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Storytelling is a talent passed down through the generations in my family. It is a way of life in that the more you live, the better the story; the deeper the experience, the broader the plain to connect with readers. Just like life is about people so writing is about people - about their love, their loss, their triumphs, their failures, and their x ever after. I write to understand myself and make sense of life. I share my work in order to find others who can relate to my characters, or their lives, or the moral of the story.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A glitch in the system?

Listening to: Evacuate the dance floor - Cascada
Reading: Prophecy's Ruin- Sam Bowring
Writing: The Order of Sparda/fanfiction
Playing: DMC3/SE
Eating: Words
Drinking: Coffee, of course

This is my second attempt to keep a blog on Blogger.
For some reason I was able to create a blog by using my hotmail account. I managed one post, and when I tried to blog again the next day, I couldn't login. A glitch in the system, maybe?

Technical issues aside.
7 Days to Nanowrimo!

I'm looking forward to it so much. I'm well prepared this year and will be working with other Nanoers to polish my manuscript through December and submit it to agents for publication. Which scares the living daylights out of me, but I want to focus on writing the novel rather than the 'after-the-first-draft' scenario.

Blurp for my Nano (Thunderstruck):

Genre: Paranormal romance.
Audience: Mature young adult.

A young Zerina du Preez leaves her family nest to spread her wings and land in a small, isolated and thriving town between the Black Mountain ranges.
There she flies heart first into tall, fair and awkward Deondré Ridder, also dubbed as the local angel.
It's not hard for her to break through his shy and quiet demeanour.
After they've wedded, Zerina believes that he is God send; only an angel could love her so deeply and selflessly.
Their life together is absolute heaven yet she doubts whether the love he offers is real.
When a suspicious phone call demands Deondré to return to his roots and leave her behind, Zerina pursues him and is exposed to the world from where her husband originates, the family he's always denied existed, and the demons he kept hidden in his closet.

...Alright. I feel the wordplay I was going for kind of failed, and certain aspects in the synopsis are bound to change. I have a good idea of what type of characters I'm dealing with, but since I haven't actually written them, it's a high possibility that they'll surprise me. Those little details aside the plot is solid, and to pin the tail on the donkey, the premise is love demands sacrifice. I figured it's a bit different from the usual 'love cures all' and 'love overcomes all', which is predictible in my opinion. Mine makes you question exactly what type of romance this is going to be - what kind of sacrifice, who will be doing the sacrificing, is this blissful love or tragic love? Curiosity tickled? Does it catch your interest and make you want to read it?

I'm not all that confident in writing romance. I believe I have a lot to learn and I might leave out integral little bits that make romance romance. But then again, I've been dubbed an evil author by my readers for my unexpected plot twists. I might or might not get the romance theme right, but at least I have the certainty that either way, the reader will be entertained up to the last sentence on the last page.