I explained the bare minimum of my book before and I had so many wonderful responses to it! But now I think it's time I tell you a little bit more about the world I have built.
First of all, I have six books and six, tentative titles for those books. I'd love to hear any ideas about my titles you have. Do they sound alright? Do they sound too forced? Do you hate them? Love them? I had this idea when creating them to make them all have the name of a mythical creature that appears in my world inserted inside the title. Is that silly? I just like links in my story, things that go full circle and connect the beginning with the end.
Book 1: Dragon Marked
Book 2: Never Trust a Pixie
Book 3: When a Goblin Invites You to Dinner
Book 4: The Peace of the Pegasus
Book 5: Song of the Siren
Book 6: Dragon King
The title of the third book, When a Goblin Invites You to Dinner, I feel unsure and worried about more than any of the other titles. I don't know that it sounds right aloud, or would look good on the cover of the published novel (and I'm determined that these WILL get published, at least, if I have anything to say about it). What do you think? Do you think it can be tweaked just a little and sound better? It really is a key point in the story, even appearing in two of the planned speeches.
Secondly, I have twelve realms to be explored over the course of the six books, and around twenty two creatures and cultures. And that number doesn't even include the animal-like creatures or the plant-like creatures or the legendary creatures (well, it does include the Nightmares). It's pretty crazy. I have a powerpoint with all these creatures and someday, I promise, I will upload it as a flash program or something and put it up here.
Thirdly, the series follows Mira's journey with her new friends across her world, seeking to unite the different cultures of the many creatures against the Nightmares. They have no chance of survival unless they work together against the Nightmares, but Mira and her friends have to convince the rest of their world that that's true. The first book shows how Mira becomes a part of that group, as well as setting up her friendship with Dewarve (the giant wolf), Cade (the dragon), Leif (the elf who competes for her interest), Morina (the elven maiden who's in love with Leif and jealous of Mira), and Elias (the elf who hates all humans in general and Mira in particular).
Can you tell why it took me eight months to research and plan yet?
My favorite quote about writing:
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. ~Peter De Vries
Thanks for reading, everyone, and happy blogging!