Monthly Archives: January 2014

Drops of Rain Prologue

Little by little I am pushing my way through the first half of this new book… I forwarded out my Prologue to a few of my beautiful and honest friends and they loved it. I am sharing it with all of you. (Note: It is unedited, do not copy or duplicate)…

Prologue

Two words.

That’s all I was given.  That’s all that was said.

I knew this moment was coming and I didn’t really expect much to happen, well maybe I did a little, but it was just the silence of the moment that I can’t seem to forget.  The silence is so loud that I can actually hear the air ringing off of my eardrums.  I want to throw my hands over my ears to make it stop.

Two words….eight letters that have forever changed my life.

I thought that I would feel different.  I don’t know why.  I’m sure it’s coming, the difference, but at this moment I don’t really feel like anything has changed.  This moment looks just like the moment an hour ago and I suspect that in one hour from now the moment will be pretty similar.  Or maybe it won’t.

I think that maybe I’m frozen in this moment.  My father is sitting next to me in the other high back chair.  I can see him out of the corner of my eye and he is leaning over with his elbows on his knees and his head is dropped down.  There is soft piano music playing, it is coming from somewhere in the background and the sun light is streaking rays through the window into the room. I can see the dust particles as they swirl around in the air.

My hands are down next to me and my fingers keep rubbing the fabric of the chair, back and forth back and forth.  The fabric feels almost like velvet, so soft.  I officially hate velvet.

I continue to watch the dust swirl and somewhere in the background I can hear voices, but I don’t know what they are saying.  The ringing in my ears has turned to more of a thumping.  My pulse, my heartbeat, I focus on the thumping and the dust.

Someone touches my shoulder and it breaks me from my frozen moment.  I turn to look up and see my father.  I can’t help but notice the dark rings under his eyes.  He looks like he has aged so much recently, how had I not noticed this sooner.  He shouldn’t look like this, he’s only thirty nine.

It’s then that I realize the moment has changed.  Everything has changed.  I can feel my heartbeat drop from my ears to my chest and as I look around it begins to pound faster and harder.  I can feel the imprint of the dragonfly on my skin and it feels like a hole is being burned into my heart.  The room has gone dark, I can’t see the dust and my eyes begin to blur with tears.  The music isn’t playing and she isn’t here anymore.

Two little words.

She’s gone.

Hello 2014!!! This Is My Year!!!

It is officially 2014, and this is officially going to be my year!  I love to read good books and I love to write amazing stories.  For years I have been writing because I enjoy it and like most wannabe writers, completing and publishing a novel is on my bucket list.  In 2011, my husband challenged me to complete the November 50,000 words in 30 days from www.nanowrimo.org.  Well, I am happy to report that I wrote 60,000 words and walked into December with my head held high.  Now you may be asking, “What did you do with it?” and the answer is nothing.  This story is sitting on my desktop waiting to have the holes filled in, be revised, edited, and sent out into the world.

I’m not gonna lie, I think the process of publishing whether independent or trying to find representation is extremely intimidating.  However, over the last two years I have followed and read some amazing books by amazing authors and I think to myself…if they can do it so can I!  E. K. Blair, Jay Crownover, Natasha Boyd, and Colleen Hoover you ladies inspire me…

My only resolution for 2014 is to write a novel, revise it, have it edited (let’s be honest, I was a chemistry major in college and it’s going to need some professional help 🙂 ), and to figure out the world of self publishing.  I am excited about this journey and for my friends and family who are supporting me…Thank you! I love you all!

Cheers!!!  And here’s to following my dream….