I have finally picked up my Thaw story and added the next chapter. I am making some modifications to previous chapters based on recent revelations I hope will improve the plot. You can read any previous chapter of Thaw or go directly to Chapter Four: Descent.
I am also working on a new story that has the potential to be a series (if I ever get serious about writing and spend more than two hours every five months doing it). It is called The Sensitives and is set in turn of the 19th century east coast area. A group of people have been gathered to resolve cases of hauntings. It is a combination of Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys detective work, supernatural abilities with a dash of voodoo, and a lot of character development (at least, one can hope). I have to get a bit more into the plotline and do a few revisions before I share it, but I do have a good feeling about it. π I may even ask for some character drawing commissions! Makes it so much more fun when you can actually see your characters.
Sorry for the lateness of this next installment! If you read the previous posts, you understand why. π The next chapter (four) is the last full chapter I have (eeep!), so looks like I better start writing again!
BTW, is anyone reading it? Any good, or is it a dud…?
Chapter Three: The Chase
Or see all the chapters of Thaw.
She has learned so much already. Arilorn, the head tribesman of the Lenoans spoke in low tones to the high druid, Xiliar. They stood perched atop the highest peak of the Lenoan Mountains, overlooking the young woman that was the topic of their conversation. She, in turn, sat cross legged atop a thin pillar near the edge of the open temple, the steep precipice echoing the chill hollow winds below her…
From the story Thaw.
Well, I have to say I did not do as well as I hoped I would quantity-wise, but I do believe the story is coming together nicely. Although National Novel Writing Month is technically over, a few of us at the library are thinking of getting together to keep up the motivation.
Honestly… I haven’t worked on it in three weeks (eeep!), but then again, I haven’t worked on much of anything except work. Lame excuse, oui, mais c’est vrai. In any case, the 3400 words I did write I will make available on my Web site, a chapter a week. Hopefully that will also be good motivation for me to get moving while I am still ahead. π
So, the story I chose to write is called Thaw. It is a coming of age epic of a young girl, Elanai’i, who is raised to fulfill a prophecy that will make the will of the heavens known. Okay, so the story is a bit far fetched, but hey, that is what you get when a feminist fantasy fiction reader writes a story…
Available is the first chapter (don’t worry, they are short chapters). Enjoy…