A Gift for You!


Friends,
I’ve been planning to share something with you for the past few months and have been preparing for it.

In 1984, 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, starting in January. That’s right.
I’ll be posting my first manuscript here, a few scenes each week starting Thursday January 6, 2011.

On the next two Tuesdays, the 14th and 21st, I plan to post previews for you. So be sure to drop by! And tell your friends!

The titles is LaBelle Christiane. The tag line is: Can the beautiful daughter of a French courtesan find a love that will last forever in early America?

Does that catch your interest?

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Lyn Cote welcomes other authors to her "Strong Women, Brave Stories" blog to share stories of women who triumph over the challenges common to all women.
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7 Responses to A Gift for You!

  1. Lyn Cote says:

    Beemama,
    Did you notice that you won a book for your nominee? Email me at l(dot)cote(at)juno(dot)com!

  2. Pamela Mason says:

    It sure catches my interest! I'm looking forward to it!

  3. Project Journal says:

    WOW Lyn, just wow!! Thank you….I feel like we should be honored : ) It's not often you get to read someone's FIRST manuscript, right!?

    I'll stop in as much as I can : )
    Hannah

  4. beemama says:

    This definitely sounds like something I want to read! Your books always amaze me. I'll be checking back in weekly. PROMISE.
    Shirley
    beekeeper5(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  5. Juanita W says:

    Yes, for sure it catches my interest. I will always check in and read your 1st manuscript. Thanks for caring enough about us to share some of yourself. God richly bless you. Juanita W
    whisper97304@yahoo.com

  6. Lyn Cote says:

    Yes, it's hard to believe they are all grown up!

  7. Flossysmom says:

    Sounds like this will be a great read. 1984 was a great year my twin girls were born on Feb 13 of that year . Wow, almost 27 years ago.