Taking (part of) the plunge…

For the last few years, I’ve been jawing about a little story that has kept expanding and growing…and how about these characters have been stuck in my head and how I’ve fallen in love with them probably more so than any other cast in any other story I’ve written…

But because I love this story so very much, I want to do what’s best for it. And because there are so many options, I’ve been procrastinating on getting it done. (Even though last fall I was almost certain what I wanted to do with it…yeah, I changed my mind pretty quickly).

So this story has been sitting on my hard drive, practically finished, with only a few minor nitpicks to make. Until yesterday, when I just got fed up with it. I still don’t know what to do with the story, but I want to get it out there, doggone it. Writing my SuperWhoLock fic confirmed to me one of the reasons that I write–so people have good stories to readd.

I don’t seek validation from readers, but it makes me happy to know that stuff I’ve written is out there for people to find and read and enjoy…whether they like it or not is their problem, because my work certainly won’t be for everyone.

So I got brave, and I posted the first chapter of Forged Steel to Wattpad today. It’s a temporary placeholder, somewhere to put it where people can read it and enjoy it while I figure out what the heck to do with it.

Here’s the blurb, for those curious…

Coffee shop. 2 AM. Downtown Springfield, Missouri.

One minute, Josh is firing off sarcastic remarks at his best friend Marc – the next, they’re running from shape-shifting monsters. Apparently even best friends don’t share all their secrets.

Marc, it turns out, is a creature straight out of Gaelic legend. And now Josh is in danger – because he can see the monsters hiding among the humans.

When Marc is kidnapped, Josh finds himself pulled against his will into the plots and schemes of the fae courts, and throws in his lot with Marc’s allies: the lovely Larae, a human named David, and the fae biker Eliaster. But what began as a rescue mission becomes something much more involved…

And all Josh wants to do is get out before it’s too late.

And here’s the cover.

Forged Steel cover

So, if you’re feeling in the mood for some Celtic-mythology-based urban fantasy, do check it out HERE, won’t you? 🙂

Published by H. A. Titus

H. A. Titus is usually found with her nose in a book or spinning story-worlds in her head. Her love affair with fantasy began at age twelve, when her dad handed her The Lord of the Rings after listening to it on tape during a family vacation. Her stories have been published in Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens Magazine, and four anthologies: Alternative Witness; Avenir Eclectia Volume 1; The Tanist's Wife and Other Stories; and Different Dragons Volume II. In December 2013, her short story "Dragon Dance" won Honorable Mention in a Writers of the Future contest. She lives on the shores of Lake Superior with her meteorologist husband and young son, who do their best to ensure she occasionally emerges into the real world. When she's not writing, she can be found rock-climbing, skiing, or hanging out at her online home, hatitus.wordpress.com.

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