Sunday, April 1, 2012

a-z awareness

My theme for the A-Z Challenge is my book BECOME and the world of my DESOLATION series.

The main character, Desi is not very self-aware. At least not at first. During the course of the series she learns a lot about herself and the world she lives in--or rather, the worlds she lives in.
"Awareness" by firheruwen
Sometimes we go about our lives like we live in a tunnel--and we aren't even focused ahead. We're walking in a tunnel with our gaze fixed on the ground right in front of our feet. We are not aware of what's going on around us or how those things affect us.

Desi is definitely this way, but in BECOME, she's forced to realize that she doesn't live in a tunnel--she's a part of life and life requires that we act. At first Desi's efforts to act are misguided and clunky. She doesn't know who she is or even where to start making changes in her life.

But as her awareness grows, so does her faith in the people around her--even if she's not willing to give herself the same courtesy.

18 comments:

  1. It's all about personal discovery and growth.

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  2. Ooh..can't wait to read more. :)

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  3. Very nice post. A lot deeper than mine. I chose Angst for letter A :) I can't wait to hear what happens next for Desi.

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  4. Great start. Awareness is like awakening. Something new is about to happen.
    Play off the Page

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  5. One of my favorite character arcs.

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  6. Love this. And I can totally relate to not being aware of my surroundings. My husband and daughter tease me about it all the time.

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  7. I love your A-Z Challenge theme!

    It sounds like Desi goes through significant character growth.


    The Golden Eagle
    The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

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  8. I'm interested to see where her journey will take her!

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  9. I love Desi - can't wait to see where she goes next!

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  10. Good way to introduce your book, Ali!

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  11. Nice start for A-Z Ali :D Did you check mine out? It's about Ace Ventura :) yadinbromberg.blogspot.com

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  12. I think people in pain are often not aware of much of anything outside of that pain. And Desi was/is a person very much in pain.

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  13. This is such a wonderful theme. Having read the book, I'll especially enjoy getting your insights on various things as the author.

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  14. A very nice topic, Ali. Keep writing!

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  15. I love your theme, Ali! And I can't wait to read DESOLATION!

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  16. Great theme for the challenge, ali! Looking forward to an inside peek at Become!

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  17. Thanks so much for visiting and for your support everyone! I appreciate you!

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  18. Self-awareness is a tricky thing. Some people don't focus on what's ahead, and some focus on what's so far back that they are blind to what is in front of them. Awesome start Ali and I look forward to reading more of your A-Z Challange!

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