Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My adventure in writing a YA Fantasy

I awoke the morning of April 12, 2015 with my mind on fire.  Not the kind of fire where you can't think, this was more a laser beam of thought. I sat up in my bed, wondering where the idea for this exciting book had come from.  In the past, it was always my husband, Bob who thought up the great ideas for my books.  He was the one who introduced me to Erebus in the Next Move, You're Dead Trilogy, and Ted in Pure Justice.  I have always been able to take his wonderful ideas, and then turn them into exciting stories.  However, something different happened this time.

I woke up that morning a woman possessed.  I couldn't think of anything other than getting the story of Cassy and Aaron's adventure in the Kingdom of Walandra written on my laptop.  It was the strangest thing to have a book literally write itself as this one did, but in 3 short weeks, The Dragon's Blood Key was written and sent off to the editor.  I mean, how crazy is that?  I have never had a book consume my every waking hour as this one did.  Each character spoke to me in a clear and precise voice, telling me their part of the story.  Each scene played out in my mind with the clarity of watching a movie.  I've never had that happen before, and, to be honest, I still cannot believe that it happened.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it, and I look forward to beginning book 2 soon.

Thank you all for your support and HAPPY READING!

Here is a small excerpt:

Tales of the day when a Champion would come from a far off realm filled the hearts of the people in the Kingdom of Walandra. They had long awaited the one who wore the sacred Breast Plate and Blood Key to come and free them from the rule of the Evil Queen Alona.

For hundreds of years, Queen Alona had enjoyed complete rule over the Kingdom. Yet, she would soon find her rule challenged by the appearance of the Champion Abigail.

While wearing the sacred Breast Plate and Blood Key, which had transported Abigail to the realm of Walandra, she challenged Queen Alona in battle and fought without fear even as the Queen prepared to strike her down. Then at the last possible moment in a flash of blinding light; the Blood Key transported Abigail safely back to her realm. In her rage, Queen Alona had forbidden the name of the Champion spoken aloud again.

In spite of the Queen’s demands, the subjects of the kingdom would regale the tale of the young woman who came to their world, and fought the Evil Queen. They would speak in hushed tones, telling the story of Abigail, as they anxiously awaited her return to complete her destiny and save the kingdom.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds intriguing!
    And I LOVE it when I wake up with a new story in my head! It doesn't happen too often, actually only twice, Song of Memory and my Ravenswynd Series. My other novels come from many other sources, gazing at pictures, real life, etc. But the ones that come in; they're the best ideas ever!
    Good luck, Linda.
    (I still miss BookTrailerTheater) boo hoo.