Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Writing Wednesday

So Wednesday is my official writing update day. I have so many story projects going on and I need a push to get some done. So I will be trying to post each Wednesday about how my writing adventures are going (and I may need a swift kick in the pants by you guys sometimes).

Current Active Project:

The New Old Home
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery, but what would you do with that money? That is the question presented to Natalie, when she is at the lowest point in her life, she is presented with an opportunity to make any normal person's dreams come true, but all those winnings can't give her what she wants most.

Other Works in Progress:
Princess Bs - 32,131 words
A story about a woman, recently divorced and returned to her home town to figure out what is next. She encounters an old friend and spends a weekend with him and his daughters. Feelings that are long since buried are rising up again, but are her recent loss and his current life going to stand in the way of their happily ever after?

Tamlyn Marie's Grace - 12,072 words
Think Cinderella only with a matchmaker ;)

The Last Mountains - 15,352
A equine shapeshifting family is being hunted to near extinction and the young new leader must go against all her lessons and approach the elite council for aide. Will they help her? How will she keep her family's traditions and values alive, let alone her herd?

Night Rider - 17,229
Alice is a recent high school graduate who is a very accomplished competitive rider in Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western/Rodeo. Her parents had arranged for her to attend a private college on the east coast geared specifically to equine professions. However, Alice wants to focus on her studies in English Literature. When she arrives at the college she hides her riding abilities, but can she keep her talent and love of horses hidden?

Other Ideas Plotting:

Bloodsoar's Story
A pegasus struggles through life, ejected from the herd, near capture by humans.

The Assassin's Assassin
A student learns what the school is really teaching and sets out to destroy those who support the program.


So again no new writing done but more outlines and plotting done for the upcoming Nano book! I have gotten several chapters outlined and only plan to do a few more, getting towards the end I don't like too much planning so I can let the story go where it wants to go.  I have also done some research, I wasn't planning on getting facts down until after nano and go back and edit, but I had a little time. So research on names, lottery, taxes are all done and I picked up several books at Barnes and Noble last night to begin researching castles and manors!  I just wish I had a laptop to take to write ins so I didn't have to hand write, I think the story would really fly if I could just type like crazy!

I am also starting to work on a Nano 2011 soundtrack, I could use some help since I can't seem to come up with songs that I need.

I need sad songs - for grave site and memories
I need celtic and scottish music for traveling too.

If you have any suggestions please post titles or links!!


  1. Lorena Mckennitt has some great celtic music you should check her out. Good luck!

  2. Thank you Jenny, I will look her up and check out the music. This it gearing up to be the most prepared I have ever been for a writing project! Already have 10 chapters outlined and a bunch of research and facts noted :D

  3. Wow you really are prepared! I am at chapter 1 for my NaNo outline.

  4. I'm trying to be, after 3 failed attempts I am determined to win this time! Good luck on your Nano Lan!