NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner

You may have noticed a new graphic that replaced my word count tracker in the top corner of my website.  This is the NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner Badge and it looks something like this:

NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner

If you have read this far you have probably guessed that I made it.  In one month I became a NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner!  It was hard work, there were many days where my freelance writing was all the writing I could do and I was under word count.  I pulled it together though and made it.  For making it to the end and having a novel with 50,000+ words I got a cool certificate:

NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner Certificate

Bound By Allegiance – NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner

Bound By Allegiance has been a very fun piece to write.  There is a lot of fun parts.  There have been some parts that have been hard to get through though.  And like my new NaNoWriMo poster says its just a first draft.  There are parts that need adding and probably a few that I will reduce or maybe even remove but it is a work that I plan to continue working on.

How It Stands Now

As it stands right now Bound By Allegiance is a science fiction novel of just over 50,000 words.  Here is a brief summary:

Jasper Riley is a team leader for a classified unit in the US Military.  When a mission goes awry not only does he get a reassignment to a group he has never heard of but he loses his girlfriend.  Riley must face the reality of losing his girlfriend while proceeding through a training that is like nothing most people have ever heard of.

The Global Defense Union trains Riley to protect Earth from alien threats and to fight in both space and on alien planets.  What no one expects though is for Riley’s first mission to go severely wrong.  Earth is threatened, can Riley save anyone with the help of his team and the GDU ship Allegiance?

What Comes Next?

Currently I am working to submit the first draft of the first chapter to Scribophile.  I am going to be asking those reading the piece to give me comments on how it starts off.  I think that the starting scene needs some flushing out but I am not quite sure how to go about it.

As the next few months go on I will be revising Bound By Allegiance and coming up with new content for it.  I purchased Aeon Timeline with a NaNoWriMo 2015 Winner discount code and have been using it to start planning out my story in even more detail.  Take a look at what it looks like after the first few events have been added:

Aeon Timeline

More revisions will be coming out and as time goes on I will continue to share content with you!  Stay tuned!

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