Here I am at Camp NaNo July! (I hope that song is stuck in your head forever now.)
As I mentioned in my last post (about #50in5), I have decided to work on two different novels during this session of Camp. One is under a different pen name and will be the last novel in a trilogy.
I have never finished a trilogy before so it’s actually really exciting that it’ll be done. And at the same time, I think it’ll be sad. Which is why the first thing I did this morning for camp was to write the first paragraph and the very last paragraph. The ending 50-or-so words that will cinch the rest of the series together with a callback to something the character said in the first book.
So if you’re into thriller/suspense following a federal agent, let me know. I’ll give you that NaNo name.
The other novel I am working on would be under this pen name. It’s title, for now, is Shard of Sea, part of the Albica trilogy, as I will call it for now. I’m using that for #50in5 (which, pst, if you want goodies…). With luck, it will be every Friday along with July 21st, to coincide with Mandi Lynn’s #10kWritingChallenge.
Shard of Sea already has ~65k written in it, so I expect I should be around 60% done with the novel, if not further along. It follows Lady Thilda Rouk, who is the leader of the quickly-going-bankrupt nation of Lasiris. What’s even worse than that is the hints that the Lich who killed her mother and sister, and caused her father’s death in war, has returned. So she, along with her guardian Sir Auciet and her lover, Sir Rylis, go to the Vrolki for help.
The Vrolki tell her two things: first, she has to collect and repair the Lightbreaker; second, they’re sending emissaries along with her. These are their stories. (dun dun)
The only downside of working on this novel is that I haven’t touched it since 2016/2017. Many family events happened – good and bad – so I left writing for awhile. Coming back, it is a joy to read but some of the subtle things I was weaving in are still lost to me.
But that’s why I have planning documents and plot journals. So if I don’t figure out the few things I was hinting at by the end of my re-read, I’ll have to search out which journal all the details are in.
So, I will be taking a page out of erin‘s book and trying to check in weekly here. Maybe I can get back into the blogging swing of things…
Words Written: 2,514 words
Chapters Completed: 0
Favorite Scene so Far: The only one I have written so far, haha.