Okay guys, Christmas is coming early this year. I’m going to share a little about the novel I’m writing. No need to thank me; I know it’s the present you’ve been wanting since I started this website.
The Words We Hold Deep is about the complicated relationship between the women in the Clark family after tragedy strikes. One of the underlying themes is the fear of being honest. It’s about the things they wish they could say but are too afraid to say. About the truths that they keep hidden, sometimes even from themselves.
First there is Willow. A strong-willed artist raised by her grandparents, she has more questions than answers and a deep fear of commitment. What will she do when her inability to open up threatens her relationship with the man she loves?
Then there is Evie. A free-spirit who lets her grief define her. Will she be able to not only admit her mistakes, but forgive herself, and finally make amends with Willow?
The matriarch of the family is Bea, who holds onto secrets as tight as she can to keep the cracks in her family from breaking apart completely. Will she be successful?
We all know people who are honest to a fault. The ones who point out the spinach in your teeth, or that your pants make you look fat, or who tell you your business idea is awful. But I guarantee that even those kinds of people have their secrets. Hopes, dreams, fears, embarrassing or illicit moments. What happens when these things are let out? Is it cathartic or catastrophic? And on the other end, if you find out someone else’s deep-seeded secrets, does it change your feelings or opinions about that person? Can it help you understand them better, empathize with them more?
In my book I examine these questions and more. I’d love to hear any insight or personal experiences you want to share on this topic. Just comment below! And if you want to make sure you get all the latest updates on my book, follow this blog!