This isn’t fiction… sorry! Just an update.
I’ll try to keep these non-fiction broadcasts few and far between, maybe once a month, in addition to the Paid subscriber non-fiction posts.
The reason you’re reading this is because you are either 1 of 30 amazing people that chose to have their inboxes harassed with my fictional musings, or you’re just checking out my content for the first time. I have to point out that I’ve never been more excited to write before and I think it’s because of Substack’s ability to connect me directly with each of you. It’s truly special given that writers in the past didn’t have this level of connection with their audience. I love hearing from you and seeing your feedback. It keeps me going on a daily basis.
With that said, Wednesday, 18 August, is the one month anniversary of my first post on Substack! I’m doing something special in celebration. I’ll be releasing the first chapter of a newly-revised short story from Tales of Havek called Crocodilian. It’s a dark fantasy horror comedy set against an 1800s-style backdrop of a swamp town terrorized by a murderous crocodile. It’s truly unlike anything I’ve ever written and I’m having so much fun with it!
Oh, if you hadn’t noticed yet, I changed the name of my newsletter from ‘The Stormfallen Storyletter’ to more simply ‘The Storyletter’. I hope this increases people’s willingness to check out my content by removing the hesitation of not knowing what Stormfallen is. Stormfallen was the first novel I wrote back in 2015, and so the name has a unique spot in my heart, but as far as novels go it wasn’t publishable. Maybe some day I’ll be able to rewrite it and give it the attention it deserves. I’d like you to be on that journey with me, so please consider sticking around for awhile.
I’ll leave you with a sneak peek at the cover for Crocodilian. Hope to see you on Wednesday! ~ WM