What's next for Nicole Walsh Author? News about novels, short stories and projects in the pipeline. Videos below for a sneak peak at upcoming work :-)
Lust and Submission, released November 2022, is out and about! I am trying to market this, but I do feel super shy and awkward. I know I need to push a lot harder. I am focusing on Tiktok and Instagram (as well as my usual Facebook and website work :-)
Book Two of Lust and Submission (title not yet revealed) is complete. Blueberry Lane Books gave some fantastic feedback that assisted in an edit, but unfortunately they are not in a position to publish this piece at this time, due to low sales on the first. Who knows? One day into the future, I'd love to see this book published!
December update: Deleted out all the "NEWS" stories that have shifted across onto the "Published" page :-)
November 2023: I participated in Nanowrimo 2023 and completed another novel. Do NOT love it. May not take it further, but it is fabulous to know I CAN write a novel in one month! Working title: Shotgun Wedding (first draft ~100k words) featured enemies to lovers, forced marriage, one bed and is based in my Hell Colony world :-)
HIGHLIGHT of 2023: July 2023: NOVEL NEWS - Feb 2023 I gave my first ever pitch as part of a ticket for an event. This was the first time I have ever sat down in front of a publisher to try and sell my work. I had abysmal internet/connection issues but I am really proud that I went through with it (I was SO flippin' nervous) and I am pleased with all the work I did preparing for it.
They asked for a full manuscript. July 2023, contract is SIGNED! This is happening - I am getting a SECOND book published!
HIGHLIGHT of 2023: July 2023: NOVEL NEWS - I had a beautiful near miss by a specialist sci fi/fantasy publisher I admire. I submitted an adult modern fantasy novel to the slush pile in September 2022, and the publisher requested a full manuscript read in April 2023. My fingers and toes were crossed. It was not quite the right fit for them and they declined July 2023, BUT this is one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me! I will refresh the piece and get it back out there :-)
My goal for 2023 was: to have many things published in many places. After a very slow start, it seems to be kicking off in the second half of this year!
What's in the pipeline?
There's also a lot of writing... ideas, fragments, half-completed pieces with their wheels off and grass growing over them and crickets chirping. Every now and then I stab my toe tripping over an old piece and kick the muse into gear :-)
3. Nov 2022: Lust and Submission: https://youtube.com/shorts/BTHzCGNvLVI?feature=share
2. August 2022 The Best of Metastellar 2021: https://youtube.com/shorts/V8fGIzDexSU?feature=share
1. August 2022 Cloaked Press, Summer of Speculation, Villains: https://youtube.com/shorts/-5q-EqqoFCA?feature=share