Introduction: I realized that I need to introduce this blog a little. I wrote the novel Aksinya: Enchantment and the Daemon. The working title was Daemon, and this was my 21st novel. Over the last year, I gave you the entire novel in installments that included commentary on the writing. In the commentary, in addition to other general information on writing, I explained, how the novel was constructed, the metaphors and symbols in it, the writing techniques and tricks I used, and the way I built the scenes. You can look back through this blog and read the entire novel.
I'm using this novel as an example of how I produce, market, and eventually (we hope) get a novel published. I'll keep you informed along the way.
Today's Blog: To see the steps in the publication process, visit my writing website http://www.ldalford.com/ and select "production schedule," you will be sent to http://www.sisteroflight.com/.
With the history of Aksinya, the picture is coming into better and better focus. The next question is what kind of person would be able to call a demon. The answer is simple, a person who is a sorcerer or necromancer. This means that Aksinya must be a sorceress. Her history itself doesn't lend itself to this, but the beginnings are set in her history. A person might become a sorcerer if they had time and exposure.
Aksinya is a person who grew up alone. Her mother ignored her. She had a brother and a sister, the son and daughter of Aksinya's mother and step father. We find throughout the novel that Aksinya unsuccessfully sought her mother and step father's love and attention. Since they didn't seem to care, Aksinya had too much time by herself and too much time to study. She studied originally to gain her mother and step father's attention. Her step father gave her an old guest house for her own use (as much to get rid of her). In the guest house Aksinya found ancient texts about sorcery. This was the beginnings of her study of sorcery. The sorcery that eventually led to her being able to call a demon.
We'll continue to explore the concept of the main character for the novel Aksinya, tomorrow.
I'll repeat my published novel websites so you can see more examples: http://www.ldalford.com/, and the individual novel websites: http://www.aegyptnovel.com/, http://www.centurionnovel.com/, http://www.thesecondmission.com/, http://www.theendofhonor.com/, http://www.thefoxshonor.com/, and http://www.aseasonofhonor.com/.