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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!

16 comments:

  1. Tory, Your dad and I are so proud of your very first novel. I know when an agent acquires your project, the readers will be thrilled. Can't wait to see it in the bookstores.

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  2. Wow, that's exciting news! Didn't know you were a writer! Can't wait to see the book. Keep up the good work! Imagine this: I went to school with an author!

    Mesilla Jenkins

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  3. Wow, you go girl. I cant wait to read your novel. Let me know when it hits the stores!!!!

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  4. Can't wait to read it. Good luck.

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  5. WoW Tory!! I am so happy you haved found such Joy in writing!! Can not wait until your book is published!! You have such a beautiful family!
    Much Luck,
    Gerri

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  6. Such exciting and inspiring news, Tory! Keep me posted and best of luck. I can't wait to read it! Much love to you, Shea

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  7. What exciting and inspiring news, Tory!! I can't wait to read it. I know it's great because you are! Keep me posted. Love, Shea

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  8. Wow Tory, this is exciting!! I thought about writing a book one time but never got anywhere with it. I can't wait to read yours. Years from now when you are a famous author, I will be able to tell people, "hey that's my cuz"! LOL
    Love you,
    Tonya

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  9. Tory, I wish you the best of luck. You are living out a dream of mine too. I once wrote a book only on paper of course and who only knows where it is now. I have written several poems also. I hope this is only the beginning of something beautiful for you because you are such a beautiful person. I look forward to reading your published novel someday soon.
    Love ya,
    Angie

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  10. Tory, I pray your dreams of this come true. Just reading what you have now brings me to tears....cause I know how bad you wanted children and what you went through to get them...makes me think back on my precious children. And what we wouldn't do for them. I cant wait to read the book. Congratulations to you. Not many can say they have accomplished something so big Tory. I love your family and so glad you thought enough to conclude our family as a part of your beginning. To let us be one of the first to know to expect the book. Cant wait to read it. I am not one who likes to read a lot!!! lol, But I would be honored to be able to read your book. Simply cant wait! Lene`

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  11. Tory, I always knew you were multi-talented, but didn't know that writing was one of your talents. I always thought that may too tame for someone with your energy level. I'll bet you will be ultra-successful. You remind me of our oldest grandaughter, Brandi. Brandi has the same family makeup as yours almost. She has two boys and twin girls which she is in the process of adopting. Edd Williams

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  12. Tory,
    Sounds like you have got it all together.
    I am very proud of you and wish you all the best of luck. I love you all.

    Uncle Bax

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  13. Tory, I'm so glad you sent me the message to let me know about your blog! It's so good to read about what you're up to. Keep me posted on the novel...I'm really excited about it and hope to have the chance to read it SOON!! You are such a special person any way, but I think it's pretty awesome that you're going for it! I'll be praying for you about this new endeavor.

    Love you,
    Bridget

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  14. Tory,
    You were magical evan when you were my mascot in school, as you grew and defined yourself, you became more magical, and now, the world is your canvas....you made an impression on me long ago, and now you can make an impression on the world in the best possible way. I am so proud of you.
    Thank you for shareing this with me.

    Love you much,
    Brenda Frost

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  15. This is wonderful, Tory! I hope your novel will soon be published because you have already perked my interest!!! Keep up the great work!

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  16. Tory,
    I'm so proud of you for doing this. I'm glad it's now public knowledge and I can brag on you even more than I already do! You are such a wonderful person and best friend. I hope your book will be a success. Love you so much,
    Dana Massey

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