Thank you to Jacinda Buchmann, author of Indigo Incite, for her awesome post on the idea of writing about Indigo Children.
It’s been asked by some readers of Indigo Incite how I came up with the idea to write a story about Indigo Children. I can actually thank my grandmother for planting the seed of the idea in my head. When my son was born, seven years ago, she gave me an informational book about Indigo Children and suggested that I should start researching the concept because she “knew that my children were going to be special”. Well, of course, doesn’t every mother think that her children are special? LOL! But, I was intrigued by the concept because I have always felt different and out of place. I used to chalk it up to the fact that I am an only child and assumed that was the reason I preferred hanging out with adults instead of children my own age, but looking back now, I can see there was more to it than that. I think that by giving me the book about Indigo Children, my grandma was saying more than just, “Hey, look at your child. He’s special.” She was saying, “Take a look at yourself, there’s a good reason you’ve always viewed the world differently.”
When I told her that I was going to write a book, she suggested that I go with the concept of Indigo Children and present it in a way that would “enlighten and entertain” readers who may have never heard of the concept before. I kept her suggestion in the back of my head for a few years. Though I wanted to write, I was in the middle of completing my Master’s degree, in school counseling, and I had a newborn. Needless to say, I didn’t have a lot of time to write a novel. Fast forward four years. I was sitting at my desk one day at school. I was now a school counselor and pregnant with my third child. Yes, third. It was the week before winter vacation, and so, I didn’t have a lot of students traipsing into my office, which meant that, for once, I actually got to enjoy an uninterrupted lunch break. It’s funny how I can still vividly remember that moment when the idea of Indigo Incite came to me. Before, there had merely been the idea that a story about Indigo Children would be kinda cool. And then, as I ate my taco salad (yeah, I even remember what I was eating that day, though I probably couldn’t tell you what I had for lunch yesterday), the entire concept of the story came to me. I grabbed a piece of construction paper that was sitting on my desk and began to rapidly write story plot ideas. They were random ideas at first, but quickly, the story began to evolve and by the time my lunch break was over, I had a very general outline of the story and characters.
I spent that winter break creating a detailed outline of the story, and after that, it became a slow process of writing, one chapter after the other. I say a slow process because I had two young children, I was pregnant and working full-time. That summer, my mother thought it would be fun to hang out in Arizona and she became my “nanny” for a short time. I have her to thank for the opportunity she gave me to hide away for six hours a day and completely finish the story, while she watched the kids. Though I know Indigo Incite would have eventually reached completion, it definitely “came to life” much faster with the opportunity to write for several hours each day. Now that I’ve had the chance to share Indigo Incite with readers, I am very excited to begin writing the second Installment in the series, Indigo Instinct. I can happily say that this time around it shouldn’t take three years to finish. Indigo Instinct is in the works and should be out early next summer.
About Indigo Incite
There are no secrets
Sixteen-year-old Tyler believed that his extra-sensory powers were a secret, but when his twin brother, Toby, is kidnapped by a covert government agency, he realizes that he has no secrets, and he has nowhere to hide.
He’s not alone
Now, in order to save himself and rescue his brother, Tyler must call upon the help of four strangers. Unknown to each other, Eddie, Liliana, Grace, and Sarah share a common bond. They are Indigo Children. With extra-sensory powers of their own, they must unite with Tyler in order to maintain their freedom.
They’re on the run. They’re on a mission. Romance is a distraction that Tyler can’t afford. But sometimes, the heart has a mind of its own.
Time is running out
Will they find Toby before the agency finds them first? Find out in Indigo Incite, Book One of the Indigo Trilogy.