*Both* of my entries in the Launch Pad Competition made the Top 75

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Well. This is certainly unexpected!

I got an email today from Launch Pad, a project run by The Tracking Board. I was very excited to see it, as the title suggested that one of the two submissions I put in made it to the next round.

I was wrong.

Both submissions made it to the Top 75

Deep breath. Exhale. Oh boy.

Both the sci-fi work Far Flung and the epic fantasy Bound in Shadows rated well enough with judges to progress into the Top 75.

 

Wow, I am excited! I don’t know how many entries there were overall, but the 2016 version of the contest had over 1000 entries – I’m assuming this year’s had even more.

Now comes the really interesting part – one of my stories might make it further up in the ranks and get into the top 25, or even the top 10. The higher one of my stories gets, the more rewards I get – with a possibility of a full signing or publishing deal.

There’s also the Inkshares part of the contest – the top 3 stories submitted to both Inkshares and Launch Pad will get full publishing deals through Inkshares. But one of my stories can only win this if I start campaigning for crowdfunding AND my campaign reaches the top 3 on Inkshares.

Two entries in the Top 75!

This is great – it means that experts in the publishing industry are reading the preview manuscripts I submitted and eyeing them for their potential as books or even TV or movie projects. I’ll have to see which perks and extras from the contest I will win – it depends on how much further the stories go.

In a contest that must have had many, many entries, two written by me got enough regard to place in the top 75. I can brag about this. (Authors have to brag; it’s how we survive.) I feel great – my writing has potential and I can indeed get a novel published, one way or another.


What do readers of this blog think?

I’ve updated this post – it turns out I can actually enter both Far Flung. and Bound in Shadows into the Inkshares crowdfunding part of the contest. If one of the stories makes the Top 3, it will get a full publishing deal from Inkshares. Regardless of how well the stories perform on Inkshares, they are both eligible to move up to the Top 25 or even the Top 10 of the Launch Pad contest. One of them could even get the Grand Prize (which is also a full book deal plus some big extras).

If I only focus my crowdfunding efforts on ONE of these two, which shall it be?

The sci-fi odyssey full of discovery and danger?

Or the epic fantasy with demons, dark magic, and revenge?

Read the previews at both links and let me know what you think!

 

Introducing Peripheral Portraits, the 3rd Anthology for the Busan Writing Group

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Our book is available online!

The Busan Writing Group is proud to announce the online release of the Peripheral Portraits ebook.  We’ve had a lot of interest in the locally published paper copies, and it’s time to show off our work on Amazon.

This volume started with an unusual word: sonder.

It is the sudden realization that a stranger is living a life as vast and complex as your own. Authors were asked to create work outside of the self, about the people on the margins, the portraits out there in the peripheral.

The result is an extraordinary series of short fiction, poems, and plays that are at times dark, comedic, and downright strange.

Peripheral Portraits is the Busan Writing Group’s third anthology collection, featuring authors living and working all across the Korean Peninsula.

I’m particularly fond of my own fantasy piece in this one, a story about a retired superhero taking care of his equally superpowered daughter as he meets a new love interest.

This work follows last year’s Convergence, and the previous year’s Nothing too Familiar. This book features the works of 14 different authors:

James Carlisle

Amber Corrine

TCC Edwards 

Vanessa Fernadez

MA Geer

Raquel Hana

Vanessa Hawkins

Rachael Johnson

Sarah Lakin

Venus Lukic

Stefanie Seaton

Mark Stratti

Michael W White

SA Viau

 

This ebook is just $3 US in the Kindle store, so grab your copy today!

Read ‘Empty Coffee Cup’ over at OMNI Media – #amwriting

OMNI just started a new online publishing venue, and I’m in it!

They are accepting non-fiction, fiction, and blog-style posts, and it was easy for me to submit. It looks like there’s a system to earn money from posts, based on how many views or how much interest they generate.

I submitted and odd piece I wrote – a one-act play called Empty Coffee CupThis work also appears as part of the Daejeon Writer’s Group book called Fleeting, published at the end of last year.

It features a conversation between an artist and his future self regarding the girl he hasn’t yet met. Fellow writers who’ve read through my edits and rewrites have given me very positive feedback – I hope you enjoy it too!

Read Empty Coffee Cup on OMNI Media now!

Read ‘Painted Blue Eyes’ over at tccedwards.com!

As I work on my novel, I’m also sharing some of my previously published short stories.

Over the last two weeks, I posted the story Painted Blue Eyes at my other site. This story was published in June 2015 by FictionMagazines.com – the issue which featured it, Vol. 06 No. 04, can be purchased on Amazon.

Go over to the two-part post on my other blog and give it a read!

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Far Flung Chapter 14 is up!

I’ve been trying to keep myself busy while I wait for news on my pending submissions.

I now have Part 14 of my ongoing serial Far Flung available at my other website.

Here you go folks, more science fiction from me:

Click here to read Chapter 14 of Far Flung

Click here to read Chapter 14 of Far Flung!

#amwriting – Far Flung Part 11 is Up!

In the middle of A-to-Z blogging, I finally got the next part of Far Flung out!

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William Flynn and Asar go to the Eunda ship to meet with these new aliens. It seems the Eunda really do want to help – they show Flynn a map of the pair of galaxies known as the Crucible, and try to locate Earth. Even with the help of these seemingly benevolent aliens, can the crew of the Tereshkova ever find Earth again?

Go read Part 11 of the story here, and it shouldn’t be too long before part 12 is out!

#amwriting Far Flung Chapter 10, yeah!

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Chapter 10 concludes CMO Denise Reynolds’s account of her desperate rescue of two lost crew members.

Last time, Doctor Denise Reynolds had to take over for the temporarily disabled repair and rescue robots – by jumping out into space to rescue her patients Robert and Christina. Just as she’s about to get them back, the aliens who saved the Tereshkova colony ship from an Alliance attack also come to get the lost crew members. But what do they want? Are they really just trying to help?

You may notice that I’m trying a different format for this chapter. My previous chapters have a two-column layout when viewed on a desktop, but Chapter 10 uses one wide column instead. It should look the same on mobile. Send me a tweet and let me know which format you prefer!

As always, your comments and feedback keep this story going. You can also help by voting for the story at Top Web Fiction or by voting at JukePop serials.

Visiting tccedwards.com without adblock also helps a lot. I promise not to make the ads too obtrusive!

Read Chapter 10 of Far Flung

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Far Flung at webfictionguide.com