What’s this? A NEW BOOK!?!?
Why yes, yes it is, and you should be very excited about it. I’ve been toying with the idea of a Golden Goose retelling for a couple of years now, but every time I went to work on it something always felt off. So I put the general concept on the backburner and let the overall concept simmer for a while. I knew it would come to me when the time was right.
WELL THE TIME IS RIGHT PEOPLE.
For trying to be an author, I’m pretty terrible at putting into words how flingin’ flangen’ exciting this is when it happens. The closest thing I can describe it to is like a sort of rush, all of my vague concepts ideas floating around suddenly click in the most natural way possible, and all I can do is hang on and try to remember everything flooding my brain. Now, even though I’m pretty amazing and extremely humble, the plot is not 100% figured out…YET. But I have a beginning, an end, some key in-between moments and some squishy characters. I’d say the battle is half won.
I won’t lie, I’m low-key dying to begin working on this, like, five weeks ago. But we all know what happens when I start working on a novel without a solid, 100% complete outline (ie MOUNTAINS BURN AND SUNS IMPLODE). So I’m going to continue carving it down to the masterpiece it yearns to be, and I think I might make this my NaNoWriMo project for this year. I know Camp NaNo is just around the corner but….HAHAHAHA. NO.
I know my mock cover states this is Book 6 in the series, but that’s only a rough guess at this point. Right now it’s flip-flopping between being either the 5th or 6th, as it can easily fit either way. That’s interesting to absolutely no one but me, but on the tiny off-chance this is published as Book 5, I don’t want a screaming banshee banging on my door screaming ‘YOU LIED TO MEEEEEEE!’ I get enough of that already. I don’t need to add my books to that mess as well.
Are we ready for this? I am. You better be too.
Coal wants a family. That’s all he’s ever wanted. But all his two best friends have ever wanted is to be rich, and up until now he never thought that was a problem. He’s lived a life of making himself invisible, working hard as a baker’s assistant and avoiding the witches that roam the countryside. After sixteen years he’s tired of chasing imaginary wealth, and he’s almost saved up enough to buy his independence.
Only his friends don’t see it that way. And when the incessant desire for more lands one of them in prison, Coal has to make a choice-pursue the family he’s always wanted, or protect the only family he’s ever known.
DO YOU LOVE IT YET!?! Okay, probably not since I made up that blurb on the fly because otherwise it would take me years and I wanted to post this now. Don’t worry, I’ll polish it up later. But I do think it gets the basic premise across, and that’s all I can ask for at this point.
Some other facts about Glimmer:
- the hero is a transgender boy
- it’s set in Prydell, the same country as my book Gingerbread
- the main characters are named Only Coal, Off Chance and One Cent and they are precious lemon drops that need to be protected
- lots of friendship goals
- way, way, way too much food
- seriously, be careful
- a super long, perilous journey to the ends of the earth except not really
- super scary witches that will eat your face off
Is that too vague for you? Yeah, only a little vague. But that’s okay, because I promise it’s amazing and wonderful and all those good things. Plus it has some seriously adorable characters, so there. So what do you say? Are you ready to plunge back into a world of witches, gold, and splendor? Yeah you are!!