Inspiration Board - Madison

Hello Beautiful People!

This time of year is always busy for the Tyner clan. Homeschool begins for the boy and I’m going to attempt to bring my 2-year-old in some activities – Lord help me! We also love to vacation this time of year. This weekend, I get the wonderful opportunity to go on a mom-cation with my mommy group. It will be nice to have a weekend out with the girls.

Pretty soon, we will be visiting Big Bend National Park and some of the surrounding area so be prepared for my social media to blast plenty of pictures. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to go, the area is where I will be setting my duology that will be published after I finish the Caelian cycle. 

Today we're going to look at...

Madison

Madison is probably my favorite character in Lost, but there is a new character being introduced in Bound that I adore as well and would probably have to fight for top spot. Knowing Madison, she would take me up on that offer. It’s probably narcissistic that I love Madison so much because according to those who know me, she is the one character most like my own personality.

That may or may not be so, but I do know that I didn’t base her off myself (not intentionally). Madison’s character came from the days when I worked with teenagers at my church. I had the opportunity to work with some girls who were hardened by their different lives and it was those girls who my heart spoke to the most. Each girl had a different story and each dealt with the hardships in their life from mild personality quirks to some self-destructive behavior. Madison is a version of those girls who closed themselves off from all except those closest to them and those girls who had such low self-esteem that they sought out multiple sex partners in order to fill that hole in their heart that only loving yourself can fill. I wanted to give those girls the representation they deserve.

In Bound, Madison goes through some amazing highs and incredible lows that will break down her walls and rock everything she thought she knew about herself and the world around her. My goal for each character in the Caelian cycle it to become a better version of themselves by the end of the story. 

Stay Awesome!

Writer's Block

I don't think I've truly experienced writer's block in it's true definition - inability to produce new work or a creativity slowdown, but I have experienced what I call Writers Attention Deficit Disorder.

WADD is when you know you need to write, but - oh look over there- something shiny and new and fun or you have an burning need to write a new blog post. *heh* OR when you are writing your current project and know exactly what you need to say and where the story is heading then... 

You get this amazing idea for another project and it's so cool. YOU MUST WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN NOW OR THE WORLD WILL END!

I am currently flip flopping between both spectrum's of WADD at the moment. At first, I was just taking a break to read these three eBooks I had pre-ordered months ago that were just released. Then, my husband bought us a shiny new bicycle trailer, so now we can drag the rug-rats out with us on our rides.

Now, I can't get two other projects off my mind. Grant it, when the time comes for me to start them I will have an awesome baseline to start outlining and world building, but come on, Donnielle, get your act together.

Now back to push through another 1,000 words on the second installment of the Caelian Cycle.

Wish me luck!

Vacation

Hello!

So this is where I have been these past few days and it was GLORIOUS!

There is truly nothing better than camping on the beach, cramped inside a small tent with my family. We slept 10 feet away from the ocean. Who needs a sleep machine? Right?

Although it was amazing, I am glad to be home where there are showers and less sand in unmentionable places.

Enough bragging. I spent a significant portion of the trip to and from vacation editing my manuscript. I finished my revisions and it is currently with my beta readers!! 

WOOOOO!

Right now we have a tentative release date of June 5th! 

- Donnielle