Thursday, April 11, 2013


The beginning of The Keys of Quenola:


King Afern took a deep breath. “My child...do not fear. All shall be well.”
Prince Helmham held his dying father’s hand. “You can trust me, Father.”
“And Garnael...let him....” The king said no more. Prince Helmham wiped the tears from his eyes and went out to the balcony.
“My Lord is no more.”

Later that afternoon, Prince Helmham discussed with his younger brother about the country.
“Our father left her in the best position he could manage. However, with his sickness, there was little he could do. Therefore, let us-”
“‘Us’? What is this ‘us’?” Garnael hissed. “It’s you. You’re the new king, even though you depend on other people to pull you through the difficult parts-”
“I do not! I-”
“Yes you do! All you think about is getting the easiest way to do something. I would be a much better king-”
“You would ruin Quenola financially! She would be in ruins with you!” Helmham insisted.
“I would save her! You’re going to ruin Quenola’s reputation for being the toughest country!”
“Garnael, I would, and will, protect everything about her. You know that,” Helmham said softly. “Quenola is a noble country. Our homeland. I will do all in my power to govern her wisely.”
“I could rule so much better! You don’t know what you’re doing!” Garnael shouted. “You shouldn’t be king!”
“My brother, I assure you that I can rule as a just king who will-”
“Shut up! You don’t know what you’re talking about! You can never rule. The noblemen will want me. They will support me. And I shall reign as king of Quenola!” Helmham’s face paled. That would be a disaster.
“Let us go to Mount Ascension, where we may find the Keys of Quenola. They shall tell us who shall reign.”
Garnael glared at him. “Very well.”

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Keys of Quenola

About the novel I'm writing for Camp NaNoWriMo: The Keys of Quenola.
It's about a man named Marog (I love making up names) who is the bodyguard to Prince Helmham. Helmham's brother, Garnael, wanted the throne for himself (obviously), so the three (and some attendants) have to go to Mount Ascension (creative name, right?) where they will find the Keys of Quenola. Those keys will somehow tell them who is the rightful king. I haven't figured out how yet. :)

The Beginning

Well, here I am! I have my own little blog. I shall try to post here often.
So, about my self:
My name is Julia, and I love to write. I have finished writing three books, of which makes me very happy! I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo this April, and so I have yet another novel on my hands. It's called The Keys of Quenola. So far it is going very well.
Signing out,
Julia