Throughout this blog, I’ve mentioned I’m a writer. A fiction writer.
Perhaps you’re interested in my projects. Perhaps not. But if you ever get curious about what Erin’s up to, this is the place to find out.
I’ll keep this page updated if any of my projects change (… and they will. I love jumping from project to project). Perhaps this could be another pathway on my paper trail – in five years, I’ll be able to see what’s changed in my writing world too.
As a side note: I’ve spent a considerable amount of time designing covers on Canva for my stories. All the covers you see in this post were made by me, purely for my own enjoyment (and as a way to procrastinate on things I actually had to do). They aren’t meant to be official covers – and if you look any of these titles up online, you won’t be able to purchase them anywhere. Yet…
The Omega is the novel I wrote in November 2019 for NaNoWriMo. (I broke down that process here.) This is my third completed novel.
Book 3 in The Tear Series, The Omega is a villain origin story. Two villain origin stories to be exact.
Living in a distant futuristic society, Darius and Titus, twin sons of an outcast father, must find their way in a corrupt and destructive world. Darius, ashamed by his family name, ambitiously pursues positions of power to overcome his impoverished upbringing. Titus, fearful of the world around him, only wishes for safety and security in the tumultuous society he cannot escape.
However far apart their stories seem, the brothers soon find themselves chasing the same objects: the time travel powers that hold their world together.
The Omega follows each brother’s slow descent into villainy as they both justify the destruction of time itself.
The Omega is written full through, at around 85,000 words. After several months of edits based on beta feedback, I’ve finally put this story to rest. I’ll be printing myself a proof copy soon and having family and friends read the “final” draft.
The All-Knowing began during a random burst of imaginative energy at 2 AM many months before I ever considered actually writing it. Then for April 2020’s Camp NaNoWriMo event, I decided to start this story for real. Once completed, this will be my fourth novel.
Consider every stereotypical YA dystopian novel lining Barnes & Nobles’ bookshelves. In many ways, The All-Knowing is exactly like those, but with a historical twist…
Set in an isolated city, 17-year-old Cheree must fight against a smothering world order to unravel intricate mysteries surrounding her missing family. But when she becomes skeptical of the All-Knowing, society’s faceless leader instructing the city’s every move, Cheree helps a massive revolution catch fire, eventually overthrowing everything she’s ever known.
But does Cheree know enough about the world, and what lies outside her city’s boundaries, to really decide when a society is unjust?
I’m about 57,000 words into my second attempt of this story – finally the halfway mark!
After winning Camp NaNo in April, I realized my story was flat. So I returned to the planning stages for another go. After around a month of that, I finally decided to attempt this story for real.
I’m not gonna lie. This story is coming slower than the other ones. But I hope to have a draft finished by the end of the year.
Here I’ll list all previous projects and current stages. I’m not actively working on these, but I hope to return soon.
From 2014 to 2018, The Tear was being written, replotted, and rewritten. As my first novel, this story is near and dear to my heart and I hope to return to it someday.
Time travel is a weapon. A weapon, that if used properly, could make one person supreme ruler of time itself.
The first book in The Tear Series (of which The Omega is a member) follows the adventures of two teens as they are sucked into the evil schemes of feuding villains hoping to be the sole owner of time travel. If the teens are to survive the magical dangers and perilous climates of The Tear dimension, they’re going to need to outsmart the time travelers that brought them there.
After a total of three drafts, of varying completion, The Tear was finally finished in a complete piece and I printed one copy in book form for my personal pleasure. Sorry… this title isn’t available on Amazon yet ;).
Since it took me four years to tell this story, I decided to move on to other stories and return to The Tear later for another re-plotting and rewrite.
I don’t have any plans in the near future to return to this volume, but when I do, I hope to pursue publication.
100 Reasons to Save the World
During the summer of 2019, I decided to try my hand at a Christian story. I completed the first draft of this novel in three months, however as my second novel ever completed, it is also not of good quality.
“…I am weary, God, but I can prevail”
Following 18 different lives and 18 different crises, 100 Reasons to Save the World is a story of hope and perseverance. When, inevitably, it feels like life’s storms are far too strong, God’s promises shine through. For even in trials, everything works together for good and no one is left forgotten.
After completing the first draft, I realized the structure for this story wasn’t working. I moved on to another project quickly and have not edited or replotted since completing my first draft.
I have definite plans to return to this story for a complete rewrite, but I don’t know when that will be.
Coherent Short Stories
I’ve written many short stories over the years. I have returned to very few for editing, group critiques, and attempted short story contests.
In the Dead of Night
A short story about a witch. On Halloween night. Trying to brew a potion to bring her sister back to life. There’s a healthy amount of superstition blended in there for good measure.
I’ve submitted this short story to one contest (which I didn’t win). However, I’m continually editing it (and even wrote an alternate ending) in case I ever get an opportunity to submit it again.
The Four Doors
Elda and her sister are imprisoned for murder – Elda as the murderer, her sister as an accomplice. The only way out of prison is to pick the correct door to freedom. But each door only reminds Elda of her past mistakes…
Again, this short story is filled to the brim with superstition – it’s one of my favorite subject matters. I’ve also submitted this story to a contest (but didn’t win) and have also written this story in two different settings. If I ever get my email list up and going, this short story may very well be your reward for signing up!
As a writer, there’s about a million stories swirling around my head all the time. I often find myself waking up in the middle of the night to jot down a plot idea on a sticky note for safe keeping. These are the only six stories that have actually come life, surviving the perilous journey from mind to Google doc.
I hope that someday, these stories may be released for the world to enjoy, but in the meantime, let me know in the comments which one you liked best. Are you working on any projects – writing, art, knitting, or something else?