Thursday, March 29, 2012
Welcome, Jenna Storm to DIO
by Jenna Storm
I've been writing for several years, researching the industry, sending out submissions, receiving rejections *smile* it's part of the process and it wasn't until this past year that I experienced the joy of having my work accepted by a publisher. I consider myself very lucky to be a part of Muse It Up Publishing! Now I'm even luckier because my book released on March 23rd and I've had the pleasure of working with two wonderful editors at Muse, Nancy Bell and Valerie Haley who have helped me make The Burning Seal ready for readers and a very talented cover artist, Suzan Safi who created a perfectly eerie cover.'
Now onto what Im really here to talk about...the evolution of an idea. Specifically, my story. My idea. Years ago--yes, it took that long to get this story published--I had a question run through my brain, what would it be like if major events in our lives repeated and we were given a chance to correct a failure? Hmmm. For major events to repeat the characters involved must reassemble to play out their original role. Of course, reincarnation. Now, if the same soul reborn could remember the pain and suffering from each life and carry the scars with them for each rebirth well...that would be some heavy internal conflict my characters might suffer.
Voila! Souls were scarred and internal conflicts born. I didn’t stop there...I added the five elements, Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit, Hierarchy demons, struggles for domination, magic, an ancient grimoire thought to be a myth and psychic abilities. I’m pleased to say the ideas continue to flow for the series and it’s exciting to see it expand. I wish all the writers who are enjoying this blog the best of luck for their future writing career. Remember, the smallest idea when questioned, poked and prodded can expand and take on deeper meaning.
The Burning Seal, the first book in the Element Series is available now. https://museituppublishing.com
Her Last Kiss paranormal romance, now available at http://www.wickedinkpress.com