Starless Sky and Seven

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My Journey through a Starless Sky – Part 1

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I remember the exact moment I began to write Starless Sky. I had just finished watching 13 Going on 30 on FX (the let’s-play-this-movie-a-hundred-times TV station) and I was bored, which usually triggers my writing. I’d been playing around with some ideas for the book for awhile, but I never thought it would turn into something serious. Too many times than I’d like to admit to, I had starting writing a story and then grew uncommitted and stopped. I didn’t have much hope that Starless would be any different…but when I realized how much I just wanted to finish a story, not to get published or anything, but just simply to finish it— I turned to prayer.

How I got the idea for the story was simple. How many times have you read a book or seen a movie where a character dies and you can’t help but bawl your eyes out?  (Never? Well then, may I recommend Nicholas Sparks?) I have experienced my fair share. So, I wanted to find a story where I could tap into something as deep as death, but instead of leaving the reader in despair, portray hope. That was the main reason I wanted to write this story. I wanted to take on the challenge of writing a book about death that wasn’t sad.  In addition, the story gave me an opportunity to draw from my own very real pain of having recently lost someone I loved so much.

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June 18, 2010 at 3:53 am

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And then you feel it. You can feel the ground moving beneath you and everything around you quickly falling to the ground. The world is cumbling into nothing and all you can do is stand still and watch the earthquake consume everything you once knew and loved. But then you open your eyes and see that everything is at ease. And it’s so surreal that as the war and the earthquake go on in your head, everyone and everything else around you is completely fine. Then you realize that life has been moving on without you as time stands still in your head. You realize that somehow you have to start moving with time…with life.

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April 17, 2010 at 4:25 am

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