September – October
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.
Our SEPTEMBER Dare to SOAR participants!
Every writer is a reader, and I have been one since I was a kid. I remember taking frequent trips to the public library and returning home with stacks of books in tow. Check-out limits even prompted me to hide books so they’d be there at my next visit!
I dabbled with writing, but competitive sports (softball and basketball) were my primary focus pretty much until I got married. Then business ownership and a growing family pushed writing off the table until early in the new millennium I began ruminating over an idea about my favorite novel, Jane Eyre.
It soon became an obsession, and I wrote disconnected scenes and dialog until one day I found myself tapping out the words, “Chapter 1.”
That project, which eventually became my first novel Edward Rochester: The Master of Thornfield Hall, prompted me to find WindyCityRWA, a supportive place where I’ve learned so much more about craft and the real world of writing and publishing. Through WC’s help and encouragement, I’m about to set sail into the exciting world of indie publishing, hoping to have my book available late Fall /early Winter this year.
To find out when her first book, Edward Rochester: Master of Thornfield Hall is available for pre-order, add your name to her email list on her website, R.Q.Bell
She is like no one he has ever met. Their acquaintance grows into friendship, and he finds her full of whimsical contrasts. Yet she listens without judgment, and in her eyes he fancies empathy, perhaps even a longing of her own? But he must resist, for the secret he harbors means nothing can ever come of his forbidden desire.
Then one night, Jane saves Edward’s life, snatching him from a horrible death. In the intimacy of the aftermath, his feelings will be denied no longer: he is desperately in love with her.
For a man whose youthful surrender to duty long ago was nearly his undoing, he is faced with a choice: will he again yield to the will of others, to the man-made laws which shackle him to one woman, while his body and spirit yearn for another? Will he defy society, the Law — and even God — to get what he wants?