To me the only point of novellas, novelettes, or short stories is to do something new, try out a concept, have a little bit of fun without getting too serious or wasting too much time if it doesn't quite work. I'm trying to release at least a novella a year to do just that in new and unique worlds of both science fiction and fantasy, plus some that probably straddle both.
Prime Pickings is the first story in my Eaters world. It is a dystopian tale of Earth gone wrong, where most of mankind is locked behind walls and the rest float above the scourge, stealing and scavenging what they can before the Eaters find them. What is an Eater? Yeah...I'm not telling.
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More on this later, the second novella in the Eaters world.
More on this later, look for info in 2012. Science Fiction.
More on this later, look for info in 2012. Fantasy/Steampunk.
Main Focus #1: Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (Post FM6 Mini Novel) = 61k out of 50k estimate (122%)
Side Focus #2: The Glassbreaker Goes Home (Post FM6 Novella/Mini Novel) = 26k out of 50k estimate (51%)
Back Burner #1: FM7 School Story = 0k out of 80k estimate (0%)
Back Burner #2: Super Secret Awesome Project
Ugly Step Child: Gush (Fantasy Action/Adventure) Novel, First Draft = 21k out of 100k estimate (21%)
Other Stuff I Need to Get To: FM3-FM6 concordance updates