Here is the official book trailer for my first novel Just Say It. I am excited and terrified in equal measures!
I’d had a shot at writing a novel before, when I was in my thirties, but the time didn’t feel right. Although I had written short stories and miscellaneous features for magazines and newspapers since leaving school, I hadn’t honed my writing skills sufficiently to string together a 100,000 word novel.
The seed of an idea for Just Say It, planted itself in my brain twenty-five years ago, whirling around on the back-burner waiting for the right time for me to set it free.
When I did unleash it, all hell was breaking loose in my life, so I let it go of it pantser-style with a torrent of emotion. Never again. My pantser days are behind me now. I am 40,000 words into my second novel, a well-plotted murder-mystery spoof.
Finishing my first-born novel, Just Say It, I believe is a turning point in my writing life, but I couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragement of many.
The support and encouragement of members of the Jersey Writers Social Group has been invaluable, reguarly providing me with valuable feedback. I would also like to thank everyone who soldiered through reading some of the earlier drafts.
To push me over the line, as my friend Pat Stanley would say, I couldn’t have done it without Deb Sutton, who has, virtually, held my hand throughout the whole process. Thank you so much, Deb, for delivering tough love and teaching me so much.
It’s been a long time coming, but here is the official trailer for my first novel, Just Say It, which will be available on Amazon soon.