Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Budding Novelist

Hmm, I like the sound of that title--Budding Novelist. I have been very busy, immersed in my writing. Last year I finished my first novel, "No Barren Life." It is currently under consideration by several publishers. "No Barren Life," is about coming of age in the mid-1970s, healing from violence and trauma and transformation through shape shifting, shamanism and magick.

Then I started "The Girl and the Goat." A story about a biracial heroine who lives in a small European village in the 1400s and still worships the Goddess. She saves her village from a massive dragon attack, only to find out that her aunt, who is a sorceress, conjured the dragons. Yes, it is designed for YA (young adults).

Now I am busy again, writing a brand new novel. "The Girl and the Goat," is on the back burner for now, as I am kind of stuck in a rut with it. It has the beginning, middle and end but needs some meat on its bones. So I have started a new novel called "Out of the Blue."

For some reason all my protagonists are between the ages of 14 and 16. Even though they are young, I am not convinced that all of the novels are destined for the YA audience. That remains to be seen. More on all of this as it develops.

I've been away from this blog for quite awhile. So glad to be back!
This is the post I wrote about writing fiction

1 comment:

  1. This post was at the very beginning of my process of the newest novel. Can't believe I've shelved two of them for now, c'est la vie. Anyway, the current manuscript is now 70 pages and entering Act II. Yeah!!

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