NaNoWriMo Progress – Day 28

I had meant to post more routine updates on my progress throughout NaNoWriMo, but I have been so focused on the novel I have barely come up for air (so to speak) all month. Now that November is coming to a close I am finally poking my head up again. As you can see from the above image, I’ve had a successful NaNoWriMo, although my novel, Artifact of the Forgotten, is not complete yet.

While the core idea I had for this novel is still very much intact, how I’m expressing it in the novel is very different from how I first envisioned it. This novel is decidedly darker than my first novel, which surprised me at first. However, one thing I’ve learned over the past couple of years of writing is that my stories will take me on strange and unexpected journeys. I have stopped fighting it because the twists and turns my stories take me on are far more interesting than my initial ideas.

Here is my first crack at a teaser for the second novel in my Artifacts of the Truth series:

Ardyn and Jevan’s adventures take a decidedly darker turn when they encounter a paranoid and xenophobic shadow organization in Dakreeur. This organization is bent on preventing them from uncovering the truth behind the humans’ origins on Gaia’baru, even at the cost of hundreds of lives.

Thoughts?

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