Thursday, June 23, 2011

Spectacular News!


Greetings to all; Elves, Dwarves, Men, Hobbits, Goblins, Orcs (OO), and all manner of creatures!

I have come to announce some spectacular news; I have finished my OYAN novel, with a total of 25,110 words!  Since this is a very outlined and condensed curriculum (you are allowed 12 chapters with one scene per chapter), I am definitely excited that I reached my goal, 25k.  That means each chapter/scene is a little over 2,000 words.  Good, eh?

Now, along with the finishing of the novel, I shall reveal the title (for those of you who don't know it already): The War Horn.  It may not sound like much, but it has a great deal to do with the message of the story.

I really feel like, though the War Horn was the hardest novel I've ever written, it's one of my best.  It's totally in first person, and I think you all will like the characters.  It's definitely my best in terms of message and the clarity of that message.  And I put the character through all sorts of mental tortures; poor John is the most tortured character I've ever written.

The only con is, I didn't have as much time as I would have liked (remember the 12 chapter/scene limit?) to flesh out my characters, so some of them are only seen briefly.  I think, however, that in the short time I had, I accomplished a lot of development.

If any of you ever consider the One Year Adventure Novel (what I have been referring to as OYAN) curriculum, I think it to be well worth the money.

So, let the fireworks begin!  Don't let 'em off in populated areas, please, and try not to get too carried away. o_O

*proceeds to make sure the farm is empty of unexpected visitors*

Thanks so much for all the encouragement you readers give me.  I'm in your debt.

Farewell!

*watches as one of St. Pierre's barrels are thrown up just 'cause*  Oooh...

9 comments:

Unknown said...

Haha!!!! Congrats! Great title too!

*proceeds to blow up London Bridge while whistling a completely random tune*

*sneaks to Big Ben and lights his pipe, waiting for the fireworks to start*

Marian said...

That's very exciting--congrats!! I love first person...it can be hard to write, though.

Eagles Wings said...

Congratulations, Sir Jake you gone and beat me fair n square. Hats off!

Unknown said...

Hey awesome! I was wondering what the OYAN stood for...

Anonymous said...

Whoo! A very hearty congratulations to you! I had a friend who used the OYAN curriculum and she loved it. It sounds pretty awesome.

RED~Scribe said...

Yay!! Congrats, Jake! Will you be able to add to your novel (if you wish to) after this whole thing wraps up?

*ninja smoke*

Jake said...

Thank you, all!

@Eldra
If I wish to, yes. But it wrapped up well with the outline; I don't think I'll add much more. :)

Pathfinder said...

Jolly good, Jake thingummy!

T.D. said...

*fireworks and confetti*

Congrats, man! Can we read some please???