I have been working on the new novel, O’Ceagan’s Legacy, and it is coming along pretty well. Not as fast as I’d like, but at least progressing. It took its first deviation from my original plan yesterday, which is a good thing. It means the characters are becoming real in my mind and making choices that I didn’t expect. This is what makes writing fun!
What exactly is a legacy? The Merriam Webster Dictionary gives two definitions for it:
1) a gift by will especially of money or other personal property: bequest.
2) something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past: Example: the legacy of the ancient philosophers
In my novel, the “legacy” is acting on more than one level. It also stretches those definitions to something more than what they might seem. But, as food for thought, a legacy can consist of more than money that is inherited. It can be a house or land or family jewelry. The value may be intrinsic or for the history. It can be practically worthless monetarily, yet worth a fortune in knowledge or sentimental value. How will this play into O’Ceagan’s Legacy? Quite interestingly, I believe.