Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NaNoWriMo - Let the Words Flow!

You may have heard of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, in which participants aim to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. If you're a writer, this may or may not appeal to you. For me, it works. While I try to write 500 words on a typical day, if I don't make it because life interferes, oh well. During NaNoWriMo, I make the words a priority. Sure my house could use a serious dusting right about now, but it can wait. 

During this NaNo, I'm working on the stories of the Knights of Stone, a band of gargoyle shifter brothers. Since I've never been good at plotting, but more of a let's see where this story is going to go kind of writer, I'm flipping between stories of three of the brothers. The scenes are rough. Characters don't all have names yet. Yet, it's working in it's strange sort of way. When something develops in one brother's story, it makes me go back to another's, which is helping to shape the characters and this world I've created in my mind. 

Are you participating in NaNo? If so, what are you working on?

Here's part one of the series. Part two is in revisions and should be ready for release in a month or so.

Knights of Stone: Mason

Knights of Stone: MasonGargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters have divided the Isle of Stone after a great battle twenty-five years ago. When Kayla, a tree witch, hears about the unconventional rock concerts in the gargoyle’s territory, she sneaks from her coven and into their territory to see for herself. Night after night, she returns to see one in particular shift into human form and play guitar at these unconventional shows.
For several nights, Mason has kept watch for the pixie-like female. He plans to seduce her, thinking she’s a visitor from another island. When he discovers she’s one of the tree witches, he retreats, attempting to keep his distance. The temptation is strong, but forbidden.
Kayla and Mason attempt to meet in secret, but other elements on the isle command their attention. A magical cloak created by the three clans on the island is thinning, leading to repercussions for all the clans. Kayla and Mason are caught in the middle of it, and their actions may change the fate for all.
“Kayla and Mason fall in love despite their differences, despite being different. It is a new way of telling Romeo and Juliet. You cannot be with them because of something their ancestors did, and the kids saying I do not care about that, I want to be with them regardless. A lesson many of us need to learn. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting something a little different from their normal.”
~ 5* from Books and Beyond Fifty Shades
I love a paranormal book that has multiple beings, in this book there are Gargoyles, witches and  wolf shifters. The plot has twists and turns taking you through such a unique and mysterious world… Great story, great characters… Very unique!” 
~ Up All Night, Read All Day Book Reviews
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Tina Donahue said...

Sounds like a great series, Lisa - congrats!

Never have done one of these exercises. Good luck to all who are participating. :)

jean hart stewart said...

NaNo compleltely turns me off, but I admire anybody with the guts to try it. Good luck to you...

Lisa Carlisle said...

Thank you!