Friday, August 03, 2012

DERELICT--art and a new chapter!

Original art, Chris Howard, 2012

This is likely the cart before the horse (and yes, I know that's an odd metaphor to use for a science fiction story that is about space travel. . . ) but my friend, fellow writer, and talented artist, Chris Howard, created this cover for DERELICT.

Yes, the story is a novel in progress.

Yes, it's still very much in first draft mode.

Yet, having this cover staring me in the face is incredibly motivating. I want to finish this story and make it worthy of the art that goes with it.

Another cart-before-horse matter: to serialize a story before it's complete. Before it's revised and edited, or even (dare I admit it?!) fully plotted out.

But art is about taking risks and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and to try new things. So, in that spirit, I have posted chapter 5 of DERELICT on the story blog (or you can follow it on Wattpad). I'm committed to posting a chapter a week until it's completed.

(I do have a backlog, so I won't be leaving any readers high and dry. Already my husband is pestering me for the rest of what I have written. No dice. He has to wait like all the other readers. LOL.)

I hope you enjoy DERELICT. Comments and questions are always welcome, either here or where the story is posted.

Happy reading!


  1. WOW! That's some really incredible cover art! Very professional...and did I mention awesome?

    What a great motivator!

    1. Thanks B.C.! Chris is kick-ass, both as an artist and a writer and I am so honored to be his friend.