Last week I finished my new novel, tentatively titled Love X 2,and sent it off to my editor at The Wild Rose Press. I started it more than a year ago, before my husband got sick. Then it got stalled as I went through weeks in the hospital with him. I took me a while to recover when he died, when I couldn't do much of anything.
I recovered gradually. One day I thought I'd try to turn on the computer and read what I'd written some months before. Then, a few days later, I managed to write a sentence. Later still, I thought I might see if I could write a paragraph.I had to re-acquaint myself with my characters, and resurrect the passion I'd felt when I started the novel.
In the midst of all this, I sold my house in North Carolina, and moved to New Hampshire. I am starting a new life here as I reinvent myself.
The same week I finished the book, I learned that I am going to be doing a reading of my first novel, Heartfelt, at Gibson's Book in Concord, NH, May 31.
It seems very appropriate that we are experiencing the first signs of spring as I feel the same way inside myself.
Author - Carol Owen
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