I have only recently gotten back into the writing community, mostly thanks to the fantastic and passionate people over at Twitter. Through one of the writers there, I discovered JukePop Serials, a site that allows authors to publish their original work on a chapter-by-chapter basis, enabling them to build up a following as well as improve upon and mold their story as they write.
Within has been in my head for over a year and a half, and now that I’ve finally plunged into writing it (and am working on chapter 10), I felt it was time to show the work I do to you all, as well as anyone else who is interested. So I’m very pleased to announce that the book’s first three chapters are now live on JukePop, and it’s going to be updated weekly!
I’d love for you to come along on this journey with me and Luna, so whether you want to make a JukePop account where you can get the latest updates immediately and vote for each chapter to be ranked higher on the site, or just want to check it periodically and let me know your thoughts over here, or even send me a tweet, all is appreciated!
A year of recurring nightmares has beckoned 20-year-old Luna Carlisle back to her home town of Rockport, Massachusetts. For the past two decades, locals have attributed the mysterious deaths that plague the town to a malevolent force known only as “The Darkness.”
Luna always figured it to be nothing more than an old wives’ tale. Until she came face-to-face with it at 13.
Now the same thing that drove her parents away six years earlier has brought her back, and it’s only a matter of days before Luna’s nightmares start to obscure reality. She battles hallucinations, black outs and, worst of all, a strange voice inside her head. She sounds a lot like her, but Luna can’t believe a word the girl in the mirror says.
Or can she?
No one can be trusted. Not on-again-off-again love and best friend Hook, or kind but elusive new acquaintance Ronan. In the wake of a horrifying premonition, Luna is forced to turn to none other than the girl inside her. She is Luna’s only hope at uncovering the truth behind The Darkness’ identity and breaking the hold it has over Rockport and its residents while there is still a town left to save.