My latest short story "The Night the Lights Came On"

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Calling All Beta Readers!

I am currently writing something unlike anything I've ever written before. I'm writing a romance drama novel. Think The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks as far as genre, but a very different story that revolves around love and tragedy. You know what's cool? My wife had the idea and sat down with me as we wrote the 1,700 word outline together.

It draws heavily from our life and the many struggles we've had with our children's medical conditions but also uses stories of other lives we've heard about to crank up the drama to eleven. The characters are going to go through A LOT of crap which is something I've really been trying to improve in my stories. Everything is always too easy for my characters. In the writing of this novel I'm going to put them through hell. The unimaginable is going to happen to them. Can their relationship survive? Can they survive? I don't know what I would do with myself if I went through what we've planned for this poor couple. 

I'm posting new chapters on Wattpad. I just started writing it so I'm only up to two chapters as I write this blog post, but I'm hoping to bust the story out fast. If you have a ton of patience and don't mind waiting for the next chapter to be posted every week or so then I'd love your feedback on what's working and what's not working in my story. It should end up being a pretty short novel at around 60,000 words but that's just a guess at this point. I'd really love your feedback and it could help me shape and mold my story to be a better one! If you go on this journey with me I'll be sure to send you a free copy when it's all said and done. So come join me on this long road and thanks for stopping by.

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