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Thursday, March 25, 2010
How it all began!
In late September of 2009, I went out on a limb and created an outline for a story that had been brewing inside my head for weeks. I broke the story outline into three main parts: beginning, middle, and end. For a solid hour, I sat on the back porch of our family home, with the children's laughter in the background, and filled five pages of what would eventually become my 100,000 word manuscript. The plot of my young adult novel changed, however, as I dug deep into the main characters heads (yes, of course they are fraternal boy and girl twins). Midway into the book, I tousled with the narrative, pondering if I should use first-person point of view or omniscient third-person. After several phone calls to my mom and dad, who have proof-read and offered invaluable feedback, I realized the person whom told the story was Me. Therefore, I stuck with third-person narrative and continued writing the remaining fifteen chapters. Given that it took four months to complete the book (or better known as my fifth child), I have high hopes that before the end of 2010 a wonderful literary agent will come along and offer representation. So this brings me to today. After equerying a handful of well-researched and sought after literary agents, I pray that one day soon my email inbox will contain the offer I so long to see. I look forward to sharing more of my writing journey with you and best of luck to us all!