Clarion West Write-a-thon 2021

Shannon Fay

June 7, 2021 12:00am - July 31, 2021 11:59pm

My Write-a-thon Information!

Hi there! My name is Shannon Fay. My debut novel, 'Innate Magic', is coming out this Fall from 47North. For the Clarion West 2021 Write-a-thon, I'm writing the sequel, 'External Forces'! I already have a 100k written, but as the pups say, it's ruff. I still need to write another 20k-50k to finish telling the story, and I know that the first act needs a lot of work (okay, that's not quite true: the whole thing needs a lot of work). My aim is to have a finished draft and to get it into fine enough shape that I can share it with beta readers. And if I can help raise money for Clarion West while doing so, that's double good!

My Writing Goals

Week 1 Write 1,200 words a day

Week 2- Write 1,200 words a day.

Week 3 - Keep writing! Hopefully this week reach 'the end' of the very first draft

Week 4- Go back and re-write big chunks of the first 50k, still aiming for 1,200 words a day

Week 5- Keep fine tuning the rest of the book. Write up synopsis and scene outlines.

Week 6- Cry lots, drink a little. Keep fidling with manuscript until I find the courage to send it to first readers. 


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What I Write

I am currently working on a historcal fantasy series, The Marrowbone Spells. The first book, Innate Magic, is being published this Fall by 47 North. I am currently writing the sequel, External Forces.

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  • Matching Challenge July 2021 $208.00
  • Beth Tanner July 2021 $10.00
  • Anonymous July 2021
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  • Brenda Fay Way to go, Shannon! June 2021 $60.00
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  • Matching Challenge July 2021 $208.00
  • Brenda Fay Way to go, Shannon! June 2021 $60.00
  • Shannon Fay June 2021 $20.00
  • Beth Tanner July 2021 $10.00
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