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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHARACTERS  MAKE THE WRONG CHOICES IN THE NOVEL?

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What happens when  characters  make the wrong choices? Or wrong decisions based in the moment?  Do they regret those  choices  that they made? What is their consequences ?

Bad choices or any choices  are  important to character arcs and  I think all  the characters of the novel goes through  these dilemmas to their character  arcs  to improve  and flesh out who they are  and how the reader  perceives them.   With character choices especially wrong   choices  bring extreme conflict throughout the novel. 

Moreover, that is the key  of a progressive novel of  full  fleshed out  characters .

Wrong decisions +dilemmas=conflict

And of course for the novel conflict is  good. The more conflict the better but with  that brings consequences

And  the consequences will have  to  be pretty steep.

 UNTIL THE NEXT BLUE HOUR

Continuing on with  rewriting the  15th  chapter of my 2nd draft, I  moved  on to rewriting  the 2nd scene within  the chapter entitled  Until the Next Blue Hour .

This scene  continued from the last scene   THE HOWL OF CONTEMPLATION  with the  villain, Xavier’s pov, but in this scene Adrian  one of two of  Sirena’s love interest takes  over the pov  and is  faced  with making a decision and choice but is it the wrong one ?

REACTION: To figure  out a way to get him and Sirena out of North Sun

DILEMMA:  He  encounters  Xavier  on his way  back to the den

CHOICE:      He makes a deal with Xavier  to get him  and Sirena to freedom without being  hunted  down by the council .

SCENE SYNOPSIS: After  dropping  Sirena off , Adrian encounters Xavier and makes a deal with  him  about the future  of Sirena and the pack.

 SCENE WORD COUNT : 2929

In this scene  Adrian  leaves  Sirena  at the edge of the  town  because he cannot  go any further  but  he decides  that  he wants to walk  her home and  puts  on the  divers  mud  . However ,  Sirena  stops him from  walking her home  because she  says she needs  to find  her  friend Eli  who she left in the mountains .

However, Adrian doesn’t   listen to her  and follows Sirena without her knowing  .  While following her  he senses Xavier  the  council member  and villain  who is chasing  Adrian’s  pack . 

Because he doesn’t want the council  to  find  out  who Sirena  really is he  heads back  towards  Xavier loosing  Sirena’s scent. 

And so  he  comes  face to face with  Xavier for the first time ever  since  the rest of the   pack was slain by  him. 

Adrian realizes  that Xavier  is about  to  kill him and so uses his  shielding  abilities  to stop Xavier from doing so. He uses  his sword  to blast an  ice crystal  shield formation  towards Xavier,  blasting xavier  against a boulder.  (this is the first time Adrian is using  his sword in a real battle) .

Xavier  himself  is  astonished by  how bold  Adrian is  and so Asks  him why  he is he not afraid.

In reality Adrian is  afraid but  he  selfishly  thinks  of the first  thing to save himself and that is  telling Xavier  that he  will give him  the location of  the  rest  of the Arctos pack if he  lets  not  only  him but  Sirena  go as well. 

Xavier  doesn’t  give  into this and automatically thinks Adrian’s joking and  tells him he just rather  do away with him instead . 

Adrian then coolly tells  Xavier  that he has this journal that  reveals the truth about who the real  Kraldire(leader of the werewolves) is  supposed to be.  

 But   Adrian  then tells him  that he  doesn’t   have the book  at the moment With this  information Xavier  becomes  very  angry and so  attacks  Adrian with this confusion ability  that makes  Adrian  sees  his worst  fears  of being  swept  up in a fire and suffocating.

He  seems to be defeated but then  remembers his training  that he received  from  the den father and alpha  of the pack  and he

Manages  to  create a  force field barrier and he raises  his sword and fights  Xavier managing to a blow against him .

Xavier  is impressed  with Adrian’s   ability to fight  him  and gives him the opportunity to  deliver    the book  on the next blue hour and  if he doesn’t  Xavier  will kill him  .  

