I’ve finished writing the first draft of my book. So far, I’ve had two kind souls AKA “beta readers” offer to read it and offer their ideas, criticism and thoughts. Once that is done, I will make adjustments and revisions based upon those suggestions. I’ve edited the living hell out of it already, so as far as editing is concerned, the only further editing I will have done is a professional, if I go that far.
So with that said, here is the Draft Blurb for my debut novel, Scout’s Honor:
“In Haddleboro, North Carolina, Scout Webb is a 14 year old sweet, kind and spirited small town southern girl, just like her namesake, the young narrator from her mother’s favorite book. With both her name and her Christian faith deeply woven into the fabric of her identity, Scout always felt like she had a lot to live up to. She was smart, athletic, hard-working, and honorable, the kind of girl who made her parents proud.
In August of 1983, Scout is playing on a summer baseball team with her best friend Charlie Porter and looking forward to her last few weeks at Camp Judah, a Christian camp near the Catawba River. She can’t wait to see her big crush “Brother Doug,” the 32 year old camp lifeguard who has watched her grow up each summer since she was 7 years old. But after a fateful few days and one catastrophic event during her last day at the camp, Scout was changed forever.
Written through key character perspectives, this story follows Scout’s personal struggles as a 19 year old freshman at North Carolina State University and as a busy and overworked 34 year old single mother approaching middle age, where she is forced to confront the causes of her own quiet suffering, the consequences of her actions and why even the eternal love and devotion of just one true friend can’t save her from it all.
A story of a self lost, a self loathed and a self rediscovered, it addresses and even examines the harsh and cruel ways in which otherwise well-intentioned, good and decent people treat each other…even those they claim to love…but even more so…ultimately, how we treat our own selves.”