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.


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


Noah Arsenault 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 can be hard to write, though.

Eagles Wings said...

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

Cosette 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.

Eldra 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!

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!

The Director said...

*fireworks and confetti*

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