Author Raven West

Vashti’s Daughter Chapter 2

It just occurred to me that if my goal is to write a chapter a day, this blog home page is going to fill up very fast. So, I will only post the blog every 5 chapters, however the actual chapters will be posted daily.

Chapter 2 is 6 pages and 3,600 words. Not that I’m counting or anything. Jus

Read the Next Exciting Chapter of Vashti’s Daughter! Who is Nathaniel Braverman, Ph. D.?

I realize I’m 4 days behind on my “chapter a day” challenge, but truth is, I had planned on just re-writing and editing the first 27 chapters I’d already written…. but in the world of imagination and creativity what is planned is seldom ever what is actually what happens

As I was writing, so many more characters were “born” into the story. As a result, the intricacies of the plot kept changing. My network of ideas kept growing, my “imaginary” people kept interrupting my chain of thought to where I had to shout SHUT UP!! just to make them stop.

It didn’t work.

I’m now sticking to my new schedule. Day 1 – started writing at 8am – took lunch at noon – started writing again at 1:30, finished Chapter 10.. 4 pages at 5:00.

It may need some tweaks, but my eyes, fingers and backside are starting to feel the strain.


Chapter 11 – Are Anna’s dreams driving her crazy or is she really traveling back in time?

Now that I think I’ve been able to figure out the new WordPress format, I’m once again posting new chapters to the entire Vashti’s Daughter page. However to make it easier to read the latest, I’ve created chapter banners (see above) so they should be easy to find.

Also, to keep your interest, I will be posting a one or two line synopsis on each chapter so you’ll know what you’re getting yourself into!

Chapter 11 – – Is Anna going crazy or just not getting enough sleep? Perhaps a visit to noted hypnotherapist Dr. Walters will give her some answers, or it might just lead to more questions – especially when she hears the recording of her session in Persian! Anna doesn’t speak Farsi.

Chapter 10 introduced Nathaniel Braverman – the author of Vashti’s Daughter and a direct decedent of Queen Esther. You will learn of his passion for basketball, his championship season at Syracuse University and what motivated him to give it all up and spend his senior year studying in Israel.

Chapter 12 preview: Syracuse U vs USC basketball at a charity event at Staples – Anna finally meets the mysterious Nathaniel (Nate) Braverman, WAS this the first time they met – or was it only the first time this time.

You’ll have to wait and find out!


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