This is me a few weeks ago recovering after my op. I'd put in so much effort on my new book before entering hospital that it became a real motivation to get well. Though I have to admit I couldn't have cared less for some time after leaving theatre!
I kept remembering those repeated phrases from the Bible, "And it came to pass." And yes, it did! I am still a
little slow and not allowed to drive, but only a few more weeks and that will pass also.
I have enjoyed my participation in our ICFW blog. I have followed many of our authors' successes and empathized with the struggle we all go through to bring our books into being. Many of you have shared great advice. And I found that so many published authors have felt the need to go the Indy route, thereby bypassing the often year long wait for a contract and another year to get the book published.
With the technical expertise of a friend, I have gone this route and my historical romance is almost there. It was edited professionally, but along the way I discovered many irritating mistakes where I'd added extra information that needed correction.
The book has been formatted, with finished cover, my library number, and bar-code. All we need now is to give it to the printers and await that first copy to check.
Everything can change in a heartbeat ...
Mayfair London, 1859
All is well in the well-to-do Cantrell household until its scheming mistress begins to act on her self-serving plans.
Forced into the security of an arranged marriage and an uncertain future of eloping with her heart's desire, Charlotte Cantrell's faith and integrity are tested to the limit. Either choice threatens dire consequences to everyone she holds dear, and even as she hovers over her decision, she knows that once made it will affect the entire course of her life.
Only an unforeseen event can rescue Charlotte from personal tragedy and forsaken dreams.
I'd be interested to know who of you have had a strong motivation to write after a difficult experience. I know personal experiences - either great or disappointing - have often become a part of my stories.
(For more information on this novel's availability contact: ritagal at optusnet dot com dot au )