Things are finally rolling along with writing. I floundered and flailed a lot, and got hit with an idea that grabbed me by the throat and wouldn’t let go. It’s actually the project formally known as Surrender, which was originally The Sacrifice, my first finished novel evah written in November for NanoWriMo. My first time. Ah, the memories.
So now it’s a science fantasy that basically has the Fey rooted in science, not myth. Sound interesting? It’s a million shades of cool, and I’ve been majorly jazzed. I am beginning to enjoy writing again. I still feel the need to rewrite stuff, but so far, I’m winning the argument. First draft, baby. Rewrites will come.
I’m hoping — if my wrists hold — to get a good chunk of this done by the end of the year. I’m most likely going to publish it with Turtleduck Press, and my deadline is April 1st. Kind of scary, but good practice, too. So, this is my unoffical NanoWriMo novel. It’s called Fey Touched. The name Surrender didn’t fit as well as Fey Touched did. I’m hoping to make this into a series.
Darklight has been put aside. I thought I could do both, but I really work better with one project. I need to get immersed into the story, and I can’t do that if I’m thinking about another story.
I’m still going to try to work on the Alpha Female revision as planned, after my words are done for the day. I still believe in it and think I could make it so much better. I’d love to be able to submit it soon.
As for Pirouette, it’s with critiquers. Until I get more feedback, I can’t make any decisions on whether or not to work on it more. I’m guessing yes, but we will see.
I’m also writing more poetry for Turtleduck Press. It’s been eye-opening so far. I seem to have changed a bit, and I hope for the best.
What else? Something huge recently happened that shook things up at home. For awhile I couldn’t write, but now I’m finding it a comfort. And that’s a good thing.
Oh yeah — I guest blogged on my friend Ana Ramsey’s blog. I talked about my crazy muse and I. Go read it. It’s cool. Linky: http://anaquana.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/guest-post-5-erin-kendall-surviving-my-muse/ .