Daddy Bird has taken the girls to a birthday party this morning, so I have 2-3 blissful hours to myself! So many things I want to do - scrapbook, read, blog... So many things I ought to do - laundry, dishes, shower... But one thing stands out more than anything else - I want to write. So I am very grateful for this morning to work on my novel.
I have vaguely mentioned here that I am writing a book about my sisterhood of home-birth mamas. On this novel morning, I offer you the first public look at this project with a brief synopsis of my book.
Working Title: "All This I Am" The Early Years of the ____ Sisterhood (I am still struggling with a name for our beloved group of mamas - suggestions and ideas are welcome!)
Synopsis: "All This I Am" tells the story of six young mothers whose lives intersected over 5 years ago at a birthing home in their beach-side Florida town. Pregnant together again, Liz, Laura and Tonya are preparing for the home births of their second children. Heidi is packing for a move across the globe. Colleen is searching for her true self. And Maggie is co-parenting two kids with a woman partner. Joined together by a unique bond, each of these women face life-changing challenges and triumphs, while together building a like-minded community of families. This enchanting novel explores self-discovery within motherhood and reveals the divine power of a sisterhood like none other.
An introduction to the real-life cast of characters who inspired this project is coming soon!