things i'm writing

WHERE SHADOWS LIE
[nanowrimo 2016 novel]



Status: currently editing second draft
Genre: Fantasy.
Word Count: 77,000.

Synopsis: 
We can't leave, because the shadows won't let us. 
Eerie is tired of hiding from the monsters in the birchwood forest, tired of having a little red fox as her only friend, and tired of living on an island surrounded by an endless silver sea. But no matter how desperately she longs to escape and find adventure, she can't, and all because of the shadows. 
She attempts to attack the ring of darkness circling the island, but the monsters are stronger, and steal everything she can call her own. She finds herself utterly alone -- her parents, her fox, her shadow... gone. 
Her shadow is on the hunt for her soul and will stop at nothing for it, willing to twist and deceive her mind to snatch what it desires. Eerie sets on a journey to find her parents, stretching her courage and strength. But to save them, she has to discover where the heart of shadows truly lies. Will she be able to conquer the darkness before it conquers her?

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SONG OF THE DESERT
[camp nanowrimo novel for april 2015]



Status: Shelved. I went through 6+ drafts of editing and now it's time to move onto something else
Genre: YA Christian Fantasy
Word Count: 90,000
Synopsis:


Gita has always lived in a land of blurry surroundings and nonexistent melodies. 
Until she gets trapped in a sandstorm. The first doesn't change -- her eyesight is just as bad as it used to be. But while she fumbled in the swirling sand and the suffocating darkness, she heard a mysterious song string its way through the air and to her ears. 
Immediately Gita knows something is strange with the singing amidst the silence. She begins to explore the curious noise -- asking questions and doing research. But views on this song are varied. The Mistress she serves bans it. The messenger boy she meets follows it. 
Bound to her loyalty by her Mistress and curiosity fueling the relationship with the messenger boy, Gita is forced to make a decision: whether to suffer the Mistress's wrath and become an outcast to the land, or to betray a new friend.

[I wrote a blog post about this novel!]

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THE SAND DRAGON'S SONG
[nanowrimo 2015 novel | sequel to song of the desert]

Status: Shelved after third draft edits.

Genre: YA Christian Fantasy.
Word Chount: 105,622.
Synopsis:
Sand dragons are on the rise, taking and infesting minds. Can Gita stop them before before she loses her own?
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