Hello. I’d like to talk about giant dogs if you don’t mind. So I have an upcoming story as part of my short novel initiative and I’d like to spend some time talking about it.
So to begin, I’d first like to mention that short novels are one-off novels that are smaller in scope and are shorter than most novels. Somewhere within the realm of 25k-30k words, whereas my longer works will be more in-depth and planned out, being around 45k-70k words each.
Ok, good. Now onto the meat and bones of the story.
So City of Kaiju follows the tale of high-school graduate Sandra Lake, or she would be had she not endured a kaiju invasion. As monstrous creatures fell from the skies in pillars of light, Sandra must fight for her life in order to save a sister separated by the mighty kaiju army.
As Sandra makes a plan to escape despite resistance from the police force of Valor City, she encounters a kaiju resembling both a dog and a lizard. Despite their opposite natures, the two become unwitting allies in the invasion. The two would have to trust each other if either of them hoped to survive.
This started as a short story, but I’ve expanded it by leaps and bounds. I’ve wanted to make such a story for a long time. I’ve been a big fan of giant monsters for a long time. It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to show it to you all.
So as far as details, it’ll be a young adult survival tale. While Sandra won’t be completely defenseless, she’ll use her wits to survive while Bennie becomes the one-kaiju army for the two of them. I’ve gotten tons of feedback and it’s going to get better by the day.
As far as previews, I’ll be posting a few throughout the coming months and I’ll seek a cover artist to inevitably show off once it’s done. It’ll be an amazing cover that’ll truly give it that haunting feeling of helplessness in a world destroyed by these titanic beasts.
I do actually have a small preview that’s very much a WIP. Things could change at a moment’s notice. I’ll provide more details and previews along the way, but I hope you enjoy this small taste of my upcoming kaiju-themed short novel.
Take care, and remember, the inn is always open.