Something fun to celebrate the first day of NaNoWriMo

In honor of the first day of NaNoWriMo, I decided to post the first chapter of the novel I finished in August to Wattpad. I’ve had an account there since they launched, but I haven’t really posted anything (just a little writing exercise I did for a class).

The current working title for this novel is Stormcat. But, it’s not about cats. Or storms. So, that may be a bit misleading…

Here’s what it is about:

Isla is the youngest daughter of the leader of one of three tribes tucked away in an isolated kingdom protected by mysterious creatures called Injini. When Elan, the young and newly appointed leader of this kingdom, visits Isla’s tribe in the hope he might gain their favor through marriage, he throws off everyone’s plans when he chooses Isla instead of her older sister. Once exposed to the world outside her tribe, Isla realizes that the magic that has kept their kingdom isolated and safe for generations is disappearing, and the only ones who can repair it are the Injini. Isla must help Elan find the Injini before their kingdom is invaded. But someone she thought she could trust is plotting against Elan, and he appears to be one step ahead of Isla and her allies.

Anyway, I originally started playing around with this idea back in 2009. Then I tried to write it for NaNoWriMo in 2011. I didn’t “win” that year (only wrote about 30k). And I didn’t think I’d ever go back and finish this novel. But I did. So, if you want to check it out, head over here and let me know what you think. If folks are into it, then I may keep posting chapters to keep you entertained while I write this other thing… (2500 words today! Yay!)