Update on my First Novel

My first novel is almost complete! I’m past the 50k word mark. My plan was to produce 12 chapter with each averaging 4500 words, and write 1 chapter a week. I wanted to finish it before November so I can write a new novel for nanowrimo. I’ve kept that very close to consistent and now I’m finishing up the last chapter. I’m a little ahead of schedule- so I’ll have more time to plan my next book.

So… about my first novel: It’s a fantasy setting. I think of it as medieval with dragons. I’m not writing high fantasy, so there are no elves, orcs, dwarves, etc. There are several creatures: dragons, something similar to dragons but smaller, something similar to rhinos, but bigger, and something similar to a yeti.

The story: Two friends and one enemy/friend go on a quest to solve the riddle of a stone with mysterious markings. They’re caught in the middle of a massive war and one side want’s the stone. This leads them to a hidden Temple that contains the most powerful and dangerous weapon even known, and one side thinks they can control it. It’s called The Temple of Armaan Suun. I’m considering writing part 2 for nanowrimo.

What I’m Working On

I like to write both fiction and non-fiction. I’m currently working on several books in several categories. I plan to release them all on Kindle.

Non-Fiction
My non-fiction work is mostly Christian based. I’m almost done with a Bible marking guide. This one should be available soon. After that I will have several other books about the Bible and Bible study including journaling, Bible study how-to, and a few commentaries.

Fiction
I enjoy writing all types of fiction. I have too many fiction stories started, but I’m currently working on a fantasy adventure. I’ve plotted out most of the story and written over 1100 words of the first chapter.

I’m considering releasing it one chapter at a time like an ongoing serial. It could go on for one year, giving me 12 chapters to write. I have 9 chapters plotted so far. One reason I like the serial idea is that it brings results quicker. I could see something completed every month and have a feeling of accomplishment. This helps keep me motivated and focused. If it takes me too long, I tend to get sidetracked and never finish. A serial would work like a comic book. I haven’t decided yet, but I’ll keep you posted.