Sunday, June 19, 2011

An awaited escape

No more waiting.  Let's running away from here tonight, right now.  Who knows how far we'll get, but I promise I won't let go of your hand.  Come love, escape from this place with me.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A dream or reality?

Tell me, is this real?  Have you put me in this dress, or is this simply another dream?  It has come to the point where I cannot tell the difference.

"There's a lot that I want." He said. He smirked as he said it like he knew he was pushing my patience.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A year passed.... Working on the sequel

Since it's been a while --which I know and I apologize for, but in case you did not hear that was due to family matters I needed to attend to first-- I am going to attempt to begin catching you up with everything that has been going on.
Rejections... Well, I think I speak for everyone when I say I'm sick of hearing that word.  I received my latest rejection a few days ago.  Nonetheless, I am continuing to strive forward with Cursed with Power
Finally! I've been waiting to fill in everybody about New Life.  It actually gets a bit exciting here because before there was so little I could tell you about the book.  I'm proud to say I've already started a journal and began writing down various ideas when they come to me.  Maybe it sounds maddening, but believe me if it wasn't for the journal I'm writing in right now this book would not go anywhere when I do begin writing it.
Where did the time go?  I realized today that only a year ago I had just begun writing Cursed with Power.  I never imagined I was going to be at this point, starting on the sequel and querying agents.  It may sound like I'm taking too much pride in myself at the moment, but believe me it's been a while since I've been able to feel... To feel accomplished.  A year ago the idea of five Dark magicians all struggling for their own survival sounded ridiculous.  Now that I'm here I cannot imagine what I would have done if I hadn't gone through with the idea.  However, this has to be one of the best decisions I've made in my life.  I don't regret writing the book, creating the characters, and continuing to spend mass amounts of time on my work.
Getting back on track.... During the last few weeks, I've spent my free time writing up anything that comes to mind.  Any idea, no matter how crazy, bizarre, or useless it sounds is written down.  I even mapped out what Léal's city looks like.  (And believe me when I say I'm a writer and can never be an artist.)  Throughout this process, I've become aware of what lays ahead --not only for this sequel, but for the entire series as a whole.  Cursed with Power is the book that needs to drag readers in and interest them to want more, but the books following have to be the ones adding into the suspense, mystery, magic, love, and everything else in between.
Unlike Celestria, Léal doesn't have dreams that hold significance to him or others he cares about.  All the same, that doesn't go without saying that there's no dark history of his own.  I don't want to ruin how anyone sees him from what they read in Cursed with Power, but I will say this: He is a much different magician from Celestria.  The good part about Léal's story being the sequel to CWP is that events in the first book can be referenced back and be meaningful to the reader.
After reactions on Léal's character in Cursed with Power, I'll admit it's going to be a new experience working on the sequel.  The last thing any author wants to do is deceive their reader because once they've fallen in love with one idea you snatch it away from them.  
Before the week gets crazy again hopefully I'll be able to post more about New Life.  In the meantime be sure to comment and tell me what your favorite scene from Cursed with Power is so I can share it with the rest of the followers.
What pulled you toward Léal's character?  Did he stand out to you or was he simply just another person Celestria met?  Any thoughts on the sequel?  And yes, fans, this is the part where you can scream and squeal.
"There's a lot that I want." He said. He smirked as he said it like he knew he was pushing my patience.