Overall Adrian  makes a  deal  he cannot take back  due  to being  cocky and over confident.  If he fails at what  Xavier  wants  it will cost him his life .   This choice . This decision  he automatically  regrets and realizes  he messed  up .

 Adrian at the end of this  scene makes  another  small decision  to  go  find Sirena  and immediately  take her and run  away before  he is supposed to deliver  the book.

But Adrian will be disappointed  as Sirena  has other plans  in the upcoming  scenes .

This decision  that  the character  Adrian chose to make  will  cause  a domino effect  throughout the rest of the novel and have consequences  for not only  himself  but for  the  other characters. 

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THE VILLAIN ‘S FAITH IS CHALLENGED? THE HOWL OF CONTEMPLATION

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THE VILLAIN ‘S FAITH IS CHALLENGED? A very difficult scene to write because usually you don’t have the villain within the novel questioning their faith, spirituality and loyalty.  They are just usually bad, but I would say that’s what makes a good villain because it gives that character a little depth as well and allows the reader to explore what that character’s reasoning for doing what they do throughout the novel. 

REVISITING THE  VILLAIN

Rewriting chapter 15 for the 2nd draft I revisit Xavier the Villains POV within the first scene.  He has one scene in this chapter that reveals who he is and what he stands  for as a villain.

GOAL:  To find a way better way to  capture  the yearling pack

CONFLICT: Has an argument with Mary about his faith and loyalty to the Kraldire

OUTCOME: Adrian presets him with a solution

SCENE SYNOPSIS: Xavier reflects on his life after having an argument with Mary about not capturing the yearling pack.

SCENE WORD COUNT : 1631

In the previous chapters and scenes  with  Xavier   he  never  really   truly reveals his past and I  guess  I have him brooding  and complaining about  loving the Kraldire(Mary’s mother ) and losing her love.   However,  this  chapter he will  finally  contemplate  his faith .   and  whether  he is making the right decision   in being loyal to the Kraldire.

He  has had nearly  12,000 years to figure  this out . However,  at this   stage  in his immortality he is at  his breaking point  especially in this scene.   In the previous  scene  he  failed at capturing Sirena  and  he  also has failed  at  not only capturing the Arctos yearling pack  but also the  earth diver(raven)  and collecting the raven claw amulet .

So yeah  he  is at a breaking  point because he knows  if he  goes back to the Kraldire empty handed  this  time around  she will  kill him.  Even though  they had a thing   together he  seems  to think- no  seems to know that the  Kraldire  will  have no need  for him anymore.

What makes  matters worse is that  Mary(council member/companion)  caught  him  using Courian’s(the wolf god) name.  And  any mention of Courian   has been banned by the Kraldire.  So he   also has to deal with  Mary trying to blackmail  him  into loving her.  Because if  push  came to shove  she would  rat him out and he would  die anyway  by  the Kraldire’s hand.  

So his loyalty and faith  is tested  while  at the  same time trying to control  his fast paced descent  into madness .  

Towards the end of the scene  he senses  one of the yearling running from  the human town  in the mountain and  he  tracks them  intent on  killing the yearling .  However  ,  that plan goes array when the  yearling  , who reveals himself to in fact be Adrian  suddenly  proposes a  solution to  Xavier’s  problems.

What is this  solution? Well  I will be   continuing to write  it in the  next scene  of the 15th chapter  where it will be in Adrian’s POV. 

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YOU’RE NOT MORTAL

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You’re Not Mortal is the 4th scene in the 14th chapter of the 2nd draft of the work in progress novel During the Blue Hour.  I finally completed not only this scene but the whole of chapter 14.  Let me tell you I was dawdling through this scene not because it was boring but because I had to rewrite most of it.   The new version of this chapter came to 8928 words. The you’re not mortal scene came to 3554 words total.  The longest word counts out of all the scenes and chapters so far in the 2nd draft.

SCENE SYNOPSIS: Sirena is finally told by Cristen that she is not mortal, but in fact a caninruh  and that she must stay with the pack in order to protect her, but her reaction is more than what is expected   from Cristen and Sirena runs off in disbelief back to her mortal community.

