It has come to my attention that my post from yesterday may have been too “bold” for some of my viewers, so I thought about protecting it with a password, but I decided against it because if those viewers find out, it may not be too bad. My blog should be a safe place for me. . .
Anyway, last night I finished/completed another one of my journals. . . 😥
It’s always kind of sad when I do so because I feel like I’ve completed another chapter in my life, as if my life has been shortened now that I have filled up an entire journal with months worth of work and dedication and characters and story plots.
That’s why I always have a backup so that when finish a journal, I have another to immediately start, so that I don’t lose the motivation to write. . .
It’s funny—I used to insist upon myself that everything be orderly in my journals, that everything be perfect, but now my favorite journals are the ones that I wrote freely in, drew whatever I wanted with no restrictions, brainstormed ideas for new plots.
(Gem Graceson was the pen name I was debating on using. . . And, I have a series that is very spiritual based, so that’s why Lucifer is mentioned! The crazy man page was an article I was writing for another novel. I just love the randomness my journal contains!!!)
Anyway. . .
So, I’m in the middle of writing this novel—which is the sequel to another—where a former slave, who is now Queen, is dealing with the trials her uncle is setting before her.
He wants to completely transform her appearance, and does so to the extent that even her closest friends can’t recognize her. He calls her fat because she has gained a significant amount of weight in the past three months and forces her to wear a corset. He strips her of her long hair and the natural waves that make her so beautiful; he cuts it, permanently flattening her hair. . .
I’m eight chapters in (about a 1/3 of the way), and I’ve just revealed this secret I’ve kept from the reader from the very beginning.
Honestly, it was probably one of the hardest things I’ve done, keeping a secret plot twist from the reader so that it makes a WONDERFUL surprise! (Other writers can appreciate this. 😁)
So, this Queen has been pregnant for four months, without telling her family and friends, except for her most trusted friend, who helps her work through all her hormonal swings and emotional outbursts, all the while her uncle is abusing her mentally for almost a year.
I know it sounds twisted, but there is a point in all of the uncle’s disgusting actions; he will be redeemed eventually, but he has to have all of his baggage out in the open before he can be delivered. . .
Anyway, I need names for new characters that will be coming up in the next 16 chapters!
If you have ANY suggestions, comment down below!
I’d really appreciate it because my family is sick and tired of listening to me ramble on about the plot lines of my novels.
Stay tuned for my next post. . .
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