Jeannie Hall is a Romance Suspense/Thriller author, hailing from the Southern United States. She uses her experiences growing up in the Deep South and love of nature as backdrops for her books. Jeannie enjoys writing intense and dark plots which twist in unexpected ways around her characters. She believes the best characters come from difficult and sometimes tragic pasts, building them into stronger women and men.
Jeannie's Light Bulb Moment
My personal light bulb moment was precipitated by a lifelong friend. My best friend since middle school, Tammy Carter Bronson, writes and illustrates her own children’s books as well as YA novels. Before I was published by the fabulous Wild Rose Press, Tammy and I swapped manuscripts. I was having trouble with mine – well, trouble doesn’t even cover it. I had written five hundred words of a single title contemporary romance, and it was going nowhere with a capital N. To give you an idea of how bad it was, I started my story with my heroine attempting suicide. Not exactly a storyline to entice publishers. LOL!
Tammy was kind and didn’t tell me how horrible it was. Instead, she asked if I’d consider turning it
|Tammi and I|
What a fabulous idea!
I could make my heroine wounded by her past but not defeated by it. She would be strong, overcoming even the most harrowing of obstacles. And she’d fall in love along the way. Girl power!
It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. While I had to work hard to complete the massive rewrite of the story, that same novel – my debut – ultimately became the dark romantic suspense, Violation of Faith. I’ve heard so many people tell writers that their first novel will never be fit for publication. That they need to throw it under the bed and consider it a great writing experience but nothing more.
If you’re willing to trash, delete or heavily edit the bad parts – or the parts that don’t work – then there is no reason why your first novel can’t become your first published novel.
I’m living proof.
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