In 2016, I found my way to the embrace of the Collaborative Writing Challenge. I coordinated their 7th project, Army of Brass, starting December of that year. But my first sojourn into the collaborative process was actually with the 6th Project, Esyld’s Awakening.
With the CWC, up to five writers sign up to attempt each of 30 chapters, and I made three attempts. Two of my chapters were chosen during the process, including part of the big climax. Now, the finished book by 27 authors is out for all to read! Here’s the blurb:
In a land of direwolves and dragons, the Abdita are a species devoted to maintaining the balance between man and the earth. Guardians by nature, their powers are misunderstood. When a dark force rises, the balance of life is unsettled. Blight and sickness spread. Desperate for answers, King Rouaix Godfrey XVII turns to the mysterious Prime Order. He sets his knights—led by the unequaled Ser Pagaene—on the Abdita. But the High Priestess of the Adbita summons a different kind of champion—Esyld, a guardian with wisdom on her side. Thrown together, each tests the patience and fortitude of the other. But both factions carry dark secrets, and it may take more than either nature or man alone to stop what is coming.