Oh boy. The month is half over and my novel is not.
I run into this every time I do NaNoWriMo. Normally, I rush the ending to get it in there. It’s easy for me to write quantity, but I struggle with quality and direction, especially in a first draft. Lately, I’ve been finding myself thinking about my elevator pitch and how enjoyable or unique this story would be and I am trying not to think about those things. Those are the voices that keep me from moving past a first draft.
Seriously, though. My book is about four mismatched characters who are thrown together for their skills, position, and because of a little misfortune. They are tasked with bringing back one of the lost treasures of the Lower Kingdoms, shrouded in secrecy lest someone sabotage their quest. Each step of their journey brings forth new monsters and betrayals and when it feels like they have nothing left to lose, they lose a little more.
I don’t even know what to call it. Arthurian Legend meets ??? .
Would you like to meet my characters? I gave a snippet of Myra last week, just a single line I thought would be juicy. This story will ultimately be told in six different voices (one is only the epilogue), and I am actively writing four of them. Are you ready?
Myra – The Warrior
Silas – The Thief
Xin – The Mage
Arin – The Healer
This week’s writing stats are as follows:
Day 7 – 0 (total: 14485)
Day 8 – 3347 (total: 17832)
Day 9 – 2351 (total: 20183)
Day 10 – 1921 (total: 22104)
Day 11 – 911 (total: 23015)
Day 12 – 2496 (total: 25511)
What character do you like best?
How do you figure out your elevator pitch?
Are you writing a novel currently?