Back in mid-August, I posted about my writing goals. For those that don't remember, here are those goals:
- realistic and descriptive battle scenes
- 15th century Moldova
- colonial America
- Cincinnati in the 1800's
- antiques from 1300's and up
- back story for a few other stories in the works to pick up on next year
- journaling through NaNo prep
This new story doesn't resemble anything like The Immortalis Trilogy.
My newest story (and 3rd novel if you are keeping track) is a YA urban fantasy set in present day Cincinnati. It is a stand alone novel but with so much possibility for a series. 62,000 words is a bit on the slim side for my tastes (Journey of Shadows ran around 83,000 in its last incarnation and the 2nd in the series, still untitled, is sitting at around 130,000) but it feels complete to me. We'll see what happens after my Beta readers have a look.
With that 1st draft done and the story out of my head, I am finally able to relax. Or can I? Crap, its mid-October already and I haven't done any NaNoWriMo prep. At all. Son of a- I'm off to start research for #1 above (battle scenes) and try to forget about the children's fairy tale that keeps bouncing around in my head until after November. Maybe I'll just make a few notes first...
Love is love, no matter the back story. <3