Fires and Plot Bunnies

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Someone lit a fire under me. Obviously, I’m talking figuratively.

I have more news about RealmWalker: New Beginnings, but I’m going to wait a little bit before I share that. In the meantime, I’ve got the motivation to get Anchor (aka Book 2) started.

Well… Restarted.

I had started it a while back, then I had edits to do on New Beginnings. So I set Anchor aside. And then I kind of got stuck and didn’t remember where I was going with it.

Enter the plot bunny.

I call her “Mom.”

She had a “what if…” scenario for me. And I loved it! So I scrapped what I had done on book 2 so  far (it wasn’t a lot) and started over.

And, once I find an appropriate image to go with this post (and my Internet quits cutting out so I can get it posted!), I’m going on that. At the moment, I’m letting Jeffrey (the new sub-main character) talk to me.

Here’s to fires and plot bunnies! May you have as many of you need of one or the other…or both.

More News & List of Books

Front cover of the book, Journal Your Way to Creativity, by Jen Nipps

I have another update for you if you’re keeping up with the status of RealmWalker: New Beginnings.

I got an email from the editor requesting the full manuscript. I had the full finished when I sent her the first three chapters a couple weeks ago, so I sent that to her today. Here is part of the email reply from her:

from here I’m sending it on for what’s called a Preliminary Read. it’s like asking for a second set of eyes–all in preparation for a Request For Contract.
That doesn’t mean this is a done deal but it’s a step in the right direction.
This is a delight to read!!!
thank you thank you thank you. You have made my day.

Um….

No.

I’m pretty sure SHE made MY day.

OK. I might have made her day, too. I don’t know. I’m not there.

I will be sure to let you know when there is more news.

On a related subject, I had a friend say that judging by the title, this is a work of fiction and that they thought I write only nonfiction.

Yes, the RealmWalker series is fiction. I almost said I don’t write a lot of fiction, but that’s not exactly accurate. It would be more correct to say I don’t publish a lot of fiction. Most of what has been published is nonfiction.

All nonfiction and poetry is published under Jen Nipps.
All fiction is published under Kat O’Reilly.

Jen Nipps books:
Devoted to Creating: Igniting the Creative Spark in Everyone (currently out of print – if you see this on Amazon for an astronomical price, don’t get it. I’m working on re-releasing it.)
Windsong & Other Poems
Get ‘Twitter’pated: A Writer’s Guide to Twitter
8 Patterns to Crochet
80 Creativity Tips
Create Your Own DIY Planner
2018 Project Planner for Creatives
Journal Your Way to Creativity

Kat O’Reilly books:
Kiernan’s Curse
Navajo Rose

Kat O’Reilly short stories:
“Sex, Politics, & Vampires”
“They Call Me Malak”
“This Is Your Karma”

All of the short stories, 8 Patterns to Crochet, and Create Your Own DIY Planner are only available on Kindle. Everything else is available on Kindle and in print.

Wow. That’s the first time I’ve listed everything in one post, I think. And that really wasn’t the intent, but there you have it.