I was making great progress on This Time Tomorrow, a Y/A Fantasy, the second in the series of the Reluctant Young Queen. In My Undoing, the first in the series, the young queen's story was just starting. But in This Time Tomorrow her story stretched out on the pages, exploding as her story unfolded. Excitement started to build, new characters were introduced, tension rose, and she evolved into an amazing character. It was all very exciting, until one night when I awoke from a dream.
The vivid dream demanded my attention. I grabbed pen and paper and quickly jotted it down, prepared to file it away for a later time. Only Lucy, the character in the dream, would have none of that. She wanted her story told now, not later. She immediately planted the seed in my imagination and before I knew it, it had sprouted and grown into eight chapters. Her story unfolded faster than I could imagine it. Questions crept up, unanswered and filed away for research later on. The point was to keep going and just get it down before it was lost. I was swept into her world, unable to resist.
In the meantime, This Time Tomorrow was put on the back burner. Not a single word was written. I would sometimes try to locate the reluctant young queen, wanting to spend time with her, to continue her story - we were almost three quarters through the first draft - but Lucy would not allow it. It was all about Lucy; her willpower to have her story told was stronger than the young queen's. As the author, I had no choice but to write about Lucy.
Then one day, the young queen resurfaced, clawing her way to the top. Tired of waiting, she took on Lucy with full force and suppressed her into the to-be-continued category. The young queen once again claimed her throne and her story now continues.
It was her time now.
Lucy would just have to wait.
Welcome. As a long time reader, I have now explored the world of writing and have self-published my first short story, MY UNDOING. I live in the beautiful and inspirational Pacific Northwest, surrounded by water, wildlife and writers. My business, Armchair ePublishing, provides a service to authors in helping them prepare their stories for self-publishing. Being surrounded by so much talent made my creative juices explode and the craving to write burst out.
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