About the Book
I started writing this novel not as a novel. It began as a series of short stories that I intended could stand alone. But as I got into the story more and more, I realized I was writing about changes in my life just as much as I was writing about changes in Daria’s life.
So, it’s filled with hard-won truths and realizations and knowledge gained throughout a life filled with discovering the real me.
I’ve drawn inspiration from all those around me. And in particular, from my sister, who is wise beyond her years.
Daria is a middle-aged housewife. She married her husband, Louie, straight out of high school. She’s never done anything other than taking care of a house, a yard, and a husband.
But now, Daria finds herself wanting more out of life. She is so distraught with the thought that this is all there is and all there will ever be, that she makes a fairly drastic decision.
She had made up her mind about a time and place and had gone there. But she was stopped before she could begin by a stranger, a young man named Andrew, and the implied promise of another way.
This is the story of Daria’s journey to enlightenment and a life more full of joy and discovery than she had ever imagine she might have.
Posted September 9, 2021
I’ve begun working on this novel again. I’ve actually written several chapters in the last few days.
But first, I’ve had to, and still must continue to, refamiliarize myself with the story and the characters. Sadly, It’s been a long time since I last visited with Daria and her husband and her new-found friends.
I’ll keep you updated as things progress. I’m hoping they progress swiftly.