As with my previous post, I am heading to a few writer’s conferences to hone my craft and become an even better story-teller. As I look forward to my goals and the future I want to make for myself one word at a time, I look back at my first work. The one that made me fall in love with the sport of writing (think Olympics and run with it).
I have had a few individuals purchase and read my first novel and although they enjoyed it and prompted me to create a sequel, which I did but it’s still a work in progress (‘WIP’), I have also been informed about small errors throughout the book. Mainly spelling or using the wrong word which I completely own as it is my work and I should have noticed it better.
Therefore, I have someone who is going to comb through the pages of my novel and look for those mistakes and help me improve the novel better than before. I want this first work to stand out and be the best that it can be.
Illusions of the Heart is my pride and joy and shows how much I enjoy telling a story that has over 100,000 words and 30 chapters. It was something I enjoyed doing and I want other’s to enjoy reading it so until I am sure of where I want the book to be, it will remain on Goodreads, for now unless I change my mind there, but I have it down on Amazon until I have perfected it completely. I thought I had but thanks to loyal readers I see that I still have work to do.
This has also prompted me for any future writing what I can do and should do when it comes to my writing. It’s all about making the experience enjoyable for the reader and that includes without mistakes.
In the meantime I will use this area to continue to talk about my characters and where they are going from here. With other ideas in mind, I haven’t forgotten about where I started and know that the final book to this trilogy is on the horizon.
What do you think of my decision? Do you think I should have done it sooner? Should a writer ignore small mistakes or take measures to correct them once found? Let me know in the comments below.
This page is dedicated to my novel, Illusion of the Heart. An urban romantic novel that follows two roommates as they discover the meaning of following their hearts with tremulous outcomes.
Here you will find a description of the novel, as well as in depth looks at each character and what they bring to the story as well as to one another.
I am looking to publish my completed manuscript which has over 100K words embedded into 30 chapters .
I would like to use this opportunity to explore the joy I feel having completed a great milestone in my life by completing a work of fiction.
Illusions of the Heart, my newly published novel, is now available on GoodReads. For those who are unfamiliar with this site, Goodreads is a website dedicated to the love of reading books.
Excerpt from the actual website: ‘Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007.’
Goodreads has been my go-to website when I want to look for books to read. Countless times I’d look for specific genre’s such as romance or fiction, mystery or dystopian.
From the actual website. Things you can do on Goodreads:
- See which books your friends are reading.
- Track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read.
- Check out your personalized book recommendations.
- Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.
I am excited to see my book on this website and I hope everyone will consider reading and leaving a review.
Illusions of the Heart is now available for purchase on Amazon. Click here to read sample chapters.
Here is the full synopsis:
The turbulent lives of six people are inexorably intertwined during a reporter’s hunt for the truth, a model’s struggle to understand her mysterious new man, and her brother’s attempt to keep his personal life from splashing across the pages of the tabloids. New York City truly is the city that never sleeps.
Tamara Archer is an independent woman and a voluptuous model. Her life is thrown into disarray when a mysterious and persistent suitor convinces her to get to know him better. He can talk the talk and he has the bank roll to walk the walk but Tamara can’t figure him out. She moved to the city from Atlanta and she has been in control of her own life up until this point. Did she get in too deep with this man she doesn’t even know?
Imani Chiver is a respected and successful investigative reporter at the city’s top gossip magazine. She shares an apartment with Tamara and the two women are good friends. Her daily routine is upended by a pressing assignment that the entertainment world is talking about: the identity of super model Vanessa Andrews’ new lover. After hitting a brick wall time and time again with her long-time friend and boss she gets a break. Will her history with her boss stand in the way of her search for the truth?
Leon Archer is Tamara’s overprotective older brother. On a whim, he takes a flight to New York to check up on his sister but Tamara and her roommate suspect he has an ulterior motive. Sharing his secret with no one, Leon struggles to keep his history private before an opportunistic reporter blows the story wide open. Amid rising tensions between his sister’s new man and his friend Imani’s inquisitive boss can Leon protect himself and save his relationship with his younger sister at the same time?
Illusions of the Heart is a new romantic thriller from breakout writer Estelle Chisolm. She paints a picture filled with emotive and vibrant characters who have lived their lives doing the best they can the only way they know how. Set with the backdrop of the ever-changing ebb and flow of New York City, Illusions of the Heart is a romantic thriller full of steamy suspense that will keep you turning pages long into the night only to find new revelations with the rising sun.
Illusion of the Heart is an urban romantic story. It follows the story of two roommates, Tamara and Imani, who move to the Big Apple and the plight they discover within their lives as they juggle family, love, sex, secrets and heartache.
Tamara, is a voluptuous model who is an independent woman that doesn’t hide how she’s feeling. She moves to New York City from Atlanta to fulfil her dreams of being on the runway. Her steady world is turned upside down by a mysterious suitor and though Tamara lets him into her life he won’t let her into his leaving her to make a tough decision: follow her heart or walk away.
Imani is a busy columnist for the gossip magazine. Her company, in the middle of aggressive expansion, will do what it takes to get to the top. Imani, willing to do help in anyway is flabbergasted when she is assigned an impossible story. Upset and vulnerable she hashes out her anger with her boss but the conversation ends with a tryst on her desk leaving more questions than answers. The story and her potential love life pulling her in all directions, how does she cope when another bombshell is dropped at her feet?
Illusion of the Heart is an urban romantic story crafted from deep intuitive thoughts. It follows the story of two roommates, Tamara and Imani, who move to the Big Apple and the plight they discover within their lives as they juggle love, sex, secrets and heartache.
Tamara, is a voluptuous model who is an independent woman that doesn’t hide how she’s feeling. She moves to New York City from Atlanta to fulfil her dreams of being on the runway. Her steady world is turned upside down by a mysterious suitor. His name is Damien and though Tamara lets him into her life he won’t let her into his leaving Tamara to make a tough decision: follow her heart or walk away.
Imani is a busy woman, a columnist for the gossip magazine, Magnum. Her company, in the middle of aggressive expansion, will do what it takes to get to the top. Imani, willing to do help in anyway is flabbergasted when she is assigned an impossible story. Upset and vulnerable she hashes out her anger with her boss, Lawrence, but the conversation ends with a tryst on her desk leaving more questions than answers. The story she was assigned going nowhere, how does Imani keep her boss happy while rekindling her romance with him?
Tamara’s older brother Leon has had to take care of not only himself but his sister and mother in the four years since his father passed away. A protective older brother and caring son, he lives a humble life home in Atlanta. His life is changed forever when, completely by chance, he meets and begins a tremulous relationship that cannot be spoken aloud. Struggling to come to terms with his feelings about the fact that his relationship must be kept secret he travels to the Big Apple. In a moment of weakness he struggles to cope with his situation by returning to his old habits of drinking away his pain. Will Leon overcome the trials and tribulations of a new relationship or will he succumb to the love found at the bottom of an empty bottle?