Okay, I’m ready. After mulling over and sitting on a synopsis for The Warden of Everfeld: Memento forever, I will finally publish it. I definitely wrote this synopsis after I wrote the story, but that was mostly because I began writing with a vague idea of where I was headed.
This is kind of a big step for me, because, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve been reluctant to share much about my story beyond the title and a few key names. Well, I’m sure many of you are wondering what the hell I’ve been rambling about for months now anyway. So, here goes…
The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, tentative publication in 2017
Aston has dreamed of becoming a soldier and fighting for his home since he was a child. Jaed only wants to escape her violent past. Both grew up in the midst of the Second Redskael War, which left many communities in Everfeld mourning — if not completely shattered. But Jaed and Aston have found some measure of comfort in each other.
Now, the disparate Felding communities are uniting in the name of peace and security, but Jaed and Aston stumble upon a terrible secret that could undo the fledgling alliance and plunge Everfeld into war once more.
Caught in a whirlwind of political intrigue and fleeing those who would stamp out any threat to the alliance, Jaed and Aston must make a choice: run away and condemn the society they were raised in, or fight back to protect those they love.
The Warden of Everfeld: Memento follows their adventure as Jaed and Aston struggle to reconcile their pasts and discover the true meanings of identity, honor, loyalty, and love. Their choices may change their lives forever, but can they find home again? And will Everfeld and the Felding Alliance survive?
Note: This synopsis will most definitely change at some point in the future. Any thoughts?
Aaaaand just because I’m feeling generous, I’ll also give you the working title and log-line for part two, which is my project for National Novel Writing Month this year. I got the idea for the log-line from Kristen Lamb, who insists that it’s a great place to start with a new story. I thought I’d give it a shot.
A double whammy release! With tentative publication in… 2018 or something, I’m ecstatic to introduce…
The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy
A teenage hunter in the wilds of Everfeld must discover the truth of her family’s deaths amidst a brewing civil war before an ambitious new ruler discovers her true identity.
I threw that together mostly to help summarize my own idea for this story, so I thought I’d share it. By the way, this definitely helped me as I’ve begun putting my outline together. I now know who the central character is, what her quest is, and who stands in her way. I may expand upon this way of summarizing a story during November.
What do you think? Do you use log-lines and/or synopses to center your story before you begin writing?
And on a scale of 1-10, you’re all about 12’s right now, right? Right?! (I am!)