I'm Back and Grateful
Hi everyone, I’m back from my vacation and thankful for everything I’ve learned about myself and my relationships with others. I was able to extend my heart beyond my doubts and let God direct my footsteps in order to gain wisdom. I’m tremendously grateful for the opportunities.
I was also able to do some good editing, visit a great sushi place in Delaware, and spend time with friends and family so I’m ready to bury myself in my writing. I entered The 21st Emily contest hosted by the West Houston RWA so I need to expand North Star before December. Yep, that’s right. I need to take a novel that I’ve completed and re-written several times and now add 100 pages.
It’s a little funny because I remember cutting so much text from North Star because I wanted it to be a contemporary series but the story still has some plot holes that need to be filled. For instance, Graham and Caresse battled many obstacles to be together but I don’t think I actually revealed the depths of Caresse anguish due to Graham’s betrayal. I know I can write this part of the story now and I pray that I’m able to give the readers a sense of Caresse’s motivation to love in the face of great odds.
I know this writing will be cathartic because it will force me to look at painful experiences though the eyes of Caresse. I’m not sure if she’ll respond the way I would or if her anguish will push my novel into a new direction but I guess that’s the wonderful thing about writing novels… sometimes the characters drive the story more than the author.
Well, I hope I haven’t lost some fans because I failed to blog regularly. I was trying to take a leap of faith in an area of my life that needed me to be fearless. Was I successful? Well, only God knows for sure. I truly hope all of you are living your own romance stories that affirm true love is attainable because if we stop believing in love… so will our children.
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