It’s been about a month and a half since I posted. This isn’t because I haven’t been busy.
NaNoWriMo July Camp
In the month of July I signed up for the NaNoWriMo July Camp – with the goal of writing 30,000 words in the month on Mannok’s Betrayal (the third book in the Akrad’s Legacy Trilogy) – it was touch and go but I made it
All together, I was as able to piece together a connected narrative for the first 40,000 words of MB. I have other major scenes written but have a couple of points which I need to write the transitions. Slowly it is coming together.
20,000 words for Master of Arts (Writing)
I also submitted the first 20,000 words of MB for my current Master of Arts (Writing) unit.
Following the Imagination Trail
At the beginning of Augustn YA Sci-Fi author Lynne Stringer asked me how I started writing my first book (Adelphi). Lynne is author of the Verindon Trilogy (The Heir, The Crown, The Reign).
Here is my reply:
Thanks Lynne, for having me on your blog. I’ve enjoyed reading the other blogs in this series. It is fascinating learning about the different journeys of other writers.
My passion is writing faith-inspired fantasy, poetry and memoir/biography. I am a few thousand words away from completing the first draft of my fourth full manuscript in the fantasy series Akrad’s Children. I also love to blog on life and faith, books and films, and the writing journey.
You asked me how I came to write my first book.
It started with a dream I had in my early twenties and when I say dream, I mean that literally. I dreamt about a young girl standing by a fountain and holding up a lamp in the night. She was calling for a wild creature to come to her and was surprised by what happened next. It was such a vivid dream that I kept the story going even after I had woken up and over the next several months I followed the trail of imagination. The story became part of the world I had begun creating at the age of ten. I began to write the story down – in notepads, on spare pieces of paper, in gaps of time until one day I had a first draft. I even devised a sequel.
Some years later, I revised it and a friend typed it out for me. …