I was struggling with my idea for novel. I had a description of the novel, but I couldn’t put it together in my head. Getting from point A to point B felt contrived, and I just never thought of another way of doing it. Stuck in the mud. Then recently I came up with an idea which is a middle-grade version of an adult fantasy tale I had floating around in my head for awhile. It’s a good feeling to have something new brewing. Here’s what I have, though I don’t consider it of query quality.
The world is a fearsome place with monsters roaming the lands between warded cities and towns. In the wild lands between are the sorcerers who summon these creatures to do their bidding. To protect the people are the Dark Hunters, specialized warriors who root out the sorcerers and destroy their fell beasts. Though they’ve never organized before, the sorcerers have formed a mysterious council called the circle to rise up against the Dark Hunters and penetrate the protective wards. After a failed mission, apprentice Dark Hunter Kuro and his best friend, Reina, are abandoned in sorcerer-infested lands. When they discover the secret of the circle, it challenges Kuro’s beliefs, and the hunters become the prey of sorcerers and Dark Hunters alike.
Now that I have a pitch of sorts, it’s time to put my process in motion. First comes a rough outline of the plot and notes about the characters and the world. The next step is the slow process of mapping out my scenes. I like to have all my scenes figured out before I start writing. My working title is DARK HUNTER. I’ll see how it goes.