Meet Eva from “Feathers in the Sand”

Hi Friends!

I’m reporting in on my Fast Drafting process (as taught by Jessica Brody) of my new novel, “Feathers in the Sand” (current working title).

I’m about 2/3 of the way done (I think, I hope!) with about 65,000 words in the Scrivener file. I should be done with this FIRST draft around mid-May and then the REVISING will begin. Am feeling really proud of myself for keeping going, although I will admit—some days it’s really hard to get myself into that chair.  My Inner Critic (I call mine Ethel) tells me a lot of lies but (for the most part) I’m not listening.

I’d like to introduce you to Eva (see above, photo from Dreamstime), the 11-year-old girl who has a really big role in the novel. Eva really IS an incredible kid, but at the beginning of the story, she thinks she’s just plain ordinary. Don’t worry, this will change by the end of the book!

The story is called “Feathers in the Sand” because  once she and her mother move to Seahaven, Maine, Eva is unhappy until she starts finding feathers. First they appear in normal places: the sand, the back yard, the sidewalk. Then she finds them where feathers don’t usually appear—the car seat, the fridge, a picnic table. Where are the feathers coming from? Eva believes they’re from angels. Her mother is skeptical. Do you have an idea? I won’t tell. You’ll have to read the book!

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