I did some more outlining and character building for my NaNoWriMo project. I’m not sure I will be able to wait until November 1st to start writing because I’m actually liking this idea. I actually have an idea where it’s going, how it starts and even some of the things that happen in the middle. I’ve always wanted to write a quest story, ever since I read the Prince of the Godborn series (Seven Citadels by Geraldine Harris) and Mary Brown’s The Unlikely Ones – both of which I should re-read and review since I haven’t read them since I was at least nine. I suppose you could call most fiction quest stories, since the protagonists invariably want something or need something, but I’m talking about the epic journey across unknown and perilous lands type quest stories: Hobbit style. The Seven Citadels made a huge impression on me, because it was different than anything I’d read before, partly because the most epic thing I’d read before that Swallows and Amazons. It was later the same year Mom and I read the Hobbit together. Thus began my love of complex fantasy, like Game of Thrones, Black Sun Rising, The Dragonbone Chair, The Dragon Prince and Kushiel’s Dart to name but a few. This idea I have won’t be nearly as epic, but I feel like I’m going to have a lot of fun with it and that is precisely what I need right now.
Reading: The Wolves of the Calla – Steven King
Listening to: Atlas Air – Massive Attack
Drinking: Black Sheep Spiced Rum and Coke
Word Count: 1196