I am working on a book about a murder, what lead to it, and how does love, beauty, insanity play a role.
A loose thread of truth runs through my newest book that I am in the process of writing. The main character is based on my great-great grandfather and the people and town that surrounded him. He was murdered in real life as he will also be in the book.
I did and am still researching real events. It turns out that family lore was not reality but some saving face for the man who I discovered was not a person of integrity or great character. His life makes for a great book. However, it stirs deep reflection within myself. What genetics did I inherit?
During the writing process, it has been a dark place to visit. Truth stands in dark contrast to stories I have always heard. Coming to terms with the evil within him has taken some adjustment within my mind. I am thoroughly exploring possibilities and how I now imagine his life playing out in my mind as questions arise as truth reveals itself.
Even with a plot line, I am not sure how the story will end. I do know that at the end I will be a better person for having explored the depths of darkness so that Yah’s Light can shine brighter through me as I change and grow and repent on what will surely become exposed.
Stay tuned for more updates.
*Yah=YHWH the name of God in Hebrew. I prefer using the Name and not the title.
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