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I am the beat of a swan's wing on the breath of the wind. I am the secret at the heart of the standing stone. I am the island in the wild sea. I am the fire in the head of the seer. I am neither of that world, nor of this. Finbar of Sevenwaters, "Son of the Shadows".
My pen name is The Imaginatrix, but you may call me Trix. I am a blind writer in my early twenties. My favourite literary genre is Fantasy, and that's what you'll see me writing. I've been writing fanfiction since I was ten, but I also have original stuff planned. A lot of it. I won't start posting my novels on here until I have completed and revised the first drafts, so I hope you can be patient with me.
I also love music, and can sing fairly well. My musical preferences span a wide variety of genres, ranging from classical to country to rock, and a number of others in between.
I am a Christian, and I'm not afraid to say so. Without God, I wouldn't be the writer I am today, and it's from him that I get most of my plot bunnies. That's my belief and I'm sticking to it.
Stories I like include, but are not limited to, fairytale retellings (the more original and engaging, the better), stories involving magic and enchantments (I enjoy transformations and such), romance (as long as it's believable and doesn't take up the whole plot), and stories that make me laugh, preferably combinations of the above.
Stories I will not read include, but are not limited to, anything involving slash, horror, excessive course language and adult themes (I'm not naive, but too much of that sort of thing does not make a story appealing), anything to do with vampires/werewolves (soooooooo overdone), and anything that blatantly goes against my beliefs.
In time, I intend upon self-publishing my original novels. I want them to be the best they can possibly be when I do so, and hope that all the wonderful people in this community will help me improve the quality of the drafts I post. Reviews are appreciated. Constructive criticism is encouraged, but please, tell me what was good about the work at the same time as you address the flaws. I would also be thankful for any guidance you provided to repair the flaws you notice. I am always looking for ways to become better at my chosen vocation. Any help you provide will be recorded and you will receive honourable mentions in my Acknowledgements section when I am published. Let it never be said that I did not give credit where it was due.
The drafts I post on this site will not remain here forever. I now have a Tumblr, which I will use to promote my books, but I will still post an excerpt of the published product on this site so that those who have reviewed might see how far I have come. I know of at least one other author who does this, and neither she nor I mean any harm by it. It is, in fact, encouraged to promote your work in several places to increase visibility. If you object to this course of action, that is your affair and we need never correspond.
The Sorcerer's Forest:
The product of a writing exercise and a random plot bunny that had been bouncing around in my head for years. An original fairy tale with a female heroine. Any clichés found therein are entirely intentional. I love fairy tales and have read enough of them to know the patterns.
Works In Progress:
The Sceptre-Seekers (First draft completed as of May 19, 2014!):
This is the first book of a series I've been lovingly cultivating since I was fifteen. Shame I didn't really have much of a first draft for it until last July, when I pounded out 50000 words for it during Camp NaNoWriMo. I used April's Camp to finish it after procrastinating for most of the intervening months. The last seven-thousand words were written after Camp was over, but I finally, finally have a complete manuscript! Now I just have to revise it. I won't deny I am somewhat nervous about that. There are some problems I don't yet know how to remedy.
Detailed Summary/preview: The three Sisterlands were once united and at peace, but those days have long since passed into history. The southern-most kingdom was swallowed by darkness centuries ago, and for the last seventeen years, the sorceress Metra has held the north-east kingdom of Maravia under her thumb. When she sets her sights on Talenasia, the north-west kingdom, it is up to Sam and six other Maravians to liberate the northern Sisterlands. They must embark upon a quest for the seven Star-Sceptres, which when united, will have the power to overthrow Metra once and for all. But perils lie in wait for the seekers, and they must work together if they are to succeed.
The first book in the Magic of Maravia Trilogy, which is itself the first part of the Sisterlands Sequence.
The Twelfth Corona (unfinished, still in first draft stage as of August 1, 2014):
This is the first in a series of fairy tale retellings, and is based primarily on The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Anderson. I'll be posting this on Fanfiction as well, in their Fairy Tales section. I started writing this in November for NaNoWriMo, and won with it, but it was still far from finished. I wrote just over 60000 words for it this past July, but it still isn't complete, and the revision process will involve a lot of expansion in various places, as my pacing for it was eratic and many scenes and short arcs were rushed, while a few others were given more attention compared to more important points than I would like. Any advice about pacing and the improvement thereof would be sincerely appreciated.
Detailed Summary/Preview: After the death of their mother, Prince Maximillian and his siblings are each given one of the twelve remarkable crowns entrusted to their aunts, who once danced in an otherworldly castle every night for nearly three years. The crowns, known collectively as the Twelve Coronas, are powerfully magical and bond themselves with their owners, unable to be removed from them against their will.
SurLaLune Fairy Tales = The best site for those who, like me, love fairy tales. Recommended to me by Juliet Marillier when she responded to an eMail I sent her back in 2011! I fell in love with it on my first visit.
The Office of Letters and Light = The blog for the non-profit organisation that runs NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo and the Young Writers Program. The blog contains plenty of writing advice from numerous contributors, including professional authors, covering a wide range of topics.
Springhole.net = A rather interesting site I found a couple years ago. There's all sorts of writing tips and advice here, as well as random generators, tests, and more! Even if you don't agree with some of the things the author says (she can be rather confronting), her articles do provide food for thought.
While preparing for NaNoWriMo 2013, I was directed to the following blog post after mentioning on the forums that I struggled with productivity.
There's also this one, which I will probably be referring to frequently during the coming months, among other related articles.
A World of Pure Imagination = My Live Journal.
Trix's Lookout = my Tumblr. Currently mostly fandom things, but I also reblog writing masterposts and other references, and will eventually use both it and my Live Journal to help promote my books. I hope you like what you find there! :)
That's all from me for now. Enjoy my favourites. There's already some really good stories on there, and there will be more to come.