My current project was my novel for NaNoWriMo 2014. I barely hit the 50,000 words to win the challenge, and my draft is in serious need of some TLC. At 50,000 words I had not even reached the end of the story.
For this novel I will be doing multi-step process to get my chapters ready to post here. The first half (or two-thirds, or whatever it will end up being by the end) needs to be revised and cleaned up before it can be posted here. While I am doing this I will also be continuing the story to its conclusion. I’ve never attempted this sort of thing before so I do not know how well this method will work for me.
Even after writing this novel in a rapid way in November I am still enthusiastic about it, so I feel it is my best bet for trying a whole new way of creating and revising my work. As this is a completely untested method for me I can not say for sure how often I will have a completed chapter to post, but to start I am aiming to post one or two chapters a month.
Here’s a bit more information about the plot of my novel:
Rina is not your typical college student. She is focused on her studies to the point that her best friend has taken it upon herself to make sure she at least has a little fun.
Overall her life is pretty ordinary until she starts to have oddly vivid dreams that don’t fade away once she is awake. In her dreams she lives the life of a kitsune named Yuzuki whose life is thrown into turmoil when her mother starts hinting that she needs to leave their family home.
As Yuzuki throws her lot in with Souma, another young kitsune looking to head out on his own, Rina starts to find herself more and more caught up in her dreams. Her obsession continues to grow and threatens to overtake her waking life until disaster strikes and forces her to wake up.
The Dreams is probably the closest I’ve ever come to writing a real romance story. As you can tell from my summary romance isn’t exactly my primary focus, but it does end up playing a big role in the story. The story is full of tragedy, but I try to keep a hopeful tone.
I’m sure I’m not doing the story justice with my feeble attempts to explain the plot without giving too much away. It’s an awful cliché, but you’ll have to read it to understand what it is really all about. Hopefully I haven’t scared away any potential readers with my babbling.
Stick around. I’ll get around to posting actual writing in the near future.