In this scene it is in the 1st love interest  pov ; Cristen and he has to convince Sirena that she is one of them.  I originally wrote the scene in 2012 within the first draft but it wasn’t this long.   It’s pretty much the same but the interactions and locations are somewhat different. 

In this draft Adrian shows back up to the group and in front of Sirena in the form of the large werewolf and ordinarily Sirena would be afraid, but she can tell the difference between Adrian and any other beast because of his apparent kindness. 

But like I said Cristen is the main POV   so his perception is warped in this scene but not because he is an empath, and he can sense the energies between both Sirena and Adrian.  So, within this scene there is a lot of tension because he is the alpha of the yearling werewolf pack and sees Adrian as trying to undermine him.  In reality Adrian has fallen for Sirena   and they are talking telepathically.  Cristen doesn’t like that. 

My greatest pitfall for this chapter is trying to keep the tension between the triangles.   In the other chapters Sirena’s attitude is not one of being afraid but curious, even though she uses the excuse she is going to find her friend it is also because she is curious about the teenage wolves that saved her from the bear.  However, she is still running away from them because she is in disbelief over the fact Cristen has told her she is actually a werewolf like the rest of them.  

Moreover, she runs away because she has to face this truth that is her   most hidden and dreadful fear in which she had tried to keep buried and locked within her dreams. 

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HOW SPARKS FLY IN THIS LOVE TRIANGLE…

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(Original post AND THE LOVE TRIANGLE BEGINS …)

Sparks  fly in  this love  triangle I  got  going on my  work in progress novel but how?

The love triangle   in  my work in progress  novel is  just a  subplot  in this first novel actually  and begins  on the 12th  chapter of my 2nd draft.

The two love  interest Adrian and Cristen    won’t actually realize  they have  feeling for Sirena  until  after  they find out  she is  a werewolf. Based  on how they are  raised  they  don’t  really have any interest   in romancing  and mating  with a human girl and I don’t explore that  until  maybe my 3rd  book  in which case Eli will be the human that a new werewolf  character named Amarantha  falls  in love with him.

But  anyways there will be sparks between them  all that they will ignore up until chapter 12.  Not only  because  they think   she is human but because they also have their  own goals .  This  chapter 14 is where  they  finally  establish  she is defiantly  a  werewolf  and  boy do the  emotions  and sparks fly.  All kinds of jealousy and animosity  all over the place.

Sirena has just found out she is a werewolf from love interest Cristen and the rest of   his pack.  She is in this confusion scared state where she doesn’t believe any of what has just been told to her even though she already has been through a lot within the previous chapters.   She literally has been almost killed twice. The first time by a religious wolf hunter and almost kidnapped by the wolf council. 

But when she sees  Adrian  she softens a bit because  Adrian  saved her  from  getting mauled   by a  dog  in previous  chapters. But  just a bit because he is in   his werewolf form  with  red  eyes and  everything is  just  weird  to Sirena.   She   doesn’t  and can’t believe what is before  her.  But  that sense  of familiarity   from him  makes her  draw closer  to him  as  though she is a  magnetic  .

Cristen wants help  from the earth diver to  get off the mountain but in order to do that he has to  help Sirena.   

Adrian wants to become the alpha and so  he  thinks  he can use  his new found knowledge  about Sirena to  do that.

This love triangle between the three will  consist of a lot of jealously  , betrayals and secrets .

The main Character Sirena  will  be interested in both of them and she will have a reason to be interested in both of them.  They will be her  first ever love  interest. 

 She is interested  in Adrian  because  he seems to understand her in a way. They  seem to get along  and she likes Adrian  because he never seems to be afraid to tell her the  truth  of things no matter how harshly  he delivers  it.  And she respects him for that.   And also he ends  up saving her most of the time. 

