Sunday, October 19, 2008
National Novel Writing Month, lovingly called NaNoWriMo is in November, so in the true taste of a writer who has officially lost her mind, I am going to write a teen realistic novel. =)
Broken Silence is the story of Brigitta, a fifteen-year-old trying to overcome fear and anger related to childhood sexual abuse. She's never been able to trust people much--especially guys, and understandably so. Well, Jake is the kind of guy who doesn't seem to mind a jumpy, over-sensitive, analytical girlfriend, so he keeps offering a relationship to Bri. But even that gets complicated when she makes the decision that will affect the rest of her life: breaking her silence about the abuse. And if her world crashes at her feet...who will be there to catch her?
I love this book. I love this project. First, because it's my story, and that of so many of my friends. But also because it's a subject no one wants to talk about. And I think that's a horrible mistake. I hope to write a clean, inspiration, but brutally honest book for the mainstream teen market that will make people stop and think.
For more updates on my novel, please visit:
My website: http://www.laurafarrar.webs.com
My NaNo page: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/407161