I have no idea what it's like for other writers but when a new idea creeps up on me I find myself obsessing on how to build the world every time my mind has a spare moment. My brain goes to it automatically like a screensaver on a computer. Generally I fuss with the details in my head until I can write a blurb and then I really get going. I think Bozena's name will get shortened to Zena and I'm super excited to start. At this point I don't know if it will be sci-fi or fantasy but I'm certain it will be fun!
Bozena Skala, The Wanderer
Bozena Skala was committed to an insane asylum as a young girl after the unexplained disappearance of her half-brother. At eighteen the authorities deem her lucid enough for release as long as she remains medicated and reports to a psychiatrist. Her mother, Rowena, sends the family lawyer to meet Bozena at the gates. She will gift the Skala Estate to Bozena and give her access to her inheritance with one non-negotiable condition - she never wants to see her daughter again.
On the way to her childhood home Bozena accidentally interrupts a gas station robbery, saving the life of one of her dead brothers friends, Dominic Vargas. Unwanted attention from the police and media ensues. Bozena feels ill-prepared for the onslaught and the situation brings back memories she'd rather forget. She flees to the Estate in hopes of resuming as normal of a life as possible.
That's not to be. Secrets await in her family home. Some more dangerous than others...