Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Challenge Of Changes

Author Cherie Colyer is making rather merry today, and it’s not just because there are only five days left before Christmas, or one day before my wife’s birthday. Colyer’s Young Adult novel Embrace, a paranormal romance, is now available through Omnific Publishing, Amazon.com, and Barnes & Noble. There’s a Virtual Party taking place on her blogsite, and while I don’t fully comprehend the technology behind this event, I’m happy to participate.

One of the themes that runs through Embrace is the challenge of coping with change. Colyer’s main character Madison doesn’t appreciate the curves life has thrown her way, which include the end of a longtime friendship, as well as some mysterious circumstances. But she does perk up when she meets the attractive though secretive Isaac. Some changes can be beneficial.

There was a time when working on a novel usually resulted in a pile of crumpled typing paper on the floor. Thankfully, we live in a time when typos can be fixed quickly and entire paragraphs can be deleted or moved somewhere else in the manuscript. Even veteran writers who initially resisted the new technology, have come to see its amazing advantages. Things always get more interesting when people take chances, overcome their anxieties, and embark on a new adventure.

Like Colyer, I belong to the Northwest Illinois Chapter of the Society Of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and attend meetings where members share their work and exchange feedback. I had a sneak peek at the intriguing Embrace long before Colyer started posting teasers on Twitter and Facebook. It’s exciting to see one of our members achieving success.

So let's raise a virtual glass of champagne to congratulate Cherie Colyer on her book Embrace.

1 comment:

Cherie Colyer said...

Welcome to the party Terry! I think word programs are a life saver, or maybe that is a tree saver. With the number of changes I make while writing a novel I'd kill a forest.

Thanks for doing a post for the party!

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