Today marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. Although I know some people have already been writing since midnight, their time, I am not one of those folks. I have a day job and kids. I’ll be writing this evening and hope to get about two thousand words. Like most people in the beginning of this craziness, I’m going to try to write as much as possible so that when mid month hits and I get the blahs I have a cushion. I’m also hoping my outline helps me.
Good luck to all my fellow participants! Keep track of my progress by checking out my NaNoWriMo page or just glancing at the word widget on the right. 🙂
So, this is my novel as it was outlined and input into Scrivener. It’s hard to believe that those 17 note cards will get me to 50 thousand words by the end of next month. I wouldn’t be surprises as things evolve, the number of chapters increases. I’m sure that some of the characters will develop a mind of their own. They always do. But if I stick to this game plan or keep it as current as I can, I’m pretty sure I can rock this out with minimal head desking.
I added the word count widget from the NaNoWriMo website to the right, so you can check my progress any time. I’ll try to blog as often as I can. 4 more days!
I’ve purposely avoided Pinterest since all I heard about it was how it sucked hours of people’s lived away. By that description, it’s a very scary thing and I didn’t need to risk my time. A good friend of mine, Renea Mason, who has a very smexy new book out right now that I highly recommend, pointed out that one might be able to use Pinterest as an inspiration board.
So I’ve done just that, I’ve created boards for every story I plan to write. Some are finished and seeking publication, some are nothing more than a vague idea I dreamed up. (Literally.) Feel free to check out my boards, 😉 I don’t have boards for every idea , just the ones that I found images for. The boards will expand as I find more appropriate pictures.
I hope I don’t get sucked into some time vacuum and wake up decades later…
“The Shadow Seer: Book 1 of Ellenessia’s Curse: Part 1” is the first novel by fantasy author Fran Jacobs. The book is a terrific introduction to her elaborate fantasy world of Carnia and a long forgotten prophesy that now affects the unlikely hero, Prince Candale.
At the beginning of the novel, Candale lies on his death bed and only the solitary and not well loved witch Mayrila can save him. Her presence in the castle stirs up all sorts for intrigues and plots that Candale must wade through and decipher as he recovers and comes to terms with what Mayrila claims to be the truth, that he is the long prophesized Shadow Seer.
The novel is very steadily paced and lays the ground work for a longer series of novels following Candale’s adventures and he unravels the meaning behind the Rose Prophecies and what it means to be the Shadow Seer, and ultimately who or what Ellenessia is and the danger that seems imminent.
This title and “The Shadow Seer: Book 1 of Ellenessia’s Curse: Part 2” are available on Amazon.