Thursday, March 24, 2011

A story reborn...


Out of the ashes rose a phoenix...wait scratch that, a raven.

When I was thirteen years old I began my love affair with dark, paranormal fiction (back then I think the whole section of the bookstore I was drawn to was simply called "Horror." One of my favorites was Of Saints and Shadows by Christopher Golden. Some of the vampires in the story could transform into animals. This inspired me to write a novel about a young shape-shifter on a quest. I called it Ravyn's Quest. I began typing the story on my tiny Mac Classic. I actually made 3/4 of the way through the manuscript before I realized I didn't know how the story would end. I sent my character on this treacherous journey only to realize I didn't know what she was going to do when she got to where she was going. I always thought in the back of my mind, some day I'll finish it.

It has taken me seventeen years but I have finally resurrected my story. The original version is still trapped on that little mac, but I didn't need it anymore ~ I started from scratch. The story comes to me in waves, and I feel I have a solid idea for the whole novel. So far I have completed a preface, and 2 chapters. I am very excited about this project. Wish me luck as I dive into writing my first full length young adult novel.

3 comments:

Christopher Golden said...

Good luck, Christine. :)

Christopher Golden said...

Good luck, Christine.

Christine said...

Dear Mr. Golden,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comment. My mom and I were lucky enough to meet you at a book signing about fifteen years ago. That experience, combined with your wonderfully imaginative stories helped inspire me to take an interest in creative writing as a teenager. I hope you are doing well and look forward to visiting your blog!