In 2015, I completed my first fiction novel. It was a journey like no other. I have always written non-fiction – first as a columnist, next as freelance writer for Hearing Health Magazine, as a reporter, and a few other venues. It came as a surprise how much fun it was to write fiction. Developing the story and characters, editing and editing some more, reading and re-reading never seemed like work. A friend in Tennessee helped with early editing and I had a friend and my daughter read the book for believe-ability.
After two rejections and two letters with encouraging suggestions, early in 2017, I began a major rewrite. I’m letting the story and characters take me on a twisty path until the story ends.
January 2018 update
Since I first wrote about this, I had another rejection suggesting I write in third person. I am doing that now and am almost done. I am learning and loving it.
Updates will happen but I have no deadline!
BLURB: Ella Rose Story dreamed of being a singer and songwriter. When a connection between family, old friends and the music studio where Ella works intersect, at 18 her first recording with a renowned Gospel band becomes reality.
When her daughter becomes deafened due to illness at age two, Ella’s music becomes silenced as well. Friends and family eventually pull her back into the world of music, with surprising outcomes.