Wildcard Weekend Cheat Sheet

Hello readers, and future friends! As you may know, my weekend attention got divided somewhat by very important life news, but that didn’t stop me from kicking off WriteMania with a weekend of short stories, mainly based in my novel worlds and using prompts from a writing community I used to run with my spouse.

So for those of you who might be curious, here’s a list of the stories that Wildcard Weekend has produced so far (this list will be continuously updated throughout Sunday):

Take Me to Church – Set in MirrorWorld. A witch (turned-thief-turned-priest) muses about the past, and the love of his life.

Where You Lead – Set in MirrorWorld. The teenage guardians of two worlds face off over the disappearance of a boy they both love, in their own ways.

A Harmless Drink and a Hopeless Romantic – Two characters from Girl Next Store have their first not-exactly-a-date night, and it does not go as planned.

Hands-Free Mode – Finally together after eight years, Josh and Donna from The West Wing share a heated night–but Donna’s in charge this time.

Wildcard Weekend Cheat Sheet

WriteMania: Wildcard Weekend

It’s June 8th, everybody! That means than my marathon month of trying to raise funds for a potential move on July 7th has begun. Welcome to WriteMania. 🙂

You can find detailed information here, including links to my fanfiction and how to request stories. However, all you really need to know when it comes to my original fiction is that I will be writing short stories over at In Want of a Reader and mentioning them here during my usual blogging.

This weekend in particular, I’m going to be utilizing the prompts that piled up in that community to produce as many stories as I can. You can also suggest new prompts for me at any time–I’ll enjoy the challenge!

Until July 7th, all of my posts will contain donation links for anyone who might willing, but donations are not expected or required. My family is just facing great economic hardship and this is my way of trying to help.

My daily updates aren’t going to include a “Today’s Excerpt” sample as long as I’m publicly posting everything I write. If I do have a sick/emergency day at any point that keeps me from completing projects, though, then I’ll include an excerpt from private novel work I’ve been doing.

Thanks to everybody who’s been reading. 🙂 My first prompt-based short stories will go up tonight at IWoaR, so keep an eye out!

WriteMania: Wildcard Weekend


In three days, I’ll officially dive into the writing spree I’ve dubbed WriteMania. The month-long session of writing begins June 8th, and I will be writing as much as I can, with prompts and requests open.

To start the month off right, I’ll be over at In Want of a Reader from June 8th to the 11th for a Wildcard Weekend, posting short stories based on community prompts that I’ve never used before.

Then, throughout the month, I will be working on fanfic, sorting out my MirrorWorld and responding to requests, if I get any. Basically, this challenge will produce an unpredictable hodgepodge of stories, and I hope the results will be as fun to read as they will be to write.

My family is facing possible homelessness in July and we’ve exhausted our resources, giving me the idea for this writing/fundraising marathon. Every WriteMania story will include a donation link at the end for anyone who might want to help out.

There is no requirement that you donate to read or even to request stories–that’s totally optional. Comments, of course, are free and always appreciated. 🙂

Today’s Excerpt: “You can’t just ignore him,” Gus said practically. “It would be rude. You have to see him next week, don’t you? The last thing you need is for it to be awkward.”

Corrie made a skeptical sound, eyes trained on Beck and his friends. “And you think this will be less awkward? Me just stepping up to him and saying, ‘Hi, remember me, the girl who was rude and suspicious before? By the way, here are my desperate single friends.’”