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Writing a novel has been a dream of mine for what seems like forever! Recently I've finally had the opportunity to put in the time and effort to begin my first project. I'm both excited and nervous…Continue
Andrea Phillips has not received any gifts yet
A loving wife and mother struggles with her unexpected feelings and lust for another man. As she wrestles with her morals and wanting, she will soon find out that the greatest betrayal is not her own!!!
It felt surreal to be sitting here on New Year’s Eve with friends and family as if it all didn’t happen. I could hear the laughter of everyone discussing their New Year’s resolutions. Each voice had a sense of hope for the possibilities that a new year brings - another opportunity to make their lives better than they were the year before. I couldn’t. I was considering how the past year had shaped my life and how I could possibly pick up the pieces and carry on.
Well there goes the rest of my wine and another designer dress. Upstairs to change, at least it gives me a reason to leave the party and time to think in peace. No one else knew and there was no one I could talk to. It was me that had to figure this out on my own. God, what a mess it had all become.
Very proud of this most recent accomplishment! Really feel like I have reached the turning point with this, my first novel. Does it sound insane to say that I was mad at my main character for the past couple of weeks? It was like I needed to take a break away from her to analyze her thoughts and decisions and figure out her next course of action. Even though I already know where I wanted to take her and the story. I guess it might be a good thing to get caught up with them. I feel like…Continue
I'm excited to have reached the 10,000 word mark on my first novel. I know that might not be a lot for those of you with experience but I'm feeling very accomplished this morning!!
p.s. I continue to really enjoy this site and so pleased I joined. You are one inspirational group!!!
As a new writer I'm finding that I need to take a break from time to time and let my brain catch up to my story. Then all of a sudden in the middle of the night an idea will hit me of how to pick up where I left off and my story continues...is this normal? I also find I keep going back and re-reading and re-writing what I've already written...Have you found this approach works for you or am I making more work for myself when I'll probably need my work professionally edited anyway?