This page is completely dedicated to my current WIP, Music’s Curse. I talk about this novel quite often, so this page might come in handy for people who are confused about what I’m talking about. Here is a list of Q&As that nobody asked for, but oh well.
What is Music’s Curse about?
Here is the current synopsis I have written up about MC:
Life has not been pleasant for Karina. She lost her best friend when she was a child, and now she has lost her sister. Even though her sister is still alive, she is stuck in a trance-like state. She does not talk, or even seem to know Karina exists. And it is all because of the Dryndaneira, the Ghost of Music.
Karina hates him for it.
Almost a year later, Karina has an encounter with a mysterious, masked man named Dryn, who is a servant of the Dryndaneira. He tells her that her sister’s strange behavior is caused by a curse, and in a month, this curse will take her life. He goes on to say that he knows a way to break the curse, but to do so, Karina must join forces with the Dryndaneira. Karina has no choice but to put her trust in Dryn if she is to save her sister. But Karina soon gets tangled up in matters far darker than her sister’s curse. And in the midst of all the chaos and confusion that unfolds around her, she fears that she may be falling in love with the servant of her enemy.
Are you almost finished with it?
Yes! I only need to write a few more thousand words to wrap it up. I’m hoping to finish it within the month. EDIT 11/9/15: Finished Music’s Curse on 11/9/15 for Nano 2015!!!
How long will your first draft be?
The first draft turned out to be 123K words. I know, that’s a lot, but a good chunk of that will be cut out in later drafts.
How long have you been working on MC?
I started MC in August 2012. I finished it in November of 2015. So about three years.
Will you ever publish it one day?
Maybe! It isn’t something I’m against, but I’m not necessarily worrying about getting published now. It’s one of those things that would be cool to accomplish someday, but if it doesn’t happen, it won’t be the end of the world. If I would publish it, it probably wouldn’t happen any time soon.
Can I read it?
Unless I personally know you in real life and I want you to read it, no. If I did decide to publish it and wanted beta readers, then there is a chance that you could read it. However, there may be a few excerpts that I’ll share. Any excerpts will be included on this page.
Is MC a stand-alone novel or part of a series?
It is the first book in a series. So far, I have two more novels planned for the series, but there may be more. I haven’t started writing the other books in the series yet.
What inspired you to write MC?
One day, I just pulled out a notebook and started writing an excerpt for a nonexistent story. The idea for MC came from that excerpt, which is still included in the story. A lot of MC’s story was inspired by my love of music, and my fascination with how music affects emotions in such deep ways.
Your novel sounds cool! Where can I read more about it?
All posts related to MC will be listed on this page down below as I publish them!
- ABCDE…SFJ — In which I discuss my characters’ Myers-Briggs personality types
- Nano Day 15: We’re Halfway There — The exciting moment where I finished the first draft of MC