I'm in a sarcastic mode because of SOMETHING (*glares at geometry and biology books*)
No joke y'all, those are my two biggest school books. But let's move on.
I worked on my fantasy story (that I had already started) The Crown of Light (dun dun dun). And guys, I was calculating approximately how big this was going to be....and it will be like 93k words O_O But I guess I'll give you more info on it without spoilers and you tell me if you like it. And! An excerpt at the end of this post!
(I SEE YOU! DON'T SCROLL DOWN AND NOT READ THE REST OF THIS!!!)
*pushes Lina out of sight of the camera*
Name: The Crown of Light
Summary: The crown is stolen. A princess is sent out into hiding, she must regain her crown and kingdom. She goes on a quest, making friends and enemies. What happens when the enemy isn't who everyone expects it to be?
Awyeria: My FMC. She's the princess that is sent into hiding
Queen Ia'sayi: Awyeria's mom
King Torhonvor: Awyeria's dad
Princess Inaess: Awyeria sister who thought that Awyeria was dead
Lord Tiadan: He raised Awyeria and trained her
Lady Taia: Lord Tiadan's wife, she taught Awyeria courtly things (much to Tiadan's disapproval)
Lerrise: Taidan and Taia's only child. She is Awyeria's best friend
Xocade: Awyeria's other best friend. He might feel something for her....
Arageo: Xocade's brother. There is something between him and Lerrise.
Nyall: The town librarian
Margie: Awyeria meets her along the way to the capitol
Skelrold: He's the captain of the royal archer's assistant. When did Margie have such pretty eyes???
Ver'dar: The Captain of the Royal Archers. He knows everything
Rilban: No one (who knows Awyeria's secret) really trusts him....There's something fishy.....
Dellertia: Immature. Has an obsession with Rilban. 'Nuff said.
Rilan: Ahh...here's were spoilers get tricky. Let's just say that he helped [blank] get to [blank]. Also, he's my MMC (I think...)
Jeina and Adess: Two sisters who run an in where [blank] stays after [blank and blank] have to stop at a [blank] for the winter
Sokea and Banriona (I think I spelled her name right...): A mother a daughter. [blank] helps her out when she stops at [blank]
Trebutch: He and Sokea were lovers before Sokea's dad married her off to someone else. True love holds out through thick and thin.
(NOTE: Okay, so, before y'all start getting panicked at the thought of Sokea - a married woman - and Trebutch, I can safely say that Sokea's husband died :P)
And I think that's all the characters....Some more might appear out on a whim, so who knows.
Nano Word Count: 33770
Total Novel Word Count: 40319
So I didn't make it to 50k. Am I disappointed with myself? No. And, if you didn't make it to 50k, know that you're not the only one. See, the thing is, I don't look at Nano as "getting to 50k words", I look at it as "something to motivate me to write".
So, like I said, the Crown of Light is going to be about 93k words. That's loooong, and I'm only on chapter 19! So I still have a loooong way ahead of me! But, I got this idea for a book series that I want to know if you guys think it's flip or flop.
I'm thinking (after I finish the Crown of Light - Yes, I still have Courage for Those Who Have None, but I write that one on paper) of writing a series of short books (Like, maybe 25-30k, NOT 93K) called, "Stereotypical Stories".
Basically, every story is going to be about stuff people have written a gazillion and three books about. Ya know, the typical "finding yourself books". But I thought it might be fun, so I really want to know if you guys (okay, I say guys a lot when I talk to a bunch of people. I NEVER SAY Y'ALL IN REAL LIFE. #northerngirlmoveddownsouth) think that I should aim for it.
Welp, that's for listening xD
How did your Nano go? Did you finish a novel? Planning a new one? I would love to hear about it!
Nyall, the old town librarian, poured over a book about the wingspans of different dragons.
“Most interesting,” he remarked to nobody.
Then the door creaked open and the town archer walked in.
“Xocade!” Nyall exclaimed, “How are you today?”
“I'm doing pretty well,” Xocade replied.
“Looking for another book on the aerodynamics of an arrow?”Xocade laughed, thinking of how he impressed Awyeria with his archery the other day
. Thinking of Awyeria reminded him of his purpose of coming to the library.
“Actually,” Xocade cleared his throat, “I was wondering if you had any
books on the meanings of birthmarks. Or of ancient signs.”
“Those, my lad, and things that go hand in hand.”
“So you have some?”
“Some?” Nyall scoffed.
He led Xocade to a room with shelves crammed with books. There were
several tables in the room and they were piled to the breaking points with even more parchments and books. And the floor was littered with loose pieces of paper.
“Here are all the books on that subject,” Nyall patted the younger man on
the back as if to say ‘good luck’.
Not deterred by the mass of reading materials, Xocade thanked the old librarian with a nod.
He was going to find out what that mark meant, no matter how long it took.