So… I finished the first draft of “Legend” last week!!! 😀 It came out around 14k words (just slightly longer than The Twin Arrows), but I anticipate that changing since I have a few scenes to cut and a couple others to extend. Right now it’s the very definition of raw material, but I’m excited to be this far in the process. XD In a few months, I will pull it out and start into draft two. 😉
Apparently going to the zoo is brilliant for gathering story ideas. (Who knew?) We had out of town relatives visiting this weekend, and they took us to the zoo. The combination of being outside on an overcast day and seeing so many exotic, fascinating things put me in a pretty creative mood. 😉 One thing I realized is that swamps are an underutilized setting for fantasy novels. (They nearly all take place in a forest of some type.) Someone needs to fix this. 😀 The alligators could be sooo scary. I also found an aspect of the plot for the novel I will be planning in my creative writing class. So exciting!!!
Since “Legend” is on the backburner, I’m returning to work on “Kiera”. I had already made it 1/3 of the way through the second draft in September, so right now “working” on it consists mainly of reading through it, writing notes, and getting back into the story. It’s rather fun, actually. 😉 (And I’m enjoying this reunion with my characters. ❤ )
I’d love your prayers as I work through this draft, especially that the message the Lord has laid on my heart would shine through clearly. 😉