This is the final post in a series of posts where I have documented the complete process of writing a novella from concept to launch.
Ryann is the story of a thirteen year-old girl who works as a servant for a tyrant of a master, and longs for the day when she can buy her freedom. The novella will serve as the introduction to a new fantasy series I will start writing in 2013.
I wrote approximately 900 words per day for four weeks to complete the draft manuscript. I then waited for the book to cook, before editing it and sending it out to beta readers. The final production process is now also complete!
The timeline for the experiment was as follows:
- Plotting, Characters and Scene Outlines - April 1to April 20 - COMPLETE
- First Draft Manuscript - April 21 to May 18 - COMPLETE
- First Manuscript Edits - June 18 to June 21 - COMPLETE
- Reader Proofs - June 22 to July 10 - COMPLETE
- Final Manuscript Edits - July 11 to July 13 - COMPLETE
- Ryann LAUNCH - July 27 - COMPLETE
Re-Imagined Teen Fantasy Novella, Ryann, Released For FREE
Author Paul Dorset has published an exciting new Young Adult Fantasy novella, Ryann, a 30,000 word book that serves as an introduction to an Epic Fantasy series due for release in 2013. The book is available for FREE at Smashwords.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For fans of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and The Narnia Chronicles, this book has something to offer for everyone.
Living during a time when children were sold as indentured servants, Ryann must find a way to buy her freedom before the bullying son of her lord and master exacts a deathly vengeance upon her. The castle at Walthern is inhabited by lords and soldiers, potion-makers and sclavas; all trying to eke out an existence in an unforgiving country laid waste by battle. With only a tattered yellow nightdress, two dark brown dresses, and a small assortment of odds and ends, what chance does Ryann have of beating the odds?
As an introduction to a series that will be released in 2013, this book is available as a FREE download from the author's website, PaulDorset.com
About Paul Dorset: Paul Dorset was born in Poole, Dorset in England in 1960 but has been living in America since 1995. He has been writing for many years and some of his early works were published in 'teen advice' columns. He has also had many technical articles published, mostly in the field of Computing.
Paul currently lives in the Pacific Northwest but has traveled extensively and worked many times with teens and youth groups. It is this background combined with a vivid imagination that has enabled him to weave a tapestry of magic into complete novels. His first epic fantasy series, aimed at young adults, is entitled 'The Southern Lands'. However, the storyline is more than exciting enough to keep adults turning pages as the story unfolds.
Paul is a father of five who has worked as a computer consultant for more than 30 years. His publications include fantasy novels for ages 12-plus, how-to books for adults, and dark paranormal thrillers for ages 16+. He incorporates his extensive experience in computers - and his insightful perspective on the possibilities therein - in novels that include layers of contemporary intrigue, romance and mystery. You can follow his blog at http://blog.pauldorset.com
So, head on over to Smashwords and pick up your FREE copy! I can't say much fairer than that, can I?