Books · Writing

I’m published!

I published my very first short story yesterday, which means I can check ‘teen author’ off my bucket list! (Just barely! 😉 )

Project Relocation is a sweet, sci-fi short story featuring two space explorer kitties, and you can get a copy for free by signing up for my newsletter. This story is a token of my appreciation for the support of my faithful subscribers, and if you haven’t joined already, I’d love to have you on board!

You can also add it on Goodreads, or grab a copy on Amazon or Smashwords.

Project RelocationProject Relocation by Lena Karynn Tesla

From the cold of empty space to the heat of the Egyptian desert.

They have consumed their own world, leaving nothing but an empty waste. Now they’re on the search for a new home for their feline race.

Jara and Maghamir are on a mission to explore a newly discovered planet, only to find it already inhabited. With the help of a new friend, these feline explorers must attempt to blend into the culture of the strange hairless creatures know as humani.

Books · Writing

Reading, Writing, and Goals

There have been a lot of changes for me over the past year, but I am finally finding some time to do the things I love: reading and writing. I recently started reading the Harry Potter series for the first time, and I’m loving it so far! I know, it’s crazy that I haven’t read it before this, but my parents thought it promoted witchcraft, so what can I say. (I may be blogging about my thoughts on this when I finish the series). What is one book or series that a lot of people are surprised you haven’t read yet?

I have been trying my hardest to catch up on the massive to-read pile I have, but I somehow keep buying books that I now need to read… It’s becoming a bit of a problem. Fortunately, I have started listening to some books, so that’s been helping. There’s a fantastic website called LibriVox where you can find most public domain books free on audiobook. They are read by volunteers so sometimes they’re poor quality, but I have found quite a few great ones there, and am slowly making my way through the classics on my list. 

And now on to writing news…

It has been a long-time goal of mine to be a published author before I turn twenty. I recently turned nineteen, so that deadline is now less than a year away. I finished the first draft of Something More over a year ago, but there is still a lot of work to be done. It is still very rough, and I anticipate several more drafts before it will come close to seeing the light of day. I am hoping to have the second and possibly third draft done by the end of 2017. If all goes as planned I will be looking for beta readers early in the new year, so if anyone is interested please sign up for my newsletter to stay updated on that. 

I am participating in NaNoWriMo next month, but I will be rewriting Something More instead of starting a new project. I’d like to get the second draft done, but I’ll be away for the first week of November, so we’ll see how that goes. If you’re doing NaNo and you’d like to add me, my username is Lena_Kk

In other news, I just set up a Facebook author page, so if you’re on Facebook please check it out and give it a like! Lena Karynn Tesla – Author