I’m glad to say that March has been a very successful month so far. My recently published novel, Identity, has received way more sales than I originally expected! I’m excited to see where the Lord takes this book, and I hope that it reaches the many people out there who need to read a wholesome, God-glorifying story.
Speaking of reaching people, some of my fans who have received the book have sent me some pictures already. Here are some of them:
It gives me so much joy to see the smiles on their faces. ❤️
I also have received several reviews and praises from Amazon, Goodreads, and through my email. Here are some of them:
[My daughter] has never read a “chapter book” on her own and claims to hate reading, but she loves Annabelle’s book! It might be the first one she completes on her own!A homeschool Mom
This Young Adult book will capture your heart and hold you captive!!! I loved it!!!Kaytlin Phillips, Writer’s Vision Blog
This book is a gorgeous masterpiece, completely unexpected plot twists, and the perfect about of Godly romance. Find out who you truly are, with “Identity”.Eowyn Bolivette, Goodreads Reviewer
I was on the edge of my seat through a lot of the book. It was never boring, and it kept my attention the whole time. The balance between suspense and emotion is incredible.Faith & Writing Blog
The surprises as the story progressed sparked your imagination and kept you turning the pages.D. Finley, Amazon Reviewer
And guess what? The author copies finally came in the mail this week! Here are some pictures (taken by my wonderful photographer mom):
So that’s basically an update on how Identity has been going! Now I want to share with you all a very special update about… (drumroll please)… my new Work in Progress!
New WIP – The Song that Silences
I just had the idea for this novel last weekend, so it’s not fully developed yet. But I’m super excited about it, so I wanted to share about it on this blog!
Basically, my new WIP is called The Song that Silences, and it’s an inspirational YA sci-fi dystopian novel. Here is a short blurb I wrote about the premise:
(NOTE: This blurb is not final and will probably change drastically between now and the time when this novel is finished.)
Kali Krosfern is the most popular girl in the most elite high school in the entire world of Novaterra – the New World Academy (NWA). She is mostly content with her life, but she has just one secret: she has a gift for music. And in Novaterra, all forms of art, including music, are forbidden. Because too much influence creates disunity. And disunity creates war.
Kali doesn’t sing often – only when she’s alone. But sometimes the music threatens to rise up from her, and she needs to keep it down. With just one singular note, she could lose all her friends, as well as everything else she’s worked so hard to gain in life.
But when Kali is caught unintentionally meeting with a group of Expressionist rebels, she is thought to be a traitor to the entire system of Novaterra. She must either choose to join the band of Expressionists and let her own song run free, or conform to the System and allow her world to stay the way it has always been.
As you can see, that blurb is not perfect, but it’s a start!
So now that I have developed my main characters, written down my plot ideas, made some maps, and designed the “Novaterrian System”, I have begun to write the first draft (which currently only consists of one chapter 😆). But I’m super excited to see where this story leads me, and I LOVE my new characters. (Ahhhh, Zak is the best!! I know none of you know who that is yet, but ask about him in the comments and you’ll be sure to get a character rant. 😂)
Alrighty, that’s my update for today! Between Identity’s success and my new exciting WIP, life is pretty good right now. I’m so happy I could share this news with you all, and I hope you’ll take the time to leave a comment!
Who is your favorite book character of all time? What WIP(s) are you currently working on? What posts would you like to see more of in the future on Pen & Ink? What do you think of The Song that Silences? Let me know in the comments!