Worked on my middle grade chess fantasy book a ton today; inspired! There is music in my story, and it was such great fun to write lyrics. Planning to query it in March. 🙏
My chess book has grown into a middle grade chess fantasy. Querying begins this March.
Twelve-year old Princess Cassie, child of Mars and chess goddess Kaissa, escapes to New York City when a war is waged against Chess Mountain. Disguised as a mortal student in a chessy classroom, Cassie befriends humans and thwarts a bully while struggling to find the only solution that can solve her kingdom’s conflict.
What do you do when the book you are writing tries to turn into a musical?
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night nor 2020 pandemic will stay this courier from bringing her students CHESS!
Practicing social distancing to the max, but can’t complain about the view from my turret cell in East Tennessee.
I’ve received positive and helpful feedback on my book, yet it still has not found a home.
To rewrite, or not to rewrite; that is the question.
The answer may be somewhere in-between doing and not doing.
But Yoda might disagree. 🤔
Praying, Writing, Exercising, Tutoring, Chessing
Ah, to be remembered for grandmasters and grapes,
for Narnia and philosopher-scientists,
for St. Exupery and our avian companions on Earth,
for spreading chess fever to help us find our voice –
Thank you for this reminder
of the true curriculum I am meant to bestow as your guide –
yes, a teacher in disguise!
Still striving to take unstained out of this world…my panache!
Now that the outline is done, Book Two of my “Chess Gods” fantasy chapter book series is being written. My MC and the others insist that they move forward NOW￼, as I continue to query for “Chess Gods: Cassie Checks In!” (Book One).
Do you find that your characters sometimes try to be “the boss of you”? 😆 In this case, I appreciate their nudging!
Taking a break from the last edits to my chessy chapter book for some R&R. Loving my time with a fine friend and upper crust delights. #lovemesomedowntonandtea