I just watched an interview with a director who is releasing an independent feature-length film on Sept. 30, about 7 hours before my book is released. He was asked if he was excited. He said, “No, it’s terrifying.” I found myself nodding in agreement. It is scary to put yourself out there. I completely share his sentiment.
Is it really "ish" when I am actually updating you on nothing but my book? I feel like "ish" implies that it's kind of about the subject matter, but not really. Alas, I am an elder millennial, and I am likely using the "ish" wrong.
My first glimmer of “The Author and The Illustrator” came to me while I was staring out a a church parsonage window... By chasing everything but writing, I was (and have been) living a life that is not true to myself.
Annie. Foster mom. Self-taught baker and chef. Avid reader. Though strict and a bit old-school, she's a fierce protector of the children under her care. But she knows things she couldn't possibly know. Jayne believes she's either watching the kids with surveillance cameras or is psychic... yes, she's most definitely psychic. Annie is a supporting character in "The Author and The Illustrator."
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When it comes to Steve, Jayne's obscure social worker, there is much more than meets the eye. He's old-fashioned, stays cool in any situation, and believes in duty and responsibility over anything else. As far as good guys go, he's definitely one of them, but it wouldn't kill him to crack a smile, and maybe buy a car that was made in the past two decades.
Character Bio: Nichole is smart, athletic and sometimes a bit of a jerk, especially to Jayne. Nichole doesn’t have a coming of age story; her teen years were thrust upon her, leaving her angry and confused. She doesn't fully understand why, but she believes Jayne has something to do with all the weird things happening at the foster home. The trauma of not knowing her past and her struggle to know the truth mold her into a fierce daughter, sister and friend.
Jayne is perfectly content staying off the radar of bullies at school, reading, watching movies with her best friend, and going on family outings with her mom and dad. Life is pretty sweet and perfectly boring. But everything changes while on an early morning bike ride with her parents, when a tragedy would lead to a discovery about her family's history that is anything but normal.
Here's an update on my bOOOOk timeline! Goal set.
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