A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rainy Day and Jibutu: Daughter of the Desert

Those of you who write, or have close friends who write, will probably be able to relate to this post with somewhat more ease that others. But, Rainy Day is very, very excited! Rainy Day has finished her fantasy novel, Jibutu: Daughter of the Desert! Well, she has finished it to the point in time when she can now call for First Readers, and she is very, very happy.

The desert is a beautiful and exacting place, but no place for a lone woman to birth a child. By chance, Jib, leader of his tribe, came upon the mother shortly after she gave birth to a daughter. The mother died as she handed the baby, wearing only a net of stars and moons, to Jib who took her and with his wife Saba, adopted and raiseed her.

When Jibutu drinks the fermented juice of the Death Cactus as part of the ritual to become a Healer, she has visions of her birth mother, and hears her calling her by a different name that she can neither completely hear, nor understand. How does someone find her birth mother when her name isn't known, her tribe isn't known, her country isn't known?

While on her quest for answers, the Healer Jibutu discovers she is also a Shaman, and a member of the Family Nah. Before she can discover where she fits into the Family Nah, who her mother was, who she really is, she is taken into slavery, and loses everything and everyone she knows and loves.

Jibutu: Daughter of the Desert is 82,000 words, and if any of you, Dearest and Gentlest of Readers, would like to read an electronic copy as First Reader, and comment on where it works or doesn't work, why it doesn't work, where it is inconsistent, etc. and let Rainy Day know, please, contact her at lrgood68 (at) gmail.com (only put it all together like it's supposed to be;-)
Rainy Day has another novel, of Ancient China in the time of Genghis Khan that is almost ready for First Readers, Jiang Li: Fall of the Jinn. Rainy Day is a very happy person, and is about to 'retire' to the Quilt Room and leave writing novels for a much needed break!

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