Writing Update: #amwriting in 2020

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I failed miserably at NaNoWriMo (20k words) and then I failed again when I tried to set a December writing goal using the NaNoWriMo goal tracker, but I will not give up! I am re-setting the writing goal graph once again for Jan-Feb to finish novel one in my Magical Reformation series with the hopes that I’ll be able to finish all three by summer for a 2020 release! Here’s the blurb in progress:

IN THE WAKE OF THE MAGICAL REFORMATION, there are three things a being will bargain for, steal, or kill for: a secret, a memory, or magic.

Elves, shifters, and humans are magicless and without memories of their lives before but for trinkets or flashes of images they assume must be visions of who they used to be. Nobody knows who stole their lives and their magic from them, but there are those who are willing to do anything to uncover the truth and reclaim what is rightfully theirs.

Ruby is bound for life to a shifter pack of wolves who hunt by night to claim more beings for their pack. Led by a vile beast who hopes to restore magic by taking it by force, he drives his pack to grow his army.

Hateful of the violence, Ruby longs for her freedom from the pack. Plus, Ruby knows there’s someone out there she used to love who needs her. Even though all she has from her past is a ruby necklace with her name inscribed on it and a satchel concealing a vial of medicine. She knows she must’ve loved the person who needs it and she needs to recover her memories in time to save him or her before it’s too late.

She has no secrets and no magic to entice a fairy to help her. And she can’t venture far enough to find a mage due to the Mark of the Red Wolves that will burn on her neck if she leaves the Enchanted Forest. When she finds a sly elf willing to grant her freedom for a price, will she be able to part with her one memory to pay it?

MARK OF THE RED WOLVES is a loose retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and is the first in the Magical Reformation trilogy. Look for its subsequent retellings of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty when Ruby joins with more characters in KISS OF THE ICE FAIRY and MAGES OF MIRROR CITY (titles subject to change).


What are your 2020 writing or reading goals? What do you do to keep yourself on track?

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