I have shared quite a few excerpts of my novel on my blog already. Most of them are from completely different parts of the story although a couple follow on from each other to give a whole chapter. You can click on these links to read these excerpts here:
I wanted to do a little post on my blog to give readers an idea of what the novel is about. Although I’ve given lots of sneak peeks (and quite long peeks) into excerpts of the novel so far, it doesn’t give an overall picture of what the novel is about.
The story focuses on the life of a young woman named Yasmin, and what is essentially her journey into adulthood. The novel visits different points in her life over a period of a few years and tells the story of several significant experiences in her life. This is all told through her first person perspective.
Yasmin gets her heartbroken in different ways and has to learn to overcome these hardships. She thought she was in love and was lead astray by temptation only to be betrayed bitterly. All through this, Yasmin’s mother is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, with little effect, and Yasmin struggles desperately with what this could mean.
After going through this heartbreaking experience, a year later, Yasmin goes through yet another traumatic ordeal – completely different from the last. After being the victim of a hate crime, someone from Yasmin’s past comes back into her life, bringing with him a world of forgotten and beautiful memories as well as a lot of questions.
I hope the novel sounds interesting and something that people would want to read!
I’ve been working on a title for the novel and have been try to eliminate some options so I would really appreciate some feedback on a couple of these options…