I wrote the first 6,000 words in one sitting, quite a feat for me. I normally only write in a couple hundred word spurts. The only other time I have written so much in one sitting was with Whisper, and even that light bulb moment was only 5,000 words long.
I kept track of how many words I wrote per day. I started this book on April 5th, so it's only been two weeks since the first lines were written and I'm already at 18,000 words!
I don't usually keep track of my word count per writing session, but I decided to keep my spirits up with some stats this time around :)
The river of words has slowed somewhat, but I am taking a break from working on it right now for two reasons. Number one, I am proofreading TCCAS #2 and hopefully it will be in production by the end of this week or the beginning of next. Number two, I thought my finger injury from Rio only involved soft tissue damage, but as time went on, it was not improving and there was an odd lump that swelled when I over used my finger. I did some research and found out that I had crushed the tendon. For that kind of injury, the finger must be kept immobile for at least six weeks. Soooo....I am wearing a finger splint and that makes typing a bit difficult! So I am attempting to type with one finger :) I'm trying to figure out how to type with my splint, but for now I'll have to take a break.
Anyway, here is a synopsis for Adah's Quest :)
Adah is living the perfect life. She has a good job, her own apartment, a comfortable lifestyle and a loving fiancé. She is going to marry her fiancé, David, in three weeks and plans to live happily ever after with the man of her dreams.
At twenty-four years old, she has everything to look forward too.
But when her fiancé is killed in a tragic car accident, Adah is devastated and finds it impossible to move on with her life. In an attempt to drown her grief, she goes out partying with her friends and her family is beginning to wonder if she truly loved David.
Adah needs to deal with her grief in her own way, but she feels misunderstood and is frustrated at the lack of support her family is showing. Feeling there is a puzzle piece missing from her life, she is desperate to figure out what it is.
In desperation, she goes to her uncle's secluded hunting cabin, hoping that a few days away from the noise and commotion of the city will help her find the missing piece and heal her broken heart.
She is on an emotional rollercoaster and finds her emotions swinging from one extreme to the other. In a fit of anger, she leaves the cabin and goes back to the city, but within one day, she is back, determined to stay until she finds some answers.
When a half frozen, injured brother and sister appear on the cabin porch during a late spring blizzard, Adah uses her limited medical knowledge to care for their injuries.
The man, whose name she learns is Ethan, is badly injured, but Adah is able to keep him comfortable. Stuck in the cabin with Ethan and his sister, Erica, while the storm rages outside, Adah talks to them. She senses that there is something different about this brother and sister, and she finds herself longing for what they have.
When she finally works up the courage to ask Ethan and Erica what makes them different, they are only too glad to share their secret--which she finds is no secret at all
When I got to about 3,000 words, I realized that this story does not have a horse in it!! I never thought I would write a book without a horse somewhere in the story, but it seems I am doing just that! I have never even started a story without a horse in it. I almost decided to write one in, just because, but then it doesn't really fit the story anywhere. What do you all think? :)
I'm really excited about writing Adah's story.