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Friday, January 11, 2013

Fantasy Dreamin'

"Dragon Whiskers"
Chainmalle-inspired collar
designed by Jay T Lyons
of JaysDesign Jewelry 
This past weekend I read my fantasy manuscript. You remember me talking about that, right? I wrote it in 3½ months; the first half of the book (55k words) was written for NaNoWriMo '09. 

I'm thinking about breaking the book into two books (and fleshing out certain scenes more—they need it). One story would be the dragon hunter's (Raena, at the moment, though her name may change) and the other being the dragon's (Darok/Bental). The stories would run concurrent, though, and that could be an issue when the stories converge. 

Or.... 

I could make it three books, the convergence being the the third book in the trilogy. Thoughts? I'm probably missing some MAJOR hurdle in this plan... 

Incidentally, though this book contains romance(ish), it is not a romance. It's supposed to be more like epic fantasy: life, death, trials, tribulations, joys, sorrows, failures, and triumphs. Some fall in love along the way and some fall into a sort of love/lust, I guess. In short, it's life with dragons, mermaids, and other creatures that don't exist. But there's not an orc in sight!

There is a sequel started, as well, but it happens 20 years after the events in this first MS. It might end up its own series, trilogy, etc. It's definitely a story I want to finish. 

Oh, and in case you'd like a taste of my fantasy writing talent (lol), there's two places you can sample my fantasy offerings. There's a short story in the UNLOCKED anthology (called Survival) that can be downloaded for FREE and there's a short story called The Dragon's Birth (approximately 5000 words) available for $0.99 wherever eBooks are sold. The one for sale is actually the prequel to my fantasy novel(s), so might be a better example as far as the novel itself goes. The titles are linked to the matching book pages on my website, which contain excerpts. 

♥Happy reading, writing, and blogging!!♥

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♫♪ Adele ~ Someone Like You

2 comments:

S.M. Carrière said...

Oooh! It sounds great.

Just go with the flow with the story. It usually works for me!

Jaimey Grant said...

I think I'm set on the trilogy idea. The third book will be called Convergence for more reasons than just the converging storylines, too. I have no idea what to call the other two books, however. I don't really want to go with one-word names but it might be what I end up doing.

Perhaps I should worry more about the HUGE amount of world building I need to undertake for this project instead of what to call them. lol

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