Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Never give up

Finally, after my two-year hiatus from writing and submitting, a new book is imminent. I’m just waiting for the cover.

Titled Yesterday’s Dreams, it is set in the seaside town of Patiki Bay, at the top of the New Zealand’s North Island.

It’s the story of a young girl who, on her sixteenth birthday, gives her gift of love to a man, who unbeknownst to her, she will not see again for ten long years. The following year, she gives birth to his daughter, now nine, and brought her up virtually alone. The book opens when he returns to his old home town after ten years overseas.

It’s a moving story—I hope. At least, my editor thought so.

But it carries a message that hopefully, will appeal to everyone who ever had a dream. Of love. Of family. Of becoming a published writer

And we writers know all about dreams, don’t we?

We work hard on our stories. We edit. We cut and polish. We send it out and pray that someone else will love our baby as much as we do.

And when the publisher sends us a contract, or gives us The Call, we know our dream has not been for nought. We have done enough for them to want our baby and send it out into the world.

As one of the characters in the book says, “Never give up on yesterday’s dreams. How else can they become today’s reality?”

If writing is your dream, don’t ever give up on it. Work on it. Fight for it. And if you do, today’s dreams will surely become tomorrow’s reality.

Jean

PS: I waited as long as I dare before posting, but no cover was forthcoming. Next time.

9 comments:

Ana Morgan said...

Congratulations, Jean! The cover is only a visual enticement. From your description, the words will deliver a heart-warming read.

Sheila Tenold said...

Jean, Congratulations! I'm excited for you. I enjoy reading reunion stories. With a secret child in the mix yours sounds special.

Pamala Owldreamer said...

The story sounds wonderful.First love is so very special.I look back with sadness on the loss of the love of my life.For years I have wondered what if he had come back into my life.He didn't and I still think about him.Maybe that is why I write romance. The lovers always end up happily together in the end.A shame life doesn't always imitate art.

Emma Leigh said...

Congratulations, Jean!! How exciting. The book sounds like it would be a page-turner.

Jill James said...

Jean, you don't need a cover for that moving story. Can't wait to read your story about dreams coming true.

Clarissa Southwick said...

Congratulations on the new book, Jean. It sounds like a lovely story.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

How wonderful, Jean. Congrautlations. I have always thought it was best to dream big, who wants to waste their time of day dreams. always nice to se another success story.

Maree Anderson said...

Fantastic, Jean -- I'm soooo thrilled for you! Congratulations, and I can't wait to see the cover.

Big Hugs!
Maree

Joanne said...

Jean,
What a beautiful story. I'm so excited for you. Sincere congratulations.