Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Grant's Crossing Update - More Than Anything and No Matter What

I have great news! I finished my first draft of Joey's book: More Than Anything and No Matter What

Following the tragic death of his father, 8-year-old Joey Parker and his mother move away from Pittsburgh, PA to create a new and better life for themselves. In Grant's Crossing, Ohio, Joey and his mom settle in a new town where he creates new friendships and finds his first love. The story follows the adventure of a young boy as he becomes a man who falls in love and serves his country. 

I printed out a hard copy for editing purposes and it's so beautiful. 

Dad really liked it and yeah - his opinion is somewhat biased, but...he reads spy novels and thrillers. My book is contemporary fiction and sure, it has some action in it as well, but I take it as a compliment that he really liked it. Mom's reading it now. She'll cry at the sad parts, I just know it. She's into romance and mysteries, but like me, she's a total sap when she reads books or watches movies.

I know what you're thinking and yes. You're right. I can't judge my book based on what my parents think, but I'm happy to start with two thumbs up anyway, even if they are reading my UN-edited, UN-proofed, UN-revised, UN-copy of my book.

Once they're done and I get my hard copy back later this week, the real editing work will begin. Right now though, it seems that much more real!

In the meantime, I'm working on revising and creating a new outline for my earlier book, End of a New Life, which is back from the editor and in need of a major revisions. I totally pantsed it whereas I did a much better job of planning More Than Anything and No Matter What.

End of a New Life picks up right where More Than Anything and No Matter What leaves off and follows the intertwining lives of Joey's best friend, Derek, and Callie, a new arrival to Grant's Crossing. 

Happy Reading! 

        - Heather

Twitter - @GrantsCrossing 

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Goodreads - H.M.S. Brown 

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