With her falling for Cristen he    is reasonable, compassionate, and kind to her  and seems to understand  her differently  because he can easily read  her emotions and  see through  her insecurities  because   of his powers and abilities  and  he connects her  with his emotions and  calm her  emerging  werewolf  rage.  And  she  is able to do the same , calming him of his  werewolf rage  since his powers are not fully developed as  well.

I  don’t have Sirena really going back and forth  over them like a drag out decision . Time is of the essence and she   really has no time to  play  teenage  love games with the two werewolf boys .  Because she is about to become a  werewolf  herself dammit.

I  only put in a little section within the novel where  both Adrian and Cristen will  give her an ultimatum   to choose between them  but  she is like wait hold  the phone  .  She   is new  to the  whole boyfriend   experience and feelings  thing  especially  with them both being werewolves  where they date differently.  They don’t date  . They mate  and become pair bonds. (pair bonds is a real thing  in the real world  in wolf society. Check this article out about ( pair bonds)But in my novel they can’t officially mate until they get  to the  werewolf community anyway.   Another reason why they are rushing her to make a choice is because  they have never seen another  werewolf girl besides  Imani. And Imani  is Adrian’s sister who is  the future  pair bond to  Bastian.  Cristan  always  also saw Imani as a  sister  so yeah . Sirena  is basically the only werewolf  girl  right now they can choose from. 

She basically  tells them they are both  crazy and she is not going to mate with them .

This particular scene  in my first draft that will soon be in my 2nd draft  doesn’t  mean Sirena doesn’t  choose  one of them  because she does .   I don’t want to really tell  you who but  there  is a kissing  scene between Sirena and one of the  two boys.   And the other  boy    is  greatly devasted by Sirena’s  choice.

This choice  that Sirena makes will bring a lot of conflict  between both Adrian  and Cristen   even though they  already hate  each other  over the whole  alpha   situation( I talk about that  type of rivalry  in a different post)  Her  decision  doesn’t  make anything better   in the story  even other characters hate her for  what she decides.   Let  me just  give you a little (spoiler) her decision   comes to a tragic  accumulation .  She is never  selfish  about  her decision and she doesn’t  string them along but  it’s  just that the reveal  of    secrets  and lies  get in the way and makes her choice  worse  for everybody  at  the end .

This   love triangle  subplot   is  basically  scattered   mostly toward  the middle and end of my novel.  I can’t say  that  the three character actually fall  in love  perse .   All three of these characters  just have these  new found feelings . They are all teenagers in this first novel  .   And they don’t  know what their  feelings are  yet.  

The  only  two characters  I  can say that   know exactly   what their feeling are  with each other are  Bastian and Imani but their true love will  be tested  in my later  books  and  I  don’t  know  where those particular  love triangle  storylines will go yet .  

Did I  need a love triangle in this  first novel?  No . I mean I could  have done without  one.  I didn’t have one in my pre-draft   screenplay version . But   I just thought  it would be fun to add more conflict to the  story.   I kind of  like  reading love triangles in other novels and thought I’d give  it a try writing  about one  myself.  

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A FANTASY WRITER HAS A POV ABOUT HISTORY?

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Have you ever wondered how moments in   history are related, and connected to one another? I have too. Even though I am a fiction writer I love history because knowing history allows me like all writers to create worlds beyond our imaginations.  My journey as a fantasy   writer has also led me to question things like where did the creation of dragons come from within fantasy and sci-fi fiction if it didn’t really exist at some point in time?  Being a writer, you can clearly see the answers to those type of questions because of research.  When doing a simple search in your search engine on dragons a writer will find that the creation of dragons   originated from many different cultures from around the world.  From China with their snake-like creature with four legs dragons to the Mesoamerican with their legend of the feathered-serpent.    Each of those two cultures described them both as snake like.   Another question from this arises for the writer.  Like how did these cultures get the same idea of a dragon and what they should be or look like?  

 I am one of those that have strong beliefs that most of our history, our true   history has been readily forgotten and that they are all connected to one another like the pages and scenes of a book. And I along   with others have many questions that I want answers to. And so, I will explore questions and answers and try to find the connections behind the most famous moments in history except it will be the forgotten history that no one   dares to talk about.  I will delve and research explicitly everything and anything   about the forgotten history of our world and planet.

