There's something about sitting down to write something that's grabbed your attention, something that you're excited about, that really gets me jazzed. When you write and write and write and then look to see that it's 4:00am... that's a special kind of feeling for a writer.
I've taken a little time away from my main projects to focus on the short story that I've been promising since, like... May? Jeez... Well, as long as it gets done and you all get to see it, it's worth however long it takes. And I'm really enjoying working on it, too.
Like I've said before, it's something I haven't done before and I'm really excited to see your reactions to it. So you know what? I'll let a little bit slip. This upcoming short story is going to be a low fantasy / mystery. Magic will be present, but not important, and the main thing is solving a mystery.
Now, I've definitely written fantasy before, but mystery is something completely new to me. I've had to do a lot of research into how to write one, how to keep things exciting, how to lay hints, and so much more. It's stretching my writing ability since my other works like The Paladin aren't really mysteries. Sure, there's some mysterious elements and a few instance of trying to figure out who did what, but all in all, it's no mystery.
The other part of this, much like Wolves and Wild Roses and Val's Blog is that I'm playing with someone else's character. And world, really, but mostly it's an intriguing main character that I'm thrilled to mess around with. I think that's something that all writers should try at least once. Find someone who will let you play in their toybox for a bit. Whether its a one time thing or something you set up with a writing partner. It's almost like fan fic, but with a bit more respect in the writing community.
So, once I knock this short story out, I'll have it up for you guys to read and enjoy and, really, I'm excited to see what you guys think. So make sure you keep an eye out.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.