It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me, but I still found time to get some more writing done. Been working on my new SciFi/Fantasy novel which I have temporarily named YARMA’S DESTINY.
Creating new characters, new scenes and doing a bunch of changing and editing. It is a story of a young girl’s journey from innocence to a destiny she isn’t sure she wants. Her story is broken into three stages:
I have completed the first stage called AWAKENING.
RESISTENCE is the second stage and I’m about one-and-a-half chapters into the story. Revelations will be made, new characters will appear, a budding romance will arrive and a glimpse of the ‘bad guy’ is revealed!
The final stage will be ACCEPTANCE. We will be discovering it together because even I don’t have a clue yet! LOL The story is evolving of its own accord and I never know exactly where it is going to take me. It has been a great journey so far; please ride along with me.
Here is a very short excerpt from the beginning of AWAKENING.
“Mama” she starts softly, “I think I am cursed?”
“What makes you say that Yarma?”
“I am beginning to see things in my head that aren’t real. I see them in my dreams but sometimes when I’m awake I just sort of go blank and there they are – scenes that make no sense. It frightens me.”
“Honey, seeing things like that is one of the reasons you are special. It is a gift from the Goddess and someday you will know why.”
Miriam walked over to this beautiful child she has raised and gently takes her into her arms washing her in love. As she stands there staring out into the future, she knows soon everyone’s lives will change. But for now Yarma is still hers.
“Baby girl, all will be right you’ll see. If you can give me one of those big smiles I love so much, we can sneak in a quick trip to the river before dinner. You can splash in the water like you did when you were little and I can braid your hair like I used to. Sound good to you?”
With a warm smile that doesn’t quite reach Yarma’s eyes she hugs her mother and says, “Okay.”