So this year, I’m all in for Nanowrimo. It’s almost an hour before it starts and I’m really excited. Last year, I wrote in the spirit of Nano to complete Etchings of Power. This year, I officially signed up and will be writing from scratch. One thing I’ve learned about my writing is that I’m a pantser. I don’t do well with outlines and when I’ve tried them I have almost always went a totally different path. Once I get my music going and my mind starts whirling, there’s no telling where I’ll end up.
Last year I did 75k words in completing my draft of Etchings. This year I intend to start Book 2, tentatively titled Uprising. At first, I was planning to do my prequel novel, Shade’s Forging. But for some reason Book 2 beckons. It keeps talking to me. It’s characters want me to tell their story.
Ancel has things to learn. Ryne has inner demons to fight. Irmina must face the pain and consequences of her decision. Galiana must strive to guide, despite the fact that much has been taken out of her hands and so much has changed. Sakari will make an even more prominent appearance. The people of Eldanhill now walk an unclear path full of obstacles to their survival. You will get to see the inner workings of the Tribunal and the shadow or light it casts over the world. There are battles to be fought, wars to start, kingdoms to rise or fall, deceptions and revelations, death and life. And so much more.
So in great anticipation, I sit here, ideas spinning through my head, laptop before me in preparation for this adventure. One that I hope to make even better than Etchings.
I’m still not sure if I’ll post the chapters here as I do the work or not, because the draft will be so incredibly rough. But it sure is tempting. I will update my word count here, on facebook, on writing.com and of course on the nano site.
So cheer me on. A story is about to be told.