There are many podcasts that talk about and discuss the histories of our world and planet as well.   But I will be talking about history as a whole from a different point of view, the point of view and opinions of history from a fantasy fiction writer   on this blog along with my novel series.

 My goal essentially will be to connect each point of history with each other and see how they relate to one another ultimately putting together history like a puzzle or mystery to be solved.   

To give you an idea of the topics I will be exploring and some of my favorite topics I will be starting the first few podcast episodes with exploring the forgotten   History of Russia and slowly up to the end of war world 1 seg waying and making pit stops here and there over to American history and the gilded age.

Come along with me as I Explore and delve into the forgotten history of our world. 

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The DTBH PODCAST SERIES:  FORGOTTEN HISTORY will be

 exclusively FREE only on DISCOVERINGTHEBLUEHOUR.COM/forgottenhistory/

I will be posting podcast episode earlier Sometimes and snippets if you would like to listen and see those episodes   they’ll be on the website.

 Leave your comments and suggestions for future podcast.  I would love to hear from you. Let’s start a dialogue about our forgotten history.

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(NEW)What Does it Mean to Really Write What You Know?

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Have you ever heard that saying write what you know? Well of course you have. Every person that has ever thought or dreamed about becoming a writer has heard it once or twice. A teacher or professor has said this phrase as you turned in your paper. Write what you know. But that lingering question is stuck in your mind. The one that asks, how do you write what you know if it has never been taught or experienced?

The one problem that I always had with this phrase: write what you know, was that I never really got a crash course on how to do it or where to start. It is as though if you want to be a writer, the writer is automatically supposed to know how to do it.

I always asked myself these questions in my mind what do I know about that is worthy enough of telling a story? What have I experienced? But then I tell myself, well, I am trying to write fiction not a non-fictional   account of something that I did or experienced. Not an autobiography.

Wouldn’t the phrase write what you know just completely fall on death ears then if that was the case. Yup   it would. Most defiantly.

 For example, I write in the fantasy genre. Stories about werewolves and all the things that go bump in the night. But do I know anything about what a werewolf really is? Have I seen a werewolf in real life? Heck no. But I wish I did. Because that would be so cool. No. It really would, and   wouldn’t it be some experience to write about? Of course, it would.

But how do you write about something that you haven’t experienced? Something that is not real? Something that doesn’t exist? Something you completely know nothing about?

Well, it is hard to answer for most. But over the years I have come to the conclusion, in my opinion that the phrase, ‘write what you know,’ doesn’t actually means write what you know.  And since I don’t like to write autobiographies, I take my cue from the great writers of the past.

Bram Stoker, Mary Shelly, J. R. R Tolkien, C. S Lewis, H. G. Wells. Edgar Allen Poe to name a few. Yeah, yeah, I know I named only writers from the last hundred years or so and there are more writers of course. But these are my favorite few.

And they all had something in common. They didn’t all write what they knew. All of their stories were all fictional. Made up. Fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. Unless all of their stories was an account of their real life. Which I honestly don’t think there was an actual invasion or time travel expedition, an encounter with a vampiric   count Dracula that roamed the Carpathian landscape, or a parallel, time warped, black hole journey into Middle Earth or Narnia. (WELL UNLESS  THERE  REALLY  WAS? AND THERE IS SOMETHING THEY AREN’T TELLING US. WE WOULD NEVER REALLY KNOW, NOW, WOULD WE?) 

Well, how did they write what they knew then? Well, the answer to that is plain old research and simple yet complex imaginations.

And so that’s what I think the phrase ‘write what you know,’ really means, not just experiences of your own life.

