So, it’s been about a year and a half since I started this blog and have been working furiously away at my WIP, but I haven’t actually told you what it’s about, have I?
I’ve been hesitant to say much about the story for fear that if I did, the story would then mutate, ninja turtle like, into a different sort of beast. I’ve found that spilling the beans on my stories too soon usually ends up confusing anyone who read the finished piece.
But, I’m at the stage where things are near as done as I can get it. So If you’re interested, here’s a general idea of what it’s about…
Alessandra Salazar is not a murderer, not yet. As a child, her grandmother gifted her with two things: an ability to foretell death, and a vision of her fate. She gets swept into a world of endless day where sorcerers are burned at the stake, machines are fueled by blood, and the man she is destined to kill rules as emperor.
Aided by a circus troupe, and a magician that conceals real magic behind an act, Ales seeks a way to thwart destiny and return to her world, but there are those invested in seeing her destiny played out, and a sinister old force at play, that cares not for the fate of humans or empires.
Word count: 102k
Tentative title: The Book of Day
And no, that’s not my query, but it’s the beginnings of one, I think. I was interested in playing with the reverse of the ‘chosen one’ trope. What would someone do if they found out they were destined not to save the world but break it?
Um yes. So yeah… beans all over the floor. I hope these don’t sprout into giant beanstalks. LOL