Freya, in progress

I’m finishing up the final few edits for “Freya,” which will be the first story I publish on Amazon (and maybe a few other sites . . . We’ll see.). The guy handling all my technical stuff is going to make some time and read over it this weekend before I turn in some last-minute changes and he starts formatting.

I’m nervous about this for a few reasons. The first is that, though I’ve written before, this is going to be the first time that I’ll really be out there. I’ve had a few people read this story with generally positive responses, so I’m more confident about sharing the tale, but I can’t shake that first-time stage fright. But this is the part where I’m going to take that first deep breath and move into a spotlight (and hope that I can remember my lines for once).

Another part of the story that has me nervous is that it’s zombie fiction. I love anything related to zombies, but I know that it’s also one of the strictest genres to work with. Fans have certain expectations of what zombies should be, and those expectations are usually opposites. I really want to explore my own breed of zombie (which I promise will be much more developed in future stories), but I am worried about the reception of said brain eaters.

I do intend for every story that takes place in this world to be able to stand on its own, but I also want them interlocked. Characters from “Freya” will definitely make cameos in other stories (and some will even have their own stories), but I do want to write the stories in such a way that you won’t necessarily have to read every single story to be satisfied. I feel that this story is solid, even if it ended up being the only story in that world.

For the most part, I consider myself a fantasy writer and not science fiction. Even as I consider where the world of “Freya” will eventually head, I envision it as more of an urban science fantasy than strict post-apocalyptica. There are elements in place in “Freya” that will definitely hint at big reveals later on in the storyline, and I will try to pull those reveals off as skillfully as possible.

I think that about wraps up the feelings of pre-publication jitters. I’ll put another post up later about some of “Freya”‘s finer points, but I don’t want to give too much away just yet.

I hope to undergo much growth as a writer, and I hope I can keep you guys entertained while I do.

Hopefully “Freya” will be published before May. If it’s not up by then, I don’t think it will be later than the first weekend.

I hope you guys enjoy!



About Brad

I'm a writer and feel like it's finally time to get my stuff out there. I'll try to learn how to keep you guys entertained. Hope you enjoy!
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