The Novel

Beast and Beauty is a book that began as a NaNoWriMo project. I was not overly ambitious and didn't exactly expect to finish a 50,000 word novel in one month, but I did intend to start a book and finish it. An interesting new concept for me.

Maybe you're like that. You have a book or two inside of you but you've never had the "time", "expertise", "training" or just plain guts to carry it through.

This was a story that blossomed gradually, feeding off my imagination and growing from several different sources. At the moment I am only about halfway through writing it and the story feels like Beauty and the Beast meets The Phantom of the Opera. It is a fantasy love story with a moral--but there's little magic, not your typical romance, and no preachiness. It could end up being in a genre by itself.

I love fantasy, mystery, adventure, suspense, historical biographies, and much more. My writing style is still evolving, and may look completely different in a couple of months. But that's part of the adventure, isn't it? I'm finding out who I am as a writer, and maybe you'll come along for the ride.

I'll post excerpts, expound on things I'm learning, post quotes from great authors, etc. I'm longing for feedback, so if you're interested in reading a portion of the book feel free to contact me!


1 comment:

Constructive criticism is welcome! Please remember, though, that nearly every excerpt posted here is my first rough draft.