Dagmar, a young elven princess, accompanies her father on a voyage to a dark and dangerous world in the hopes of preventing war from breaking out between her people and the dark elves of Svartálfheimr, but the peace is broken when the elven chief is murdered. Dagmar, the only survivor of the massacre, is now stranded in a world full of enemies. Vowing vengeance for her father’s killer, she flees to the neighbouring kingdom and places her life in the hands of the most fearsome dark elf ever known. Bound by an oath to the dark side and seduced by the dark elven king, bloodthirsty Svartálfar will turn an innocent girl into a cold blooded killer who will stop at nothing to have her revenge, but will she lose herself to the darkness as each step she takes carries her ever further from home and the girl she once was, or will she become the light amidst the shadows?
So, what do you think of my series and book title and pitch? Does it leave you wanting more? Are you desperate to read my book? If not, tell me why.
Well, technically, 7 plus the prologue. I just cracked open chapter 9 and then there is only chapter 10 left to edit. Plus a quick review of the couple additional scenes that I wrote this past week.
Would anyone be interested in being a beta reader? I can think of a few of my fellow bloggers that I’d like to nominate for the task. All I would ask in exchange is feedback/constructive critcism and an honest review posted on your own blog/s. (You know, to possibly generate a little publicity for the, hopefully, soon to be published book!)
Chapter 7 is complete! Only three chapters left to edit!
Good news, everyone! Editing to chapter 11 was completed a few days ago! Now all that’s left are chapters 7-10! Today I tried to start on 7, but was so tired I couldnt keep my eyes open and ended up taking a nap instead. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow. Is there any magic way to boost one’s energy? Because I really need something right about now!
But back to chapter 11. I added a new scene, which I think will really improve the overall chapter and provide a more thorough conclusion to the ending of the first book. Keep in mind there will be a minimum of three in total. However, this new scene is not yet perfected, though it wont take long to being it up to par, as it’s relatively short in comparison to the overall chapter. There is a certain dreamlike effect I want to create with this scene, and that is the tricky bit. Plus, there is another layer of magic added to the story through the new addition!
That’s all for now. Hope you’re all enjoyinbg yr weekend and keeping cool!
So, the plan was to start my edits to chapter 7 today, but after a suggestion from my friend, Hyperion, which I was reluctant to consider, an idea came to me. So, I decided to start on chapter 11, the final chapter of the first book in the series, while the idea is still fresh. I haven’t gotten to the part of the chapter where I want to implement this idea, yet, but hopefully tomorrow will be the day!
Well, my summer vacation is at an end, and now it’s back to work for me! That also means that I’m getting back on track with my final edit to the first installment of my Yggdrasil series. Yay!!! Yesterday, I completed my run through of chapter 6 and will hopefully be able to start 7 this evening or tomorrow afternoon. It would be wonderful if I could manage to tackle a whole chapter each day that I have time to write. Unfortunately, I’m living in a full house, 6 in total, and finding time for anything is a struggle.
So my apologies for not posting more often and for failing to keep up with all the many bloggers I follow. You know who you are! 😉
I keep talking about how I need balance in my life, but achieving that is proving much more difficult than it sounds!
This is Jessi, signing out!
Good post about polishing up your work.
I really love this guy’s blog! He always makes his point so clear and razor sharp! Love his logic! Check it out:
In most cases, the proper thing to do when somebody says things that you consider utterly outrageous, even vile, is given by another fictional character (oh, there was a historical person of that name, but this is a fictional adaptation). Rameses from The Ten Commandments (and while Charlton Heston may have been the “star”, Yul Brynner owned that movie):
Let him speak that men may know him mad.
Because if they are really that outrageous, then the more they speak, the more they’ll be ridiculous. And the more people will turn away from them because they are so ridiculous. You don’t have to silence them. They are their own worst enemies.
However, when you go out of your way to silence them, once again what’s happening can be summed up by another fictional character, Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones:
When you tear out a man’s tongue, you do not prove him a liar. You only show the world that you fear what he might say.
So, if you’re so afraid that what they say is so much more persuasive than what you say, you need to take a long hard look not at them but at yourself. Why do you lack confidence in your ability to defeat their words with words of your own?
Maybe the weakness is in you.