Work In Progress: Zin

I keep a pretty simple rule on writing. I only write it if its fun to write and interesting to read
"Are you working on anything now?"

I actually hear this question quite often.

The answer is "Always." Ever since discovering writing, it has become an integral part of my day. It is my 'tantric' practice at the end of the day to wind down and center my chi (if you understand that sentence, great, please explain it to me...). It's odd seeing other writers sometimes complain about trying to get the motivation to write and, in some cases, forcing themselves to write. For me, it is merely a case of wishing for the opportunity to write as my day-job and quarter-dozen children mandate all writing be a night-time task squeezed into the few precious hours between the kid's bedtime and my own. So, to all my fans out there (both of you), I say fear not, I am always working on a new book.

So, what am I up to now?

My current WIP is titled "Zin" it is primarily placed within the book of Exodus (You know, Charleton Heston, er... I mean... Moses shouting 'Let my people go' and charging off into the wilderness in a blaze of Pharoh's sunken army... ok... think about after that when the Israelites are in the wilderness and heading towards the promised land). The point of view is from a Cananite slave, named Tallia, who, after accidentally touching one of the Israelite alters, wound up with the unfortunate ability to hear the voice of God. She only receives snippets and bits and pieces of visions from God, some of which are meant for her while others she just overhears. She knows of the Israelites, only for their reputation for leaving no survivors (Don't believe me? There's a reason your Sunday School Teacher skipped Numbers Chapter 21 and Numbers Chapter 30-33, go look them