What's the "long road", you may be asking? It's NaNoWriMo. Yes. Almost done! ALMOST!!! Just a few more days! I can see the light at the end of a dark, creepy, terrifying tunnel, and I am overjoyed and filled with happiness that I can finally see it. Yes, just a few more days!
NaNoWriMo has been tough for me this year. Last year I wrote my whole 40,000 word novel no problem in 31 days. But this years seems different. It has been very sssssssssslllllllllllooooooooowwwwwwww. I've tried many different remedies, but nothing's working. The book that I'm writing is really good! It's not writer's block that's been keeping me, it's just... busyness, I guess. I've already had to dramatically alter my word count. But no matter. I will make it through!
The book that I'm doing this year for NaNo is a pirate book called Under the Stars (or Under the Sky, I'm not completely sure on the title yet). It takes place in the mid to late fifteenth century in many places. Norway, Spain, England, France, the sea (obviously). I will give you a brief synopsis on it and a little view of some of the main characters.
As a young boy, Kai Lundstorm ran away from home to join a cargo ship heading for Barbados. But along the way the ship is attacked by pirates. No one survives as the ship is blown up. Except for Kai.
Aubrey MacLennan longs to sail away from Ireland and be on the sea. She's always felt at home when in the ocean. She wants to sail away and find out more about healing, But her guardians strongly oppose to her ideas and fantasies, and they tell her she will never leave Ireland while she is under their care. But something happens to her that will change her life.
name: Kai Lundstrom
age: takes place while he is 15-25
appearance: pale blue eyes, bleached blond hair, over six feet tall
personality: a born leader, has a sad/happy spirit about him
Name: Aubrey MacLennan
appearance: red hair, jade green eyes, regular height for an Irishwoman.
personality: sometimes feisty, always very happy, very opinionated in what she believes
Name: Gamaliel Ovid
age: unknown, but relatively young
appearance: blue eyes, greasy brown hair, wiry eyebrows, short for a man
personality: quirky and mysterious are the only words to describe his personality
Note! HE IS NOT AN ELF, DESPITE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN THE PICTURE!
Name: Griffin Smith
appearance: hazel eyes, dark brown hair, a little above average height
personality: serious, but not un-fun (is that a word?), very responsible, compassionate
Name: Finn Lee
age: probably late 30's
appearance: blond hair, blue eyes, tall, always found with a cutlass in his hands
personality: happy, care-free, heart of the crew
Name: Harper, captain of the pirate ship the Red Saber
age: no one knows, although she looks around 28
appearance: dark curly hair, pale blue eyes, slender, tall
personality: gruesome, unmerciful, vicious
And those are just some of the characters (the most important ones) from my book.
Helmut Thielicke quote
"Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."