Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Winner and NaNoWriMo Update

By a random drawing, the winner of the Seasons of Fantasy conest is Angie Lofthouse! She has an awesome blog where she offers award winning free short stories every month. And let me tell you that I am in awe of her writing. This month's short story, Fidelity, kept me on the edge of my seat.

And now for the NaNoWriMo update: I'm alomost at 4,000 words, so I'm a little bit behind but hoping to catch up today. Yesterday I wrote the blurb for Desert Nomad and it came out better than I expected. Tell me, would you read a book about this?:



Aries is a Lifer: a fifth generation colonist living aboard the Ark, a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet three hundred years away. Her purpose is to maintain the life support systems and marry Lieutenant Barliss, producing two genetically optimal children to take their place at the helm.

But Aries is tired of a predestined life. While cruising by a desert planet with minimal survival conditions, she manipulates an escape. Her flight pod crash lands and she is caught between the search and rescue teams of the Ark and the primitive hunters on the alien planet. While struggling to survive, she meets Striker, a space pirate exiled by his mutinous crew. Together they realize that a life alone is nothing compared to a life with love. With the search teams flying above and the hunters stalking them below, Aries is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice, her freedom for Striker’s life.

What do you think?

8 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

It sounds awesome to me. I can't wait to read it!

Aubrie said...

Thanks Cherie! Your NaNoWriMo project sounds awesome as well.

Angie said...

Yeah, I won! I won! (I'm so excited.) Your NaNo project sounds great. Thanks for the kind words about my blog and stories. I really appreciate that!

Angie said...

Okay, this is weird. The verification word down there is dionne. Really. That's wild!

Aubrie said...

wow! imagine that? Dionne. who knew I was so famous.

Angie said...

I enjoyed "Winter Queen" over lunch today. So sweet and romantic! And your descriptions are just stunning. I'm saving "Spring Maiden" for tomorrow.

Angie said...

Just finished "Spring Maiden." Another sweet romance. I love your descriptions of the forests and the characters. Makes me feel like I'm right there! Thanks for sharing them.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Oooh sounds interesting. First time visiting your blog and I'm intrigued. :)