a novel, in part.

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I do a lot of writing. I’m not The Most Prolific Writer Ever – I probably only average about 1k a day on my current WIP, UNTITLED NOVEL ( because I am lazy and cannot come up with a better name. ) But over the years, I have amassed a total of 1 finished first draft, 5 unfinished drafts at about 20 pages each ( and then some that got abandoned at outlines or during the first 10 pages. )

But as much as I change ideas, I have always been drawn to one specific idea: faeries. My first ever written project was about a girl who finds out she’s actually half faerie. It was basically a rip off of A Tail of Emily Windsnap. It will never see the light of day.

My current WIP is about faeries. I’ve mentioned it twice now, and there’s a nifty little text box off to the side of my blog that has a very small description of said WIP.

It’s about a pair of cousins who find out that the faeries of British folklore and Celtic myths are not only very real, but can be very, very dangerous. I’ll probably talk a lot more about the two main characters in a separate blog post, because I love both of them dearly. They both narrate the novel in alternating chapters.

And, before you ask, not Tinkerbell type faeries. They are far too nice.

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There is also food, and dragons, and realistic depictions of sibling-y relationships, and faeries. To be honest, I think I am taking too much inspiration from Rick Riordan and J.K. Rowling. Then again, I love their works.

I have a really nice Pinterest board for it, in my opinion ( included below because I really like it. )

But yes – I am very excited by this novel ( I’ve never spent three months on planning alone, but with this book, I did that. ) I’ve learned a lot about Celtic mythology and Arthurian mythology ( which kind of go hand in hand with faeries… and each other!! ) and I’ve learned a lot about writing middle grade ( because they are 12 in the first book, after all. )

I hope to finish the first draft by summer so I can try querying by the end of this year or by early 2018. At least, that’s the goal. If all goes well, and I get to 60k or 70k or however much is required ( and then edit it ) I might have an agent by next spring! But we’ll see.

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5 thoughts on “a novel, in part.

  1. Oh faeries ARE awesome and I like the dark vicious ones the best. 😉 Good luck with these!! And it’s always really excitingly awesome to see other writers really keen for their projects. IT’S ENCOURAGING!! And 1K a day, like all the time?!? I think that’s a seriously prolific writer! I write for like a week and then nothing for 2 months.😂

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    • Agreed! The darker and viciouser (though I don’t think that’s a word) the better, in my opinion. Faeries like Tinker Bell are just a liiittle too nice for my tastes. Plus, there are so many interesting monsters in Celtic mythology that one writing a novel with faeries simply cannot pass up.
      At least you get a 2 month break in between your projects!! I pretty much write 1k a day every day but sometimes less on the weekends. I used to try to write 3k a day but that’s seriously exhausting lol

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