Join the Literary Escapism Facebook page and you’ll get an additional entry (for each page). Make sure you leave a comment so I know that’s why you’re joining. Only new readers to the group will be considered.
For 2 additional entries, subscribe to Literary Escapism’s newsletter in the sidebar. This is for new subscribers only.
I’ll determine the winner with help from the Research Randomizer. All entries must be in by midnight on June 23rd.