So yet again, I’ve switched works in progress, but this time, I think I’ve found my book. Yes, I have said that before. I really hope it’s the truth this time!
Working on book 10 in the Madison Meyer series should have been easy, though it’s a very emotional book and I don’t think I was ready for it before. Now, I’m ready. This book might break Maddie, but I hope she’s strong enough to come back from everything I’m going to put her through.
A long time ago, I found a legend about an alp. It’s a creature that feeds off bad dreams. Back in the day, it was a way for people to explain sleep paralysis, because they believed the alp would sit on their chest and feed off their nightmares. It’s a creepy image and I’m having a lot of fun working with it!
This book deals a lot with the abuse Maddie suffered at her Mom’s hands and how she never dealt with it. She’d lie about it or make excuses. This time, there will be no more excuses. Or will there? 🙂 I guess you’ll have to read it to find out.
The research I’ve done on abuse makes me so angry and I want to hug every kid who was ever hurt by the person who’s supposed to take care of them. I get it. I was a horrible teenager. I understand how frustrating a kid can be. But I cannot understand crossing that line. It’s something I’ve tried to subtlely have Maddie come to terms with, recognizing how she was indeed abused. It’s such a hard story to write for many reasons, but that one sticks out the most. Who will Maddie be when she heals from this?
Ok, I need to get to the bookshop soon, so that’s all for today. If you were ever abused, please know that I’m mentally hugging you right now. If you have ever abused your child, please get help.