Jay Benfield | Writing

Works in Progress

Below are my sci-fi and fantasy projects that, at this rate, will be finished approximately never. You should probably join my mailing list just in case. I’d hate for you to miss out on a genuine miracle.

SCI-FI NOVEL IN PROGRESS

Untitled NaNoWriMo 2020

I’m planning writing a dystopian space-opera-ish sci-fi novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2020. Do you NaNo?

SCI-FI NOVEL IN PROGRESS

Violin Girl (Working Title)

Jack’s obsession with a street performer, a beautiful and gifted violinist he saw for only moments, thrusts him into the center of a diabolical plot set in motion by an underground criminal organization.

SCI-FI NOVELLA IN PROGRESS

Brown Jeep, Red Heart, Black World

Jemma is forced to compete in an ancient contest that has occurred every 111 years since the beginning of recorded time. As the Conscripted, she will decide the fate of all mankind. If she dies, all will die with her. If she lives, humanity will continue unaware.

FANTASY NOVEL IN PROGRESS

The Story Untold

As a young man, Un was deceived and his family torn apart by a horrid creature. He must journey deep into the mountains to find his children and face this great evil.

FANTASY CHILDREN’S IN PROGRESS

William the Brave

My six-year-old son started having nightmares recently. I’m writing a bedtime story that will feature my son Liam as the main character. My hope is that the literary Liam will show the real Liam what it means to be courageous.

If I achieve non-failure with this project, I plan to make it freely available to parents as ________ the Brave. Parents will be able to write in their child’s name.

NON-FICTION IN PROGRESS

Project Budapest

A candid exploration of my professional and creative journey to date. (This thing is still taking shape and is currently taking a backseat to the projects above.)