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