I have been working on a seven novel epic for several years now off and on, mostly off however. LOL. A few days ago, I had a breakthrough with how to actually start the novel since it seemed to drag. Here is what I came up with:
The first of the Eduskuhtan moons are just beginning to rise over the horizon as the queen walks out onto the terrace of the royal palace. She looks at the moon and whimpers in shock and horror. Her handmaiden hears the noise and approaches her. "Majesty, is everything all right?" she questions.
"No, Maria, I am afraid that all is not right. My son is to be born tonight, and tonight is the Warrior Moons." the queen replies, motioning to the first blood red orb rising in the sky, and the sliver of the second beginning to peek over the mountaintop.
"Majesty, how can you be certain that he is to be born tonight?"
"The contractions have begun to manifest themselves, and I have a feeling that he will be here before the start of the next watch." The queen takes a deep breath, and exhales slowly. "In fact, they have been going on for nearly two watches now, and are becoming increasingly close. I think you need to call the midwife for me now."
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