What is going on in the Writing World of V.A. Manning?
First of all, yes, that is my name – V.A. Manning is the name I put on my books, just so you know if you see the name floating around on the interwebs, it IS me. Second of all, yes, I have a writing world. A few actually, but only one I am currently working on. I already posted about the Launch Party for Paint it Black, which will be published for Amazon Kindle on 22nd September 2014 – but I didn’t really talk about my current project, still untitled.
The tale takes place in a completely foreign, high fantasy world called Erenon, where Dragons, magic, and many brand new races of humanoid beings live and thrive and do their thing. I have spent DAYS, nay WEEKS, working on the world building aspect of this project, and let me tell you – never again. Once I finish building this world I am never going to build another one. Period. All of my future high fantasy, legendary character tales will take place in the world of Erenon.
So, the first installation of this series of books deals with the MC learning about her role in a crazy war, the beginning of her journey to build a group of like-minded individuals with abnormal talents, and the quest to find a special item. Sounds pretty typical when I put it that way.
I had actually written 6 or 7 chapters into it, but looked back on it – as I so often do – and decided to scrap it. I started over, going in a completely different direction. I haven’t worked on it in about 2 weeks, but I love where it is going – I am a burst writer, I write in bursts… duh. *shakes head*
Alrighty then. That is my current project, without really giving anything away. Don’t worry, I will likely post about how my characters and I aren’t talking to each other, or how I am tired of hearing any number of them whining or bitching. I love my characters, but sometimes they get on my nerves 😀