01 December 2017

1-Dec-2017: End of NaNoWriMo Rant

Woah! Time flies when you're not having any fun.

Greetings, Sulheya and Salutations, Penkateers!

Here it is, 1st of Dec, 2017, and I can say I "won" NaNoWriMo for the year. Yay. Trouble is, I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do with it. Once the main rewrites and even some new scenes were added, it still didn't add up to 50k. So, I decided to shake it up a bit and reintroduce the readers to the Celestials.

This may be the first time I mention them, so I'll explain who they are. There are four: Draconai, God of Darkness, Ai'sha (Young Guardian's soul-persona) the Goddess of Light, Brigid, Goddess of Life and Brakkon, God of Death and Rebirth. They are four of five Pillars of Existence, the very ones that created the Dragon Nations, connecting the Ancient Realms of the Skies with the Lower Realms of the Earth via the fifth Pillar, a place called Ishanar.

How do they come into the story? 
For those who know the Chronicles, so far, Young Guardian Ariana Moon is narrating. Deep within her lies the form of her Goddess, Ai'sha. Thanks to Ai'sha, she has extra powers, such as self-healing, shifting in the Dragon Nations, and the Silver Magic as seen in her eyes.
Once half the story is done on Ariana's and Aluna's sides, Ai'sha gets this wondrous idea to stop the Time Bandits and the Defenders from messing with time, to begin with. She casts a spell that frees her beloved Draconai from the Oblivion, a place he accidentally sent himself, back to her side. She finds the other two Celestials in a Bengal Companion named Braken Hawk and the newer Ancient Mystic's Goddess of Waters named Brianna. When the four get together, they decide to fix time that the Master of Dominionites Orthos messed up. Rather than going to a fellow Goddess, that of Time, Aurora, they take it upon themselves to fight in what would be known as the Mystic's Wars for Power, the second time around. 

I knew exactly what I was getting into when implementing the Celestials. They had to be introduced to the story to really start to make sense. Not just "Young Guardian in Time," But all Chronicles of the Dragon Nations.

My only problem?
Stress. (see above entries). I could not concentrate on the life of me, so I put it off. Instead, I reread what I wrote and tried to rationalize it in my mind. It was the only thing I could do. I couldn't just sit down and write, as I always did before. Something was different. Something I could not control or handle. Something inside me broke.

I can't say I'm now fixed, only planning for April and July Camp NaNoWriMo, 2018. This year, I'm going to start over with the 3rd book in the series, "Young Guardian and the Enchanted Child," in April. In July, I'm hoping to have the 4th book in the series further-rewritten and figured out. "Young Guardian in Time" is taking some time, seeing I was using three different word processors and not a lot of it flowed. By the end of August 2018, I'm hoping to have these two out and published via Create Space for Amazon.com.

For now, I'm up for a much-needed and -deserved break from writing. Maybe not reading, but writing the Chronicles series. I'll still keep up with the short stories I'd written for the series and even snippets of scenes that come to my mind. In the meantime, I work weekends, sleep days, live life and try not to kill anyone off (in my stories).

As Always,
Keep Calm and WriteON!

30 November 2017

Congratulations, 2017 NaNoWriMo Winner!

You, wonderful author, spent this past November unleashing your creative powers, fighting back inner editors, and teaming up with thousands of writers around the world. We’re incredibly proud to welcome you to the NaNoWriMo winner’s hall.

Congratulations on your superheroic achievement!

30-Nov-2017: Pep Talk from Kevin Kwan

From NaNoWriMo
To Lady Adellandra
Sent at November 29, 2017 15:57
Subject Pep Talk from Kevin Kwan