I'm still working on FRIENDS & FOES for the Colliding Empires Collection. I'm working on the second of six parts right now, and I'm getting to a setback section of the story. The flow of the story has picked up. Now, I just need to get some more writing time in. It always seems to be the issue with me lately. I'm not going to dwell on it though. I'm going to just keep plugging away at the story and ride the conflict to end. I really think this piece has the potential to set the tone for series, and I hope that I give it justice. This was a short update, and I'll be doing my best to get the Friday Five ready for this week. I need to sit down and get some articles written so they aren't interfering with my writing life. Thanks for reading!
My new short story The Call of Fate is available for preorder. Here is a short excerpt: Wogan Nance, more commonly referred to as Boot Chuck by his squad, looked out over the sprawling camp of the army. Tents were lined up orderly in rows for as far as the eye could see. Soldiers milled around cook fires, sharpened swords, and fletched arrows, mostly staying close to their own squad's compound of tents and supplies. He wondered how many soldiers were like himself, hiding their true nature to keep from being used up in short order. He wondered how many secret mages, or at least those with the ability to become mages lurked in midst of the throng of these men and women. Mages were a hot commodity in the Imperial Army as it swept across the continent claiming new lands for its own. Magic turned the tide in battle for whichever side had the most numerous mages. While ability helped greatly, a large number of fledgling mages could overcome a seasoned magical user in due time, at th