My eighteen year old sister rarely calls me, but for some reason I was on her mind one night in late August, 2013. The conversation was simple. She wasn’t asking me. She was telling me.
“You should write a novel. November is National Novel Writing month. We should both do it this year.”
I couldn’t wait until November. An idea had been brewing for almost a year, but it wasn’t until her phone call that I started to let it ferment. The initial concept was fleshed out and an outline began to form, as my husband and I brainstormed. It bubbled and expanded and grew until it became a full-fledged obsession.
On November 1st, I typed the final line of the manuscript in the Philadelphia airport on the way to visit my sister in Maine.
After five months of editing and shopping the manuscript around, I am creating this blog to keep you up to date on the publication of ERUPTION.