Another update.

Finished rewriting a scene in "Blessing of the Wood" last night where the pacing felt really off.  I'm giving it a little time to simmer before finally beginning the editing process.

The first couple of scenes of "Jackin' Jill Pt. 2" have been written for a while, but contest stories and other things that popped in my head, demanding to be written, have kept it on the back burner.  I already have a lot of scenes written for this one that won't need anything more than a few tweaks.  The story was originally conceived as a single story, but I ended up splitting it.  After I get through the transition chapter, it should move along quickly toward completion.

One thing I don't believe I've mentioned is a website exclusive short that I've started.  It's called "The Right Touch" and is the first of a four-part series about a young Celes.  The other stories in the series are currently titled, "A Helping Hand", "To New Heights", and "It's Something More".  They'll touch on the budding relationship between her and her friend Anna, who later becomes her partner and lover.  It relays Celes' first sexual experiences with Anna.

Have a tentative title and a working idea for a Saggitariad and Carol story set at about the same time as "King Thakkorias" which is "A Thief 'n the Knight".  Also have a concept for a much longer story centered on Carol set around the time of "Lowborn".  No title for that one just yet.

I've had an idea for a while to write about Mara and Wade's baby being born, but just haven't gotten around to it.  It will be set between Christmas and New Year's Day, and reveal something that will be a central theme when their daughter shows up in a later story at eighteen.  The plan is for it to be a website exclusive short story, and the first to go back into the timeline, rather than constantly moving forward, as all the others have.  Title is "Child of the Wood"

A story I've been building toward for several installments now is forming up in my head as well.  It's called "Beloved of the Wood".  It's about Xanbrina as she deals with hiding away from the world because she doesn't really age, watching her husband grow old at her side, and knowing her kids are going to have to face that too.

Figured I'd put something up here since I can't seem to concentrate to write this morning.  Maybe I'll have more luck with that when I flip through the open stories ( three of them ) again in a little while to see if any of them are singing to me.


Stuff in progress

Thought I'd drop a quick update here.  I've been posting a lot to my shoutbox on the forum, but didn't add anything to the blog.

First, this year's Magic of the Wood story is still moving.  I hit some roadblocks here and there, which is why an Earth Day story is going to come out so late, but it will come out.  I just cleared another hurdle that I think may be the final one.  We'll see, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Jackin' Jill Pt. 2 is also in progress.  Once I get past the transition chapter between the two parts, there's a lot of the story that's already written.  I've only had it on hold while I work on the Wood story and some contest stories as RR.

As always, I'm musing and tinkering with SOTM.  I know it's been forever and a day since I posted a new chapter, but know that it's always on my mind.  It haunts me to have the story sitting there unfinished.  It's always heart-wrenching to write, though.  Combine that with a critical juncture in the story, and it's doubly hard.

If you check my forum post about history brainstorming, you'll see that I'm working on stories in the Nobles by Deed series, focusing on characters who have barely been mentioned -- Saggitariad and his wife.

I know I've mentioned this here, but I also have a solid framework for the sequel to Blackhawk Hall in place.

Thought I'd drop a line, and hope to be coming back to the blog soon to announce the release of "Blessing of the Wood" and "Jackin' Jill Pt. 2"


Jackin’ Jill Ebook

Jackin' Jill is now available in Kindle .prc and RTF formats.  All five chapters are gathered in one convenient download package, and can be found on my downloads page.

Darkniciad.com Downloads

If you look around the forum while you're there, you can find the smallest of hints of what's to come in Rod, Jill, and Denise's story.

I'm also about 14k words into this year's Earth Day story in the Magic of the Wood series.  I only see one potentially sticky interaction remaining, so I'm confident this one is going to finish and post.

I don't think I'm going to make it by Earth day, though.  There simply isn't time to finish it, give it time to simmer, edit it, and post it even to the next-day-turnaround sites by the 22nd.  At this point, I'm shooting to have it post before the end of April.

Considering how many years in a row I've failed to deliver an Earth Day story, late is most certainly better than never.


More on the way.

First, the second chapter of Jackin' Jill is in the queue at Lit, and should be out as expected on Tuesday.  I'll get it in the queue at SOL and Lush ( a little earlier to Lush, this time ) to post on the same day.

I'm also working on this year's Magic of the Wood story, starring Ella, called "Blessing of the Wood."  It's going well so far, but I've thought that before and had the story I was writing peter out on me.  So, keep your fingers crossed for me.

It really bothers me that I've missed Earth Day the last three years, and that I missed last year completely.

The one upside is that I have two other ideas floating around for the series, so there's a possibility of three stories in the series this year -- including one I've been putting pieces into place for since Kindred of the Wood. 🙂

I tend to post a lot of quick updates on my forum and in the shoutbox, so take a peek there if you don't see any news from me here on the blog.


Two in the works

First off, this blog isn't the only place I tend to ramble on about what I'm doing.  Don't forget to check out the forum for new topics and the shoutbox there for quick random thoughts.  There's also Facebook and Twitter.

As I mentioned in the last update, the next story in the Magic of the Wood series is in progress for the Literotica Earth Day contest.  Up to a couple thousand words now, with most of the major plot points introduced.

I'm also working on a new, early Christi story called "All the Fuss" that will be a website exclusive short.  That one is getting fairly close to done after I put it aside for quite some time a while back.