Blogs by ND Hansen-Hill
Books Galore, and Now, Two More
2/16/2008 3:49:25 PM
News, excerpts, other authors, publishers requiring submissions...
News & Networking Shelley Munro was kind enough to request an interview with me this week on her blog. I've dropped out of promo a bit this week to write, but have answered the call for a few interviews and blogs. Check out Shelley Munro's blog, where I wrote a tongue-in-cheek article about my writing journey, and Tales of the Trade, where I added my weekly half cent.
WIP: I finished my ghost story this week, and decided to name it "A Spirited Encounter". This is my first finished book for 2008, and I'm quite happy about it. I also finished a novella and want to get it re-written fairly quickly, so I can submit it to Nocturne's open submissions call. Definitely worth looking into if you're a writer, aspiring or established. If you're seeking an agent, drop over to BookEnds this week, and pop in 100 words in the appropriate category. You never know what will transpire.
Other things: My short story, Cut & Polish, came out early from All Romance eBooks! Oh, and I finished the second round of edits for The Hollowing last week and now have an April 17th release day. Joy!!!
Teasers (interesting facts that might stir a story some day soon): Saturn's moon, Titan, has more than enough natural gas to supply our Earthly requirements, but the source is a long distance away: 750 million miles! Methane in the atmosphere led scientists to inspect Titan's lakes, where many of the hydrocarbons are found, and they've turned out to be rich repositories. The hydrocarbons cannot really be utilised at such a distance, but it certainly makes for interesting reading, offering insight into this orange moon. To read more, visit the Discovery site.
Save Your World:Free rice (learn new words and donate rice as you do it! (www.freerice.com)
From Gilded Folly
It was no longer dark, but Dacey was beginning to wish it were. A subsonic hum vibrated her eardrums and her teeth, the resonance rising into audible range, where it shook her body.
Like a microwave. The cooked scenario entered her head, but she wouldn’t let herself think it. It was enough of a prod, though, to get her moving. Her unseen adversaries weren’t entirely stationary. She would like to believe that was more mechanical action, too, like the hum, but the sounds were far too restless"like a multitude of boots grinding and crunching on gravel.
Alive. No inanimate pistons or gears. Claws and teeth, restlessly gnawing away at rock...
Stop it! Dacey swore right then that no matter what, she wouldn’t give up without a fight.
She ran for the steps"for where she hoped they’d be. You fell down them"landed on your knees.
Get it right, Girl...last chance...
The light was so startling she tripped over her feet and went sprawling. It wasn’t coming from the walls or the ceiling. It was coming from her skin.
Her own body was brightening the room, like a white shirt under black light.
The sight was so shocking Dacey froze. All kinds of thoughts were running through her head. She was so caught up in confusion, that she almost missed the movement.
The walls were losing integrity, as man-size pieces detached and dropped limply to the stone floor. Rustle-thud, rustle-thunk. Now, the pieces shivered and shook, then arose, finding their whole within the fallen tangle of limbs. Skeletally thin beings, with a near-human cast...
...arising out of rock.
Dacey backed away, and headed once more for the steps"only to find they’d beat her there.
They’ve been in the dark so long...
It was almost as though she could read their thoughts. Her light was a lure, to draw them in. They wanted light...and heat.
...but mostly, they wanted food.
Dacey opened her mouth and began to scream.
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