I've been happily playing with the new program I have several of my stories entered and have most of the Notecards finished. I've been working on transferring the characters. This is the handy part because a few of my characters show up in more than one novel.
Here is the synopsis I've come up with for what I will be writing in November. My word count is linked in the sidebar. Yea for all those frustrating months of coding.
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Storm Clouds Synopsis
Tallulah Zultanah Nokomis, a First Born, grows up knowing she must marry and have a child to keep the line unbroken so the Pact between two Peoples can be upheld. The first of her line to marry for the Pact had a child who used the Knowledge of the Old Ones to her benefit.
The First Act is the story of her childhood and ends with the birth of her first child. She has to go to school. She doesn't want to do this because she knows that the path of her life is not going to be easy. She will never have the freedom to choose as her brothers and sister do.
In the opening scene, The Seekers are coming to take her to the Temple where she will learn how to use her power to see the future. A horse that has been in her dreams every night for two weeks shows up at her door. She thinks the horse is sent to change her destiny, so she rides the horse. He takes her to the Mountain of the Old Ones where she learns the full story of what her ancestress has done. She accepts the responsibility and decides to go to school, not knowing the Old Ones haven’t told her the whole story of her part in the the legacy-she is the catalyst for the Balancing.
The Second Act is the story of her struggles accepting the future she sees in which her First Born dies in a battle that concludes the Balancing-the death of Zukale*. Spiritual beings start surrounding both of them in a protective circle. The visions are confusing when she starts to see a different outcome and she decides to prepare for that outcome.
She has a tiny bit of Protective magic that she learns can be used to heal. Healing energies can be used in many different ways and she figures out a way to protect her child.
The Third Act is the story of training her child in the use of the Healing. She does this against the advice of the Old Ones. When she meets Zukale, who has been sending dreams to Zultanah, she realizes that it will take more Power than she has to protect her child. One of the Spirits shows her that there is one who is also struggling with Zukale. She decides to keep an eye on her to learn what this will mean for her and Zultanah. What she doesn't know is that this one has been given Protection and Power from a future she cannot see.
Just before the final battle, she learns the price for her protection of her child. It is one that she rejoices in gladly for her child will live. She dies not knowing the result of her interference.
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I see I forgot to delete ending #one. I have three different endings for stories I write. I let the main character head toward one of three endings. It depends on what happens in the rest of the story. I wasn't going to post the ending. And it might just be that a totally different ending will happen. The battle is the determiner between the two visions.
Ending sentence #2:
It is one that she rejoices in gladly for her child will live. She becomes the first of the Dream Walkers as her Healing was tied to a living person.
Ending sentence #3:
It is one that she regrets: her daughter must become a Seeker and she, herself, must make a long overdue sacrifice for the use of her Power: Banishment to the grey fog of the half-world.
*Zukale is a character that was put up for adoption in one of the forums at NaNo. Unfortunately, the year was wiped and I don't have the person's name anymore. Might still be in one of my original notes from that year. May even do a forum thread, looking for that person. Generally, Zukale was an undead with other characteristics and I added my own interpretation. I kept the name and a few of the statistics.
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