Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Shrine War Is Done

It took me three months and 24 days (or 116 days total) to finally complete the last draft of The Shrine War.

I am sitting in a hotel room at a Days Inn at Middleboro, Massachusetts and I'm taking a day off from sightseeing specifically to wrap up the conflict between Sen and her kitsune sisters and Akumu and her marauding band of Inugami.

Great liberties were taken with Japanese Shinto mythology, but it was a lot of fun. It has been sent off to Fred Patten for consideration for his Dogs of War anthology, but even if he deems it not appropriate for the collection, it does not negate the great feeling of satisfaction I have in putting the words, The End, on a Loewen-crafted tale.

The total word count came to 17,770 words.


  1. Well done! Will your sightseeing be bringing you any closer to New Hampshire by any chance?

    1. Unfortunately, we're staying rather close to east Massachusetts and the northern side of ong Island Sound. Wish we had the time to jog over for a quick visit. :-(

  2. Congratulations! I'll love reading it when it's published!