“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, toiled ever upward through the night.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I’ve been quiet on this blog for a while because I’ve been doing the normal mom stuff and writing like crazy. Writing has always been a part of my normal routine since 2008, but I went into super duper writing overdrive since July and I LOVE IT. I hit deep story world. Something I’ve never experienced before. It is fabulous.
What is deep story world?
It’s hard for me to explain deep story world, but I’ll try. When I’d go to sleep I could see the pages of my manuscript in my mind’s eye. Then I could spot errors in the manusript on the exact pages where they needed to be corrected.
Or I’d hit a rough spot in a scene, and I’d worry about what to write next. Then, at the right moment in the scene as I’m typing, the right words arrive.
I loved it.
I think deep story world arrives once an individual cuts all their safety nets and goes for broke. It’s the funnest thing (I know, ‘funnest’ isn’t a word). It’s when someone writes for the sheer love of the story and labors over their work because it matters to them.
I don’t think I’ll always be able to hit deep story every time I sit down to write, but I’m thankful to know that it exists for those writers who are willing to take the plunge.
Three sisters. A charming inn. Hints of mystery and romance. And a gorgeous seaside setting. Escape to Misty Harbor Inn.
As Nantucket reaches the pinnacle of its summer glory, and the Marris sisters welcome guests at Misty Harbor Inn, youngest sister Sam Carter enters her mother’s cobbler recipe in the Summerfest baking contest. But she faces a formidable opponent, a past winner who is determined to keep her title even if it means stooping to dirty tactics. Can Sam’s newfound faith help her rise above the fray and reach out to this lonely woman? Meanwhile, an elderly guest arrives who knows the inn’s history, and the sisters are stunned to learn that their late mother lived there as a child. But she told them she’d never been to Nantucket until her honeymoon! Through the woman’s reminiscences and photos, the sisters make an intriguing discovery — not only about the mysterious Hannah Montague, the young woman who disappeared from the house in 1880, but also about their own family history.
Readers will delight in the inviting Nantucket setting and be enthralled by the adventures of these sisters who reunite to bring their mother’s Misty Harbor dreams to life.
A lovely story filled with friendship and love. I enjoyed how this book adding in the zinger with the baking contest. The writers did a great job of weaving in mystery and romance in a cozy setting. Loved it!
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My Review of Fired Up
Fun, fun book! Starts off very fast paced and kept me reading right up to the end. I laughed throughout many of the scenes in this novel (which is hard for me to do!) I’m a new convert to Mary Connealy after reading “Fired Up” I can’t wait to get my hand on her other novels.