Monday, April 8, 2013

Introverts and writing

I thought that being unemployed would give me a chance to write more. While it is true that I have started to write a third novel, I have almost finished editing the first novel and I have started to transfer to my laptop and started editing my second novel, I have completely and utterly neglected my blog.

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

I apologize.

To my friends that might just click on my Facebook link (by accident or on purpose) that leads you to my blog you'll understand that my lack of post is not only limited to blogging. To the random stranger that has somehow found Aspiring Toward Austen and was hoping for useful information or if you were just hoping for a bit of entertainment, I am sorry I have let you down.

I am not one to openly discuss or bring up my writing as I found out not so long ago. Not only am I afraid of the critique be it good or bad, I am embarrassed and quite bashful when it comes to discussing it and that might just be the root of my lack of blogging. The following quote best describes me.

"Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story, but don't want to make eye contact while doing it." -John Green.

Bear with me or better yet join me as I try to find my voice outside of writing novels, as I stumble on this path that i have chosen, while I master the art of making eye contact while telling a story, as I gain trust in myself as a writer and as I strive to achieve the ultimate validation of a published work.

Query like summary? Maybe.

Kareline Cardenas is part of families of curanderos, modern day witches. Kareline uses her unique abilities and knowledge to fight the dark forces that most people can't even fathom that exist. Yet in the country of her ancestors, El Salvador her abilities are rendered useless as she encounters an evil force possessing a young woman that barely leaves Kareline alive after their first battle.

Kareline knows that she was too confident in her abilities and too reckless in her haste to confront the demon that she decides to slowly study and comprehend what she is facing. Kareline is aware that there is a limited amount of time to separate the young woman from the demon. Unfortunately Kareline is called time and time again to use her abilities to help strangers and even her own family member. Each time Kareline uses her abilities she is left exhausted and stretched too thin. It is physically draining and emotionally hurtful.

Why is the evil that runs amok on earth feels a lot more stronger and dangerous in the tiny country of El Salvador? Why is Kareline the strongest and most unique member of her families? Why is falling in love with a dark eyed stranger during Kareline's weakest, difficult, strongest and triumphant time of her life feel so right and wrong at the same time? And just how many lives will be at stake when the final battle battle between the demon and Kareline occurs?