A Few Little Things I’ve been Working On…

Writing my book takes too much brain energy so I thought I should take this time to introduce it and hope that this is readable.

I actually have four book-things going on at the moment. I’d love to tell you about them in the hope that you get excited about them and when I publish them you buy them… hehe.

  1. An Experiment in Time and Memory

(I’m working on a new title… suggestions welcome…)

Luc and Amber work for ARCHIVE – the Aid and Rescue Corp for Historical and International Victims and Emergencies. Their job is to go back in time and rescue people who have been recorded as being saved.

But while picking up new time-travel technology from laboratories, their car is ambushed, the timebox is accidentally turned on, and Amber is sent back in time with it. Luc doesn’t know where or when she is, or, more worryingly, why she hasn’t returned.

What started as a trip across town to pick up a timebox quickly becomes something much bigger… something that involves the past, the present and the future.

2. Heir of a Thief

This is a musical.

*whispers*: “book-things”

For every time we solve a mystery
We find things we cannot know
Ancient magic may oppress me 
But I cannot let it show!
Is it the past I see and hear?
Ancient kings and evil queens,
And their chants infect my ear
Harla, Vian, Artae, Phin...

Mika has eked out a living selling things left by his ancestors in his ancient, otherwise-empty castle. Ida is a slave who just bought her freedom and now has nowhere to go.

When she offers to cook Mika a meal in return for a room, she finds an ancient magical gem, the Phin, that Mika’s ancestors stole from the King. Believing old legends of its power, they decide to journey into the forest to bury the Phin in the ancient kings’ tombs, hoping that doing so would increase its peace-lending power.

But the further they go into the forest, the more they realise that they don’t understand the magic of the Phin. It doesn’t just bring peace, it brings the past.

3. How to True Love: For Narcissists

Co-written with Jenny Rogers!

“It was after dinner on a particularly cold evening in early autumn that Caspar Sebastian Winterstein, younger son of the Earl of Dutcherey, declared his intention to marry Princess Serena by winning her heart, and thereby sent the whole court into a state of uproar, on account of her already being engaged to someone else.”

Due to local law, Caspar has twenty-four hours to win the heart of Princess Serena, or risk being executed for causing unresolved conflict. He’s confident of his success… after all, he’s dashingly handsome, a born poet, and a much better person than her current fiancé. How could he possibly lose?

4. Sequel

Our Author is writing the unprecedented sequel to her first book. The only problem is that she needs a female protagonist, and the beautiful Winta died tragically at the end of the first book.

Bringing Winta back feels too cliche, so instead, our Author decides to take her place in the book as female protagonist.

But her characters have changed more than she expected, and she’s having trouble writing the book, planning what’s to come and keeping control of unplanned plot developments. What’s more, if the other characters find out who’s really responsible for all their heartache, she may not live to see the end of the book.

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Well, mythmakers, do you have any projects your working on – not necessarily writing-related…? Tell me about it! 😀

Published by Debbie Coll

I'm a storyteller, songwriter and author who loves God, fairy tales and music. I write about tales, creative tips and process on my blog, debbiecoll.com.

3 thoughts on “A Few Little Things I’ve been Working On…

  1. I loved reading about all of your projects, Debbie! I never realized you had so much going on in your writing life. Very impressive! I also find all of your story ideas so intriguing. Well done on your blog, my friend! It looks gorgeous. 😍

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    1. I keep starting new projects because when I’m editing the old ones, I think, “man, I wish I could have something to write…” 😅
      Thanks! I’m glad you like it!


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