In 2014, I came high off of the feelings of success for having finished three significant stories of my writerly life: Fearless, “Finding Mister Wright,” and From Hell (A Love Story). That last takes place in the Borderlands universe, and I fell in such deep love with the original worlds and characters I’d made for that story, that I decided to focus my NaNo efforts on a continuation, of sorts, for that extended universe.

2014’s story is called “The Highs, the Lows, and the In-Betweens.” The title is taken from a line in the song “You and Me”; these lyrics seemed to embody the relationship between my two continuing protagonists, as well as the new ones I came to introduce and love all the same.

The story follows five would-be adventurers as they journey the farthest edges of the galaxy, in search of freedom, friendship, and one lost love.