Please Forgive the Unexpected Interruption

Well, as you can clearly see, I have not written an entry in quite some time.  There are several excuses I have for this:

#1.  My internet was turned off and was just recently restored to me.

#2.  I finally got a new job.

#3.  I went to visit my parents for a week.

#4.  If none of the above are sufficient to explain away my absence, then the only other excuse I have is to please see my previous entry entitled “The Fine Art of Procrastination”.

Wonderful!  Now that we have that out of the way, I would like to tell you that I’m working on a new novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), though I don’t think I will make my 50,000 words like I’m supposed to (see above reasons #2-4).  I’m really excited about the concept though.  It’s the first novel idea I’ve developed in probably a year or so and I already have the end planned. 

It’s a fantasy novel, set in a desert (but not SciFi like “Dune”).  Basically, a young mage wants to use magic to turn this desert into farmland.  The magic is too strong for him and if he goes through with it, it will destroy the world, but of course his pride convinces him that he can do it.  So his brother, the leader of the Royal Guard, has to go into the desert and retrieve the ashes of the Phoenix to bind his brother’s magic so he can’t perform the spell.  The guard almost dies and is rescued by a Desert Elf who helps him on his quest, but she has a very powerful secret that I shall not reveal here.  The story is full of all kinds of cool magical desert creatures that I’ve thought up, plus, there’s a dragon.  I mean, really, could it be any better?

Anyway, I’m gonna need a lot of luck if I’m going to finish this thing by the end of November.  So far I only have 5,000 words.  I just don’t think I’m gonna be able to pull it off, but I’ll try to do as much as I can.  I’m just proud of myself for actually trying to take this thing on.  I meant to do it last year, but I got so distracted that I didn’t even start.  So actually, this is improvement.  Anyway, wish me luck!  I will write again and let everyone know how I’m doing.

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