Huzzah! I reached the 50k mark on my NaNoWriMo story in the wee hours of the morning on November 30, with about 20 hours to spare. Since then, I’ve switched gears from writing stuff to writing related stuff. That meshes with my ROW80 goals. I planned out this round knowing that I’d have two releases, during which time I’d be doing less actual writing.
One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor comes out this Saturday, and I’m buried in an avalanche of promo! This was a fun story to write. I’m looking forward to releasing it out into the wild. It started with the title…a meme I’m sure you’ve seen. (Click on the picture if you want the story behind the meme.) From there, I thought about how many real features on the moon are named after fictional people and places. It would be very plausible if one of my lunar cities was named ‘Mordor.’ From there, I just had to figure out why someone might have trouble walking in. But that’s a bit of a spoiler…
Varen knows better than to trust his big sister, Usra, who has gotten him in trouble more times than he can count. But of all the shenanigans she’s perpetrated, getting them stuck outside their city of Mordor, in surface suits on the lunar regolith, takes the cake.
I’m doing a blog tour to promote the new story, as well as a release party on facebook. I have a story coming out with every full moon, and I won’t be putting that much energy into every single release, but with this being the second single release, I want to make sure that readers are aware that they can expect a new story every 28-29 days.
There will be another post later in the week that lists all the stops on the tour. You can find the facebook party here.
The Cities of Luna: Collection One
One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor coming December 6!