I’d like you to meet Kyra Stratley. Kyra is the main character from my work in progress novel. The final title has yet to be determined. Yes I have finished the first draft only this year but I’ve had this idea (with a friend of mine) for over 11 years.
This is a drawing I did back in 2005 that I thought I would share with you.
Let’s take a quick sneak peak into Kyra and who she is.
Kyra was orphaned as a young girl. She is withdrawn and finds it hard to trust others. Being very much a lone wolf she doesn’t like others to be dependent on her. Although Kyra may come across as cold she does care. She is a thrill seeker though and likes to take risks.
That’s it. Hope you enjoyed stopping by and hopefully you enjoyed meeting Kyra.
So I have almost finished my first draft of my novel, it’s a major milestone in the development of my first novel.
I’m actually however very excited to move on. I can’t wait to go through the story again and re-write sections, modify the storyline and make it flow.
Still lots of work to do but I’m happy with my progress. My target was to finish my first draft by the end of the year and I have done that. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while (even if I didn’t know it) and it’s very exciting seeing it come together.
However one thing I want to touch on is that I have purchased Scrivener. I must say it is very awesome and cost effective. I love it! If you’re a writer thinking of choosing a tool to write in I cannot express enough how much Scrivener has just taken away my worries of formatting.
I know that writing a novel is definitely not about numbers. It’s far more than that, but I’m secretly doing a happy dance right now.
I have picked up many hobbies including drawing, painting, crafting and many more. Nothing however that I’ve quite stuck to for a full year. I usually get bored after a while and give up for a bit. Well my achievement is that I have been writing for approximately 9 months. I am also 1,602 words away from 40,000 words in my novel. I didn’t even think I’d get to 10,000 let alone 40,000 so I’m stoked.
I know I still have a long journey to go. I am well on my way to the goal of getting my first draft done by the end of 2011.
I would like to thank Lisa Flaus for believing and ‘nanna nagging’ (as she calls it) to continue on with this novel. She’s currently sick so all my thoughts are with her to get better soon!
I thought I would share one of the pictures that I’ve done for my story idea.
As you may or may not know I have had the idea of the story for quite a few years, almost 12. The idea was started by myself and my friend Aralyss. I have her permission to write this shared idea, in fact she can’t wait to read what I’ve done. But before I came up with the idea to write a novel we were originally going to create an animation with this idea.
Over the past 12 years I have collections of pictures that I’ve drawn. I wanted to share one of the images I drew of my main character from my novel Kyra. I won’t give too much away but I’ll share the image with you all. 🙂