The flu did me in so that I was barely able to move, let alone get any writing done during the last four days. I had one really great burst of writing the morning before my symptoms started up, and then I had some pretty interesting hallucinations involving writing while I was under the influence of just about every cold remedy in my medicine cabinet, but no actual progress was made after that. A complete first draft by Dec 25 is looking less likely. My energy is still nonexistent and I’m taking a trip to Disney this weekend with the boy (unless something terrible happens… please, don’t), so I’m thinking my progress is going to remain pretty stagnant. But the will remains!
Nevertheless, during my semi-OCDish review of my twitter feed while languishing in bed, I saw a challenge posted by the NaNo moderators, urging Wrimos to write a dust cover blurb for their novel. Somehow, I grabbed pen and paper and wrote this down.
Two Queens, One Throne. A Tale of Magic and Treachery.
Twins born to the King and Queen of Clan Siggel, Anúna and Siobhan were destined to rule the Clan as one. When Siobhan’s desire for power leads her to view Anúna as an enemy and a usurper, it is up to Anúna to fly or fight. Magic, romance, danger, and murder abound as Anúna struggles to restore balance to the Other realm and regain what was hers.
Whoever said sisters are supposed to be the best of friends?
It doesn’t say much… but I’m still working on how to tell people about it. And that’s one of the major challenges of being a writer, right? Just learning how to talk about what you’re writing. It’s an urban fantasy. It’s mostly set between New York and what I alternately call the Other realm, Faerie, or the Ethereal Lands (the final term will probably be the Other realm. It’s one of the things that I knew I would be changing while I was writing). And it’s about power (and those who seek it *insert mad cackle*), and Anúna finding her way and challenging her sister. It’s also very much what I hope is a modern fantasy with strong female characters. I want no wilting flowers here. And it’s still a ways away from being finished, though I do know where it’s going… I kind of can’t wait to get there. I’ve found that I’m a bit of a sadist when it comes to doing bad things to my characters. What fun!
And, yes, they’re Queens, not princesses.
Where it stands: 1st Draft