Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My New Novel
























I know people probably get tired of hearing about my books.


These are those I'm writing non-stop but have yet to be published *sigh*.



These are now five books I've written since January, 2009.



But ...



I am going to keep talking about these books until one day, I will be able to write a post that announces: I'VE FINALLY BEEN PUBLISHED!



I'm on my fifth book - that's right.



I've finished a series of four and am querying agents on the first book in that series (still no luck yet).



Currently, I am near the end of my fifth novel. It is unrelated to the first series and I am almost finished. I am on the last chapter (currently at 74,000 words) and very excited to finish so I can begin editing and polishing it to completion. I have tremendous confidence in this new story and am anxious to be done with it as I can not wait to begin querying agents on this new idea.



What I will tell you about this new book is that it in YA fantasy fiction and the main character's name is Aramis. The book is written in first person, from Aramis' point of view. He is eighteen, of another world and the story follows his life after he meets Hadley, a young waitress, one night in a small diner. It is a love story, but it is filled with plenty of adventure as well.



I'm excited about this story and have finally narrowed down the title for the book. I do not divulge the titles to my novels, as I believe they are essential to the selling of these stories, but I will tell you that Aramis is not a vampire, an alien, a werewolf or a sorcerer of any kind.



I hope to finish this novel in the next couple of weeks and be on my way to soliciting agents soon.


Thanks for tolerating my (vague) updates - it helps to motivate me when I put my progress and ambitions out there. Hopefully soon, I will be able to divulge more information about my books - like the date you will be able to buy them in the bookstores.



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12 comments:

Betsy said...

I can't wait to see them!!

~Jamie said...

AHHHHHH!!! You're almost done? You are so fast woman!

Brittany said...

That is an amazing amount of writing in 7 months!!! Congratulations!

Kelly said...

I know you'll be published and I will definitely buy your books!

Courtney said...

Vague is right! Can't wait till your published and I can go buy a copy and finally read them.

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

I am 100% certain you will be published! Yay!

tammy said...

Congrats Kellan, that is fabulous!

OHmommy said...

Very cool Kellan... looking forward to seeing it on the shelves soon. :)

Sally said...

I wish you the BEST, Kellan!! :)

Jen said...

I can't believe you write them so fast! I can't wait to read the "I've been published" post! Hopefully soon.

Jaina said...

It would help, as I will be asking for them for Christmas. These agents need to hurry it up, seriously. I'm dying to read these!!!

Texas Playwright Chick said...

Wow, you certainly are being prolific! 5 books! Good luck, remember that many published authors received MANY rejections on their material before they found a publisher. Don't doubt yourself - keep querying! *luck*