Why hello there readers, it’s day 5 of camp NaNoWriMo and this is my update. I wrote 1237 words today for a grand tital of just over 15k and changed the names of one of my main characters. Mischa is gone, may I introduce Asherah for your reading pleasure.
I tried to choose mythological names to tie in that my two main characters are the creators of the world but that the knowledge of this was all but lost when they slept for so long. I chose ones that I knew, but that I also had to do a little research on. If I mention Artemis and Hera everyone knows who I mean. Not quite as many, I hope, would know much of these two. Though Lilith has gained popularity recently.
I have at least one other name change but I’m nowhere near a decision for who Anna will become. I’m sure she’ll reveal herself in time.
Maybe I should have made entries for other days? Eh, it still works. I’m sitting at about ~10k words. I made my goal 50k for this month, but I expect it to be nearly the same length as Essentials. (Around 100k or so.)
For now, the book is called Essentials – In The Beginning and it’s going to start where Essentials originally started, with Creation and going forward. I will expand on Lilith’s descent and the relationship between Anna and Mischa. I felt like Anna, Mischa and Lilith were very shallow characters and hopefully, this will make them have a little more depth.
I still have my GoFundMe running, I left the goal where it is, for now, I’m entirely unsure if I should raise it, but once I get “In the Beginning” done I’ll know for sure and will edit the goal as appropriate.
I would love to make this into a Trilogy. I can’t outline the trilogy to y’all without major spoilers, but I think that it would help with some of the rushed feeling in the end of Essentials.
But we’ll see, it’ll be at least two books either way.
I’ll keep you updated 🙂
Today I was showering, which tends to be when I get most of my ideas, and I thought about the prologue that I have attached to Essentials right now. I feel like it’s a little rushed, and there is a lot more story that could happen there.
Part of me, a big majority now that I’ve thought about it for a while, wants to take the prologue, and all the ‘Before’ flashbacks and expand them into their own book. Then Essentials, as it stands now, would be more of a follow-up or a sequel set in the same world.
I don’t really know what I’m going to do with that. It would probably take about 15k words off of Essentials, and then I could grow the “Before” into its own book. I’ll need to think about that.
As to updates, I’ve gone over about 4 chapters of editing over the past two days. I haven’t taken out a whole lot, added a little detail. Mostly it’s been rearranging or rewording sentences. I’m sitting at about $360 in my book fund, and that’s about it. Thanks for reading 🙂
Shameless gofundme plug.
Why hello there. I don’t have a new chapter to post, or an edited one. Just saying hi that I didn’t forget y’all or give up on the book. I’m still editing, though I haven’t really gotten back into a schedule yet, which I need to do.
I had a really nice premade book cover picked out, but it was sold before I had all the funds saved up, which made me sad. But it did give me a nice idea which I ‘sketched’ out. (Sketched is in quotations because I didn’t draw anything. but I made a chart. So there is that.)
That’s the end of this update. Thanks
Not a story post, more of an update. My vacation/trip thing got cancelled so I’m going to start editing early! I think I’m going to export the Scrivener file to word/open office and edit from there but I haven’t really decided. –
I got quite a few gofundme donations the other day, went from 80-330 which was a huge jump. I’m beyond grateful and have started writing thank you notes already!!
Once I get the first couple chapters edited, I’ll post updated versions!!
Thanks for reading!