Hello Everyone and thanks for dropping by! I would like to thank our friendly neighborhood Bibliophile for hosting me here today! I’m so glad to be here!
My Path to Writing
Books have always been a large part of my life. When I was a kid, I would lie on my mom’s bed with her for hours while she read to me. We did that every single day! One of my earliest memories is of my dad, sitting with his back against the door frame of my room and telling us The Lord of the Rings stories. He didn’t recite them verbatim or anything, but he’d read them enough to know the plots by heart. I was three or four years old at the time. At that age I was falling asleep to stories of Frodo and the Ring.
When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher told my mom that my vocabulary was good enough to write a book. I didn’t write a book at that age, but I thought about doing it all the time after that.
I often wrote stories in my spare time, though I was generally too afraid to let people read them. I got more chances to write in junior high and high school, and though I was pretty good at it, I didn’t think of pursuing it seriously as a career. I always thought I’d go into health science.
When I got to college, I started taking science classes, and my GPA promptly dropped. I was miserable and hated my courses. Eventually I realized science, though still fascinating to me, was not my path. At that point, I felt lost for a while, not sure what to do with myself. Then it occurred to me that I should put all my energy into my dreams of writing novels on the side.
Once I did, my whole life changed. I suddenly loved my classes (English and writing, now) and couldn’t wait to get to work on things. There are many professions out there that are considered callings by those that follow them. Things like police work or philanthropic work. For me, writing was the same way. And trust me, when it calls to you, there’s simply no denying it. ;D
"A flash of purple light. A rock formation. Brown boots walking across a room at eye level. Two large hands covering hers. A woman standing in front of a broken lighthouse. Blood on her hands. A whisper of a voice.
"These are the images that haunt Maggie. One afternoon a year ago, Maggie blacked out inexplicably. now a man with a spider's web tattooed on his eye has attacked her in her home. Things only get more confusing when Marcus, a man she vaguely remembers from her black out, show sup to take her away.
"Marcus is from the future and is a member of the Brain Chemistry Optimists (BCO). And so is Maggie. Her black out was actually a year's worth of time she spent in the future, fighting against collectives—people who have linked their minds together and given up individuality. The collectives are working to bring down the few individuals left, and Maggie learns that she is supposed to play a crucial role in these efforts.
"The members of the BCO explain that in battle, her brain was attacked, and she lost all of her memories of her time in the future. All she has left are flashes, afterimages, Persistence of Vision. Now she must relearn everything about this different world, harness mental powers beyond anyone's imagining, and navigate what was once a romance with Marcus. On top of all of that, she begins unraveling the mystery of her lost memory. However, for every answer she finds, it seems that another, more complicated questions arises. Will she be able to remember enough to help the BCO?"
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Stayed tuned for my review of Persistence of Vision!