Monday 14 January 2019
5 Facts About My Current WIP: Cramping Chronicles: The Fifth Agony
5 FACTS ABOUT MY CURRENT WIP: CRAMPING CHRONICLES: THE FIFTH AGONY
I recently started two new books, last week I gave you five facts about Visible (found here) and this week I'm going to give you five facts about Fifth Agony. For those who are new to the blog, or just haven't seen this mentioned before, I thought it would be best to give you a bit of a synopsis about the series as a whole, even though I can't tell you serious plot things because of spoilers.
So, the basics, Cramping Chronicles is an Urban Fantasy YA series. The main character is Jessie, who's only just fifteen and disabled. She has M.E and Fibromyalgia and is in a wheelchair. Along with her chronic pain, she seems to have developed the ability to feel other people's emotional and physical pain. It's not everyone, just a few people here and there. The series tells the story of her working to solve mysteries, ease pain and maybe, somewhere along the way, get control over her ability. She's got a good group of friends in Gray, Craig, Roe and Meera. But none of them really know what empath life is about, and they're not all that sure who to trust with the truth. Because someone has to know something, right?
So the fifth book is where it's all at right now, and onwards with the facts!
#1 - FIVE IS THE END
Now I say this, and even as I'm writing the first third of the book, I'm beginning to wonder if five really is the end, but in plans that's the idea. So I'll stick with this fact and if I need to change it later, I'll do so. But throughout the whole series, the story has been building to something huge, and boom, we're right in the thick of it now. That huge things has come to pass and now everyone has to deal with the aftermath.
#2 - JESSIE ISN'T THE ONLY ONE TALKING
Now up until book five, they had always been told in 1st Person from Jessie's point of view. But after the events of the end of Fourth Torment, Jessie isn't the only one who has things to say. I won't say who, simply because it means spoilers, but it's been very exciting to get to write from this characters point of view and their life and everything they're dealing with.
#3 - THERE'S MORE SECRETS TO UNFOLD
While a lot of the details of Fifth Agony are under wraps, there are some bits and pieces hinted at earlier in the series that come to light now. Not just with Jessie, but with the whole cast. You start to wonder who hasn't been hiding things from each other and more and more you start to see the cracks in the friend group. That doesn't mean that there's going to be break ups, just that everyone has been carrying each other for a long time and there's bound to be some backlash.
#4 - NO ONE ENDS COMPLETELY AS THEY STARTED
Along with the build up through the series, it's become apparent that a lot of what's gone on will have a knock-on effect to the characters. Jessie has been to hell and back, as have Gray, Craig, Roe and Meera. They all started as one thing, but as the story has unfolded, they've changed. Some of it's good, some of it's not, but all of it is expected.
#5 - THERE'S ALWAYS A LITTLE MYSTERY
I've been a crime/mystery writer since I started and even though this started as a paranormal/mystery series, it evolved very quickly and became something bigger than that. I'd never thought that I would write fantasy, but as I've been writing, I've realised that's exactly what this series is. It's less paranormal and more fantastical. The stories told in each book build up higher and higher to the final ending which I have yet to write. And since I pants a lot, I'm not 100% sure on what that ending is, but I know it's gonna be amazing!
So there you have it, five facts about the final Cramping Chronicles book. As always you can check my progress under the "Current Works In Progress" tab above and I'll continue with this 5 facts series as I keep writing!
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