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THIS MAGICAL WORLD OF WONDER: THE PROLOGUE THAT INVOLVES A SNOW GLOBE, MUSIC BOX & WEREWOLF

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(this post was originally published on june 22, 2021 as THIS MAGICAL WORLD OF WONDER IS THE PROLOGUE THAT ALMOST WASN’T )

 So, like you, I ‘ve heard that prologues are not thought upon lightly. Because they usually are skipped, sometimes boring or are simply not necessary. 

Last year I recorded a prologue podcast episode about the origins of prologues.  I liked researching for that episode.  I will be recording another podcast about prologues sometime in the future.  

But right now, I want to talk about the prologue in my novel that almost wasn’t. What do you mean almost wasn’t?

Well, my current prologue. 

I had this same prologue in my first draft.  I chose to take it out for my 2nd draft because when I was back in college some years ago, an English professor read the draft and well he ripped the prologue out   because he said he simply did not read prologues. 

I was kind of devastated because I worked really hard on it, and it has everything to do with the rest of the story. 

My prologue is called The Magical World of Wonder and is centered on my main character’s best friend Gabby and her family. It’s very magical indeed. Not only does the prologue involve a snow globe, a music box and a werewolf but it plays with and triggers pretty heavy and intense secrets that are buried within the town and also along with Gabby’s family secrets.  But It’s one of those prologues where there is a character that doesn’t appear anymore throughout the novel again.  (Spoiler alert).

It’s hard to explain but it’s like a rewind fast forward scene. That can’t really be placed anywhere in the novel itself because the main character doesn’t see it or experience it.  But it will bring the story kind of full circle by the end of the novel.  And the character Gabby in the prologue is constantly mentioned throughout the novel by the main character and other characters. And what happens to Gabby in the prologue will come back to have heavy consequences on some of the characters within the main story. Especially Gabby’s family who are going to end up paying a heavy price for their deep and dark secrets.

So, I decided to put the prologue back in my novel.  Even if readers skip over it, the readers will probably find themselves going back to it in the middle of the novel. 

EXTRA NOTE: I will be posting the full prologue chapter on the blog within the next week or so but until then check out the visual prologue novel excerpt MAGICAL WORLD OF WONDER DELETED SCENE PROLOGUE – A DTBH WIP NOVEL(TEASER).

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THE  GENRE OF WEREWOLVES:  HORROR OR  FANTASY ?

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If you are like me and ever wondered about the werewolf genre within fiction and whether it was classified as horror or fantasy you want to read this post now because this is the post for you.

First before finding out what genre werewolves are classified under  let’s look at the difference of what the fantasy genre and horror genre in fiction is defined as.

Fantasy Genre:

The  fantasy  genre within novel writing and  literature  features  both magic and supernatural  elements that  evolve  around  made  up and imaginary  worlds , timelines and creatures .   It  usually has  at least  8  sub categories

  • High or epic fantasy.
  • Low fantasy.
  • Sword and sorcery.
  • Dark fantasy.
  • Fables.
  • Fairy tales.
  • Superhero fiction.

Horror Genre

Horror genre is focused more on mood.  In order to work it has to create an unsettling atmosphere and give its intended reader a sense of fear. Even though it may have fantastical elements within   its genre, the setting is usually entirely realistic. 

So I found  an article called 144 Genres and Subgenres for Fiction Writing by Tonya Thompson  and in the article  werewolves  are classified under monsters which is a subgenre  of  Horror.

But did you know there was another sub-genre that is considered in the realm of the fantasy genre?

It is called the paranormal genre or speculative fiction and this   genre is a subgenre of fantasy.  The paranormal genre consists of   all of the   monsters   that go bump in the night which includes werewolves.

Whereas wikipedia  has  defined the werewolf genre and classified  it   as being  a  genre  that  can be categorized in  both  horror and fantasy      

Just by looking at  these  two definitions  of  where  the werewolf genre  is  categorized  under we  can assume that  the werewolf genre  is  used  both in  fantasy and   horror   and can be used  in an  exceptional and  varied storylines and plots because of the ancients  roots the werewolf folklores stem from with its various re interpretations   of the genre. 

Thus  a   writer  can draw  from  previous  folklores  and myths of werewolves  in order  to create   a fantastical and horrific  tale.

