Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Writing - Nano Update & Teaser

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 - 17,193 words
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.


Well I was doing super well and got 4 days ahead of schedule by the weekend, but then took Sunday off for football and monday was just insanely busy so now I am scrambling to get well ahead of the game again.  Thankfully Friday is a holiday so I can get some things done around the house and get a bunch of writing done as long as I manage to avoid the TV and the books!
So as promised, I am going to share a little teaser with you.  This is actually the very first paragraph of my story and prologue
 Natalie stood with her back to the sun, the light breeze pulling on the wisps of hair that had fallen from her tight bun.  It was a perfect summer day, not too hot, not too cold, only a few light clouds drifting through the sky.  It was not at all the kind of day you would imagine for a funeral, not that she had ever expected to be laying her husband to rest at only 30 years old.  Ironic how this, the day of his funeral, it was so like the day they had wed six years earlier, but instead of wearing white and smiling for the camera she now stood solemnly in a black dress looking down at her love’s gravestone. 


  1. TV and books ARE a huge distraction! Sigh. I like the teaser. It has a melancholy feel to it.

  2. You're miles ahead of me Ang! Plus you've got all those other writing projects on the go as well. I really enjoyed the teaser and want to know what's happening next. Def will exchange stories once NaNo is over and I get some proper editing done :)

  3. I think you're still doing great even though you got distracted a couple days. When I first read your little synopsis, I wasn't sure what the story was really going to be, but I'm getting a feel for it from the paragraph there. It looks like something that will really reach the heart. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Thank you ladies!! TV was definitely a distraction last night, my DVR was overflowing so I watched that and then the CMAs so no writing yesterday either :(

    I figured I couldn't just write a story about winning the lottery and spending the money, there had to be some kind of conflict and I felt an emotional one would work well! I am glad you all like the teaser <3