Beautiful things are happening in my writing career. First and foremost, I have finished the second draft of my novel, Fascination. This novel is my largest writing project to date. I’m so excited to reread it this summer and work with friends to complete the story–sharpening characters and polishing the manuscript with any technical edits that remain. Fascination is a project of love that began with a need to tackle society’s mistreatment of the mentally ill. As you may have guessed, this is something that I have personally experienced along my journey.
I started researching the book almost ten years ago. And the more real-life stories I read, the more I realized society’s fascination with mental illness was coupled with a cruel aversion to it. So, I can’t wait for the book to be ready for publication so that it can start to fulfill its purpose of opening people’s eyes to prejudices and inequalities deeply rooted in our society, and ones that have for too long been forgotten. The good news is that the manuscript should be ready to query this fall. I have faith that this project will find the right path to publication.
Secondly, I had my first author interview published this week with Luna Station Quarterly. I am currently writing a monthly “Modern Muse” article for this stellar publication, and my short story “Eclectibles” is nested inside their last edition. So, if you’re interested in finding out a little bit about me and my writing journey, I would be honored if you gave this article a read.
Abundance, an overflowing of love, creativity, satisfaction, and success. These are the traits represented by the Ace of Cups. When your cup is so full, it has no choice but to runeth over. These are the truths I am realizing for myself, and the ones I wish for all of you.