Reading challenge is coming!
January first… That’s a little over two weeks from now. I’m excited and nervous, mostly because I haven’t figured out how to divvy up my time between school, work, writing, my online course and the reading challenge. If you haven’t read my post about the reading challenge, it should be under the “Challenges for yourself” tab. As time goes on, I think about hitting myself for doing this, mostly because I created a group and now I’ll be accountable, meaning I can’t quit. 😉 That’s the point, though. I’ll be alright. I want to read more–need to.
Anyway, I’m still editing The Quietus, but my mind is drifting back to my SIP (series in progress). I want to continue it, but I have to finish editing The Quietus. I have to… I am not letting myself send any additional query letters until I finish editing it… for the fifty billionth time. Still, the aching feeling remains and I am dying to write. It’s a drug–an addiction. Blogging doesn’t quench the thirst that writing has given to me. Seriously, writing is like a nice, cold Gatorade after a long run. Or a coke.
I’m off track. So, since I cannot work on my SIP, I’ll give you a sip of it. (See what I did there? 😉 ) (No, this is not a synopsis. This is a backstory)
Elaine lived with her twin brother, Sam, and their parents after Sam’s twin, Tyler, died of cancer. Sam changed after Tyler’s death, creating an entirely different person. His attitude changed and he felt invisible without his twin by his side. His world darkened–emptied, and created an invisible feeling inside his black heart. Years after Tyler’s death, Elaine’s father is dead and her mother and brother now live, hidden, outside their hometown in an abandoned shack. Sam reveals himself as the cause of their father’s death, but now Elaine is alone with him, because their mother left them without a word. Elaine is forced into isolation with Sam, scared for her own life. This is where the story begins.
Through her months of isolation from the world, Elaine makes her conscience her friend. Every conversation begins and ends with the small voice in her head. The voice comforts her, warns her and pleads for her to leave Sam and find her way back to town–to safety. Elaine’s fear for her own life and Sam’s well being creates a conflict, but she knows the small voice is right. Elaine begins to agree with her ‘imaginary friend’ and contemplates the idea of leaving during a walk into the setting sun.
Elaine loses track of time and the sound of hungry wolves and lost light of the sun confirms it. Elaine’s life meets the eyes of a hungry pack of wolves and she has nowhere to go. Before the wolves can relish in their meal, a bright light engulfs them, forcing them to retreat in painful whimpers. The light sinks into Elaine’s feet and the voice booms in her head, telling her to run.
So, I know that was a lot of information summarized, but y’all know I try to keep a fair word limit for my posts. That’s part of chapter one. Don’t worry, it doesn’t go this fast in the chapter.
So, I talked about three different things here. I think I’ll leave you with that, mostly because I gotta go to work.
Have a wonderful day. I don’t know if I’ll post soon, because I’ll be going on a trip and don’t know when and how often I’ll be near internet.
I’ll talk to you soon… eventually…