Unveiling My Nano {APADO #27}

(*chinese flute*
this blog series is called APADO
*huah!*
i write a post for every single day-o
*huah! huah!*
although the commitment is a little bit frightening
*huah!*
backdate posting is saving my timing
*dum dum dum, dum dum dum, dum dum dum*)
(it’s one o’clock in the morning and i have no idea what to post about and maybe – just maybe – i just want to have some fun tonight. so i apologize in advance.)

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I starting writing The Sentinel in July. More specifically, I started building on a little sliver of an idea that had been rattling around in my brain for approximately thirteen hours.

Gotta love pantsers.

What I came out with was a story that

  • had much more promise than I was used to my stories having
  • was cohesive enough to be read by outside sources and get a second opinion on
  • and deserved a sequel.

I left a lot of things unexplained in The Sentinel. It was sort of on purpose – to get into the things I didn’t elaborate on would have taken away the focus that I’m so proud of the story having. So I’m writing a sequel to:

  • build more on the themes and arcs I set up in the first part
  • and retrospectively elaborate on some things I brushed over in The Sentinel. I’m not sure if this is the thing I’m supposed to do, but considering that I’m a Fauxthor™ and don’t care, I’m doing it anyways.

Working cover for now:

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Working teeny-weeny blurb:

Gwen feels that the faster she runs away from her fears, the taller they seem to loom over her. In an effort to take back what’s rightfully hers, she quests to find her roots, her scars – and perhaps a strength she didn’t know she possessed.

I’m really trying hard not to spoil anything. Hehe. Because the first Sentinel only worked on a basis of being stomach-churningly twisty.

I’m still not sure I’m ready for Nano to begin in four measely days. But I’d love to hear about your Nano projects! Talk my ear off. I’m listening.

Sayonara for now,

{Tess}

 

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10 thoughts on “Unveiling My Nano {APADO #27}

  1. Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds October 28, 2018 / 11:37 am

    One, I will starting reading The Sentinel soon, but I have another book that’s due in four days and I’m not quite halfway through it…? Hehe…
    Two, that cover really fits The Sentinel… it’s so dark in the background! XD
    And three, I like your featured image and I have those markers. 😛

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    • Tess (blackiesunshine) October 28, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      Hey that’s totally okay! No pressure. 🙂
      Thank you so much! I worked somewhat hard on it 😉
      Awwww thanks! I love them to death. I use them for Bible copywork because I can erase mistakes! Yayyyyy!

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      • Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds October 29, 2018 / 12:17 pm

        Okay, yay!
        Your welcome! Haha. They are very nice for that! XD

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  2. Emmie October 28, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    I have no idea if I should do NaNo this year! But have fun with yours!

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  3. Emmie October 28, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Also, for some reason, I haven’t been getting the other weeks of the Sentinel? I was only sent the first week/part.

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    • Tess (blackiesunshine) October 28, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      You should totally go for Nano! Even if you do the YWP and set your own goal, it’d be worth it. You can do it!
      On TS: I decided to cancel the beta-reading thing and didn’t tell anyone XD I just felt embarrassed/it was giving me anxiety and it wasn’t good for me. #selfcare 😉

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      • Emmie October 29, 2018 / 9:04 am

        Oh, okay! That’s totally fine. I thought it was really, really good! It felt like I was reading a published novel by a famous author!

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