It’s November! Sheesh. Only two months left to this year and we’ll be on to the next one. I haven’t accomplished much in 2021. I did one thing I agreed to do (before the deadline even–go me!), but I’ve got two others waiting in the rafters for my attention (sigh).
I’ve added more to my companion novel, bringing the word count to 30K. That’s the reason I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. After taking 3 months to get this far, I don’t want to stress myself out trying to do more.
This story has always been a self-indulgent one, because it doesn’t add to the main series. It follows a girl, Rhea, who unwittingly gets tangled up with the ruling family. It feels a bit like I’m writing fan fiction of my own world because big-impact POVs from the main books are mere cameos in this one. But it’s fun.
As a personal plus, I’ve managed a bit of art lately too: Alberich and Rhea. Rhea’s a seamstress (the POV of the companion novel) and Alberich is her father’s hired help.
IWSG Question of the Month – What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb?
For me, definitely the blurb. The titles come fairly easily for my stories, as I prefer short titles that are mostly all encompassing yet descriptive. For example, the companion novel I’m currently working on is about the daughter of a blacksmith who undergoes a change process that draws out her inner value. The title? Smelted. Given Alberich’s role in Rhea’s change, I thought it was fitting.