Nano Day 15: We’re halfway there

OOOOH LIVING ON A PRAYER.

GUYS. I HAVE EXCITING NEWS.

Last week Monday, I finally, FINALLY wrote the last word for Music’s Curse.

I FINISHED IT.

After years of working on it, I came to the end of the first draft with 123K words.

I KNOWWW. That’s a lot of words. But large chunks will be cut out when I edit it. IF I edit it…

But hey. Not gonna think about that right now. I FINISHED MY FREAKIN’ NOVEL.

This was my main goal of doing Nano this year, and I reached that goal. So I’m happy. CELEBRATE WITH ME. I brought imaginary cake and ice cream! *throws food at you*

So now that I’m done with Music’s Curse, I’m working on a new novel, tentatively titled The Same Nobodies. I haven’t planned it very much so I don’t really have a good idea of where the story is going. But I am excited to work on it. I have a couple thousand words already. It’s steampunk fantasy with Persian undertones, and I’m super pumped to see where this story takes me. Here’s a summary that I quickly typed up the other day:

In the world of Ardazan, identical twins are considered to be the spawn of the demons. Born with the power to suck the life force from people around them, identical twins have been at the heart of many of Ardazan’s problems. For this reason, a law was passed declaring that all identical twins would not be allowed to live past the age of five.

Kaveh and Jahan Corvzah were unfortunate enough to be born identical twins. Now at the age of 25, the only reason they evaded death was due to their parents’ careful planning, which led people to believe that there was only one son instead of two. For the past five years, the brothers have been living in separate cities, trying to avoid each other to keep their secret hidden. While Kaveh lives as a thief, Jahan has agreed to marry a girl named Yasmine to save her father’s business. The only problem is, Jahan dreams of becoming a monk, and has no desire to get married, and Kaveh secretly wishes for something more meaningful in his life.

But there’s another problem. Identical twins never make it past the age of 28. They are always found dead, their hearts black with poison. Determined to uncover the mysteries surrounding identical twins, Kaveh and Jahan set out to find answers as their lives slowly dwindle away and a poison creeps ever closer to their hearts.

So while I’m still not planning on writing 50K words, I’ll be working on this for the rest of November. I’ll probably check back in once and a while to let you guys know how it’s going. I’ll probably share some excerpts too!

But in the meantime, you guys should follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinTriscuit. I had been avoiding Twitter for so long but finally gave in and signed up for it. I’ll probably regret it. But anywho. Follow me.

Until next time,

Erin

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