Awesome things

So AJ starts a new job today. And you’ll never guess where?

Dabble.

What is Dabble? Well it’s the writing software AJ uses daily!

Not only is it a remote job. It’s a dream job. AJ has always wanted to write a ‘perfect’ writing app. Now she gets the chance. It’s gonna be epic. This shouldn’t change AJ’s writing at all. Except now, she gets to help add in new features.

I’m so happy. We are both very excited.

AJ’s Notes

Nox is sent after a vampire who is eating kids where he meets Il Cane for the first time.

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Nox’s current job is to track down a vampire who is draining children. This is the third time Nox has had to deal with this particular problem and he confronts Ant about it. They track the vampire together and find the vampire sucking a kid dry and Nox loses his temper at the sight and kills the vampire without any warning. In the shadows watching is Il Cane, and she is both horrified and proud of the boy who her son befriended giving him the nickname Death’s Consul.

How it all starts

A young class of Venatori are each tasked with finding and killing a rouge supernatural as their class final exam.

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Nox Sétanta is tasked with hunting down a werewolf who has been terrorizing Central Park. Nox uses his unique ability to track down a werewolf and corners it in an alley. Nox’s teacher is proctoring his exam and Nox has no choice but to shoot the shifting boy. After his teacher leaves, Nox shows remorse and apologizing to the dead boy another man comes up and cries with Nox revealing the man’s true nature of his crimes and showing trust in Nox by telling him.

Elf on the Shelf Notes

As previously mentioned here are AJ’s notes on the impending story without my comments – that’s tomorrow!

As a side note, each week we’ll only be using one image to collect each of the weeks prompts together. As well as the tags and such, but those are more organization for us and not so much story wise. The tags will likely change as we figure out this stuff this week.


The Kennedy-Sétanta brood is given a mundane gift of the Elf on the Shelf by Dee and Sage but the strange little tradition turns even weirder when no one admits to moving the doll and wreaking havoc on Nox’s organized apartment causing all involved to figure out who is doing the dastardly deed.

Below this images contains the actual paragraph summary of the short story. AJ’s using the snowflake method to start as per usual. Above is the One sentence summary – next step paragraph summary! If you want to read the story without more than the basic information above don’t go below the image! (Note: All notes will contain this image to hide spoilers!)

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Culprit: Eddie

Sage and Dee give the kids an Elf on the Shelf which Nox and Alex and the rest of the gang move around the apartment for the first twelve days of Christmas, but on the night of the thirteen everyone forgets to do so except that in the morning Nox wakes to a disaster seemingly caused by the innocuous little elf. While Nox has a panic attack the other clean up the glitter and mess and there is a silent conversation as Alex hunts down the culprit but everyone says they didn’t do it. He even confronts the children who vehemently deny it. After three days of horrific pranks and no one admitting to the deed Nox and Alex set up a camera with the help of Sage in order to catch the culprit red-handed only to find that the elf is floating around the room on unseen hands. On a whim, the next night Alex walks the dream version of their apartment to find Eddie projecting himself across the veils making a mess of the apartment explaining that he was only trying to help.

Next Year

So AJ has a short story we’ll start sharing tomorrow.  It’s pure basic romance in an Alt universe but it’s done, so you will get the whole story this time.

It won’t carry us into next year so maybe AJ will hopefully figure out what I can write otherwise for the remainder of the year.

But next year, AJ’s planning on writing a short story a week.  Min 3000 words and I’ll be sharing them here.  AJ’s goal is to turn 52 writing prompts from pintrest into some sort of story I can work with.  Some of them will be from other persepectives, but all hopefully in my world.  There might be a few strange ones that don’t fit, but hopefully all that fit.

The pintrest board of 52 is below.  AJ’s going to randomly create a list and jot them down for each week so she’ll know what story she’s working on.  And hey maybe we’ll get some cannon.  This is so that AJ can edit the five books we’ve previously shared while still writing something and having a plan is what works for AJ so this is important.

Not sure what else I’ll be posting, but we’ll see.  Here’s to hoping we finish editing The First Hunt so we can get it up for ya’ll to see all the changes next year.  That’s the number #1 goal.  AJ’s not sure how she’ll market it yet.  Might do short story releases, then a full novel at the end, or the full things.  We aren’t sure yet.  Or maybe we should do the Last Phoenix first, and then release the prequel stuff after that so you get me as she intends for you to get me.  I think AJ made up her mind.  So The Last Phoenix will be up on the editing block and that is the #1 goal to publish by end of the year.  Wish us luck!