Welcome to my tour stop on The Unsacred Gift Blog Tour. This is the final day of the blog tour and I hope you checked out all the other stops. Today the author has put together a guest post of how it all started! Enjoy!
How It All Started
One day I thought to myself, I could write a book. Then I started laughing and told myself to get my head out of the clouds. I told my mom that I wanted to write a book. She looked at me like I lost my mind and kept washing clothes. I began writing words like I always do and never go back to it. I wrote one page and then I left it in my computer. I didn’t think that I would ever go back to the document until a couple of days later Sicily “Sissy” Monroe whispered in my ear.
Two days passed by and on July 18, 2010 someone started talking to me in my head. I thought for sure I needed to be admitted to the mental hospital. I was at work when the “voice” began speaking. I got out of my set and looked around to see if anyone was around. No one was there, so I sat back down. Then it spoke again. What is it? What do you want? I though. Then the “voice” just started talking to me. So, I began to write everything down.
Hours later I wrote 4 chapters and I couldn’t stop. I went home to tell my mother about this voice that was talking to me. She didn’t look at me like I was crazy this time. I told her about the story and the plot.
“What should I call this book?” I asked her. She looked up at the ceiling thinking. We sat in silence for about ten minutes, and then she spoke. “How about The Unsacred Gift.” I stood in the middle of the living room floor thinking. “Uhmm...I like it!” Two and a half months later The Unsacred Gift was finished.
For the record I did not plan all of the characters out. Sissy just popped out of nowhere and made a name for herself. When I thought about her mother, Tina, I knew that I had to have a character that had a similar personally like my mother’s. Although the character is not exactly like my mother, they have the same interest like the Food Network and cooking.
Mark (which is Tina’s fiancée) is more laid back and has a loving heart. I didn’t want her mother to be alone, so I decided to add a male character. Sissy had no knowledge of Mark until she went back home, but sparks flared when she was giving the news about their engagement.
My co-worker read bits and pieces of the book as I was creating it. She said that Sissy needed some type of happiness, so that is when I created Chris. I didn’t know if I wanted to kill him off to make matters worse, or just have Sissy run him off herself. I guess you have to read the book to find out...LOL!
Then there is the Monroe family Tiyanne (Auntie), Tyler (Uncle), Grandma Monroe (Grandmother), and Heaven & Halo (cousins), whom you will meet at Granny’s birthday party in The Unsacred Gift.
Have you ever had a dream that came to life? How about losing the one you love and not being able to save them? What about a gift that you were cursed with? Well image having all three like Sicily "Sissy" Monroe.
"Some might say what I have is a gift. I say, I want to return it." Sissy declares.
Sicily "Sissy" Monroe has all the qualities of a perfect young lady. She is almost where she wants to be in life. But lying deep in the pupil of her eyes hold something that she cannot get rid of which interferes with her plans. She fights everyday with no one but herself. After having her first vision at age six of her sister's (Misty) disappearance and the dreams of failing to save her, Sissy wants no part in another person's fate. For years Sissy tried hard to avoid contact with people because she feared foreseeing their death. In keeping with this, she tries to stay away from her family. Little did Sissy know she could not run from her past, or her gift. She hopes someone will put her out of her misery, but she will soon discover that her visions and dreams were just a mere image of herself.
Author bio & links:
C. S. Dorsey currently lives in Northern California. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with an Associate’s Degree in Financial Services, and is currently working for a financial institution. She never thought about writing until one day this girl started talking to her in her head and never stop.