Hi everyone! And Happy late Easter! I hope you all had a great time celebrating the resurrection of Jesus with your loved ones <3 I got back home yesterday from visiting my grandparents and brother and sister in-law for Easter – we had such a great time! 😀
Anyway, I’m here to talk to you about my new book, so let’s get on track ;D
Back in, I believe it was February, I began brainstorming for a book I called Oblivion about two princesses living in the middle of a huge war between 4 kingdoms who escape to the underground cities and try to recruit their own army to fight against the kingdoms and bring peace to the land.
I started writing it and though I liked the story idea, I realized it was a story that I couldn’t write. It wasn’t my style and it was a boring book to write. Who knows if I’ll come back to it someday, but for now it is shelved 😉
But then…. There was this one character – a side character – that I really loved. When in the planning/brainstorming stages for this book, I had written a lot of backstory for the characters and the world they lived in, so I knew this particular character, Jairus pretty well. His story was so intriguing to me, that I thought – what if I made Oblivion a trilogy? What if Jairus’ story was the first one, the second Oblivion, and then a third that was after the war?
So then I started exploring Jairus and his story some more. I was quickly falling in love with this guy and his story (okay, that sounded a little creepy, but writers do fall in love with their own characters and stories XD ).
But then – I don’t know what happened. I stopped planning. I wrote Oblivion a bit more and then I stopped that. I was in a major slump and after talking with Emma, I realized I was over planning everything because I was scared to start writing. I have basically been in a slump since NaNoWriMo last year when I wrote a book I didn’t like. And then Oblivion didn’t work out. So how could I be sure that Jairus’ story would work?
After letting myself sit in my slump a bit longer and thinking more about Oblivion than Jairus’ story (and kinda forgetting that I had even thought of writing his book. Confusing, I know, but I’m weird.), I talked to Emma some more and she reminded me of Jairus and how much I love him and his story. So I made the decision to write his story. This was my new project, with Oblivion completely out of the picture.
So now, my friends, it is my pleasure to introduce you to my new book…..
Chain Breaker!! 😀 (just a note that it won’t really say “By L.M. Fluffet” when it’s done, but for now I didn’t want to show my last name on my blog 😉 )
I haven’t yet written a blurb for this book, but it’s tragic. Very tragic. My poor little Jairus. *sobs* *hugs him* *wants to protect him from all evil but doesn’t cause I love tragedy*
Okay, I’ll tell you more about it than just saying it’s tragic. XD
Chain Breaker follows the story of Jairus who was left at the orphanage as a baby and grew up longing to be a soldier of the king. When he turns 16, he is free to leave the orphanage and begin his training to be a soldier. In between training sessions, he talks with a servant girl and they quickly become friends and slowly start to fall in love…
A few years later, Jairus goes away to aid a neighboring kingdom in a war and when he returns, he proposes to Catarina (the servant girl). Jairus’ general finds out about this and urges him to end things with her, afraid that this love will distract him from his duties and prevent him from being the exceptional soldier he is.
The unexpected happens and Jairus watches his true love die in his arms. After this, Jairus resigns as a soldier and becomes a poor, broken soul with no hope and nothing to live for. In the end, a new friend helps Jairus to find Light in the darkness.
I LOVE JAIRUS!!!! XD
Ahem. Sorry about that. XD
I’d love to hear what you think about Chain Breaker! Are you just as excited as I am about it? What are you currently writing?
OH MY GERSH SHE DIES??? *dies* THAT’S HORRIBLE! *sobs for Jairus* Anyways, your book sounds really awesome! This is fantasy, right? I’m super excited to hear more about Chain Breaker, Jaclynn! I’m glad you got your motivation back.
YES ITS SO SAD!!! *sobs with you*
Thanks so much! Yes, it is!
Thanks again! I’m SO happy to be writing again! 😀
I was all on board until I read: “Jairus watches his true love die in his arms. After this, Jairus resigns as a soldier and becomes a poor, broken soul with no hope and nothing to live for.”
then I started wailing and told my poor broken heat that ‘it was alright, and we can go read a happy story now.’ my poor heart. </3 *sobs*
I'm writing my star wars book from last nano, since I didn't finish it. (I just got a craving for pizza. like what??) but I skipped the middle, so I have a beginning, and I'm writing the ending now. It's really fun, since this is the part I wanted to write in the first place. XD
Most crazily, ~Olive
Awwww! I’m sorry, Olive…
This is going to be a very sad book, but it will have a rather happy ending!
my heart isn’t convinced. XD but my head is! 😀
*sigh* now there’s going to be war…..
Most crazily, ~Olive
Oh, I totally missed the last half of your comment! Sometimes WordPress doesn’t show me the whole comment in the Notification Center. -_-
That’s awesome that you’re writing a Star Wars book!! I hope it goes well for you! 😀
OH MUH WORD IT SOUNDS SO GOOD!!! 😛 Oh btw, can’t believe I’m sayin’ this, but the Rey Kenobi theory is sadly very, VERY strong Check it out!! https://youtu.be/OstlcHLRHg8
THANK YOU!!! 😀
Ooh, boy… I will have to check that out 😉
Yayy! Does that mean it’s all written?! ?
And I just asked elsewhere…but when do we get to read it?! Do you need beta readers? ? And killing of Catarina..so sad, but you probably made the right decision. ? But I may be upset about it when reading it. Probably. Definitely. ?
I will need beta readers when it is finished! Who knows how far away that is… XD
You will be. Because I am. O_O XD
This is so, so, SOOOO exciting!
Thanks SO much, Anna! 😀
You are an evil doughnut!!
Yes, you are!
And I won’t re… Yes I will read it what am I saying!
Yes, you shall read it! 😀 XD
Oh, my goodness, Jaclynn! That sounds so depressing! And Jairus is a cool name.
LOL! Thanks, Morgan!
OKAY. THAT BOOK IS GOING ON MY NEED TO READ LIST. IF YOU GIVE UP ON THIS, YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR THAT I WILL BREAK DOWN AND DIE OF HEARTBREAK.
AWWWW!!! Thank you so much!! I WILL TRY VERY HARD TO NOT GIVE UP!!! XD