Blogging 101 Daily Prompt

Day 11: Myself as an Author

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Bookish Choice.”

I think I’d like to be both, if that makes any sense at all.  I don’t expect to be as good as Dickens or Shakespeare, but I still want to be relevant.  I admire some of my favorite authors for a number of reasons, but at the same time, I am intimidated by them.  Their world building and character development are things I can only dream of matching.  I’ll get there, someday.  If only I could keep a steady progress pace on my book.  I have all these great ideas bouncing around in my head, but somehow I forget to write them down.


Drums of Autumn

It began at an ancient Scottish stone circle.  There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past – or the grave.  Dr. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice.  Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became a legend – a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child.  Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in the American colonies.  But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century.  Their daughter, Brianna …

Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the circle of stones and a terrifying leap into the unknown.  In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history … and to save their lives.  But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past … or root her in place where she should be, where her heart and soul belong.

This one is a bit more complex than the others, owing to the fact that there are now four main characters instead of just two.  If it’s at all possible, I love these books even more.  But they’re so long.  Sometimes I wish I could finish it just to start another.  But on the whole, I wish they wouldn’t end.