Mercedes Masterson, and the Sweet Sixteen Killer: Prologue.

Mercedes Masterson, and the Sweet Sixteen Killer: Prologue.

Here is an early look at my crime novella, the first in a series, following private detective Mercedes Masterson. I’m hoping I can have it ready for you all to read by end of year or early 2019.

For now, I hope you enjoy this preview and lemme know what your think.

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http://www.emeralddragontales.com/blog/sweet-sixteen-killer-prologue
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You kick the hive, you answer to the queen.

You kick the hive, you answer to the queen.

A pretty good summation of my femme detective, as I think I’ll start calling her. I’ve been working on this character for years. Since 2005 to be precise. Last year I wrote and began editing on the first in a series of short, noir books that will feature this character at the helm.

Meet Mercedes Masterson, private eye.

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Just completed first draft of Mercedes Masterson book 1.

Just completed first draft of Mercedes Masterson book 1.

Rejoice! Rejoice! I have just completed the first draft of book 1 in my detective novella series. Super excited about this. I can feel it isn’t perfect, but a complete story. There were things I wanted to include, but didn’t for some reason or another that will need further consideration. Also, there were things I felt might need to be included along the way. And there were things I hinted at that never really fully developed, so I’ll need to make choices on those and develop or chop as necessary.

And then, of course, there’s the actual editing stuff–like making it sound good. But I’m super excited that book 1 is officially on its way.

And to celebrate, here’s a song from my Mercedes Masterson playlist.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ByxuVIec7E

My Heroines.

My Heroines.

A glimpse at my heroines in the novella crime series I’m writing. You can never have too many heroines.

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2,245 words in the piggybank tonight. Literally have last 2 chapters to write. Hold onto your butts! #amwriting…

2,245 words in the piggybank tonight. Literally have last 2 chapters to write. Hold onto your butts! #amwriting #mystery #crimefiction

“Anger is the leading motivation in almost everything​ I do.” #amwriting

“Anger is the leading motivation in almost everything​ I do.” #amwriting

Added 1,832. Now up to 22,175. This novella is moving along again. I had hit a rock wall in February and couldn’t…

Added 1,832. Now up to 22,175. This novella is moving along again. I had hit a rock wall in February and couldn’t write on this project since then. Tonight was the first time since then that I was able to sit back down and get to it. Which is a good thing, because my deadline is June 1. YIKES! What was once ahead of schedule is now down to the last minute. Argh!

But I’m close. So close. I can taste the sweet savory awesoness of victory.

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