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What I’m Working On: Winter 2019

It’s 2019 and time for a new update! Next week I’ll be talking about my goals and resolutions for the year, but I haven’t done a “What I’m Working On” post since September, and I wanted to make sure you’re all up-to-date on my plans to take over the world latest writing projects!

IN DEVELOPMENT:

  • NEW! Math 125: Quantitative Reasoning and Problem Solving
    College class for my Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing/Screenwriting. Class ends: March 2019
  • “Space Circus”
    Sci-fi novella (20-40k words) about a girl who joins a futuristic circus. Draft due: May 2019

DRAFTING PROCESS:

  • “The Island Book”
    Historical fantasy (100k words) about a dryad warrior who teams up with a too-brilliant-for-his-own-good scientist in order to save their magical archipelago from a warmongering demon. Draft due: May 2019

UNDER REVISION:

  • “Submarine”
    Contemporary sci-fi (10k words) about a submarine officer who meets a mermaid. Goes on submission: undetermined
  • Clarion West Application
    Clarion West is a six-week writing workshop taught by six authors and/or editors. My application requires a personal essay and a writing sample. My essay is drafted, and for my sample I’m planning on submitting my “Tree of Death” short story, plus the synopsis and first chapter of my “Island Book.” Goes on Submission: February 2019

ON SUBMISSION:

  • NEW! “Tree of Death”
    Fantasy set in an Icelandic-inspired world (1700 words) about a young girl who climbs a tree and defies the conventions of her society. On submission since: November 2018
  • “Honeybee”
    Sci-fi short story (8k words) about a girl who is jealous of her sister’s metamorphosis into the colony’s new queen. On submission since: September 2018.
  • “ALIENS!”
    Sci-fi short (5k words) about a scientist in Japan who, while waiting for the global broadcast of Earth’s first Contact, receives a phone call from a nihilistic SCUBA diver. On submission since: January 2018
  • “Satellite”
    Sci-fi flash fiction (700 words) about a sentient satellite. On submission since: May 2018.
  • “Robot Overlords”
    Sci-fi poem (96 lines) about a woman who runs in a race against androids. On submission since: August 2018.

Thanks for coming on this journey with me.
Christine

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