Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday's Wanderings --- Locations from Surrender the Wind

Along the Coast of Cornwall

A little something to add. Cokesbury Bookstore is offering 'Surrender the Wind' at an incredible discount this month. 71% off the cover price of $13.99. It's on sale for only $4.00!
With Mother's Day approaching, a novel that sweeps readers away to another time and place is an ideal gift. If you purchase a copy, let me know. I'll be happy to mail you and your mom a few goodies.
Some of my readers have been asking me how the book series is going. Very well. Book 1, Before the Scarlet Dawn, is with my editor. She is sending me the micro edits very soon. I'm hoping and praying the manuscript doesn't come back to me dripping in red. Book 2, Beside Two Rivers is progressing with lots of twists and turns. The first draft is only 20-25,000 words away from being complete.

Why do I bore you so with these details about my writing journey? To let you know that if I can do it, you can do it. Writing takes an awful lot of patience and discipline. If you have those two things, which I believe you do, otherwise you would not have the desire to be a storyteller, keep at it despite a rejection.

Do you have the desire to write?
Does it burn in you when you think of your story?
What kind of reaction do you get from family and friends when you tell them you want to be an author?


Debra E. Marvin said...

Love the painting. I'm going to be in Cornwall, fictionally, for the next book.
And "next book" I read will be Surrender the Wind. Finally!

thank you so much Rita!

Melissa K Norris said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I just received a request for my full manuscript. My heart is hopeful. :)

Rita Gerlach said...

Hi Debra,
Cornwall is a great setting. Every read the Poldark series or see the Masterpiece Theater version? It's set in Cornwall -- windswept moors and stony beaches.

I hope you enjoy 'Surrender the Wind'. Seth, the hero arrives in England and travels through Cornwall to Devonshire.

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Jessica Nelson said...

You're not boring me at all! I love hearing about writers' journeys because they inspire me. :-) I hope it doesn't come back dripping in red either! That's such a great descriptive.

Rita Gerlach said...

Hurrah, Melissa! That is exciting news. Be sure to let me know what happens. To get a request for a full manuscript is a big deal. I'll be hopeful with you.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rita -

I've followed your journey for awhile now, and you're an inspiration. I'm so glad to hear the series is progressing.

Susan :)