About Journey to Victory, my very first manuscript never published till now! When I began writing my first manuscript, I literally ran after my two toddlers with a clipboard in my hand and wrote whenever they paused. GRIN.
Anyway I wrote that story without knowing anything about the market. In fact, I told myself just to write the book and then I’d think about marketing it. The thought of that was overwhelming at that time. It took me three years of writing to finish my first manuscript-1,000 handwritten pages. Whew!
I found out that while it garnered interest from agents and editors, it never found a publisher. I think that’s because there are “unwritten” rules for inspirational fiction and I didn’t know them or follow them. I still think it’s a good story and I’ve revised it and am revising and improving it once more. Also I don’t want it to sit ignored on my shelf forever. So I decided to post it here as a serially each week, a three scenes each week Monday, Wednesday and Fridays in 2011. Hope you enjoy the story and let me know that. If you’d like to read it as it was posted on my blog, here is the link to the beginning. You can follow it along by scrolling through the blog week by week. It’s working title was La Belle Christiane. Here are the links to take you to the beginning in December 2010 and then the launch in January 2011.