A look at what I “hope” to write this November.

Yes, I caved. I gave in to the peer pressure. I agreed to give NaNoWriMo a try. I’m hoping I won’t regret it.

Thus far we have been to the local Launch party and it was equal parts good and bad.

Good because we made some contacts who could be instrumental in helping us to make it through this next month. Bad because we discovered that, even in NaNoWriMo – which is designed to give us a community of writers who encourage and lift each other up, there are people with absolutely no interest in lifting anyone else up. They’re out for themselves and you better just stay out of their way.

Well, that’s OK. I don’t need to be in anyone’s way. I’m just trying to keep my end of the bargain and get as many words as I can. And since I’m absolutely certain that this person won’t be writing anywhere near the same genre as me, hopefully I can steer clear as much as possible.

Anywhoo… On to happier subjects.

I have a rough synopsis of the book I hope to write in November and I thought I would share it with all of you.

And, once upon a time I used to dabble in digital signature designing so I threw together a cover for myself (I also did one for mom). Hope you like it.

                                          “A Mother For Leah” © Rachel L. Miller 2013

A Mother for Leah Cover 2Leah Fisher has lost her mother and, as much as they try, older sisters just are not the same.

She is rapidly approaching womanhood and the lack is becoming more difficult to bear every day.

Samuel Fisher has always had a special place in his heart for Leah. She does more than her fair share of work and she throws herself into every project so strongly, he is beginning to worry about her.

Will he be able to guide her through the years to come without a woman’s help?

As much as he loved Elizabeth, he finally realizes that she would want him to remarry, to move on and find happiness again.

There’s only one problem… Of the eligible women in his community, none of them are near the proper age. His choices are limited to girls the same age as his eldest daughters or the widow Yoder who is at least thirty years his senior.

Will he be able to find a proper bride in one of their neighboring communities? And if he does, would she be willing to leave her family and community to come live with him or will he have to make the necessary sacrifice, leaving his own community to make certain his family has the mother they so desperately need?

The book, if I’m successful, is meant to be part one of a trilogy that follows the life and love of three young women in the Windy Gap community.

Here’s hoping…and praying!


© Rachel L. Miller 2013

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