This post is the last of a series of six blogs that I’ll write as a participant in the Blog Hop for Writers started by Ruth Snyder. Once you read my post you should “HOP” on over to see what the other writers have to say.
The sixth and final topic on the Blog Hop is “My Current Work-in-Progress”
One of my waking dreams is to become a full published author.
Like everyone else, I have the traditional form of dreams too. The kind that happen when I’m not awake.
Most of the stuff that comes out of my sleep addled head is pure drivel. I always seem to be looking for a bathroom (big repeat dream theme) or doing something inane like complimenting a stranger on their red house door because it means breakfast (don’t ask me from where that one came). The other morning I woke up mad at my husband because I thought he was stealing pillows from some man’s hatchback.
See? Utter nonsense.
But that doesn’t keep me from having a notebook stored right beside my bed. Every now and then a good one will come along. If I don’t write it down immediately, it’s lost to the minutia of my waking life.
To be honest, the good ones seem to come around when I am in between writing projects.
My current work in progress is one of these good ones, or at least I think so.
It’s a Young Adult Fantasy Adventure story set in a different era. There are imaginary beasts and good witches, but the story really follows an eighteen year old girl as she’s forced to leave her home to she prove she’s worthy of living there. Instead of doing what is expected of her and what she really wishes, the girl goes off on a quest to find her missing sister.
There is danger and romance and surprises and magic but above all, because it is a Young Adult book, there is growth. This story is about the character doing what she didn’t know she could or wanted to do because it’s what’s right.
I’m so enjoying writing it and I’m thankful for my dreams that come to me awake and asleep. Even the nonsense ones.
I want to say a big THANK YOU to Ruth L. Snyder for hosting this fun Blog Hop all these weeks. It was a real pleasure getting to know you and the other participants. Best of luck to you all in your writing endeavors!