Tuesday, April 16, 2013

N is for NEED

Last year was my first crack at the A-Z Blogging Challenge, a blogging phenomenon created by the amazing Arlee Bird. The object is to blog every day of the month of April (except Sundays), and to increase the challenge (if you want), to blog thematically from A to Z. No sweat, right? Last year, I blogged about music with Jessica Bell. This year, I'm heading back to my roots and blogging about all things thriller. Join me?
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A little self promo... "The other me" is almost finished the second draft of a young adult thriller that might be my most ambitious project to date.

NEED is the result of an experience with my dear friend, Rocky who, after meeting a woman at the airport, made a statement about her that stuck in my head for almost two years before I put pen to paper. That woman is an emotional vampire.

How chilling. I knew exactly what he meant after he made the statement - she was absolutely draining, to the point where I felt weak after only a few minutes in her presence.

Of course, this interaction is not worthy of a thriller novel - but I've taken some literary license and NEED is absolutely a chill-worthy story. I can hardly wait to share it.

You might form some assumptions about the book based on the background story and Rocky's proclamation. But NEED is not a supernatural thriller. It is, however, the most raw - and frankly, literary - piece of work I've ever written. Ironically, despite it's clear diversion from my norm, it's also the story that flowed from me the easiest. And yet, I figured it would take years to complete. Funny how that works out sometimes, right?

What are you working on right now that you thought would be more difficult to complete? Why is it easier?

- Dawn


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  3. I thank Rocky for pointing me to your blog. I love it. Creepy and fun! I think fiction can really be easier when some other memoir/non-fiction work has been done - yea?