After talking with my writing buddy about different possible books to do in the future, we came up with an idea that I’m going to try out. I’m thinking about compiling several short stories together all based on the same characters. The short stories are going to be based on everyday life of a family of four. Before you go thinking that it’s going to be boring about things we all endure, I’m going to try to make it as entertaining as possible. My goal is for the reader to come across this book and find that it is a way to vent from their own personal lives. Maybe the reader can relate to things the family endures, or be thankful that they have never experienced certain events and tribulations that they have read about.
So far I have two stories done. I’m trying to do a few comedic stories, a few emotional stories, a few sad stories, as well as a few “steamy” ones. Right now, what I’ve come up with in regard to characters is a working class, blue collar group of people who live in Texas, right outside of Austin to be exact. The father is going to be a basic handy man around town, the mom is an administrative assistant at a farmer’s cooperative, and the two kids (a boy and a girl), are teenagers.
I’m not sure how it’s going to pan out just yet. It’s in its very early developmental stages on how I want to tackle this new project. Right now I’m really excited about the new idea. I know of a lot of authors who have several short story books out there and have had some good response from them. It probably won’t be a long book and I will probably sell it for pretty cheap.
And to those who are wondering, I am also still considering a book three to Through Smoke. I want to see how the sequel, “Backfire,” is going to do. I’m hoping to get it published on Monday (March 12) at the latest. It has gone through several edits and I want to do one more run through before I make it available to readers.
If you’ve got any questions or comments, or any opinion on this new idea that I’m pursuing, feel free to let me know here on the blog, on the Facebook author page, or through email. All of my contact information is at the top of the page on the right!