Sketches over the past couple days from the ‘Divinities of Chaos’ series I plug away at sometimes when I struggle to write ‘Chronicles of the Children’. The first book ‘The Cloud Thieves’ I’ve been contemplating for awhile now but its only recently, this last week in fact, that the entire series has just…clicked and whoosh, I’ve got a plot.
It came about in the oddest of ways. On Monday night I was in my Dad’s office crying, sobbing over being in pain, and how I’ve lost my dreams and my strength. This person isn’t who I am, its not the real Kylie. Being so trapped by a broken body, how can I keep going on.
Dad simply told me to hold onto my writing, to simply just keep writing, it is what I am good at, what I love, and to continue to do what I love to do.
Then it came to me. The plot of the series. Just…like that, sitting in my Dad’s office, I realized that all this time, I had been missing the most valuable lesson to be learnt by the main character. He’s in a wheelchair, he never gets out of his wheelchair…he feels just as inadequate, hopeless and despairing as I do sometimes, that he cannot be the man he wants to be because he is broken, but despite his inability, he learns that it is not always through strength and might that great deeds are done. So suddenly I had a my plot, boy wants to change his fate, two deities who are fighting the Fates, and the eventual acceptance that sometimes, you don’t get out of your wheelchair, but you might learn and grow, and get somewhere amazing in the process of trying. I can only hope that in my journey I’ll learn and grow and get somewhere amazing too.
Wow. I ah…actually drew something romantic. That never happens. *hides*