Finalised the blurb/back cover synopsis for my 1st WIP (dystopian fantasy), The Last Immortal. At the end of the first draft, I reached a word count of 47,600. I shelved the novel to go through 6 months later and edit a couple of times myself before sending off to another editor, then finally posting on a writing forum for critique and beta readers! Only 4 more months until I do this.
My 2nd WIP, Dance of Desolation, will be completed at 50,000 words as of mid-June, next month, so I have 3 months free to rest up my writing muscles and probably work on some short stories for submission into e-zines and online competitions. It’ll be a good change of pace before editing!
And without further ado, here’s the new blurb:
“Death was alien to them. The people of the world never knew death for as long as any could recall; yet when their world slowed on its axis, the atmosphere disintegrating, the immortals felt death for the first time.
A wasting sickness ravaged their species. The old could not fight it, and the young who survived were permanently scarred by it, unable to ever bear children. Yet when it seemed that the sickness had passed, further destruction was laid upon them; the earth shattered. What was once a whole world became a mass of small shards of land held together, barely, with never-ending chasms separating them.
But when an immortal girl appears, Kyrilee, who cannot catch the wasting sickness, she tells a tale of dreaming thousands of years past, of giving birth to a cat. Most dismiss her as mad, but some believe she is the one they have been searching for. The one who holds the key to curing the sickness, who can bring the people together once more.
Kyrilee finds that she is no immortal, but instead a mortal body with an immortal soul, constantly reincarnating throughout the ages.
When she discovers the cats, the descendants of the one she birthed in her dream, and she realises it wasn’t a dream at all. These creatures hold the key to restoring the earth. She must take this key from them before they enslave the humans.”
Jenna Whittaker is a fantasy and science fiction author who is on the long journey to be published!