Woe be to the man or woman who is foolish enough to break a promise with a fairy.
I think I found the tagline for this novel. I had a blast writing these last few sections, and allowed myself the freedom to pants it a little bit. Shaleigh discovered a portion of the castle that she didn’t realize existed and witnessed something she probably didn’t need to see. Oh and did I mention that an error on my part led to another interesting twist in the novel that I hadn’t accounted for? I kind of love when that happens.
Creeping up to the 40k mark on this book, and very close to the climax. I kind of don’t want the story to end since I’m having so much fun with this land, but I can’t drag my feet. Do that and you’ll end up losing your reader.
Project: Madam Cloom’s Garden
Summary: Shaleigh’s world is so complicated, that it’s no wonder she’s known for being rebellious and argumentative at school. With her father constantly crying over what he’s lost, and a friend going through major life changes, Shaleigh finds herself feeling more and more out of touch with the people around her. She feels isolated, ignored, and angry.
Then she and her father get into a car accident, and her entire world changes. When she’s greeted by a talking stone animal, she realizes that she’s either dead, crazy, or in another world. But the beautiful land Shaleigh has landed in has its dark secrets, and she’s not as welcome there as she believes.
Current Word Count: 38,579
New Words Written Today: 2,726
Progress: Dangerous explorations lead to a heap of trouble. Plus I tightened up a few details with the previous discussion with the antagonist from yesterday. She’s got the tools she needs, now she just has to figure out when to use them.
Total Words for 2013: 41,756