Finally Published

A few weeks ago I was able to finalize the publishing of my book. Hope in Letters came out and I couldn’t be more proud. The finished product has totally surpassed any expectation I had. I’m thankful that I was able to work with a great team of professionals who took my idea and, together with me, produced this beautiful cover and book.

Find your own copy at amazon.com or through Kindle app store.

 

Hope in Letters

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So excited to present to you all the cover of my upcoming first novel. Love the design done by Brian with Palmetto Publishing Group. The story is now in the editing stage and I can’t wait to have the finished product in my hands! This is one of my greatest accomplishments. I hope people everywhere can fall in love with the story. Soon I will have more details.

 

Ruined by stories

I completely love it when I am totally “ruined”by a great story!  What do I mean?  That I have an incredibly hard time getting involved in a new book because the book I just finished will not leave me.

I know lots of you can relate.  When you are engrossed in the life of the characters you’re reading about, you can feel everything they are going through.  It takes a special person to get you there.

For example, I have read books that are telling me the story, word by word, line by line, page by page.  And, I don’t know about you but that gets boring quick!  And even if I am attracted by the idea of the story I just can’t get through it.

On the other hand when I am enraptured… oh what a great feeling that is!  Example here would be Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen did that to me.  I could feel my heartbeat picking up and pitfalling.  I could feel the air around me when it was cold and the buzz of the talk around me from everyone involved in that story.

And, even though I’ve read other books in between, it’s been superficially.  Until, a few days ago.  I picked up The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, who I love as an author, and I am still feeling the aftershocks of what I read!

And now, I can’t pick up another book because I’m stuck in WWII and the story of 2 sisters who lived things I couldn’t have imagined.

So, now I am gratefully ruined again!

And now I ask… what story has ruined you?

Writing on Hold

For several months now, I have allowed my stress and occupations to take away from me the joy of writing.  I have channeled my dwindling energy into my work and household obligations, of which there is never a shortage of.  I am tired and I’ve reached the point where I just want to create.

I started writing my second novel and the idea took root quite quickly and began to blossom.  However, because of the situation mentioned above, I closed my notebook and left it alone.  I now feel guilty for ignoring my project.  I feel the story coming back to me and the need to get it all down.

I really don’t know how I can stretch my time any more, but I need to find a way.  Hopefully one day soon all of you will get the chance to meet the loving characters that are forming the world of this story.

I will no longer put my writing on hold.  Whatever it takes, I must write.  I need to regain my sanity!