I'd like to welcome Amadi Kyymm to my blog today! Today she is telling us about her current WIP (work in progress)...
My Book? What Book? Oh, THAT book!
My yet to be published book, “The Knight Riders” started out as a humble two chapters, that I'd posted on my Writing.com account portfolio. The poor thing stayed there for about two and a half years. This was despite the fact that several of my friends read it, liked it, and asked why didn't I write a book about the two characters I'd introduced. Back then I had serious “issues” in my life and wasn't really interested in or had time to do that.
The poor story sat there and gathered virtual dust until NaNoWriMo 2011 (National November Write Month) rolled around. I wanted to make my second try at winning NaNo. The first time I'd failed to finish after one week because of internet problems (Verizon be forever cursed).
I was wondering what to write, and was simply too frazzled to start something new. So, I revisited my Writing.com portfolio for ideas. It was a toss up between The Knight Riders and another story I'd started named “The Dream Job”. I just wasn't feeling the latter, so the former won out. I'm a typical temperamental writer, if I'm not feeling it, I'm not writing it. . . .
The original inspiration for TKN (The Knight Riders) was the fact that 1. I loved a certain male character and I wanted to use him in totally different milieu. 2. I love and wanted to write about Vampires. 3. I wanted to create a society of GOOD Vampires who live with and protect Human kind. 4. I wanted to try writing a crime novel so I made my main characters private detectives/bounty hunters. 5. I wanted to write a story which is based in my home town, New York City.
You'd think crime and detective stuff would be the last thing I'd want to do. After all, I work with cops for a living. But, this is motivated me to make my 50,000 word NanNoWriMo goal, and now possibly a published novel. Plus, I had so much fun writing it! That is absolutely the best reason of all!
For a sample of “The Knight Riders” please click the following link.
What inspired your first novel? Was it related to your job or a hobby you love? Are any of your characters patterned after a certain actor or actress? If so, whom? *Side note from Natalie: Let us know in the comment section below, we love to interact with our readers!
I, Amadi Kyymm am a humble writer. I am also known as “Two Wolves” on my WRPG profiles, but my real name is “Nanci E. Maynard”. I originally started writing fanfiction for my first love: Star Trek, then WRPGs (Written Role Playing Games), and blogging. I'm currently editing my first novel, “The Knight Riders” which I hope to publish very soon. In real life, I am a mild mannered woman, working a not so mild mannered job as a police clerical. I'm a life long New York City resident, and live with my two “fur kids” (cats) Biscuit and Spiral.
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