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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

NaNoWriMo and a way-too-long synopsis


The past month has been insane and awful and good and painful and awesome and discouraging and difficult and encouraging and…simply all over the place. [Ha!] I have done very little writing…and I am probably crazy to say this, but…

…I signed up for NaNoWriMo --- National Novel Writing Month.
For those unaware [as I was about three hours ago]…it is a challenge where you write 50,000 words in the thirty days of November.

…Yep. I am insane. Haven’t written in weeks…and I am going to aim for that.

Besides that…I already made the goal to finish BOOK ONE by the end of November. I really don’t have a huge amount more to write in it; it is just a matter of actually figuring stuff out and doing it.

I do want to share with you the synopsis I wrote for NaNoWriMo [ugh that is annoying to write out, with its weird capitalizations]; it said to write a short synopsis, but…let’s face it…this is me. ;)

It took me a while to actually start writing said synopsis --- in my defense, I am trying to summarize the content of FOUR books, not just one --- but once I did…I don’t know. I just really like what I wrote. It doesn’t really give much away, but it explains things in enough detail [I think?] that is at least somewhat interesting! Ha! But it made me excited about my story again…which…I haven’t felt that in a while.

So, without further ado, here is the story synopsis [this can also be found on the new page link, “About the Story”:

The land is stained with blood.

For centuries, the world has been decimated by war between the creatures and the humans. The reigning human authorities feed on power, perpetuating the conflict in the name of protection. The creatures remain in the forests, their numbers dwindling and their rage growing. Half-breeds live on the streets of every city, the results of rape, reviled by both races.

Into this world at war with itself, a girl is born. Unwanted, despised…but deceived. Deceived…until the deception can no longer be hidden --- and her true heritage is known: …Half-breed. Escaping death was easy…compared to escaping the brothel. And escaping the brothel was easy compared to learning to trust again. But learning to trust again doesn’t erase memories of the brothel…and the other girls trapped there. And when a rescue attempt crumbles, she’s had enough.

Convinced that everyone around her dies because of her, she heads for the forest, determined to end her life by the creatures’ hands. But instead of killing her, they capture her…and force her into a different kind of slavery. And just when she’s starting to try to revive her life from her self-imposed grave, move on from all the horror…everything crashes down on her again in the form of a man she never wanted to see again, a man who haunts her every nightmare. A man…who comes before her seemingly broken and repentant…but still chillingly dangerous.

Yet unbeknownst to her, unbeknownst to anyone…change is coming. Change that will rock the foundations of the world, change that will release those who have long been held in the darkness. Change that will dismantle everything the living have ever known. Change that will bring healing and hope to those who do not know how desperately they need both. …Change that hinges on her doing the very thing she doesn’t want to do --- …forgive the unforgivable.

This is a story of a girl who, in of herself, is insignificant. She’s not the “chosen one”, she’s not the long-lost princess, she’s not the only one who can bring balance back to the world. She’s nothing. But in her nothingness…she is everything. An explosion of light. A rock, slamming into otherwise still water. A gust of air into lungs that have not truly breathed, an eruption of blood into hearts that have never truly beat.

This is the story of a girl who does not set out to change the world, does not even think about changing the world.

This is the story of a girl who changes…and who changes those around her. Those who are something. Those who can change the world.

This is a story of purpose, of being who and where and what you are for a reason.

This is a story of redemption of the seemingly irredeemable.

…This is a story of hope.

And…goodbye. ;)

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