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The Beginning

Updated: Jan 14, 2021

It was ten years ago in my kitchen while cooking dinner that the idea of A Lost Woman developed. Immediately, I wrote down the idea in my journal, which I still have today. Unfortunately, shortly after I started writing my first novel, I had to put it on the back burner. I was pregnant with my first child. Fast forward six years, I finally found the time to start writing again. Of course, in those six years a dozen other ideas had developed and been written into my journal.

So which one to write?

I asked my brother this question, which he promptly responded, "write the Alabama tear-jerker for sure." So started my journey of writing my first novel. For six months, I attempted to write after my children were tucked away asleep, or in the early morning hours before anyone woke up, but I could never get past the first part. Life would interrupt my thoughts, pulling me away from my passion and forcing me to adult. Then finally, I gained the opportunity to have an uninterrupted week to myself! By the end of the week, A Lost Woman was completed - roughly of course. Little did I know, that was only the beginning...

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