Good Morning blessed Immortal fans. I had an exciting post about my upcoming novella, The Moorigad Dragon, planned for today. The best of plans don’t always come to fruition, thus the post had to be put on hold. It’s only temporarily―I promise. The snafu should be fixed and the post ready shortly after I return from my trip.
Speaking of my trip, tomorrow I take off on an amazing research trip that’s been planned for months. Hard to believe it’s finally here! The tromp through the bayou of the Mississippi, nightly stays in haunted plantations, long walks through the famous above ground cemeteries, exploring the voodoo culture, ghost and vampire tours, and so on…it’s all to better understand the characters in my YA novel, Nowhere Nara.
Preparing for the trip has been a long and tedious task. Being the primary in…well…everything, I had to arrange for childcare while I am to be gone. One person to watch the kids was not sufficient since no one could handle them for that length of time. So I had to schedule several people in shifts during my absence. Lunches and snacks had to be prepackaged and ready to go, special school wear set out and labeled, and a long and thorough list detailing all important things mom takes care of that others often overlook (example: retainers at night). All that before we begin novel prepping for the trip! And yes, there was some of that too. Maps of where my characters live was a big one.
Set in Baton Rouge, the story revolves around Nara, a young high school girl. It’s my first story to actually fit the “romance” guidelines. Not to say The Moorigad Dragon is not a romance, because it is, but because the bigger story, where The Moorigad Dragon is concerned, is broken into smaller novellas you have to wait till the final installment for the big payoff.
Today I thought I’d try something different. Partly because this post is so last-minute and unplanned. Secondly because it should be fun to see everyone’s suggestions. I have a work-in-progress blurb for Nowhere Nara. I’m going to share it and would love your input. So get ready to edit and share your thoughts.
Remember, I’m traveling this week and I don’t know what that means for internet access and my ability to reply to comments.
-Nowhere Nara Blub-
Nara’s father told her to kiss a lot of boys and marry the absolute best. She remembers an amazing kiss, although that really doesn’t matter much now. There will be no marriage, no tomorrow. Not for Nara. The world continues to move and Nara remains trapped in her home unseen. She watches life go on without her. From her kitchen window she has the perfect view of her ex-best friend’s house across the street. She can do nothing more than watch while her boyfriend and ex-friend grow far too close. Anger and frustration churning within her like a rapid river, she burns with the need to remember what happened to her and how she got this way.
Being dead sucks. Being dead with no memory of how you got that way sucked worse than being ten feet under in a filthy coffin.
Watching your family fall apart up close is hell. And all while watching your once-best friend living the life you should have had. Life is so unfair. But there may be hope… sometimes Nara thinks her little sister can see her.
Something keeps scratching at the inner walls of Nara’s memory, clawing to get out. Things are wrong. Terribly, horribly wrong. Nara needs to pull the pieces together before someone else gets hurt, or worse. Nara needs to figure it out so she can save her soul and move on.
Nowhere Nara is approximately 3/4th written and was in the process of deep edits through a few Margie Lawson courses. The novel was put on the back burner while I focused on the Carnival series stories—The Moorigad Dragon and Dark Perceptions. Tell me, what kind of stories do you look for when you go book shopping? Does young adult literature and the paranormal interest you?
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