“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” by Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Finished Manuscript I’m done. I have finished my first novel, The Summoners. It’s a dark, action-adventure fantasy about a girl who runs away to join a roaming magic school in a land where a fanatic religious order has outlawed it. It’s rounded out at 90k words and deals with conflicts that arise from a world where magic, religion, and politics are fused together.