And another Title IV finalist is signing in--I hope! This is officially the first blog entry I've posted--anywhere, anytime. Hopefully, I'm doing it right...
I'm Lexie O'Neill, a writer living not far from Charleston, South Carolina, but raised on top of a mountain in the backwoods of Virginia. In fact, I'm staying with my sister right now and looking up at Tinker Mountain as I struggle to find just the right words. Yesterday, twin fawns munched grass in her front yard and not long before that, a black bear destroyed yet another bird feeder. It's a different world.
Maybe that's why I write about different worlds. My entry in this contest, Backwoods Invader, was about an alien prince crashing in these mountains and having to deal with the rednecks--including one Delaney Harris who'd rather not deal with another strong man.
The manuscript I'm starting to send out is called The Eddy Complex. It's a medieval version of The Oedipus Complex, only twisted (as if the original wasn't strange enough). There are fat fairies and cruel unicorns and predictions which may or may not come true.
Now, I'm waffling between working on The Lion's Den, a total departure in that it's a contemporary about a church secretary who just happens to fall for the guy who's inherited the local strip joint. Or The Electra, a follow-up to the Eddy Complex, in that it's a new version of a greek myth. In The Electra, I plan on writing about a princess whose parents are estranged and her father loves her more than anything, and attempts to prevent her from meeting any suitable suitors. As if that will work! OR I might do a follow up to Backwoods, in which the feisty middle sister meets the younger son who has been deposed, called Backwoods B----.
So what will I write about in future blogs? If you're interested, I plan on writing about my writing and writing in general. I also hope to throw in what my chapter of RWA is doing--shameless promotion for everybody!
Before I go, thanks to all the other finalists who have posted before me--and the guest bloggers--so far and to come! Have a Wonderful New Year!!!!!!!!!!!