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Blocked Much?

As a fledgling novelist, I have devoted several hours a day, over the course of the last eight months, to writing, re-writing and writing again. Although friends and family members have been supportive of my endeavor to write a novel, my journey has been a solitary experience. I’ve found that discussing the topic for more than two minutes, resulted in glazed looks that screamed the lights were on, but nobody was home. Understandably so, as I have learned that only a fellow writer could relate to the complexities of establishing plot twists, or creating sympathetic characters.

Now that this blog site is established, I find it cathartic to finally have a place to “vent” about my writing experiences. Before doing so, however, I would like to provide you with some background on my novel. Thus far, I’ve completed 210 pages of my manuscript. Although industry experts warn that an author should never pigeon hole their work into a certain genre, for the sake of brevity, my story is best descr…