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Some Alpha You Are CHAPTER  14

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Completed yet another scene for  my  14th chapter in my 2nd draft .  2750  words, not all in one  day  though.

This scene  features  the  main love interest  Cristen’s POV where  he  has to  struggle  and come to terms  with his mother lying to him about who Sirena really  was and  is in fact also a werewolf  like them.

This  scene is yet another  confrontation with him and Adrian about who Sirena really is and what she means to the yearling  pack at this point .

This  scene  does contain a flashback scene with Cristen interacting  with both  his parents  before they were killed .

In the  flashback scene it  reveals that Cristen’s mother  gave him  Sirena’s  father’s journal that tells who she is.  But his mother tells him no matter  what happens don’t ever read the book just give it to Sirena when the time comes.  And  she also has him believe that Sirena  is just a  human girl.

So this is why he as my character is seen struggling.

He is supposed to be an  alpha  but doesn’t know the truth to anything .  And he is mad because his  rival  Adrian knows  more about Sirena than he does himself.

And the thing is in my  story is that he cannot be challenged as an alpha unless  he is in  the community  of werewolves  during their  ritual bluffing ceremonies . So Adrian  tries  to make  little  small jabs at Cristen  whenever  he can get the opportunity to  because Cristen knows that Adrian wants to be the alpha of the yearling pack.

So this  is the point of where I’m at  and  at the end of the scene Cristen screams  towards Adrian ,

” Until we get to Aquilum, don’t you dare challenge me again,” he said. Before Adrian or anyone could object Cristen picked up the book and raced out the door.     

Adrian just spilled  the info that Cristen is the one who killed Gabby in the mountains.

The next chapter  will be back in Sirena’s  POV .  I’ll keep you updated on this  next scene  within chapter 14. I’m thinking about combining two scenes into one for that scene  .

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A  NEW  REALITY  & INSIDE THE YEARLING  DEN  CHAPTER  14

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Yesterday  I had a poll open for  which title to  name my 14th chapter .  The titles being  three;  A  New  Reality ,  Awoken  Dreams, The yearling den.Only two people voted  but those  two  votes  went  50/50 with the  two  appealing titles  ;  A  New  Reality  and  The Yearling Den .

So  this is what I did.  The main chapter 14 is entitled  A New Reality  and the first scene in the chapter 14  will be entitled  Inside the Yearling Den. 

CHAPTER 14 SUMMARY

Sirena awakens insides the yearling cave to find Cristen and the  rest of the pack arguing  and discussing her.   Cristen struggles  to  make a  decision  to tell Sirena  who she  really is.  While  Xavier and Mary devise another plan to capture  Sirena .

Yesterday I was able to finish the first scene  which came to  778 words .

And  I  went ahead and named it  inside the yearling den because Sirena  the main character  literally wakes  up  in the yearling den  in like a  kind of  hole within the cave that wolves  in real life usually  sleep in. The  hole  is large  within the cave  .  In fact the cave  itself  has   many large   holes within. the  walls  of the cave  that  surround  a  large  body cenote and  waterfalls.  

But within these shallow holes  it is dark  and  so Sirena  is basically laying on like a makeshift  bed of  sticks , twigs and rocks  and she is  in pain  being  wounded   from the previous chapter  but however  she is also  scared  when she wakes  up within  this darken   hole in  the wall.  Of course  because she doesn’t know where  she is .

She only  sees these beings with  red eyes who look like her.  And she hears that they have healed  her but it didn’t  work.    Scared  she remembers  what happened  to her and Eli  in the previous chapter 13 and  she sees  a  crawl space and  literally crawls out of it to go after him .

I wrote this scene like this because  her new reality  hasn’t kicked  in yet and it  won’t  for the rest of the novel  until  maybe the end .   But this chapter  will basically be the start of where  she finds out about her  true werewolf  existence.

The next chapter  will be in Cristen’s  POV .  I’ll keep you updated on the next scene  within chapter 14.

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