Emphasis on “may”…the first one.
I’m just going to get right to the point: I’ve got writing issues. I can’t go three months without something new on my plate, or I get stir-crazy and frantic, like my world is closing in. It’s sad, people. Pity me.
Thanksgiving night (after eating far too much food, playing thanksgiving-themed games, singing in a talent show, tying for first place in said talent show, and then eating far too much dessert)I had a dream. It was so epic I think it might have tied with Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. I’m not even joking.
It was set in the 1890s, in the alleys of London, carrying the feel of Newsies and themes from The Thief Lord, and woven with romance, jealousy, oppressive family ties, secret background-stories, betrayal, and adventure. My favorite “character” in the dream was a carbon-copy of Alistair Brammer as he appears in the new Les Misérables film, and was consequently named Alistair. (I’m more than happy to have him feature in my book since he’s rather a favorite of mine in the musical theater world. If you don’t know his work, look him up!)
I definitely overslept, though it didn’t matter since I always do at Gramma’s house. People kept trying to wake me up and I’d shove them away, because even mid-dream I could tell this would make a fantastic novel. My consequence was that most of the Thanksgiving dinner left-overs had been eaten by the time I finally got up at almost noon.
But I think it was worth it.
I’d love to promise that I’ll be unveiling this new book soon (since the dream covered all the major plot points, and since I wrote it all down the second I woke up, I only have to write it now! cha-ching.) but I’m afraid I have to finish at least Esmeralda before I can conscience that. If it sounds at all interesting to you, though, never fear! It will appear soon enough.
Anyway, I’ll leave you with a temporary cover image, since even before I post it I must have a cover (oh yes, I’m calling it simply “Dream” for now, since that’s what it was, even though that has nothing to do with the story).
(And I think that “Ava” looks something along the lines of the girl in this picture, though I’m not positive yet.)