Chris Stoesen Fiction: October 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mucking About with Graphics and Other Things

I started fooling around with some graphics to give a small facelift to the blog. Here is the first pass:

Let me know what you think.

I also have three works in progress at the moment.

#1 The Last Airship from Khartoum - The follow up to CSS Appomattox covers the story of Devareaux and his squadron as they assist in the evacuation of Khartoum during the siege by the Mahdist army. This is complete and is undergoing editing. I have it in the hands of some trusty beta readers who are giving me some great feedback. Thanks guys!

#2 Hunting Season - This is another short story set in the same Zombie Apocalypse as The Home. This one takes place at the start of the troubles in a small town in middle Georgia. It is currently at about 3,000 words long and is about 1/4 of the way done. This is one of my NaNoWriMo projects.

#3 Antietam Sunrise - This is the prequel to CSS Appomattox. Follow the journey of a young Confederate officer through the Maryland Campaign and its climax at the Battle of Antietam. In the Alternate Universe of CSS Appomattox, the Confederacy won the Battle of Antietam to secure support from Great Britain and France. This is Thomas Devareaux's father's experiences during that battle. This is my second NaNoWriMo project. Currently it is sitting at 3500 words. It is probably only 1/4 of the way through.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Got some promotion

I got a really nice bump from the fine folks at Rukia Publishing. They posted a nice promo on the Rukia Publishing site. Stop on by and check it out. Nice folks.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

NanoWriMo Starts in November!

While part of Camp NaNoWriMo I got more writing done than the previous six months. This was due to the energy and fun that my "cabin" generated. I wanted to hit my writing goals and was disappointed when I could not contribute as I wanted to.

It was great fun over the summer. I am now looking forward to the November edition. I plan of finishing the second draft of Last Airship From Khartoum and get some work done on a novella as well.

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