The More Things Change

If you are a writer, you know that sometimes the original concept of a story–the original draft even–may often vary considerably from the final product. We may have to leave behind words we spent hours crafting, or ideas that we loved that no longer fit the plot of the story.

It’s hard to let go of some of those gems, which is why I posted a scene from The Wizard Within that will never appear in the final book, and, in fact, has information in it that is no longer applicable to the story.

I still hope it’s as fun to read as it was to write. Click through to read the rest.

The sight of his father waiting in the hallway stopped Eric like one of Thorne’s invisible barriers. Except this roadblock he didn’t want to penetrate, to step through.

Spoilers. Not Spoilers

I Bit My Nails

Bella over at The TBR Pile Loved Cry Baby Cry, giving it a five start review. The book will also be in the TBR’s book of the month contest at the end of October. So go on over to TBR PIle to check it out.

“Well, I was not expected that. [sic] The cover and title didn’t really grab me. The blurb totally interested me and then I started reading. That’s where things get crazy intense and so good. This story is about a reporter, Jo who is trying to help Lily. She’s a young girl whose childhood has been nothing but heartbreak and hurt. What follows is a mystery of a murdered girl and a newborn who is born into a twisted world. I found the whole idea fascination. The author managed to weave a story so that I had a hard time putting it down. I had to find out what happened! Each character has such a unique voice, even the secondarys. I snorted, I cried, I bit my nails. Oh my God, this book is a total, 100% must read. Don’t let the cheesy cover and title fool you. Cry Baby Cry is a gem and it MUST be on your to be read list!”

Bella at the TBR Pile