When she awoke, she felt broken. There was no door, and the jump from the window didn't look any more appealing, nor did the dragon look more comforting. Things were as they always were. Except worse. Because she knew different now. She knew what was out there, and what she was missing. How could she … Continue reading Part 10: She Wanted Different
The week was up, and still the boy didn't return. Worry became the girl's constant state. Where was he? Why hadn't he returned? Was he truly angry with her? Or was something else keeping him away? Well, nothing had kept him away before. So that last worry was quickly debunked. No, there could only be … Continue reading Part 9: An Attempt
The boy didn't return the next day. Nor the day after that. The girl woke up every morning, hoping he'd change his mind and would return sooner than a week. But every morning, she was disappointed. And every morning, her regret weighed more heavily than the night before. She'd finally made a friend, but she'd … Continue reading Part 7: Regret was a Tangible Thing
The girl never thought it would happen - her forever dream coming true. But it did. She made a friend. And then she was happy just to see him from afar, and speak with him as she'd never done with any human before. She was not ungrateful enough to keep wishing. But when he touched … Continue reading Part 6: A Dream Realised
Every day of that week, the boy journeyed to the tower. The first few times, he felt a little lost, that the feeling in his belly was leading him astray. But he always ended up at the tower, smiling up at the girl. And, as the days passed, he found he could find the tower … Continue reading Part 4: Blurred Days
In that same far away land, long ago, there lived a boy with his mother. His father had died many moons before but left his mother and him a sum of money large enough to keep them comfortable. And, with the money his mother made from her art pieces beloved all over the village, the … Continue reading Part 2: The Boy
NaNoWriMo - noun National Novel Writing Month, in which writers the world over pledge to write 50,000 words of a novel in one month.thirty days of writers everywhere pulling their hair out, ruining their sleep schedules, eating piles of junk food, and drinking their body weight in caffeine, all in the pursuit of a story. … Continue reading I Won NaNoWriMo (x2)!
As I spend my days working on the plot of my book, and writing chapter outlines in time for a rewrite for NaNoWriMo, this quote keeps running through my mind. Whenever I think of my story, and my characters, and the world I’ve created, it makes me happy. I’m proud of the work I’ve done … Continue reading ‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’ – Theodore Roosevelt