Writing Update April 2015

So, I’ve almost finished my second novel. Book One of The Madison Chronicles, Sadie Madison and the Boy In The Crimson Scarf

Each of the five books in the series is written about the Madison family; Michael and Larissa, and their three children; Natalie, Sadie and Joshua. They live in a marvelous house, at the top of a winding street, that overlooks the Shadow Valley and the River Myr.

Book one, Sadie Madison and the Boy In The Crimson Scarf focuses on Sadie Madison, a twelve-year-old girl who cannot forget a single thing. This unique power foreshadows a terrible prophecy (theForetelling), one that Sadie must defy at all costs, and one that leads her to discover the secret Madison family heritage that her Grandfather was once a Narrower; a spirit, a collector of forgotten memory, a protector of theNarrowing Vent. With her friend Oliver, Sadie must unravel the truth about theNarrowing, before theForetelling is fulfilled.

I’m really pleased with how it’s turning out. It’s gone through some pretty crazy changes over the past six months. The book was initially a short story / novella of about 60k words but it’s now spread into five novels, each plotted at around 150k words each. It’s hard work trying to keep track of all the plot lines and character arcs as the five books tell one story rather than five episodes. Scrivener has literally save my literary life. I’ll do a thorough blog post all about it once the book is done but, suffice to say, this piece of software is genuinely amazing. There’s a free 30 day trial so go check it out if you’re thinking of writing something, anything.

So, that’s where I am at the moment. I’ll update you with the latest writing news and info soon. If you have any questions about The Madison Chronicles, or Spritz for that matter, then please get in touch.
NjH