The time has come for another book release. This time it's for episode 1 of my YA Paranormal Mystery Serial - GHOST TOWN.
***Update as of 1/15
I had to unpublish the first 3 episodes from Smashwords. I didn't realize that serial works went against their TOS. So I'll republish it there once the series is complete.
Meanwhile, I'm in the process of making it available here as an epub and pdf, pending on how smoothly the transition goes. I still have to iron out some details. I'll announce it as soon as it's ready.
Driftwood looks like your average small town. Friendly locals. Fresh air. Beautiful scenery.
Except for the ghosts. They're everywhere. For some reason the town has a large concentration of paranormal activity and hauntings.
No one knows for sure why that is. It's just always been that way. Most of the locals have learned to live with it.
The Carters are no exception.
Joe Carter comes from a family of paranormal investigators. He's learned the tricks of the trade from his folks but nothing can prepare him for what he's about to discover.
Follow Joe as he uncovers and deciphers the clues left for him by those who came before.
The big "Lightbulb" moment.
It's more like several little ideas rolled up into one.
The real challenge is sticking with the schedule. The release date for each episode is biweekly or maybe even sooner if the writing goes well. The exciting part (and equally nerve-wracking part) is I don't know where the story is leading to exactly. I only have a rough idea of how each episode will play out. Right this moment, I have my notebook in front of me with an episode outline complete with possible cliffhangers. The way it looks right now, this might be a 5 episode deal but we'll see how that pans out.
The only way to get this done is to write fast and furious. Hammer the words out, rewrite, check for details so that the story remains cohesive and ship it. If I obsess about every little detail, it's never going to get out.
Will I release this into a full volume - yes, but I'll cross that bridge once the darn thing is built. =)