Almost two years ago, I wrote my first mystery novel for NaNoWriMo, Morning Glory. Since then, I’ve been posting every now and then about editing the story, bringing it to my awesome writing group for feedback, and what other forms it might take in the future. And meanwhile I’ve been revising it on nights and weekends…
It’s finally done.
Or, well, as done as it’s going to be. This was my first time writing a mystery, and it was also heavily inspired by that visual novel I keep talking about, so there are some ways in which it is what it is and I’m not going to change it. There’s also feedback from my writing group that I don’t think I’ve been able to fully incorporate, but at this point I feel like I’ve done what I can and it’s time to move on. Which is all to your benefit.
Morning Glory is a murder mystery / thriller about a family vacation in a hotel that might just be haunted. That pretty much sums it up, so if it sounds like something you’d be interested in send me your email address and I’ll send you a copy. (I’ve got a PDF already exported from Scrivener, but I can also generate an e-book format if you’d prefer.)
…and if you’re not sure yet, you can check out the prologue, which I posted publicly a few months ago.
Like I said, I’m not planning to make changes to the story at this point, but I’d still like to hear your feedback, if you have any. And if you happen to be a digital artist who can do background art of building interiors…well, maybe let me know if you’d be interested in a big project at some point.
And, bonus: this isn’t the only NaNoWriMo story I’ve finished and edited up to a reasonable shape. If you want, you can also ask for a copy of Clone, a near-future speculative fiction coming-of-age story that’s also got some discussion about discrimination. This one’s definitely not as polished as Morning Glory, but it’s still enough that I’m glad to share it and have people read it. Let me know what you think of that one as well.