Happy Sunday Novas! Our good friend IgnitedMoth posted an update from the NaNoWriMo challenge for her first week. Check out her progress and say hi! Since the posts have been less this week due to my focus on writing, I’ve decided to follow suit and post my progress so far. Below you will find my word count for each day of the challenge so far!
November 1st – 1788
November 2nd – 2846
November 3rd – 1393
November 4th – 2194
November 5th –2107
November 6th – 2446
November 7th – 182
November 8th – 1766
November 9th – 1453
November 10th – 2457
November 11th – 1255
Total Count 19986 (includes 99 words left over from last night).
I’m really proud that I have been making so much progress on the novel. I’m trying to stay motivated and dedicated as this will be the first novel that I have completed if I meet my goal. This post will include another excerpt from the novel. If you would like to read my first excerpt, please click here!
La Roja City, Mythonia April 15th, 1523
“I am sorry to have to bring you this news Adrian, but you are now the head of the House of Star.”
The crown of his father was too heavy for the young prince and the burden of a country now lay at his feet. Adrian was a rambunctious boy who lived life as he saw fit. The day I had to tell him that he and his little sister Princess Lara were the last 2 remaining heirs of House Star, was the saddest day of my life. I could see his joy and happiness slipping away, but immediately I had to make sure that he was aware of the magnitude of this honor and on how quickly we had to move to install him as ruler.
There’s no time for Adrian to grieve. His uncle is starting a petition throughout Mythonia to be installed himself, as king. It’s no secret that his uncle Bastion has been an envious brother to the deceased king. It’s no surprise that Bastion is reaching for the throne before the king’s body’s even cold yet. We have to make sure that the council and kingdom views Adrian as the heir apparent and a strong leader to place on the throne.
I have convinced the council to hold off on the coronation of Adrian until he has found a suitable bride and married her. We need a strong marriage and hope for an heir to really solidify Adrian’s position. My prince is very “Fluent” in the language of love. His courtly love games and flirtations are known throughout the kingdom and it has damaged his image as he is now expected to turn into a respectable citizen and ruler. We have to get him married quickly and before anyone realizes that there is another candidate in contention for the throne.
I’ve received numerous messages from kingdoms offering up their princesses to Adrian. He is handsome, rugged and has a zest for life so I’m in no way concerned about the suitors not being attracted and faithful. But we need supporters. We need a country that brings wealth, a strong lineage and a great reputation to bring validity to Adrian’s rule. When I received a letter saying that the Princess Ariana of Tamlonia had come of age, I knew that we had a perfect match. Tamlonia and the House of Tamlin is one of prestige and respect. Their trade routes are some of the most lucrative and the princess is the most eligible bride on the market. I contacted the ambassadors of Tamlonia and proposed the betrothal of Adrian and Ariana. 2 Young, beautiful rulers that will most definitely create heirs and unite the 2 kingdoms.
–Sterling, Prince Adrian’s Advisor
What do you think so far? I’m really proud of my work and I know that the editing process will be the hardest part, but I’m optimistic! Are you currently tackling the NaNoWriMo challenge? If so, how’s it going? Are you currently working on any projects? Let’s talk writing!
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