The Other Side of the Table (Break-In)

Published on 12/06/16

I am proud to announce that my novel, The Other Side of the Table (Break-In) was published on 12/06/16 and is now available on Amazon.

Front Cover for The other Side of the Table (Break-In), published on 12/06/16

Front Cover for The other Side of the Table (Break-In)

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Many writers that start out begin by writing short stories. Me? No, I had to jump right into not only writing a novel, but a series of three.

When I started this project, I read two books on writing books, Creative Writing for Dummies by Maggie Hamand and Writing: Step By Step by L.C. Walker. Sounds odd, right? I learned a lot from them, though. They cover many topics from starting your novel to editors, ways to get published, cover design and much more. Both mentioned how many people start writing a book and then either never finish it or don’t publish what they completed. I vowed that I wasn’t going to fall into either of those categories.

I came up with the title and story line at work, either at a dead table, or on break. Some authors outline their books before writing so they know what’s going to happen in each chapter and how many chapters will be in it.

Before starting the first draft, I knew the beginning lines of the book and the ending. I made up the rest of it as I went along, letting each scene be a surprise. That is another way to write your book.

Writing the book, for me, was the easiest part of the process. Then I joined the Henderson Writers’ Group through Meetup. I learned a lot from their constructive and tactful critiques of my book and will continue to learn from them. If you’re a writer or an aspiring writer, I encourage you to check them out. The editing happened last, which may make your head explode. Mine almost did a number of times.

I am always up for a challenge, and this process was just that and I found it very rewarding and fulfilling.

I am looking forward to the next step in my writing…the next novel in the series, The Other Side of the Table (Fate Lingers) which is in progress as of today.



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