Author Guest Post
A Typical Writing Day
I wake up with my husband very early and get him ready for work (he is a trainer with his own gym). I drink my coffee and spend some time reading the bible and praying and then check email, etc. Once the sun is up I take my dog for a walk or a run and workout. During my walk/run I ruminate about where the story is and where it's going. How is the plot moving? How are the characters developing? What inconsistencies do I already see? What's is and isn't working? When I finish my workout I start writing. I like to sit on a swiss ball in the living room with my laptop on a table in front of me. I can't write or really work at all in silence so I either have Pandora going with a radio station that I've created for that specific piece or I pop in movies that I've seen a million times. My goal is a minimum of two thousand words each day. Some days I reach the goal in a couple of hours and hitting the three or four thousand mark and other days are not so easy. Some days I'll write until I realize my legs are asleep and look at the clock to see that I've been writing for four hours without a break--I love those days!! Other days I fix myself a gourmet lunch and clean my house 'til it's spotless just to avoid the screen and my lack of progress and inspiration--I don't love those days but they keep my house clean so that's something.
My writing partner: Marble! She keeps me company and makes sure I get out of the house plenty of times each day.
About The Author
The Golden Apple by Faerl Marie
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: October 31, 2013
Format: Paperback - 165 pages / Kindle - 350 KB / Nook - 259 KB
Genre: Chick Lit
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
Austin Bandy has been in love with Poppy since the moment he laid eyes on her years ago, right before her wedding. Now she is back, grieving and broken hearted by her nearly-perfect husband’s death—not Austin’s ideal romantic situation. He needs to wait for her to recover but not so long that someone else has the chance to move in and sweep his dream girl off her feet and keep him as a “good friend” forever.
Poignant, hopeful and fresh, Faerl Marie’s enchanting debut novel will have you hooked and ready to pursue your own hopes and dreams the moment you turn the final page. The Golden Apple is a charming and fashionable novel about loss, love and moving on without betraying your self, your past or those you love.
My Book Review:
In her debut novel, The Golden Apple, author Faerl Marie weaves an inspirational and heartwarming story that follows the journey of Poppy Parker as she learns to move forward with her life after the death of her husband.
After the unexpected loss of her husband Josh, Poppy struggles with grief and the ability to move on with her life. She makes the emotional decision to move from her home in Georgia to NYC to restart her life and open up a boutique.
Austin Bandy has been in love with Poppy since before her wedding. He has stood by Poppy as a good friend, but now that she is free, he wants to be the man to help Poppy move forward with her life.
The Golden Apple is a poignant story about one woman's journey of starting over and finding happiness after an unexpected tragic loss. The reader can't help but connect with Poppy as her emotional journey of healing and restarting her life is filled with highs and lows that will tug at the heartstrings. I enjoyed watching Poppy's transformation from a grieving and depressed widow to a vibrant woman who once again finds enjoyment in life. I think the author did a wonderful job of describing the spectrum of emotions that Poppy went through during her transformation, it was believable and easy to relate to. I loved the support system that Poppy had from her family and friends, when in times of need especially after the loss of a loved one, an emotional support system is a soothing balm that helps a person gradually move forward with their life. I loved that Austin was a caring and true friend to Poppy, he tempered his desire to take their friendship to the next level with patience as Poppy adjusted to her new life. I enjoyed watching how their friendship grew into a relationship with a sweet romance that left a smile on my face.
The Golden Apple is a feel good and inspiring story about loss, grief, family, friendship, restarting one's life, and getting a second chance at finding happiness and love.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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