Friday, June 20, 2014

The Insignificant Amy Dodd - Creation Mode

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the voices in your head became real? I'm not talking about schizophrenia. I'm talking about "self talk." You know when  you do something stupid, and you say to yourself, "Oh, you idiot," whether out loud or in your head. Have your ever had arguments with yourself? Amy does. And sometimes they argue back.

Amarie (Amy) Dodd is a seventeen year old high school senior. She is not happy with her life. She feels as though she has no control over her world. She tries her best, but it never seems good enough. She has issues with her mother, (what teenager doesn't) but the issues are a bit more complicated. She lost her best friend, who now bullies her, but most of all she's fighting herself.

Amy is an artist. She loves to paint. I found this painting on Deviant Art by an artist whose login  is Lady Echo. I really like this picture. This is the closest to Amy's style that I could find. Ethereal, calming. A painting that takes you someplace else. 

My characters talk to me and Amy was shouting at me to write her story. It was consuming my thoughts, so I put my other project to the side to work on this one. My goal is to have this one out by the first of next year. I'm sure the writing will go faster once my kids are back at school.  Right now, they want to spend time with me - for some odd reason. Probably so I will take them to the pool. :-)  I will update you soon. 

Take care and have a blessed day.


  1. Oooh did I hear a bit of Amy in that last paragraph? (for some odd reason) I'm excited to be your critique partner on this fabulous book. Your readers are going to love it!

  2. Can't wait for the new one Lisa! I'm still waiting on Fat Farm to hit the big time! It just needs exposure because it is AWESOME!!!!! ....And so spot on in today's times! Once people discover it, they will be hooked!