Well, seeing as this is my very first blog post, how about I tell you guys a bit about my writing?
First, the basics:
I’m aiming for the teen fiction market, particularly the fantasy/adventure section. (I tried to write sci-fi once. A few scenes in and magic was tangling up the computers, because somebody wanted to be a paladin. *cough cough* protagonist *cough*) I love magic; it finds a place in most of my stories. So if you’re looking for fantasy centered on good storytelling and quirky characters, stick around. My figments and I aim to please.
The other important thing about my writing is that it’s clean – there will be no excessive and/or graphic violence, no frequent swearing, and no, shall we say, suggestive themes. I am not, and never will be, that type of writer.
With that out of the way, let’s talk about the fun things.
If you’ve seen my homepage, then you know my main fantasy world is called Kitheria. And yes, I am the type of writer who invents mythology and language for my fiction. (Because J.R.R. Tolkien was an inspiring, brilliant man.)
At least half of the books I have planned will take place in Kitheria. As of right now, I have ideas for two separate series: Archmage and the Enigma Tales.
The Archmage series will follow the adventures of Zemi T’Shiro, master mage and illusionist. Boy, does this guy attract trouble… crazy shapeshifting accidents are only the beginning. Zemi is free-spirited, flamboyant, and loves a dramatic reveal; he’s also something of a magical prodigy. (Don’t worry, there will be plenty of situations to counter that advantage. There are no Mary Sues here.)
The action in this series will mostly take place in Korrem, home to the most prestigious magic school in Kitheria. I’m planning to start things off fairly light-hearted, but the plot will become more serious as things progress. Hopefully, this will happen over the course of seven books. (Because in all honesty, Zemi is my favorite. Don’t tell the others.)
The Enigma Tales series will be a lot more spread out, covering different countries, time periods, and characters. These books will be stand-alone novels linked together only in the loosest sense. Their one common thread is the Traveler of many names, whom I call Enigma. (He hates it, but hey, if he won’t tell me his real name….)
I’ve finished a draft of one of these books and am currently working on outlines for a few more. Come December, I hope to have either another book or some major revisions done.
And there you have it – a brief outline of what I’m working on and hope to accomplish. Hopefully I’ve piqued your interest. If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them!