So, after much reading, researching and outlining (ok, that one is half a lie, I’m rubbish at plotting in advance!), the great writing journey has started a week ago.
I’ve started a thread on Twitter, as you may have seen it but I think it’ll be nice to put down my notes in this regard here as well.
First of all, what’s Untamed Voices? A project which was on the back burner for some time, slowly evolving from hazy, vague ideas into something I can really work with. Of course, it just didn’t happen with a snap of my fingers. I did some research beforehand, starting with these books.
It’s a YA fantasy as well as a one-shot. Think Fangirl meets V for Vendetta and you’ll have a basic idea of what this novel is going to be about!
I’m not going to lie, the starting point was quite difficult since *obviously* it has been some time since I’ve written fiction in English. Besides, I’m working on another project (in French, this time) at the same time. It explains why I’m not going to write at a very quick pace!
That being said, I’m quite proud to have written a bit more than 4,000 words in a week and to have finished one chapter! At this stage, the excitement of starting a novel and finally meeting the characters you’ve dreamed about for so long hasn’t yet waned. Of course, I’m already in love with my two MCs (which doesn’t imply I’m going to spare them… on the contrary!)
As a bonus, I give you the #ThursdayAesthetic board of this week (devoted to the MC’s home) with a little excerpt!
“Stuart loved his castle with all his heart, and it was in moments like these that its beauty shone the most. High, thick walls whose pale bricks glowed red and orange with the sunset lights; Sturdy wooden doors firmly closed and bolted…”