Kiera is a fully-fledged first draft just waiting for rewriting and a fancy new title! (When I think of one of course.) I am setting aside the manuscript for a few months to let it rest. For now we’ll just have to console ourselves with the pinspiration board, excerpts, and the prequel short story. 😉
The Twin Arrows is going to take center stage this coming month as I tackle rewriting it. I had some pretty brilliant [maybe] ideas the other day to get them out of the castle and spruce up my horrid first chapter. 😉 It’s a medieval fantasy (no magic!) with a theme of trusting God and honoring parents. (And there’s a really cool knight with a cleft chin.) What’s not to like? Enjoy the Pinterest board.
On the backburner…
The Book of Dreams is my baby. Just over 10k words long, it’s twice the size of my first book but still very short. It’s one of those stories that wrote itself and will always be one of my favorites. My dad is in the process of planning out the first illustration (which really makes my heart sing!). I promise an excerpt or two on the blog, but for now you’ll have to just enjoy my project pinspiration board. This story can be described as a non-magical fantasy that encourages the reader to long for heaven.
Letters for Victory is my first “long story”at 25k words. Light-hearted and family centered, it’s a huge favorite with my younger siblings. It’s also in the editing stage, but I’ve decided to put it on the back burner while I weigh my illustrator options (and torture my sisters). ; ) Enjoy the under-developed board while you wait. This one can be described as a World War II homefront story that emphasizes the importance of ordinary faithfulness and family life.
Mara is a 26k word story where I explored one of the most important themes of my life–gratefulness. Written for a little bit of an older audience than I’m used to, it was a fun jaunt into something a little longer and more serious. Also in the editing stage. I’d describe it as a Victorian(ish) story (that obviously needs more world building) with strong themes of gratefulness and ordinary faithfulness. (Wow, I see a theme here!)
Fiddler’s Bargain & One Day After Eden are actually two separate stories; but I’ve lumped them together because they overlap quite a bit and consequently share a board. Each are about 12k words (which seems to be my average). I’m seriously considering writing a third story, but we’ll see if that pans out. Editing, again. And I’ll call them Civil War stories where the good guys wear both uniforms. ; ) Enjoy The Board. It’s very incomplete.
Legend is in the early writing stages so it basically consists of an awesome guy, his skinny (but loyal) friend, a blind girl, and more flaming arrows. So epic. Find out more on… Pinterest. ; )
I also write short stories, blog posts, and emails (once in a while) whenever inspiration strikes or need arises. ; )