Hopes. Dreams. Hard Work. And Mean People. (my motivation for writing this new novel)


My motivation for writing this book was fairly simple. For the last few years, I’ve watched so many of my friends struggle with getting out there, getting jobs, getting established, making lives for themselves. Finding love. I’ve seen their struggle, and over time the light has faded from their eyes. They’ve been losing hope. Losing their self-confidence and feelings of self-worth.

I’ve been there. I know how it feels. And I’ve fought my way back. And I’ve fallen again. To get back up. Again. And again. So this story is for everyone in the fight.

Shit job. Mean people. Asshole boyfriend. It all sucks. But sometimes, it’s in the middle of all of this that we find out who our true friends are, and we find ourselves … our self-worth and self-like. Even love.

This story follows an important part of the life of Ivy Baines. Her hopes. Her dreams. Her hard work. And how when it all goes so wrong, it might just be going all right.

Sometimes I write in the first person point of view, when I feel it brings the right kind of life to the story … and this is one of those stories. Ivy will even, on occasion, talk to you … bringing you right into her story with her, and asking you what you think and feel about it.

Next post will be a character profile for Ivy Baines. It’s time to get you introduced to the main characters. Ivy makes me happy. She’s a good person. She’s just dealing with a whole lot of life all at once. Maybe you can relate. I can’t wait for you to meet her.