Horsey Horsey

Hey guys!

So, although I haven’t finished my novel – the original fiction one, not the Teen Wolf one – I thought I would tell you guys about it.

This is the summary I put on my NaNoWriMo profile:

When a terrified-looking horse runs into her school at the end of the day, Izzy doesn’t hesitate in using her instincts to catch him. And when an equally terrified-looking owner follows, saying she’s gonna send him to the knackers yard, Izzy just has to step in. She is given two weeks: two weeks to get an abused horse to trust again; two weeks to get placed in the regional one-day-event; two weeks to get over her own fear of being in the saddle after her mum’s devastating accident. 

Whaddya think? I know it’s gonna take helluvalot of editing before it’s ready to be shown to the world (hehe) but yeah. :3

[Pst: anyone got an idea for a title?]

Anyone here do NaNoWriMo? What was your novel about? Have you finished the novel? Did you reach your word count?

Oh, and I probably won’t post everyday from now on. Maybe every other or something? 🙂

Thanks for sticking with me, guys, and my crazy posts.

All this for a book. I think it was worth it.

All this for a book.
I think it was worth it.

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2 thoughts on “Horsey Horsey

  1. I know you didn’t really ask for suggestions, but I always appreciate it when people let me know ways that I might improve my craft. Take what you want and ignore what you don’t.

    Maybe: Fear in the Saddle?

    — “terrified-looking” is showing not telling.
    — At first, I read it as the horse’s school and think it’s a weird anthropomorphic animal story. I had to read it twice before I got that Izzy was supposed to be the main character.
    — No need to repeat “two weeks.” In a summary, you want to minimize verbal fluff for a streamlined enticement.
    — Unless you know a lot about horses, “sent to the knackers yard” doesn’t clarify the stakes for me
    — From what was given, I’m not sure why I care enough about the horse to read a story about Izzy’s attempt to save him. Why does Izzy care? Was he a former champion I should love? Was Izzy formerly abused and the story is a metaphor for her own salvation?

    Happy Writing!!! 🙂 #unsolicited advice

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