Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I am a novelist!

Hello everyone!

It has been just a few months since my last blog post, but I have been very busy! You may remember that over on the right, where you see goal list, I once had a first draft of a novel I had been working on. I now have completed the first draft of my first novel, but it is an entirely different work! Merrick, the novel I had been writing, is still in the works, but was put on hold in November as I participated in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.

The basic idea of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000 word novel in just 1 month. November 1st to November 30th. To break that down, you need to write about 1667 words per day to complete the goal. I am proud to say that I met 50,000 words on day 25 and the book itself ended up being around 72,000 words in total.

My book is called 'The Revival of Song' and though it is readable in and of itself, it is meant to be the first book in a series (probably a trilogy) called 'The Auric War Chronicle'. The book is a fantasy and the system of magic revolves around musical intervals. They say write what you know. :)

As of this moment, The Revival of Song is undergoing its first round of edits, thanks to a dedicated team of readers. (Thank you all, you know who you are!) So far, the feedback is positive, but I will definitely have some issues to address in my second draft. I haven't yet decided if I will attempt the second book for NaNoWriMo 2011, or if I will possibly write it before that and tackle something else this coming November. My tentative plan is to try and have the editing finished completely before summer and from there to see what happens with publishing.

Anyway, I will keep you posted on the progress of my book, but I simply wanted to announce that finally, I have managed to finish a lifelong goal of mine. I've been trying to tell stories on paper since grade school. My first attempt involved a certain lamp post in a certain world with a certain lion and relied heavily on plagiarism...I mean, fan fiction. ;) I hope that someday very soon, you'll be able to read my book if you wish to!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for more news very soon!


1 comment:

Gina Cooper said...

You are a novelist! Congratulations Jon :)