Looking forward to meeting agents and publishers to pitch Love in a Broken World:Two Sisters Journey to Forever Love at the New Jersey Romance Writing Conference 2018
Put your heart in a Book!
beginning October 19, 2018
If you are interested in joining us here is the link:
Now, back to the journey in the writing of this story.
The rough draft of the book is finished and in process of revision.
Next, editing and sending to anyone that is interested.
Today, I begin my synopsis and attempt to revise and edit the first three chapters for pitching to editors and agents at the NJRW conference.
Looking back over my life I must admit it is time.
Biggest hurdle for me of late?
This past summer I determined attendance at this conference is my next step. Unfortunately, my mother (almost 90 y.o.) broke her leg in April and it was not healing so well. I was hesitant in committing to the conference. When one of my writer friends signed up I felt even more compelled to go, but hesitation hung heavy over my head.
Q (my husband) and I left at the beginning of September for a quiet vacation on a lake in Vermont. My intention there: write synopsis, revise and edit first three chapters.
The plan seemed clear and easy. Take care of those things during the 10 day vacation, return to sub in the local school district and register for conference. Then continue working on revision/editing of the entire book.
We all know about best laid plans of mice and men.
Two days into vacation the call came. My sweet mother was not doing well at all. Her kidneys were failing after an emergency surgery of her colon. All of these events after we were in Vermont.
Q, my wonderful husband, rushed me to the nearest airport and I arrived in Texas within hours before her passing. I stayed in Texas to plan and finalize the funeral with my sisters and life-long friends until the third of October.
With registration only days away, I contemplated the trip, the commitment, the opportunity. After much consideration, I registered and sent in my requests for editors and agents.
After all. My writing is a tribute to my mother and her life. She lived a good one. I chose my pseudonym for her. Nellie Jane is my mother's birth certificate name. It seems only fitting to fly into this dream adventure after she flies into the arms of her savior and begins her new dancing life with my dad.
I will touch base with you after I've experienced this conference.
Have a blessed day and remember
Forever Love, It happens...
Nellie Jane Romance
by Robyn Rochelle
If you would like to read my tribute to my mother on my other blog, here is the link:
Tribute to the real Nellie Jane