Believing Sight Unseen
His and her stories written in message format
Have enough raw text for at least two distinct books using different pairs of characters – it’s just a matter of me sorting it!
Book One: Their Days – Sam & Erin’s Story
A May to September relationship – in terms of age gap and timeline.
Two characters Erin, age about 30; Sam, age about 50.
Interaction – predominately internet messaging – potential for email, phone text and ultimately dialogue.
Messages clearly defined as Sam or Erin – delineated by day starting on a Sunday in early May (contemporary, most of the raw messages were written in 2012 – 2014).
No formal chapters – time lined – Early May – Mid May – Late May and so on.
Expect to be novella length (~25,000 words of which ~ 11,000 edited to date)
Intention to be real and relatable – believable yet not predictable – to have readers feel for both Sam and Erin and want them to be together (despite or because of their flaws and misunderstandings).
An of today ‘will they – wont they’ story aiming to self-publish in June (July at the latest!)
Blogging ongoing edited story in ‘real time’ up until published – from today.
[Hi Esther – I need to send you this! Catch up tomorrow – Eric]