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Just Wanted to Share…

Hey there…  I promised a little while back to share my most recent work.  Tentatively entitled 3 Wishes, it’s a YA story involving fairy tales, a curse, a genie, and true love.  You can find a description here.

Here is the curse:

Your power achieved:
For an eternity you will see
True Love weaved
For all but thee;
 
Cursed with the power
Of wishes three,
Until the hour
Your flame recedes.
 
But this outcome,
One may forestall;
When they succumb
The One for the All.
 
With the Tools they possess
(the Keys, a Book, and One Wish)
All things will coalesce,
As this Curse they abolish.
 
True Love you will have found,
Perhaps too late, you will see.
By Love, you will be unbound,
By her, you will be set free.
 
So to expound:
If you have doubt,
You have until your candle burns down
And your flame goes out.
 

There you have it!  Of course, now I’ve gotten back into writing Creeping Slowly & Evaporating…  and I’m kind of on a roll with it right now.

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So, I’ve done it…

I have officially edited Terra Incognita and made it a Young Adult fantasy.  I know, I know… can we say “sell out!”?  😉  Heh, not really…  It turned out it didn’t change as much as I thought it would… I changed her age from twenty-three to seventeen (almost eighteen) and since it already had the feel of a YA book, I didn’t need to change how she talked or the way I told the story.  (I did keep a copy of the original file, just in case.)  And I have decided that I like it (and it’s chances) better as a Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy…  so yeah.  It’s my genre/category of choice anyway (most of my other stories are YA), so it makes sense.  The character remains unchanged (which was my main concern) and the story still reads the same way, with only some minor age-appropriate changes (not for the reader but for the character).  Below is my rewritten pitch… hopefully it’s better than the others anyway… 🙂

TERRA INCOGNITA

Seventeen-year old Haylee Wells thought her mother pressuring her to choose a college was her only problem.  But between her aunt’s death and a wraithlike creature attacking, she suddenly has much more to handle.  When she finds herself in a post-apocalyptic future where these creatures reign and can kill with a single touch, she takes refuge with a group of humans who have their own special abilities.  She needs to find her way home.  But the connection she shares with Derik – the duty-bound protector of the group – and her own developing abilities complicate things further.  If she fails to realize the power within herself, she risks becoming a slave to the “Pale Ones” and never returning home.  

Eh, not too bad… but we’ll see.

As always, thanks for reading…  Until next time….