Rachael wrote a novel!

‘Every Echoing Breath’

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I was supposed to write this and put it up whilst C was away skiing but a few things happened so it’s a little bit late (oops!). I thought I would take the time to tell you about my novel; ‘Every Echoing Breath’.

Creative writing has been something I’ve loved for years now, and when I started uni it became crystal clear to me that if I wanted a career as a writer then I would have to actually write something… I know that seems blindingly obvious but I have a tendency to daydream as opposed to actually getting on with things.

I started writing down a few plot points that I thought would make good stories, then I intertwined them and made them longer, more detailed, and before long I had the plot of my novel. This took me a while but once I had  a story arc and I stopped procrastinating I began to write it. I started by making a habit of writing 500 words a day, then as this got easier I made it 100, then 1500 and now I cap myself at 3000 words a day.

I don’t always stick to this, I’ll be honest, there are good writing days and then there are days where putting one sentence down is an achievement. But I kept going and pushed through right to the last page.


A question I’m asked frequently is why did I write this novel?

The only way I can really answer this question is by telling you why I didn’t write it. I didn’t write this book to make money. I have absolutely loved writing for this protagonist, being swept up in her mind and producing a story that I’m confident others will also get lost in has been an absolute joy.

‘Every Echoing Breath’ is available to buy 15th March 2019!

Synopsis:

Midnight blue waves ripple across the sky, the liquid black light of the night curls and drips down the nape of my neck, seeking a place inside my head, eventually it comes to rest in the sharp dip of my collarbone. I open my pale arms to the trees, swaying and roaring with the wind, my dress flapping around my thighs.

 When an eight year old girl goes missing, not a whisper floats off anyone’s lips regarding the events of that night.

When a nineteen year old girl is found, eleven years later, her quiet neighbourhood is swept up in a media firestorm.

Dubbed the forgotten child, she desperately tries to learn to live a normal life. Gripped by mind bending hallucinations and the haunting truth of her disappearance, she begins to crumble.

And her abductor? Well he’s just around the corner.