Getting Ready For NanoWriMo

It’s Almost NanoWriMo Time

Hi folks, it’s that time of year again where writers from all over the world consider putting their sanity on the line by committing to writing a 50,000-word novel in November.

Last years NanoWriMo was a non-starter starter for me as I was still settling into a new job role and had recently just moved house. This year, however, I am in a much better place to give it a go. I’ve even got the story I want to write planned out already and as an added bonus you will be able to keep track of my progress (or nag me to keep going) on Wattpad.

The First Fear

In my last post, I announced a new story that I’m working on called the First Fear. This story has pretty much taken a hold of me (sorry Sundered Crown!) and I’ve been banging out the words pretty easily. Already it’s looking like a pretty epic tale. My goal is to get as much done of a first draft as possible for Nano which means hitting the 50,000-word mark in just 30 days. Read it on Wattpad.

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The Nightblade is released next week!

In other news my latest novel, The Nightblade will be released on Kindle next week. I really enjoyed writing it and I think it will act as a good filler for all you Sundered Crown Saga fans out there. If you like Ferran and his Fell Beast hunting antics, you’ll loved the Nightblade. You can pre-order it here .

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Are you taking part in NanoWriMo this year? Are you a planner or a pantser? Let me know in the comments or on my social media pages.

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The First Fear – New Book Announcement

 

Hi everybody, so as I’ve said in a few previous posts I have been planning and working on a new fantasy story. Don’t worry, work on Quest for the Sundered Crown is still ongoing (albeit slowly). As work on this new work in progress has been proceeding ahead at a quick pace I thought that I would announce it officially today!

What is it?

The new book is titled: The First Fear, here’s the synopsis (very likely to change as this is very much a work in progress).

A new epic fantasy saga begins!

The Supreme rules the world.

For centuries the Supreme has reigned with an iron fist. The people are slaves to her whim and at the mercy of her followers who revere her as their goddess. Using a supernatural ability, known as the ‘Power’ she is able to channel emotions and convert them into superhuman abilities.

Some Resist.

Not all live their lives in servitude. A few rare people also possess the Power and try to fight. These Empowered Ones are hunted mercilessly by the Supreme and her servants, for she knows the threat they pose to her will. None has dared to challenge her outright. That is until now.

Elian, a young boy living at the edge of the Imperium discovers he too possesses the Power with devastating consequences for both himself and the girl he loves. On the run, they encounter a ragtag band of resistance fighters called the Liberators. Among their ranks are others with the gift and their leader Vavius who believes that the key to overthrowing the Supreme lies in the ruins of the ravaged lands of the once mighty Kingdom of Aeranyth.

Pursued and hunted for their gifts by the sinister Hollowed, the world’s fate rests in the hands of the Empowered Ones.

Can I read it?

To help build interest in the story I have decided to post the first draft on Wattpad. You can read the first part here.

Is that the final cover?

That is still to be decided. It will depend on the feedback I get from you guys. I have a few other designs that I quite like, so I may put them to a popular vote when the book is closer to completion.

I’ll be working on this story for this years NanoWriMo!

Please check it out on Wattpad and if you like it give me some feedback and vote!

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