Coven of the Worm

Book One: Estranged Earth

Linda Caldwell attends Putty Hill Senior High with her friends Jane and Candy, where she meets and falls in love with an intriguing young man named David Yeng-Chi.

David seems perfect for her, but he has a dark secret. His father Hamaki had trained him to use a deadly mix of martial arts and magic in the service of his god—Chai'Huon Ju, the Defiler. David is a descendent of the Worm Clan of a long forgotten prehistoric nation called Hunjan. There were other gods and different beliefs among these people, but the Worm Clan had believed in Chai'Huon Ju's legacy of evil.

As the relationship between David and Linda grows, Linda begins to have prophetic dreams warning her to stay away from him. The visions are so insistent and frightening that she surrenders to them and breaks up with David. Enraged, David resolves to have revenge by conjuring his god to Earth.

Linda has a secret too, however—one that might help to save her soul from the Defiler. Prophecy was merely the first of her abilities to develop and—she soon discovers—there were more powers to come.

Book Two: Mystic Moon (in progress)

Eric is the son of David Yeng-Chi, who had unleashed Pure Intensity and wreaked havoc on a Maryland town in 1995—all in the name of revenge. When Eric discovers his true identity, he sets out to fulfill his destiny, which is to assemble a Coven and use it to release his evil god on Earth.

Daniel is an Avatar of the gods, and only he knows how to find the others like him. It is his destiny to gather the Avatars and lead them to battle against the Defiler before he can wage war on Heaven. Together with Dawn Lu, Linda Levinston, and FBI agent Carl Timmers, Daniel searches for Eric and his coven—hoping to find them before they can succeed with their diabolical plans.

Monday, October 15, 2007

My Muse Has Returned

After so long a time without writing, I finally was able to get 1500 words out tonight. And for a first draft, the work wasn't bad. I feel pretty good about that. Now I just need to make sure I keep writing every day, and perhaps I can actually finish a novel in a timely fashion.

The fact that I worked on Coven of the Tiger instead of Coven of the Worm doesn't faze me ... much. I mean, at least I wrote something, and it does take place in the same world after all.

Lately I've wanted to write another short, since I've only written three (not counting Sanctuary of the Mind) and would like to have more for the market--hoping to improve my chances of getting at least one published. But I've been struggling to come up with ideas for a new one and my brain just doesn't seem to want to do it right now. This makes the work I did tonight that much more rewarding.


bunnygirl said...

Congrats! Sometimes we need a break and sometimes it's all about BIC (butt in chair). Although Seventy Days of Sweat started today, it may not be too late to sign up. Sometimes participating in a writing challenge helps by making you feel more accountable.

Or so I'm hoping. Thomma and I are signed up, so come over to the Dark Side! :-)

Michael said...

Not too late? Hmm... I'm reluctant, because it would be worse if I'm obligated and still fail to produce. Well, I've got my fingers crossed. And here's more good luck for both you and Thomma (from my stockpile of four-leaf clovers that I stole from a leprechaun)!

Thanks for the encouragement, Bunnygirl.

Leah J. Utas said...

What's important is you wrote.
Glad to know the Muse came back.

Michael said...

Thank you, Leah. Me too.

Thomma Lyn said...

Yay, I'm glad you churned out some words! I know how good it feels to get some writing done after a dry spell. Keep on keepin' on, my friend!

I finished the second draft of my short story this afternoon, and now I'm getting ready to dig into heavy-duty revisions of the rough draft I wrote for the first round of Sweat. And then come November, I'm NaNo-ing, except I still don't know which idea I'm going to run with -- ACK! I'd better get to deciding!

That would be cool if you wanted to join Bunnygirl and me in Seventy Days of Sweat! It was Sweat which kicked my butt out of that awful writing slump in which I'd spent most of the Spring.

Good luck with your writing! And I'll get to that book review meme -- I've been juggling a lot lately, but hopefully I'm starting to calm down. :)

Michael said...

Thanks, Thomma. One thing's for sure: If I can't finish a book in enough time, I won't be any good to publishers.

bunnygirl said...

Michael, I answered your question about my book on my blog, but in case you don't get back there, here's the link to my lulu store:

I hope your writing has been going well since your last update. Remember that we have to be willing to write, even if it's bad. Bad can be edited, but a blank page can't!

Michael said...

Absolutely right, Bunnygirl. And thank you!

Allie Boniface said...

Congrats - it feels good, doesn't it?

Michael said...

Yes it does, Allie. Very good. :)