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Revision or Work in Progress II

Following up on my “Work in Progress” post, I got back the notes for my next book. The good news is that I did not want to cry. And I don’t have to drastically rethink the story. And I do feel overwhelmed. But I’ve already buckled in for the revision ride. Which promptly came to […]

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Works in Progress

I’ve been MIA on the blogging front. Ironically because I’ve been busy promoting Endurance but also distracted by life as well as crunching out a draft of Book 2, which follows Endurance and is now safely out for critique. With that off my desk, I launched into Book 3, which is incredibly exciting. I love […]

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In a Word: Endurance

I’m pretty bad at coming up with titles for my stories, but I love discovering the meaning of titles in other works so should use that as a lesson. One of my favorite books is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. The title is a little off-putting. Long, weird. It’s about the aftermath […]

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Opening Endurance

My wife once asked me what I like about writing. Depending on the day, like today as I struggle with a scene, I’d say not much. To describe writing as frustrating completely understates the feelings you have when you a) can’t think of what to write about, b) can’t remember that great idea you had […]

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Endurance Excerpts for Pride Month!

I just got the craziest idea. While we all wait for Endurance to release on June 21, I’m going to post a bit of the first chapter each day (if I don’t forget…). I’ll interrupt when the pre-order link goes live. It’s Pride month, and I’m so damn proud of this book, I can’t wait […]

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What Inspired Endurance

I didn’t set out to write a science fiction novel. I’m not opposed to SF, not by a long shot. My first paid publication was a science fiction short story (which you can read in A Perfect Life and Other Stories—it’s the title story, and still one of my favorites). I confess I hadn’t read […]

Silhouette of a woman standing by a large window facing the planet Saturn, with glowing rings. The title is Endurance, the author Elaine Burnes

Meet Endurance

What if you were stranded. On a spaceship. Four light years from Earth. With a hundred tourists. And you are the captain. Then things start to go wrong. Welcome aboard the Endurance. It’ll be the trip of a lifetime. Publisher: Bedazzled Ink/Nuance Books Genre: Science Fiction / General / LGBTQ+ / Lesbian Age Group: Adult […]

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