Happy new year everyone, I hope time has treated you well!
It has been ages since I wrote an interludes, and to be honest, it has been ages since I posted anything other than Nadec-related things on the website. That’s going to change again, yaay! I have many things planned for the coming year (and I wrote them down, so they must be real aye). I’ll break those down per section:
This one… Aahh, Nadec. A limited few of you may remember Nadec’s early days. It began as a flash fiction of merely 700 words. Right now it is over 70 000 words, proper novel length, the podcast has 47 episodes released, and it’s just mad. Plans for this is to obviously finish writing the first draft (aiming for that to be done in the next few weeks, weee), finish the podcast (transcripts, aka 2nd draft is also here on the website in its totality).
There is a short story in my head which I’ll write in the next months, named The Muddy Marshes. And next year I’ll revisit the whole story, give it another thorough edit, add more point of views, sent it off to a real editor, and publish it as a novel. Exciting stuff, isn’t it?
I’m so keen too dig back into this one. I had kind of planned for it to be out by now, but the expansion of Nadec prevented that. It is why I want to get Nadec’s first draft finished soon, so I can get back to this. I’ve added a bunch of chapters to it during NaNoWriMo2019, and it was awesome to jump back into that world.
It is much grittier and a different enough world and story to Nadec, that I have issues writing on both of them at the same time. So, it has to wait. Unfortunately. I envision a first episode release by the end of 2020. It will all depend on how quickly the turn around is for the editor (because I will have it professionally edited before anything gets released) and beta readers. By the way, if you’re interested in being a beta reader for this, let me know!
Aaaah, my poor flash fiction has been neglected even more than Tear of the Sky has. Nadec is to blame for EVERYTHING haha. I will write and release a new flash fiction every week (you guessed it, on Friday), unless inspiration is dead. In which case, I won’t force it. Although it should be fine, there’s plenty of prompts out there hey.
There is a brand new section on the website! I have dug into my deepest creative core, and uncovered something I knew was there but never completely released before. As it is, I’m completely entranced with painting space, based on actual deep space images. It’s amazing and colourful and awesome. I love it, and love the painting too. So much so, that I’m making this part of my thing.
The paintings are for sale, and in March I’m holding a Kickstarter in order to offer up prints for sale. So everyone can have a piece of space in their home yaay. I’ve also tentatively started selling the designs on zazzle. For now, there are only mugs, but I will add more things gradually. Check it out if you want 🙂 If you’d like to stay updated on the art-stuff, the instagram to follow is this one. (astrid jef deep space artist. If you’d like to stay in the know for the Kickstarter, you can add your email address to a list especially for that purpose alone. Sign up is on the art page.
That was it for all the sections. Exciting times to come! The website will eventually get a massive upgrade, but that’s for later.
Thanks, and see you!
PS: I just started a ‘buy me coffee’ account. If you like some of my stuff, whether that’s Nadec, flash fiction, the art, or just me, you are invited to support me for the price of a coffee. Thank you, even if you don’t, you are still awesome!