- Publisher: Tilton House Press
- Available in: Paperback and Kindle
March 2021 Update
Two days ago, I dusted off the manuscript and have set a goal to complete it by June 1, 2021, with the possibility of releasing the book during the holidays.
Poetry is always part of my writing as I work on two poetry collections. During the 2020 holidays, I spent time writing chapters for Never Again, She Said. and The Storm (working title) which continues the story of Sarah and Ryan.
I even participated in the NaNoWriMo to draft a holiday fun romance novel which was fun. The characters created have lasted in my memory which is a good sign.
Maybe it’s part of my distracted brain or the financial demands of being a self-employed author and speaker, that generate the resistance of sitting down for three or four weeks to complete the draft. Also, poetry is freer more fluid and the thought of editing 100,000 words of a novel feels almost too much to ask my highly creative, stressed brain navigating a pandemic. I do find comfort knowing other authors took ten years or more to complete a fiction novel. So, we will see.
From September 2020 Update
My writing soul is focused on poetry which blocks any thoughts for finishing this book. I am about halfway through the manuscript and do work on the book from time to time. I will post an update in December.
This summer, I started working on “The Storm” the second novel in the three-part series for Never Again, She Said. The second phase of the life of Sarah and Ryan feels more grounded in the second book. I continue to add notes and dialog for Never Again, She Said, in between my poetry writing.
With the craziness of 2020, I have taken a break to finish my second poetry book, which feels more appropriate than finishing the manuscript. The story needs my full attention or at least that is what my brain believes. I also feel the need for uninterrupted time, which seems plausible during a pandemic, instead, I am distracted by hunting for food and toilet paper.
As I work on the novel, I will post additional updates.
Sarah and Michael Townson had what appeared to be a perfect marriage. She went to MIT and he had a successful commercial real estate business. Their son, Ryan excelled in sports. Sarah knew the image her husband carefully crafted was a facade.
Tense family moments were all Sarah knew from her childhood, experiencing the same in her marriage seemed normal at first.
Never did she expect her husband was hiding a secret from her. Just before the holidays, she discovered the bitter taste of betrayal and loss. The following events that unfold take Sarah and her son, Ryan on an unforgettable journey.
With the help of her best friend Janice Newport, Sarah finds the strength and courage to cope with her divorce and dysfunctional family. To break the chains of her past, Sarah makes a decision that shocks everyone including herself.