I’ve been busy! Hence the no blogging thing. Sorry about that. But something has to suffer so I could write 20,000 words since the first of the month. 😉
This month I’ve completed my “secret project”. I’m super excited about this. I first conceived this idea last summer. Well, longer ago than that really but the idea really started to take shape then. I did a lot of thinking and brainstorming before I ever put a word down. I thought at first this would be a paranormal romance but the more I thought about it the more I knew it was NOT that. I finally settled on urban fantasy and once I knew that things started to really take shape.
The story evolved into something unexpected. I never thought it would be about what it’s actually about. And it scared me. But my character kept dictating to me what the story was and how I should write it. I know that sounds weird but I’m telling you characters have a mind of their own. So I went with it. And because I was writing in first person, I let her tell me what to do.
I’d never written in first person. At least not a full length novel. So this was a new experience for me. I’d read plenty in first person, though, so I thought maybe I could kinda sorta do it. But when I sat down to type, my brain shut down. I tricked myself into writing it by using a journal. I filled up an entire leather-bound journal with the first draft of the story. It took me a while to transpose it but I did it and once I got the feel for the character’s voice and the style of writing in first person, I took off and finished it 85,000 words later.
So, would you like a teaser? Of course you would! Here’s the blurb!
An ancient prophecy…ancient relics…ancient battle…and one kick-ass modern woman ready to save mankind
Zoë Cavanaugh—immortal dream walker, sleep therapist and occasional consultant in homicide investigations—that’s me. I stay under the radar and try to help others get rid of their nightmares.
Until a black-winged fallen angel insists I use my talents to find the Horn of Gabriel, one of the five Holy Relics. Even worse? His counterpart in Heaven, a messenger angel, wants to hire me for the same job.
Torn between good and evil, I’m trapped in my own nightmare uncovering a family prophecy claiming I’m the Keeper of the Holy Relics. Accepting that position means I accept my duty as the one—the only one—who can stop the coming war between two ultimate powers that can save or destroy mankind.
Can a girl get a break here? Now I must make the most important choice of my immortal life. Embrace my job as Keeper and secure the artifacts before Lucifer and his minions take them to Hell, or turn my back on Heaven’s angels and my destiny. Either way I’m pretty sure I’m screwed.