Novella Update: Into the Home Stretch

This week has had its ups and downs. Let’s just say that I’m eternally grateful to all the wonderful people I work with, my readers, my SO, my friends, and my two cats Rimmon and Zak (aka Fuzzballs of Doom) for putting up with me.

Chocolate, bagels, coffee, and beer for everyone!

Words: 22,000
Time to Deadline: 3 Days
Number of Words to Go: ~8,000

I updated my fiction release pages to cover off a little bit about what the novella will entail. In terms of writing, this particular story had the most setting details available out of any project I’ve ever done. I literally had the eBook open and cross-referenced everything to be in line with the corebook.

The story is about two twins named Ralph and Edgar Whitman; their names were inspired by authors Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allen Poe and Walt Whitman. Ralph and Edgar share an ability called “Presque Vu,” but interpret its usefulness, the philosophy behind it, and what it means differently. Presque Vu is the ability to see if an event if part of the Grand Design, that flash you get when you know something is happening for a reason.

Once I get permission from the publisher, I’ll post a sample. It’s written in two parts, from each of the brothers’ points-of-view. The story is a mystery, delving into ghosts, crop circles, mysterious bad guys, cryptic writings and much more!

Now, off to the home stretch were I plan on getting to bed early. Hope everyone’s doing really well!



Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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