December 6th, 2017 12:25 pm
Hello everyone *waves* ! Welcome to my blog. This is a blog about writing, reading, and the craft of writing. It will also chronicle my journey as a young adult writer and hopefully towards publication.
Today marks 5 years since I have been chasing this dream. In 2012, after reading some fantastic young-adult books (Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas etc) I decided since I loved reading so much, I would try my hand at writing. As a young kid I had always dabbled in writing but never took it seriously. In any case, I have been studying the craft of writing, reading loads of books, and writing my own Young adult novels.
Last month I participated in National Novel Writing Month and managed to write over 50,000 words on my current work in progress, Evren.
Evren is a story about a female sea-navigator who is currently out of navigating jobs at the start of the novel. When the Battalion, its handsome Captain and misfit crew hits the shores of Kefer Island, Evren manages to snag the high-paying and dangerous job to Rusalka’s Lair, the sinister Queen of the Sea. The story flips back and forth between her journey on the sea, to an elf named East Yuriel, who has just been promoted to the highly regarded position as King’s Guard in the capital.
I’m having so much fun with the story and I have a deadline set for myself, for February 1st, 2018. By then I want to have polished it as much as I can, have sent it out to beta readers, and readied my query letter.
That’s it for now! I will be posting regularly though.