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Today I proofed the first 50 pages of my 300 page mainstream novel. I can't tell you how good it feels to be back working.

The other good news is, I still love this story and these characters. It's been a year since I looked at this novel seriously.

I decided to go with this project because I have two places to submit it. One publisher I found seems like a good match.  And while this book has had an agent before, I have the name of another one  that I think might be a great fit.

The main character in this novel is Vada Faith Waddell who has been unhappy for most of her life. She blames everyone besides herself for her
unhappiness. When she decides to answer a newspaper ad to be a surrogate mother for a childless couple, she sets in motion events that change her life and the lives of others in the small town of Shady Creek, West Virginia.

It's been a fun book to write and I hope it's  fun to read.

Editing and finishing should only take a few weeks. Then I can get it out.

Hey, have a great week end. Weather here is beautiful and I AM on the mend.

Blessings for reading my humble offerings. And for all your good wishes. Barb


  1. So happy to hear that you are working again, & so enthusiastic about your story. Love you!

  2. That is great you're back at it! I hope it's a huge success!

  3. Thanks both of you! I'm in a different place - praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!

  4. Sounds like wonderful news. I wish you much success. After your recent battle, this will be a walk in the park.

    Thanks for stopping by to walk with me.

  5. Hello There...thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your book. I too wish you much success. A book is something I'd like to do as well...just not sure where to even start. I'm off to catch up your posts this summer.


  6. Sounds like a great story! I'm glad you dragged it out and started working on it again! Good luck with it! I'm glad you are feeling better. To answer your questions:
    I am currently in northern IL about 50 miles nw of Chicago. But we are leaving here on Wednesday to go to central IL for a few weeks to be near my daughter and her family; then we head to AZ.

  7. How exciting to be on the road to finished! It sounds like a great story. Keep up the good work!

  8. Such a great accomplishment..I can't wait to read it someday...I'm glad you are doing better!

  9. That is a good sign - that you still like it. Good luck with it.

  10. So glad to hear your writing is going so well. It sounds like a really interesting story.

  11. Barb~ how exciting! I hope that you will share how we can get a copy once it is published! Im looking forward to reading it.

  12. Glad things are looking up for you, Barb. Good luck with the writing.

    Glynis Smy (writer)


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