Fun Fact: If Susan K. Hamilton had entered The Devil You Don’t in the 2017 Inkshares Horror Contest instead of the 2017 Launchpad Contest, she would’ve won.
12/1/17 has come and (in 2 hours) gone without me finishing the manuscript to submit to Inkshares. I figured this would be a bit of a stretch anyhow, but had to set a goal for myself. Between struggling with unemployment and all the joy it entails and the demands of this holiday season, I’ve been a busy camper. Still, progress has been made. I’m at a solid 21k+ words and plan to more than double that before I submit to Oakland.
Hi folks -
Just wanted to let folks know that I’ve updated/slightly revised Chapter one of the book, and it’s up in the ’read’ section now - https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-vampire-and-the-dragon/book_segments/part-1-chapter-1-proof
Congratulations to Dean Fearce (Murder Happens) and P.J. Marshman (Tainted) for their respective 1st and 3rd place finishes in the 2017 Inkshares Horror Contest!
The Vampire and the Dragon (PrOOF Vol.1) has finished 2nd, just one book behind 1st place!
Thank you all so much for your support, and congrats again to the 2 of you guys. Well done!
This is it folks, the final 5.5 hours of the 2017 Inkshares Horror Contest.
You all know what I’m going to ask for. Most of you have already made up your minds about what you’re going to do. I’m here to put a personal spin on things.
The Vampire and the Dragon (PrOOF Vol. 1) has reclaimed the top spot in the 2017 Inkshares Horror Contest. There’s 5 days (or less, depending on your math) left in the contest, which ends 5pm 10.31 Pacific time.
I’d be lying if I said I felt confident that I’ll remain #1, or even in the top 3, until then. There are a lot of books by a bunch of very talented authors in the top 10 of this contest - especially my buddy Dean Fearce and his Murder Happens. I am not assuming ANYthing in terms of success until 5:01pm Pacific time on Halloween...which is 8pm my time.
It’s my hope that if you’re on this email list as a backer/supporter of The Vampire and the Dragon, that you’ll consider buying a copy if you haven’t already done so. Those of us hawking our books via Inkshares have a unique and singular dream; to become published authors. That’s why we’re here. Hopefully it’ll be my turn to join the ranks soon, with your support.
Michael James Welch
Congratulations to the sensational and sensual Dean Fearce on Murder Happens being the Staff Syndicate’s pick for Oct. 17! That catapults him into first place of the 2017 Inkshares Horror contest, and he deserves it! Murder Happens will satisfy your noir mystery cravings and sate your horrific need for blood to boot. Snappy dialogue, biting, black-as-night humor, and excellent story-craft meet. If anyone backing me hasn’t looked into Dean’s tour-de-force, please do! https://www.inkshares.com/books/murder-happens
Thank you to Kate Merenda Hohl for her nomination of The Vampire and the Dragon for the Staff Syndicate. Next time, I suppose. Also, congrats to Kate on placing 2nd in the Launchpad contest for 2017, guaranteeing that Flight of Angels ( https://www.inkshares.com/books/flight-of-angels ) will be published! 2nd place is good company!
It’s an open secret among people that Dean and I live with (meaning, our significant others) that he and I might end up writing together in the future. We like the cut of each other’s gib, and only the 2700 miles between us will prevent this bromance from turning into regular date nights. So long as both Murder Happens and The Vampire and the Dragon place in the top 3 and we both get published, then the future is wide open...to quote the late Tom Petty.
Shit,now I’m sad.
Thanks Kate. Godspeed, Dean. Buy my book if you haven’t, folks. Please.