News & Chapter Titles

Hello Humans! Anybody feel a draft in here?

IT’S ME! I just finished the first draft of a new novel. This WIP came in just over 100,000 words, and 253 pages. The draft is loosely a YA comic fantasy, which I worked on for Camp Nanowrimo.

So, for this first post after Uncanny Valley, I’m talking about “Ahead of Fate” (the working title). Since I already have a synopsis and world information up on my still-in-progress website, I’ll be sharing the chapter titles that have been making me snicker for the better part of 3 non-consecutive months.

(I have a serious affection for puns.)

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Demon, Deserter, Shifter, Slayer
  • Chapter 2: Sakura Nova
  • Chapter 3: A Brief Chase
  • Chapter 4: A Doggone Shame
  • Chapter 5: Orange You Glad?
  • Chapter 6: Pray It Forward
  • Chapter 7: Seven Minutes in Heaven
  • Chapter 8: Maid in the North
  • Chapter 9: A Whirlwind Bromance
  • Chapter 10: Six Ways to Sunday
  • Chapter 11: Net Prophet
  • Chapter 12: Conversion Therapy
  • Chapter 13: Reckless Abandonment
  • Chapter 14: The Prodigal Child
  • Chapter 15: The Last Peace
  • Chapter 16: The Human Race
  • Chapter 17: Ragnarok
  • Chapter 18: Pyramid Scheme
  • Epilogue: Kale Smoothie

 

I’m really looking forward to getting feedback from alpha readers on this piece.

In general, I don’t see many authors using chapter titles. Anybody know why? I love them.

-ARG

WIP: Confessions of a SuperFake

Although this may be not terribly useful to some readers, I thought I’d describe one of my Works in Progress (WIP) today. Since I tend to have several stories at different levels of completion, this will probably be part of a series.

Without further ado, I present Confessions of a SuperFake!

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Confessions of a SuperFake is a science fiction superhero novel that is currently being prepared for beta reading, which will start in August. The story follows college freshman Lexus Roberts, who is the first Technopath ever recognized by the secret superhero society.

Summary:

Lexus (Lex) Roberts just enrolled in Northern University on an engineering scholarship, almost 3000miles away from home. With no friends, a bit of an anger management problem, and a designing block that just won’t go away, Lex is struggling with freshman year. But when Lex accidentally infiltrates the top-secret College for [Super] Heroic Aptitude everything turns upside-down. Lex gets friendly new bestie with a dark side, a love interest with superspeed, and a whole lot of secrets. Can Lex balance college classes, faking a superpower, and a healthy dose of crime? Or will everything come toppling down in an explosive whirlwind of doom?

 

Personal Notes: I love this story and will start to search for the appropriate place to publish this novel sometime this year. If you have questions, or would like to participate in beta reading, please contact me! I would love to hear from you at any time. Sometime in August, I will be posting the first chapter on my website (IT’S COMING I SWEAR).

Write On!

-ARG