Earnestine is the main character and protagonist of my second novel, which is a W.I.P. I am very excited about Earnestine. I have spent many hours developing and refining her character. I would be the one guilty of wanting to put an exclamation point behind her name.
With about a third of the first draft written, she is a character very much in development. Some days she is a blur and others, she's crystal clear. Recently, I had a breakthrough, wherein I could finally hear how she speaks. Her's is a difficult voice for me to hear and capture. She speaks quietly. The fact that her story takes place in 1947, in Mobile, Alabama and one of the Greek Islands, makes her all the more mysterious. Her diction, colloquialisms, and tone are not all familiar. I enjoy the process of seeing how her voice will come through as the novel develops. I am eager to see her show and tell me how to write her story.
As is true of my first work of fiction No Barren Life the novel Out of the Blue, has elements of the paranormal and a heavy dose of fantasy. The story is relatively dark, though not as dark as my first, I would still call it a dark fairy tale. Earnestine is the pluckiest, self-assured and determined young person of her age that I know.
When she becomes clearer, through revealing herself more to me, count on seeing and hearing more about my dear Earnestine on this blog.