I have written some 40 pages of the miscarriage book. I am pleased with how it is going.

From here on out I will just post introductions to important characters and scenes that I think are interesting on their own.

Everyone’s support means so much. I’ve had a couple of breakdowns, an especially bad one at the end of chapter one when Tina asks her doctor not to let her premature baby hurt. In the novel I have specifically avoided situations too similiar to my own, but as we all do, I still spot those seeds of my own sorrow in the stories of others. Fortunately my fellow NaNo writers know it’s a tough book and are kind and understanding when I suddenly drop my head to a tabletop in the middle of a coffee shop and sob.

If you haven’t read chapter one yet, I have put it all together on one page.

Today I leave you with the link to George Canyon’s song, which was banned in some places due to its subject matter, which is crazy to me, but it is about a woman who, in death, is reunited with a baby she lost decades before.

This is the video for My Name.

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  1. Deanna, I know exactly what you mean about how you avoided similar situations to your own but still spotting the seeds of sorrow. While reading through the first chapter the other day, I noted that the two stories given were not at all similar to mine. (I had a missed m/c the first time, and I’m not sure what to say about the second except that I knew something was wrong all along and that was finally confirmed at 13 wks. I had a d&c with both.) But along the way I found tidbits of myself and others in my life. So I really did connect with the characters.

    I also found it interesting that two of the characters first cross paths in the ER. It made me wonder if that’s just a coincidence or something important for later on in the book.

    I haven’t been able to play the video yet, but I’ll try again when I’m not pressed for time.

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