It’s that time again! You all now get to learn the facts about my newest project! (And in case you missed it, this project is untitled, so I’m referring to it as Rowan’s story. You’ll learn why).
Also, I’m sorry for falling behind on posting. Again. *deep sigh* But now let’s talk about fun stuff, like writing!
Rowan’s story is a YA urban fantasy retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. And I am so excited for this story. I love it!
I actually don’t have a word count goal for this story. I outlined it differently than I have in the past, so I don’t know how many chapters it will be, and in turn, don’t know what word count to shoot for.
And now, time for the synopsis!
Rowan grew up seeing monsters. But that was just her imagination. The wolfish wraiths were simply the spawn of her young mind trying to cope with a rough childhood. As she grew up and moved on, Rowan stopped seeing them.
But when she returns to her hometown in Arizona one summer, she starts seeing them. And it’s different now. They are clearer, sharper. Real. And dangerous.
What does any of this mean? And why do the monsters Rowan sees sound like the ones in her great-grandmother’s diary? When Rowan realizes that these wraiths are somehow real, she teams up with her cousin Chase, the one person who’s ever been able to deter the monsters, even if he can’t actually see them. And what is this “touch-point” that keeps popping up in the chronicles of her family’s history? And why does her great-grandma write the word magic more than a normal person would, almost as if she believed it existed?
Fairy tales are sometimes real. And their stories don’t just stop when the written fairy tale ends. Whether Rowan understands it or not, she’s in the middle of a battle with monsters of magic. And she will have to face the beasts.
And that’s the blurb! What do you think?
In case you didn’t know, Rowan’s story is the project I’m working on with the YWW Author program, so writing this one is going to look a little different than my past novels. But I’m super excited about how this new writing process looks. I think it is going to be really good for me and my writing.
I’m writing it in first person, present tense, which has also been really fun. I really like how deeply I’m able to dive into Rowan’s character voice. And she has a really fun voice to write in.
And yeah! That’s about all the facts on Rowan’s story for right now!
Until next time!