Last chapters of “The Wages of Their Deeds” out now!

Hi guys! Today, I have published the last four chapters of “The Wages of Their Deeds”, and I have to tell you, I have mixed feelings about it.

On the one hand, I’m proud of myself for having finished it, and happy about how it turned out. On the other hand, I feel kind of empty and sad to be leaving these characters behind. Although, who knows? I’ve been thinking a lot about the world of Stranger and his little clan. Maybe, some day in the future, this novelette will become part of something bigger.

But for now, I plan to stick to somewhat smaller projects for this blog. I’m working on a couple of ideas for short stories, and thinking about writing more posts about writing. Not how-to-do stuff; I’m far from an expert, and there are so many great books on writing out there, including my personal favorite: Stephen King’s On Writing. Rather, I’m thinking of sharing some thoughts on my own approach to writing, and on the process of creating a story.

For those of you who have stuck with me up until now, thank you for reading! For those who are new here, please check out my stories and if you want, get back to me and tell me how you liked them. All comments are welcome and I’d love to hear from you but as always, my greatest hope is that you’ll read and enjoy my stories:-)

Chapter 9 published, and there’s more to come!

Hi guys! I know I’ve been away for a while, and that I’ve been lagging behind my planned publication schedule. I’m sorry about that. All I can do is cite end-of-term-panic and hope you’ll forgive me  for prioritizing university-assigned writing over the fun stuff. But now I’m back, and Chapter 9 of The Wages of Their Deeds has finally been published!

And I have more good news. Inspiration, having been pushed to one side by the need for academic achievement, made a stunning come-back last week, and I have finished writing the last chapters of the story. It ended up being 15 chapters, and since you guys had to wait around for me while I was off being a good student, I thought I’d reward your patience by publishing all seven chapters over the next couple of weeks. Chapters 10 and 11 will be published by Sunday, and the last four chapters  by Sunday next week.

I hope you enjoy the story, and as always, would be delighted to hear back from you. All comments and opinions are welcome!

 

Chapter 7 of “The Wages of Their Deeds” has been published!

Hey, guys! Just wanted to let you know that Chapter 7 of my serial novelette, “The Wages of Their Deeds” has been published. More than halfway through, in other words, and I’m excited about it. I’ve spent a lot of time with these characters, and want to get to the end of their story, so it will be finished. At the same time, I’m feeling a bit reluctant.

See, I know where this story is going. Sometimes, it’s like that. The first scene, with Stranger standing on that hill, came to me, and the moment it did, I knew what he was doing there. I knew how this story began, and I’ve always known how it was going to end, and all I had to do was figure out what went on in the spaces that go in between.

That’s actually harder than it sounds, but now, I’ve almost got it all straightened out. The thing is, the more I write, the more I feel there are other stories to tell in this world, other things these characters have to say, and who knows?

Maybe in the future, they will.

But for now, I hope you’ll enjoy Chapter 7, which you can find here, or under “The Stories” menu. As always, comments are welcome, and I’ll reply promptly to any comments or questions.

Have a good continuation of your day, whatever timezone you happen to reside in, and I thank you for reading!

Chapter 6 of “The Wages of Their Deeds” has been published!

Today, I’ve published the sixth chapter of my novelette, “The Wages of Their Deeds”. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a science fiction story I’ve been writing, and I’m publishing it as a serial novelette. A new chapter is published every Sunday, and I’m really happy that more and more people seem to be dropping by to read it each week.

You can find the new chapter here, or look for it under “The stories” in the menu. As always, I’ll be happy to hear from anyone who has an opinion about the story or the blog in general, and whether you like it or hate it, you’re very welcome to leave a comment and say so. I promise, I’ll reply if you do!

 

As for me, I’m starting to fall into my annual winter daze. I wonder if there’s been some kind of cosmic mistake and really, I was supposed to have been born a bear, because as soon as it starts to get dark, all I want to do is eat a lot of candy and go to sleep until spring. Being human, however, hibernation isn’t really an option, so instead, I have treated myself to a gorgeous, new winter coat. It made a good-sized dent in my income, and I’ll be eating a lot of noodles as a result, but it makes me happy, so I figure it’s worth it.

 

What is this blog about?

The short answer is, it isn’t really a blog at all. Yes, I may occasionally write about books, writing and the stuff they teach me at school (I’m a University student, studying Literature and Creative Writing).

However, the main purpose of this site is to give me a venue for publishing my fiction. There will be short stories in English and in Swedish, perhaps some serialized novellas and possibly even some poems. And it will be free.

I write in several genres, and some of the stories are mixed genre works, but most of what I write has a speculative aspect to it. I don’t write pure romance, although some of my fiction does have romantic subplots. I don’t write chidren’s or YA stories, although some of my characters happen to be young adults.

I’m also very interested in Psychology, Sociology and History, and I have been known to occasionally obsess about the many-and-varied ways in which the world might come to a messy and disastruous end. Aspects of these interests and preoccupations will show through in various stories, so if you share them, you might want to give my fiction a try. The posted short stories and chapters will be fairly short, so if you hate it, you won’t have wasted much time.

If you’ve stuck with me this far, thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll be back to check out some of my writing.