History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself.
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Author Guest Post
My Future Plans for My Writing Process
It has been over a year since I had begun writing my 4th book. My goal was to have it be publishable my December of this year. Sadly, I don’t think that is going to happen.
I am currently enrolled in grad school, taking a major in library science. I had a lot of work for my first semester. So, I did not have a lot of time to work on my story, whether it was outlining or writing it. I have not even submitted it to an editor yet.
My goal moving forward is to revise outlines at least a few times before writing a draft. Of course, this would not apply to the first draft. Unlike other authors, I need my first drafts to start of short and sloppy. Otherwise, I can’t get through it. Setting my expectations high only leads me to having writer’s block. As I revise each draft, though, I produce more words and strengthen my writing and content little by little.
I am taking a summer class for my grad school program. I am hoping that it does not interfere with my time to write. Although I have completed an outline for this upcoming draft yet to be written, I know the storyline needs a lot of improvement. But I am still going to write the darn thing. Maybe I will discover some ideas for my next draft as I write.
Just like with writing my drafts, I may change the approach to writing my outlines. I could start of with short and vague summaries for each chapter, and lengthen them as well as add more details.
I also want to eventually write few drafts. The first 3 books took, at least, hundreds of drafts. I cannot keep track of how many. A lot of authors can complete their stories in as little as 10 to 12 drafts. That is another goal that I wish to pursue. My writing abilities have grown over many years. Therefore, I am confident that that wish could come true one day.
About the Book
The New Enchantress
Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions Book Three
by Sunayna Prasad
Published March 2021
Genre: MG Fantasy
Page Count: 175
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History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself.
It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…
Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in trouble. Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds dear. In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.
Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and suspenseful “Magical Missions” series.
Alyssa could not risk performing sorcery anymore after ridding herself in autumn of the powers that a warlock had forced upon her. A skeleton called Errol had jinxed her with involuntary magic, landing her in lots of trouble, including near-expulsion from school. He had claimed that it’d been the only way for him to regain his old, human looks. Alyssa had needed to boost her confidence and bravery levels in order to overthrow Errol. That had taken a few weeks.
She would not allow this new hex to force her to remain home all summer. Otherwise, she’d have to miss travel camp at the end of this month and a trip to New York City with Alex in August.
Her palms heated, and beams shot out, bouncing against the ceiling and splitting in different directions. One tipped the bookshelf, and all the books tumbled out onto the wooden floor. It merged with the other shaft, smashed into the desk—knocking everything down—and disappeared in a snap.
Alyssa stared, her fist clenching and her face reddening. Without admonishment, another glimmer flew out of her hands and hit her bed, causing everything to tumble into the air. The blankets crumpled, and a few pillows were tossed onto the rug by the mattress. The ray vanished.
Alyssa gazed into her palms because that catastrophe reminded her of the enchantments she’d performed in the fall.
“Ugh!” She covered her face.
The downstairs door shut, suggesting that Alex had returned from walking Scooter, the yellow lab.
“Alyssa, is everything okay?” he asked.
“No!” She sat on her bed, not wanting to remake it, even though Alex required it when she didn’t have school. I’m never going to get through this stupid mess.
About the Author
Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has also written The Frights of Fiji, and A Curse of Mayhem and is constantly creating and brainstorming new ideas. Sunayna also loves cartoons, traveling, and thinking outside the box. She lives in New York.
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