A Writing Journey

For me, as a writer, discovering the story is such a big part of the writing process because the characters take on a life of their own.

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Day 20: Rewriting Destiny

A Note about NaNoWriMo: Despite the joy and the draw of this story, my writing efforts have been quite often derailed by life and motherhood. There is still perhaps an opportunity to complete the story, to reach 50,000 words and to meet this personal goal. However, no matter what happens in the pursuit of winning NaNoWriMo…

Day 14: Rewriting Destiny

A Secret Message Willow ran a hand over the front of her mother’s journal and she called to mind all that she had learned in just the few days on this journey. Something inside her told her that her mother’s words held an even deeper bit of truth than what she had come to know…

Day 13: Rewriting Destiny

Galeal's Pledge The four gathered around the fire for a meal and Willow kept mainly silent, still trying to process all that Judah had shared with her on their walk around the lake. She had so many questions that circled through her mind, but she was unable to put them into words. She looked over…

Day 12: Rewriting Destiny

Your Time Is Come “Ah, young Willow.” Judah stood and walked toward her. She wrapped her arms around him and hugged him for several moments before stepping back and looking up into his face. “I was not sure I was going to want to see you again,” she said, “but indeed I am happy to…

Day 11: Rewriting Destiny

Together Again “Perhaps you might show me the places to gather such berries as we travel together today,” Willow said after she’d finished all that he’s shared with her. “Perhaps after your journey, we might spend some time collecting berries together,” Sentiary said. “I would like that, too.” Willow began collecting her things so that…

Day 11: Rewriting Destiny

Together Again “Perhaps you might show me the places to gather such berries as we travel together today,” Willow said after she’d finished all that he’s shared with her. “Perhaps after your journey, we might spend some time collecting berries together,” Sentiary said. “I would like that, too.” Willow began collecting her things so that…

Day 10: Rewriting Destiny

He Is Who He Is She eased her back against the tree behind her and eased herself to the forest floor, closing her eyes for several moments in an effort to find her calm again. At the crack of a branch, her eyes flew open and she leaped to her feet, drawing her sword and…

Day 9: Rewriting Destiny

Not What He Seemed They walked for quite some time, exchanging small bits of their stories of growing up and what life had been like until the moment they met on this hillside but even so, Willow’s mind wandered occasionally to the whereabouts of Poppy and what she was doing as she herself wound down…

Day 8: Rewriting Destiny

Beyond the Legend She had only just made it to the top of the climb when she realized she’d eaten nothing in far too long and decided that she should rest. She found a flat rock and set herself upon it, opening her bag to find at least some shred of food left that would…