“I like it.” Lije nodded with enthusiasm. “They say I’m gonna get me a real fam’ly. A fam’ly an’ no more hungry.”
Nat smiled and sighed. A family was all he had ever hoped he could get for Lije. “But I don’t need a family,” he thought.
–“Journey of Choice,” chapter two, work in progress–
*excerpt from today’s writing*
“There’s a train heading west tomorrow. You’ll be going with them.”
Nat’s glare hardened. “I didn’t ask to go west.”
The officer’s glare matched Nat’s. “Criminals need no asking. I suggest you bite that tongue of yours and listen to those in authority or we’ll leave you here to rot.” He turned and walked out, steady and looking sure of himself.
I really think writing “Journey of Choice” is going to be a challenge, as to place myself in Nat’s world means to place myself in a world where thinking is warped, as he is an unbeliever. I started the first chapter tonight and got stuck in the first page because I’m trying to find a criminal act for him to do (based on his street-gang lifestyle of survival). This really is a good problem, because Romans 16:19 says, “but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil” and it DOES make me grateful for how I have been raised. Yet when it comes to writing a message you feel the Lord leading you to write, it just makes one a little at loss of how to do it. 🙂
“What happened to Edward?”
I’ve had a few people ask me about Edward, from Journey to Love. Of course, my thoughts are: in real life, one might not know the end result of a life they reached out to. I’m content with leaving things where they are. HOWEVER. what if Edward DID have a story? Any suggestions? I’m just tossing around the idea of doing a short story about “The Letter’s Journey” or something, highlighting Edward AFTER Journey to Love. What think ye?
What comes to mind when you envision a strict, hard-to-please couple? Is it a wife who constantly fusses over her clean house? A husband who is harsh?
I’m working on developing characters for my next Orphan Journeys book, Journey of Choice. I have a good idea of how Mr. Strict needs to be, but I’m not quite sure about Mrs. Strict and am open to ideas. So, comment and help me! What characteristics stand out to you? And what would you have their names be? If I use your idea, I’ll think of something special to do for you. 🙂