I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to post on the blog. Besides setting up a new house and learning about my new home town, I’ve been finishing up my latest YA book. It’s based on one of my favorite subjects when I was a kid —genies. I loved to read about the story of Aladdin. Watching I Dream of Jeanie reruns was one of my favorite things.
My genie is a bit different than the ones I liked when I was a kid. My genie isn’t blue like this:
He doesn't wear a funny costume like this:
He’s quite handsome and from a totally different era:
Yes, I’ve had some fun with the genie myth and created my own. The wonderful thing about writing fiction, especially with fantasy elements, is you can do whatever you want. So though I loved all the wonderful genies of my childhood, I wanted to do something different. A Victorian genie? Why not!
I’m in the final stretches of editing and rewriting the story. Revisions always take twice as long as I plan. But nothing feels quite as exciting as wrestling a story into shape. Next I'll be sending it out to my Beta readers. I hope they enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing the story!