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A lot of my friends have a wide emotional range, and pass through the spectrum easily and frequently. I'm more of a slow-mover in that respect, but I got some news today that gave me the rare motivation to literally jump up and down and produce fangirl-like squeeing noises:

My agent approved the proposal for ROSES OF ASH, my sleeping beauty retelling, which means I now have full permission and encouragement to write it!!!

I've been so nervous for the past few days that my agent would want me to work on Soulmancer instead, when ideas for Roses have been flowing swiftly. The other night I couldn't sleep because I kept coming up with plot idea after plot idea, and I took to writing in my journal again like I used to do when working on NAMELESS in high school.

Suffice to say, I'm having the best time, and am beyond thrilled that all this positive energy can be focused towards an approved project!

Here's a short summary:

ROSES OF ASH is a YA fantasy, Sleeping Beauty retelling about a girl who wakes with no memory of who she is. She must figure out what happened to her a hundred years ago in order to save her land from a fairy using Earth as a staging ground for a war against Avalon. This goal is complicated by fairy politics and the fact that no one, not even her surviving family, will tell her the truth. Is she a princess, or isn't she? Did she cause the 100-year-long curse of sleep, death, and endless winter, or did someone else? Is her former love a prince or a fraud, and is he alive, dead, or completely fictitious? Everyone has a reason to keep the secret of what really happened; enemies may be friends, friends my be enemies, and the MC must figure out who to trust if she wants to stay alive, let alone save the world.

Things I couldn't neatly fit into the summary: There's twist after twist after twist, a delicious love triangle (especially with the Forbidden character) and some awesome sword fighting. Can't wait to paint you up some pics of the main characters.

This picture says a lot.

Chris has been a big influence in this story; several nights we stayed up late playing Tetris and world-building. The plot actually borrows from Charlie Wilson's war in terms of fighting a war you can't officially fight by using other people to do it for you.

Anyway, I was excited to share with you all, and look forward to working on it while I wait for Nameless edits!


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 23rd, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
Your story idea sounds so fun. I can`t wait to hear more news about it =D!
Feb. 23rd, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I'm finding it incredibly fun as well, lol.
Feb. 23rd, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
This sounds awesome! And congrats! That's super exciting for you. Plus....that means more awesomeness coming from you sometime in the future. :)
Feb. 23rd, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
....sorry about the double use of "awesome." Watching Chuck is becoming a bad influence on me.
Feb. 25th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
just wanted to pop in and say that watching Chuck is never a bad influence. :-)
Feb. 23rd, 2011 03:26 am (UTC)
Haha thanks! 'The Future' gets closer and farther away each day, I swear...
Feb. 25th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Gah! This actually sounds so so interesting and intriguing and no wonder it wouldn't let you focus on Soulmancer.
Feb. 26th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
:D I'm glad you think so too!
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Mar. 4th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
I posted an excerpt in my most recent entry, in case you didn't see it.
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About Me

Savannah J. Foley is the author of the NAMELESS series (known as Woman's World and later as Antebellum on Fictionpress). She is signed with the Bradford Literary Agency, trying to sell NAMELESS, and working on her sixth novel. She is also a frequent (and proud!) contributor to Let The Words Flow, a writing blog from former FictionPress writers.

Savannah enjoys coffee with cream, busywork, reading in the car, rainy days, hot wings, the mythos of writing, solving for x, and tortoise-shell cats. Savannah dislikes mysandry, college electives, birthday cake, not remembering the right word, small dogs, the color yellow, and olde english.

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