Sneak Peek! Inside the Entertaining Angels Upcoming Short Story!

What? You mean to say that I’m writing a short story about Entertaining Angels? That is correct! When did I decide this? When I couldn’t seem to focus on the other books I was writing. :)

I needed a distraction. I had already started this, but it was going to be the prologue of book two. (Yes, there will be an Entertaining Angels Book Two!) Then, I thought, well, it would work better if it WASN’T a prologue because it really didn’t have anything to do with the novel in and of itself, so what do I do then? I make it into a short story. So far, it’s a little over 8,000 words long. I forsee it being closer to 9,000 when I’m finished with it. Maybe a little longer.

The focus is on Chase and Mads, so if you haven’t read Entertaining Angels yet, you need to do so. (You can purchase it through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.) Because if you don’t, the short story might ruin the ending of it. So, scurry off to read it now! ;) Just kidding! Read at your own risk, though.

River-Song-Spoilers

Although a big part of this is about Chase and Mads, there’s really a big focus on Chase and an issue that he must first overcome before – well – before I can thoroughly end this story!

Now, remember, this is unedited, but I couldn’t wait to share!

Here is the beginning of my new (currently untitled) short story!

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Zach

The Mississippi Heat bore down on my body as I stared at the church that I’d led Madison to a few years ago. Even as an angel, I had missed being around her and Chase. They had become an important part of my life, and I would never forget them. Just like I would never forget a single human that I had helped reach their greater potential. Unfortunately, I hadn’t been able to keep up with Chase and Madison like I’d wanted. I was busy with my other jobs, but I’d been granted the day off – well, sort of. I smiled, elated that the day had finally come.

“Zach!”

That voice caused my heart to swell with pure happiness. Madison. I turned around and faced the beautiful woman behind me. She was dressed in a dazzling white dress that hugged every curve that she had always loathed. She’d lost some weight, but I knew that it wasn’t because she thought it would help her feel more beautiful. She was now doing it for a healthier lifestyle.

“You look amazing, Madison.”

Her curls bounced as she ran towards me. She flung her arms around my neck, and I picked up her, spinning her around. She laughed, and I could tell the difference that just one year made in her life, a year of serving God and achieving her true happiness.

“What are you doing here?” she asked, her laughter still ringing through the air.

“I heard the big news. Seems like someone sent up an invite.” I smiled at her, and her eyes widened.

Writing Blog Hop

Thank you, annamaria bazzi, for tagging me in this fun little blog hop!

Here are the questions:

What are you working on?
I’m currently working on two novels and a short story. Well, when I have the time, it’s three novels.
I’m writing a short story that takes place between Entertaining Angels and Entertaining Angels book two. This time it’s about Chase having to overcome a problem.
As I mentioned, I’m writing book two in the Entertaining Angels series. (Yes, I’m making it into a series!)
Also, I’m writing a book called, Barriers. It’s kind of a dystopian novel in the near future. I love these characters. They’re constantly in my brain, so I’m working on getting some of it written.
I am also editing a novel I have written. It’s book two in a trilogy that I’m working on called, The Hunted: A Knight’s Academy.
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
Well, if we’re talking about Entertaining Angels, I really haven’t read anything like it before. Sure, there are books about young girls who are dealing with issues that they need to overcome, but I add in a special supernatural element. (It’s Christian fiction, so you can use your imagination.) I also tackle spiritual warfare in these Christian novels.
But, if you’re talking about the other secular fiction I write, I always hope that it’s different enough to make people want to keep reading. I’ve never heard of anything like what I write, so I think, when I finally publish these other novels, that my readers will see that in them.
 
Why do you write what you do?
Most of the reason why I write what I do is because I love it. I figured that if I loved reading a certain thing, writing it wouldn’t be a big stretch. It’s something that interests me, and if I’m interested in it, I could make it interesting for others to read.
How does your writing process work?
I honestly don’t have a specific writing process. I write the first draft without editing anything! (Well, mostly not editing.) I just focus on the story. I go back and add and take away in the second draft. Then I find beta readers. After editing with my betas’ feedback, I send it to an editor. I’ll edit again. Read it again. Read it yet again, and then finally, I’ll send it to my proofreader. And then I’ll read it again!
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this getting to know me and my writing bit! Next Monday, Sylvia Stein will be posting hers! I hope you stop by and read about what she’s working on! I think you’ll love it!