Naomie Christensen: Tiw Fenrir

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tiw Fenrir

I imagined writing a book one day even as a teen. Having enough words for a complete manuscript, it needed work and there are several issues. It was placed on the back burner and I went on with other things. Though writing short stories writing a full manuscript seemed impossible. Eventually deciding it was not interesting, it sits in an old folder.

Now I have written a novella. Already on kindle it will be about a week before people can buy the paperback. It is an odd experience completely something that seems out-of-reach. It isn't anything like my original book idea. In fact, it started as a short story. I have written short stories in the past and submitted them to publishers, another idea someone would enjoy. After completing the short story, decided to expand the premise.

The first chapter is entitled "Monday." Wanting to make connections to the significance of the day it incorporates a plot including the moon. There was so much going on I decided to make a short story for every day. Every day would incorporate the deity associated to each day.

People are unaware of the story of Ragnarok. It is on every English calendar around the world. Each day is named for a deity who was killed after the Wolf Fenrir was released, including God. After all the Gods die there is a war and then the Gods are resurrected.

Most would assume Wednesday represents wedding and Friday represents friars. However, Wednesday is actually Odin's day and Friday is Freitag's day. Freitag is a lesser known God associated to marriage.

Fun things to think about, my book is quirky. Zealous on several levels, the characters are a bit different than one would expect. I don't want to give away any information, yet any story related to the end of the world is probably unique?

The physical book has additional illustrations in the form a chapter title for each day depicting elements from the story. Deciding to modernize another ancient methodology of artwork, people in the olden days scored wood. Scored in a uniform mannerism the first printing presses used blocks of wood, so it made sense to use a method already in existence. The style became popular globally and is recognizable in religious texts.

Now that it is done, I am ready to write another book. I hope people enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.