I've never been good at titles. Luckily, right now all I need is a "working title" so that I don't refer to my work as "my book". I've had past WIPs. Back in junior high and highschool I'd work on several projects at a time. I finished a YA SciFi, that will never see the light of day. Since then, I've committed myself to fantasy. I hope to open up a world akin to Anne McCaffrey's Pern and Terry Brooks 'Shannara' world. These are the books that I hope will launch this world to the public:
Unbanded - (Pt 1)
A story of redemption, this is the first of a trilogy about Emerick, a crime-lord reluctantly turned holy man. Following a divinely influenced suicide, Emerick meets the Almighty, whom he decides is nothing more than a charlatan and lunatic. "Al," as Emerick dubs him, sets him on a journey to save the world that our anti-hero previously spent his life exploiting. Joined by an angsty, teenage prophet named Curiel, Emerick will slowly lose his fight against Al, and enter a world of miracle making, "magic" wielding, and redemption gaining.
Disbanded (Pt 2)
About 2/3 of the way finished
Rebanded (Pt 2)
Merely a haze of notes and ideas and fuzzy outlines.
This book deserves an honorable mention. This is the Precious. This is the book that I decided would be the first. The success. The start. It was in process for several years without going anywhere. Last year, I finally got my rear in gear and kicked some trash. It was about 75% done last winter when I had this sickening discovery. I think it was divine intervention, actually, but it was still terrible. I had to write my "prequel", before this book could take off. My prequel (Unbanded) had to turn into 'book one'. It was the right move. I still love elements from this book, but my vision, my intention, my goals, my everything-related-to-writing, has clarified and solidified, and it does not include Banded as is. Once done with Unbanded 1-2, I will revisit Banded to do some much needed tearing down and rebuilding, but for now, it sleeps, mostly in peace, til it's time to come around again.