At long last, 212 double space typed pages, over 62,000 words and 10 months later I have a rough draft manuscript that could be, just might be a masterpiece! Yeah! I finally finished my first novel after starting last November during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.) I completed 56,000 words during the month but it has taken me until now in fits and starts to fully flesh out the chronologically and tie up lose ends (I hope) and come to a conclusion that made sense with the original concept I started from.
Next step is having my lovely wife read, review and tear it apart just a little. 🙂 Then I will revise where and if needed. I will then be asking for help from others to read the manuscript and give feedback and then who knows. Publishing? Maybe self-publishing? E-book? If you have any suggestions or ideas I would love to hear them. Oh, and to come up with title! A little teaser about the story is below!
“Love and destiny sometimes finds us all when we least expect it, as is the case for two couples living in two different eras hundreds of years apart. As evil hunts each unlikely pair they find themselves in the fight of their lives as love grows for one another and faith in an all powerful God are renewed. The stage is set for romance and adventure and in the ultimate showdown between good and evil they discover of a love that exists outside of time.”
This is exciting for me and I have some other ideas percolating and hope to participate in NaNoWriMo again this year. Thanks for reading and all the support each wonderful reader of my posts has given to me. ~M
“I am only one of many who stand in the void” the leader spoke.
His voice was strong and commanded attention but contained no trace of pride or self-serving attitude.
“The darkness has long railed against the light and the veil is often thin between the worlds. We serve only one and seek only to do his will. We come to those in need who call. We are ever ready to serve. Our mission is never complete until that day that no one knows. Until that time when the light forever shines with no shadows cast we stand vigilant and ready to come to the aid of those in need. Should you have need we will be there as you are a chosen one as are all who his children. He is forever accepting of those who turn to him and travel the new path he lays before them. Your destiny lies before you.”
At this he backed his horse into line with the others and with a nod of his head towards Taylor, at once the horses’ all jumped into the air wings beating strongly against the air as they took to flight. They rose quickly and all turned back to the east from which they had first came and rising higher and higher into the sky they flew. Continuing until they were only specks in the distance against the blue of the sky, finally disappearing completely.
The above writing is a short excerpt from a novel I am currently working on editing and revising. The rough first draft was written entirely in the month of November 2012 during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
A long ways to go and feedback is always appreciated, what do you think? ~M
Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire..... Isaiah 40: 31 But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak..