Sunday, March 20, 2016

"Amelia" Chapter 12


While editing chapter 12, I decided to divide it into two chapters. As I rework the manuscript in preparation for pitching the novel in August, I will probably do the same with a few other chapters. And then there's that missing chapter I still need to write.
Commerson's Dolphins | Image by W. Gewait | whaleopedia.org
Commerson's Dolphins | Image by W. Gewait

For now, I've polished the new chapter 12 enough to post. 

Amelia, Corinne, Felicia and Carole ready themselves for the trip back to Breckenworth Mansion with baby Sarah. Back in New England, a visit with the baby's namesake shocks the Breckenworths as well as softens Carlisle's gruff personality.

Read Chapter 12.

Need to catch up?
Read Chapters 1-10
Read Chapter 11

Be sure to comment with your feedback and share with others who may also enjoy the adventure of the birth of my first full-length novel.

DISCLAIMER: Some material in the novel Amelia is explicit and is not appropriate or recommended for young readers. 

Micki Bare, mother of three, wife, daughter & writer is the author of Thurston T. Turtle children's books. 
Email: mickibare (at) gmail.com
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Copyright 2016 Michele Bare

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"Amelia" Chapter 11


Felicia recognizes exactly what is going on when Amelia goes into labor. Chapter 11 brings new realizations and new life to our beloved characters' lives. 
Amelia becomes a new mother.
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However, this time through the book, which is at least my fourth time through, I feel like something is missing. So, in addition to reworking the first chapter to create a prologue and a more solid beginning chapter, I believe I will create Chapter 10 1/2 to offer more on Amelia's pregnancy and experience in Argentina. How else will you, the reader, understand why she adores rockhopper penguins?

Read Chapter 11.

Need to start from the beginning? Read Chapters 1-10

Feel free to share your comments and feedback on this still-green work of literary art.

DISCLAIMER: Some material in the novel Amelia is explicit and is not appropriate or recommended for young readers. 

Micki Bare, mother of three, wife, daughter & writer is the author of Thurston T. Turtle children's books. 
Email: mickibare (at) gmail.com
Connect with Micki on Google+
Like Thurston T. Turtle on Facebook
Follow Micki on Twitter: @TurtleAuthor
View Micki's pics on Instagram @mickibare

Copyright 2016 Michele Bare

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

"Amelia" Chapter 10


My sincerest apologies for not posting new chapters for the past two weeks. While I have a terrific excuse, having been down with strep throat while still keeping up with work and other responsibilities, I feel horrible for not keeping pace. Of course, my intent is to work harder and work ahead so I can avoid such long stretches between chapters in the future. However, the reality of my journey navigating the hectivity of my own life grounds me in the fact that sometimes life is going to be like that and sometimes I'm not going to meet my self-inflicted deadlines.
Amelia by Micki Bare | Women's Fiction
Chaos in the courtroom has Kameron
put away for a long, long time.
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That said, let us return to Amelia and her saga. She remains in South America, far from the sensationalism and horror of her ex-husband's trial. Meanwhile, back in Lourington, Fred Greene suffers the consequences of being assigned to Kameron's case as his parents, Gerald and Shirley Guilvier witness the true depths of their son's twisted soul.

This rather long chapter also finds Corinne and Felicia bonding during an excursion to North Carolina. It is at Corinne's cabin that Felicia reveals the secrets she had buried away from the world since her sister's passing as well as the heartache she has endured as a result.

Read Chapter 10.

Need to catch up? Well, I have a surprise for you. Rather than having to click on links for every chapter, you can now read Chapters 1-9 together.

Please understand that these documents are still in draft form. There is a lot of work I still plan to do on the manuscript based on feedback I've received since I began posting weekly chapters. Thank you for your continued feedback and support.

Happy reading!

DISCLAIMER: Some material in the novel Amelia is explicit and is not appropriate or recommended for young readers. 

Micki Bare, mother of three, wife, daughter & writer is the author of Thurston T. Turtle children's books. 
Email: mickibare (at) gmail.com
Connect with Micki on Google+
Like Thurston T. Turtle on Facebook
Follow Micki on Twitter: @TurtleAuthor
View Micki's pics on Instagram @mickibare

Copyright 2016 Michele Bare