Friday, March 11, 2011

The Beginning

Many years ago, it's been too long since, I crawled out of the Snake River and decided I would write my story.
Then something happened. Like the violent rapids I had just escaped, life pulled me downstream and kept me from grasping my dream. I wanted to write. I could see the images in my head and plotted a way to eventually allow them an escape. Eventually is an evil word. I hate it. Eventually turned to tomorrow, and then to next week, and then to next year. Every day, the stories inside begged me to release them, but I kept telling them that the moment wasn't right, that eventually, I would find the time. That was 1989.
So, what has happened between then and now? Well, that's all back story.

My Novel is Finished.
I finished my novel, On Fallen Wings, a couple months ago. It's not my first book, in fact, it wasn't supposed to happen. While completing an edit on another book, I wrote a page of words about the sister of a main character. They were wonderful, the best words I have placed with keystrokes. Suddenly, I saw her in my mind. She was sad and beautiful. I wondered what her story was. On Fallen Wings was born.

What About the Other Story?
I learned while writing my first book that sometimes you have to cut the parts that get in the way, even if they're good. That story is good, but it keeps me from the direction I've chosen to travel. It's like a stone in the river. By the way, they hurt when the water smacks you into them.

What is the Book About?
Faeries. I'll talk about them later.


  1. So... one of the first scenes in my book is a woman going for a swim in a river, a familiar, beloved river where she's gone swimming her whole life. A violent storm comes and floods the river. Uncontrolled currents wash her downstream...then smack her head into a huge rock. When she awakens, she's in a strange new place--and it changes her life.

    Nice metaphor. :)

    Congratulations on finishing your first novel!

  2. Wow, Elly! Let us know when we can get your book. I want to check it out.


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