Friday, March 30, 2007

Writing Projects

While waiting for the school bus on Wednesday afternoon, I compiled a list of all the stories I'm currently writing or have plans to write. Here's the list.

* in progress

Emergence of the Fey*
War of the Fey (possible Emergence sequel)
Moon Spider (second generation story, same world)
Trinity Coven (Fantasy Romance. modern day magic, with warlocks and witch coven. have characters and general plotline already written up)

"Short" Stories
Blazing Princess* (Sleeping Beauty)
Mirror* (Snow White)
untitled Cinderella story
Fatinah's story (S.W. prequel - how the girl got in the mirror)

All the short stories take place in the same world. I'd love to have them all in a collection together someday. I finished chapter seven of Emergence. I'll take a couple more days away from it and work on finishing Blazing Princess. After a small break (from novel, not writing altogether), I will focus half my weekly writing on my novel and half on other projects. I'll work more on Mirror after Princess is done. I need to start Fatinah's story as I want to submit it to Mslexia for their Mirror, Mirror theme - deadline in June. (I was writing Mirror for that theme as well, but max length is 3000 words and I think it will go over that.)

After I finish Emergence (goal to finish by my birthday, Nov. 25), I'm not sure which novel to start next. Multiple story projects is fine, but I want to focus on one novel at a time. Trinity Coven is the most planned out, but would take the most research being set in the real world. I'd love to take a trip to England before writing it as that's where the story starts. War of the Fey isn't even a for sure thing. I know publishers love trilogy's and series for fantasy, as they sell good. But I don't want to force another book if there isn't any more story to tell. I'll have a better idea after I finish the current one. Same goes for Moon Spider. Though I do want to tell a story about Marian's daughter Ranyia, I only have a vague idea on what that story is. Well, enough speculation for now. I still have eight months to brainstorm and "what if".

Monday, March 26, 2007

Spring Flowers and Love Languages

Last Wednesday was the first day of Spring. I love Spring. So beautiful, lots of rain, all the symbolism of new life... just have to survive the allergies (thank goodness for medications). Anyway, on that first day of this new season, my husband surprised me with flowers! Very lovely, and very sweet. I'm not big into gifts, but what girl doesn't like the occasional flowers, especially when it's unexpected (not for Valentines or anniversaries).

What I do need to feel loved is Quality Time and Physical Touch. What makes it so perfect is that my husband has the same love languages! We make an effort to have date nights. Our next one is April 6. We're going to watch TMNT, then eat out at Chili's. We rarely see a movie when it's brand new in the nice theaters, so this will be a treat.

Happy Spring everyone!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

And so it begins...

And thus feywriter has come to Blogger. This is not my first blog, just my first here. My blog, Discovering Me, is very WDC oriented, rambly, and personal. My freewebs blog is more novel writing focused. This one will likely be somewhere in between. I chose Blogger because I like the ease of use, the sidebar features, and I have family here. *waves to family* And someday this will be the official blog of Author Mary W. Jensen. The official part and the name are already valid of course, but the author part is getting worked on. I will be a published author someday! Now off to work on that novel...