I am touched to see so many authors uniting to help one of our own. Reading Patry’s story reminded me what it was like, more than 20+ years ago, writing that first book, only to be met with one rejection slip after another. And still, I kept writing. Now, I’m a veteran author with 40 books behind me, and I ask myself, “How did I do it?” What kept me going, writing late into the night or wee morning hours when there was no acceptance check waiting?
What drives the novice to wake up two hours before work in order to write one or two pages? Who are these people that write on commuter trains, during lunch hours, and long after their family has fallen asleep? What kind of person scribbles ideas on dinner napkins and notepads or falls in love with the sound of a particular word? And why would anyone want to work in so much solitude? Sure, you can have the love and support of family and friends and, later, and agent and editor; but we are all very much alone while putting those words to page.
Patry Francis is just like every one of us. She has known the pain, the fear, and the many doubts writers face, even after years of publishing. She knows what it’s like to push on, to believe, because, like us, the story inside has no choice but to come out. I applaud Patry’s grit and determination for following her dream, and I pray that she is healed because I know she has another story waiting to be told. I hope she lives to tell many more. I plan to buy Patry’s book today.
Liks to Patry's website: http://www.patryfrancis.com/
Direct links to purchase her book:AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-million-Powells- Booksense
Causes Charlotte Hughes Supports
The Salvation Army, Feed the Children, Covenent House, and various political organizations.