The Ruined City of Aife

Taken by John Smith.

Taken by John Smith.

More writing metrics! In between running errands today and finishing up some last minute weekend relaxation, we squeezed in a little bit of writing time. Slow and steady wins the race, or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.

Here’s today’s progress on my YA other-world fantasy novel about urban explorer Shaleigh Mallett who is whisked away to the Land of the Fae. Along the way she encounters living statues, friendly minotaurs, and a backstabbing ruler. When she gets tangled up in a love story that can’t possibly end well, Shaleigh finds herself forced to make difficult decisions about people she’s come to truly care about.

Project: Madam Cloom’s Garden
Current Word Count: 16,753
New Words Written: 950

Progress: We learn about the City of Aife and its people. Shaleigh goes on a short trip.

Commentary: More talks with Mawr the Guardian and learning about the sad tale of Aife. Ooh and a (once) gorgeous library. Not a lot, but I had a good time adding plenty of lush descriptions. This piece is coming along nicely even though it’s a holiday weekend!

Next up: Painful explanations, terrible smells, and difficult truths.

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