I’ve been doing a lot of stuff. Last weekend I traveled to Busan for a little while, sat on the beach, enjoyed Mexican food, and listened to friends of a friend rap their little hearts out at an expat beach bar. Lot’s of fun, I’ll tell you. (I was even purchased a non-alcoholic shot by the wonderful bar tender, who refused to leave me alone about drinks, even though I insisted that I refused to drink.)
However, my writing inclinations have been leaning in a different direction. I’ve been completely absorbed by a novel that I’m working on, yet again. With a good six months between me and National Novel Writing Month, I feel as though I’m finally ready to finish this sucker. And it’s coming out beautifully. Characters have taken weird turns, and they’ve done things that I didn’t really want them to do, but despite that, I believe that’s the beauty of good writing. Characters do what must be done, whether or not you enjoy it. More or less, I feel like a real writer again, and the writer’s block has dissipated. And when that happens, folk, that’s the thing I have to focus on, come hell or high water.
Anyway… I’m working on the final scenes and I’ve been rather antisocial as of late because of it. I’m interested in getting some readers, just people who can let me know what they think, get to know the characters, and let me know if the book is a good read.
The synopsis is as follows:
Victoria, the youngest of the late King and Queen of Coqueron, was cursed from birth with an allergy to the sun. In a world where the god of the sun and the goddess of the night are constantly in battle, Victoria is ostracized and kept away, because her eldest brother, the now-king, professes a love to Solaron, god of the sun. Left in a cold, dark house, without any children her own age, Victoria’s first friends become the ghosts that live there. However, when she turns fourteen, her brother suddenly calls her to the palace of Coqueron to be initiated into court life.