Slice of Life/Travel Blog
by – Sheri de Grom
In my blog of June 2, 2014, I introduced you to eight bloggers I admire and follow. I hope you’ve had the opportunity to check out each one of the fascinating individuals I’ve listed below. They are indeed the real deal in the blogging world.
Huntie @ http://chasingrabbitholes.com/
Marie @ http://writingwingsforyou.com
Gallivanta @ http://silkannthreades.wordpress.com
Inesse @ http://inesemjphotography.com
Emily @ http://beefandsweettea.com
I took the liberty of splitting the travel blog suggestions into two parts and I’m now returning to answer the questions set forth about my writing journey.
- What are you working on now? A fiction novel based on fact.
Working Title: Not The Man I Married
Working premise: Government contractor Ava Bishop’s brain is on overload. Her daily calendar is exploding with sticky notes. Elliot, her husband, is a world-renowned artist and when they met, it was love at first sight. Within two years of their wedding, Elliot is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Ava second guesses herself at every turn; she’ll not lose him, not on her watch. Life crumbles around her: her work forces her to move to DC. Her deputy embezzles millions and the general in charge of her contract is assassinated. Ava will do anything to love and protect Elliot and is convinced someday he’ll be back to his old self. In the meantime, Elliot has a medical procedure that erases his memory. Ava’s world is upside down and she’s alone. Her husband’s memory is missing and so is he. Ava won’t wait and watch for Elliot to be found. That’s not her game.
- How does my work differ from others of its genre?
It’s presented as pure fiction. All mental health related-matters are written with complete honesty and are events that have happened to my husband and me.
- Why do I write what I do?
Far too many people are misinformed about the disease of bipolar disorder. I wish to present it in an entertainment format without violence or embarrassing outbursts of behavior.
- How does my writing process work?
I develop complex profiles for my primary characters. This usually includes four to six characters. They have a story to tell and it’s up to me to allow them to tell it in the most entertaining way possible while still educating readers. I also develop complete descriptions of locations I believe will present themselves as a part of the narrative.
Thanks again for reading with me. I always appreciate your friendship.
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