Sunday, April 26, 2009


Just an update on the contest and everything else. I am trying to finish my novel and base the contest around its plot & characters. My progess keeps being impeded by my life as a mother & employee. I'm having my tonsils removed on May 6th so the novel should be done by then & I should be able to devote that free time to the contest.
I'll keep you updated, but plan on something around May 8th, just in time for mother's day!
Thanks for following my writing journey!
AJ Richardson
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Monday, April 20, 2009


I am devising a contest to celebrate the completion of my first novel. Details are still in the works, so stay tuned. 2 things are certain, you must be a follower of this blog & the grand prize is a one way buddypass.
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Thursday, April 16, 2009


I've decided to post my query since a few people have asked what my novel is about. The query is a quick, one page letter that describes the major plots and characters along with the obsticles in their way. Here is my first query:

When Cyrilla is sentenced to death for using her magic to help her one and only love, Muerek, she is ripped from her sheltered farm life and thrown into a powerful role that hasn’t been filled in two hundred seasons. Those with magic are living freely in Treandle, and if the King finds out, the peaceful island of Tribidor will once again breakout into civil war. Now Cyrilla must learn to cope with the overwhelming responsibilities of being High Speaker while struggling with the loss of Muerek. With the help of Lady Anarissa and Oren, Cyrilla learns to use her gift as she races to help prepare the city for imminent war.

Meanwhile, Muerek, whose love for Cyrilla is shattered by the discovery of her magic, embarks on a journey to discover the truth about those with the gift. After rescuing an innocent baby from a life of desolation, and saving a group of children sentenced to death by the king, Muerek discovers the truth about and the containment camps. His lifelong beliefs will forever be changed, ultimately deciding which side he will fight for.
Treandle, my first novel of 85,000 words, will take young adults on a girl’s journey to self-discovery and the struggles of two people in love in a world that forbids it. The scene will be set for a war that will resurrect a struggle two hundred harvest seasons old which will commence in book two.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Muerek's bio

I've been horrible! I promised to have the bio done by Sunday & I didn't. I do have a reason, well a few actually.
Sick kids is the main reason but also Nathan Bransford is have a be an agent for a day on Monday 4/13. He is allowing people to submit query letters & anyone can read the queries & respond as an agent. I am going to submit my query as it will provide great feedback, granted he posts it on the blog.
I still need to finish my query if I want to submit it so that's what I've been working on.
Once I'm finished with that I will blog Muerek's bio.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Muerek's bio

I hope to blog my other main character's bio by Sunday. Tayt is very sick, yes again, and I'm not sure what day it will get done. Deadline is Sunday 4/5.
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Travel mamas

While I was at the write-a-thon, I met a lady named Colleen who is writing a book about traveling with kids. She has a website, which has a ton of great tips, ideas, photos and blogs. I am going to blog about my travel with Tayt and see if she'll link it to her website. I'll post an update soon.
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