I had posted on my older more personal blog, ThroughTheRough.blogspot.com that I have been writing my own books and stories. The following is just an update on the subject since my last post on my other blog!
I am so incredibly bad at posting regularly on here but I wanted to post an update since my last post telling you all about my writing project.
First I should probably tell you that in the year that I have been working on it I have settled on the name Life in the Pines. (Although that may change at some point, but for now that is what we are calling it. :) ) I am STILL editing. I have found that I pretty much retained zero information I learned about grammar in school and my manuscript is filthy, littered with little errors that need fixing.
Editing, if were honest, is a pain in the butt. It is hardcore. It is brutal and makes me want to throw a temper tantrum. It would be so much more pleasant If I had a personal editor! However I do love my characters and my story and I want to share a little about the book with you all and maybe a little excerpt! Here is a little bit about the story...
Fear of death and uncertainties have been the ruin of Luna for most of her life. She struggles to see the positives that are all around her every day but her long-time lover, Drift, is always there to pick her up and brush her off again. Together they live in what used to be known as America. After the world war that destroyed the planet, tribal communities were formed in order for the human race to survive. Luna and Drift live in the Pines, a tribe whose main export is lumber. Life in the Pines has been predominantly peaceful and happy but lately things are becoming curious. The unpredictable rainstorms are getting stronger, wolves threaten to move in, and a peculiar visitor is thrown into the mix, creating an even bigger storm in Luna’s mind. When true tragedy strikes, Luna and Drift find themselves venturing out into the unknown in the search for safety for them and their family.
I'm so excited to get to share this stuff with the world, with YOU! This book writing journey is so much more than I thought it would be. I have met some of the best people through entering the writing community on Instagram. I am so stoked to keep this going! Below is an excerpt from my book! I hope you like it and stay tuned for more in the future!
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~ Thunder sounded in the distance ruining the enchanted moment created by Drift’s kiss. Luna turned to see ominous clouds, churning all shades of deep gray. She guessed the storm was twenty to thirty miles offshore. Lightning flashed in the clouds here and there, once or twice touching the water underneath. Luna let out a disappointed sigh and turned to Drift, who was still looking at her. He gently tucked a lock of her pale hair behind her right ear.
“Do you see that? It’s coming this way,” Luna said, wearing a worried look on her face. She moved off of his lap and plopped back down on the blanket to his right.
“It might not. Let’s hope it’s not anyway,” Drift tried to reassure her. He leaned over and gave her a kiss on the cheek. Her skin grew warm there and it spread to her heart. She didn’t want their date to be over but there was no chance of continuing it. The distraction didn’t last long and her focus was back on the storm again.
“It is coming this way. I can see it. We have to go.” Luna wasn’t doing well at being positive like she knew she should but warning Drift that they needed to go before they got fried by lightning bolts was better than freezing up and thinking of all of the bad things that could happen. ~
Okay guys! Hope you liked that little taste of my book! Hopefully I will be able to post more soon!
Thanks for reading!
Catch me on Instagram in the meantime! @AskSeekKnock