Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A New Experiment: Rach's Platform-Building Campaign

So, I decided to join in the latest Campaign (organized by Rachael over at Rach Writes...). I've never done it before, and to be honest, I'm kind of intimidated. I've had trouble being a dedicated blogger in the past, and this campaign thing requires consistent blogging for TWO MONTHS!!! Suffice it to say, I'm challenging myself with this one.

Anyway, this is just a quick post to introduce myself to my Campaign groups (and if you're not participating, you can at least get to know me a little better):

I love stories. Ever since I was a kid, I've been a slave to a well-told tale. So, it was only a matter of time before my over-active imagination got tired of reading other peoples' stories and started spitting out its own. This is not to say, of course, that I don't read anymore. Actually, I read more than ever!

I completed my first novel a year or two ago and recently started working on my second. I'm still working out my methodology, but it's slow-going (a lot of trial-and-error). My work hovers somewhere between YA and adult, but always either sci-fi or fantasy—my first book was sci-fi, my current WIP is fantasy (I have seven or eight other ideas rolling around my head: 2 fantasy, 1.5 urban fantasy, and 3.5 sci-fi).

Anyway, I'm going to follow Cheryl's example (she's in one of my campaign groups) and try to sum up my WIP in a single sentence. I'll do the same for one of my Sc-Fi stories as well

Dathan the Sorcerer:
When a sudden resurgence of Arcane magic threatens to raze the kingdom of Amerin to the ground, Dathan Bahaar, recovering from a centuries-long enthrallment to the terrible powers of the Arcanum, discovers that his knowledge of the dark magic to be a deadly threat, as well as a potent weapon in the struggle to save his people from slavery and death.

Rask, Inc.:
After narrowly escaping the IED that killed her husband, young Vivian Rask finds herself in the cross-hairs of both the military and a vicious crime syndicate, her only allies a  ragtag crew of mercenaries, her only weapon a secret handed down by her family from generations untold.

That was a lot harder than it sounded! Kudos to Cheryl for doing a cleaner job than I did. Anyway, I hope they sound intriguing. Can't wait to start the Campaign.


  1. Welcome to the awesomeness, Reece!

    Awesome sentences, too! :)

  2. Good luck with the Campaign! I've never joined in, but I've seen lots of good stuff come from it for fellow bloggers. Hope you have fun with it. :)

  3. Both of your books sound awesome! And Yay for joining the campaign! You'll love it! :D

  4. You're right where I am. Intimidated. I'm also in your campaign group. I also described my book in one sentence. I didn't know other people in the campaign were doing that, but I guess that means we all have great minds that think alike.

  5. Great to see you've joined the Campaign! :) (Fellow Campaigner here.)

  6. Hi Reece, trying to get around and say hello to all the authors in the fantasy groups! Hello!

  7. Hi Reece, I'm a campaigner finally making my rounds through all the groups I joined! I write fantasy also.

    I love your summaries there, can't wait to read them one day ;)