Since I’m starting National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) today, I want to share a bit about the project that I will be working on during the month of November. The working title of this book is currently Storm Raven.
The main character, Nereyda, is a pirate captain, leading her crew on grand adventures and looting merchant ships. When they attempt an overly ambitious raid, Nereyda and her crew are captured. While serving her sentence aboard a naval vessel, she is shipwrecked on an unknown island. As she explores it, she stumbles into some ancient ruins and finds…something. Whatever it is, it wakes a part of Nereyda that she had not felt before. Something that could help her free the rest of her crew and return to life on the sea.
Because the main character is a pirate, the fantasy world where this story takes place is a bit more advanced than the typical Medieval European fantasy setting. Instead, the technology level is post-Renaissance but pre-Industrial. This coincides roughly with the Golden Age of Piracy. Nations are competing for land, influence, and resources. This conflict threatens to bring an unprecedented war to the world and force Nereyda to abandon her apathy toward the politics around her.
I will be sharing bits of information and excerpts along the way as I continue my NaNoWriMo journey, so stay tuned!
Also, I am doing a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network during the month of November. Click here to make a donation and earn a chance to win a signed copy of the manuscript for Storm Raven!