I’m exhausted, but I am happy that I could kick out 3k words today. I’m hoping that sometime next week I can get the insanity down and actually get some work done. Finally feeling a bit better, but I am behind approximately 1 week in my writing. So, it looks like I’ll be making up for that by posting some of my artwork all of next week. I was just too sick to get any writing done, plus I don’t know but it seems like my daughter was also extra difficult to deal with while I was sick which made it even more difficult to get some work done.
Alright, so the title of this story is called Dinner With The Devil. The story sort of goes with the title.
Synopsis: Cassie, a young high school teacher makes up for her single lonely life by burying herself in her work. She’s devastated and lost her trust in men, due to the infidelity of her ex. When her best friend Alley encourages her to move on, Cassie decides on impulse to take up an offer to date someone online. When she meets Caleb, he’s everything in more. However, Cassie is completely unaware that she has a dinner date with a Vampire.
I will post links when the story goes live.
So, today may be the last short story I post for a week. I desperately need to catch up as being sick totally took me offline. I do however, have some artwork that I was hoping to get off my hard drive and put into eBooks with free download offers. I have thousands of them and I don’t plan to post them, so why not online. Looks like I will be kicking out two short stories per day. I’m hoping I can manage at least 6,000 words per day just to catch up, or more.
This story is called: Thirsty.
Synopsis: Chloe, a very ancient and old Vampire has grown tired of humanity. While in search for a companion to make her days of eternity more tolerable, she teams up with a younger Vampire named Charon, who runs her very own fashion magazine. There’s only one problem. Charon’s followers are beginning to notice that she’s not aging. Now that she must go underground, Chloe is left to help run her business. There’s only one problem. Chloe is thirsty for love. When Peter, a young college student desperate for cash enters her night club, Charon sees the opportunity to get Chloe’s head back in the game, and Peter’s blood is exactly what Chloe needs.
I will post links once the story is live.
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Today was a victory, but I’m disappointed in my word count. I was really hoping for at least 5,000 words, but I was just too exhausted. My daughter seems to be going through some sort of phase and I have to say it’s really driving me nuts. I can’t wait until she can start school. I can manage with 5 hours of alone time 3-4 days a week, but right now I’m not even getting that. Oh well, let me stop complaining.
So, this story actually took me two days to write. Two days to write a 3k short story. That is pitiful in my book. Still a success that I was able to get it done. A problem I’m having right now is that I’m fighting a very bad cold for the second time this year. The story is called The Mail Ordered Bride, though I don’t think the title fits.
Synopsis: Stuck with the burden to take care of her family, Emily must marry a man she doesn’t love. Daniel Copperstone; she’s known him her entire life, but has no interest in him whatsoever. However, Emily is more than willing to honor her duty and marry Daniel to take care of her family. When she finally gets to know Daniel personally, she’s instantly swept off her feet. However, Daniel’s family has deep dark secrets of their own and it leave Emily wondering if it’s another burden she can carry.
I will post links once the story goes live.
So, I will say this is already starting out difficult. Trying to kick out 3,000 words with a toddler is challenging alone. I didn’t even factor in all the annoying text messages I keep getting from people and phone calls. I swear, people expect me to respond immediately and if I don’t because I’m doing something else–
Let the meltdowns begin!
Why is it so difficult to set boundaries with people? Let me go ahead and put this out there: You’ll probably get a few rant-based short stories because of the issues surrounding my life at the moment.
I was able to kick out this short story. It’s only 3,000 words which I’m somewhat disappointed about. The story is called Marked.
Synopsis: Due to a scandal, Laura and her family move from their lavish lifestyle in New York City, to the small town of Hell, Michigan. From the moment they arrive, Laura notices something odd about the town. When the town curfew arrives, Laura quickly learns that all is not as it seems and just like the scandal, she has a part to play in this town as well.
I will post links when it goes live.
So I had somewhat of a difficult time today getting this story out. I could only squeeze out 3,00o + words, but that was mostly because I am still sick. Goodness, I really wish I could kick this cold. There is one thing I never considered. The publishing times that it would take to actually get the books formatted properly and uploaded to the distributors. Man, getting back into this really makes me feel rusty lol.
I’d like to present this quick short read. I’m calling it Pen Pals. It’s an odd title for a Werewolf short story, but I’m following a list of titles I drew up back in 2014.
Synopsis: Erica’s going through a difficult transition. When her best friend Mable is sent off to rehab, she must learn to live without her. Deciding to bury herself in her small business, Erica soon encounters a strange Pen Pal at random. When her Pen Pal’s online efforts do not work, the Pen Pal decides to take other methods of reaching out to her. Erica has a destiny and it goes far beyond what she knows.
Here is the cover below. I’ll post the links to where you can download and read the stories once they are live. I’m praying I can squeeze out at least 5k-10k words tomorrow, especially since I don’t have much going on other than doing my daughters hair.
My publisher has sent me another book preview. I was supposed to upload and share this yesterday, but I got side-tracked with other projects. I am supposed to get release dates sometime next week and I’ll make sure to post them all as soon as I get them.
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I’m so excited, my publisher is slowly sending me the new covers for my books that are up for republishing. I’m over the moon happy about this and I really hope this puts me on the map as a writer a bit more. I’m looking forward to it, really and I can’t wait to keep putting out more work. I am now publishing under Jen Hampton as Jennifer Hampton has been retired and I won’t be publishing books under my full name anymore. Think of it as a transitioning period. I’m sure my writing has changed a great deal, especially now that I’m a mom.
Here is the new cover. I think it’s beautiful. Look out for it January 2017. I’ll also host a giveaway around that time as well.
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Finally! It seems like I’ve been waiting forever for this moment. After giving birth to my daughter, it was a very difficult time the last two years, but now I’m seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Okay, so not only am I self-publishing again and my publisher is slowly sending me over the new covers to my eBooks. I’m very excited about this. My new release titled “The Fallen: Gods & Monsters is due to be released on September 20th and is now up at Amazon for Pre-order. I’m very excited about it.
Also, my publisher has sent me a screenshot of my new book covers. I’m looking forward to seeing all the new designs by January 2017. I will also be giving out free copies of my republished books as well. I’ll give you an update on that as soon as I get more information.
Here are my covers, aren’t they lovely? I’ll get updates soon!
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