Wonder Boi Writes

The Long Way Home and Weekend Play

So folks, I am continuing my first round of substantive edits this week.  I should finish them up next week and then send them off to my editor extraordinaire, Shelley, the week after that.  I could tell you a little more about what I am doing, and maybe I will in a later post, but  I realized that other than the title and the tentitive release date, you don’t really know anything about this story yet.  So perhaps that’d be a good place to start. 

What follows is the premise of the story from my official proposal.  This text will eventually be tweaked and spruced up to become the office blurb you will read on the back of the book.  So when that happens, you can tell all your friends you saw it here first.

The Long Way Home

After being disowned for being gay, seventeen-year-old Rory St. James runs off to Chicago, where she makes a new life and a new name for herself by putting down her hometown and everyone in it to audiences around the country. Ten years later, Raine St. James is too old to be considered a gay youth. Broke, evicted, and fresh off a much needed break-up, Raine is forced to accept a job teaching at Bramble University in Darlington, the town she’s been publicly bashing for the last decade.

Beth Devoroux was born and raised in Darlington, Illinois. Despite losing her parents at a young age, she has been nurtured by the people of the town and is well loved by everyone who knows her. She has a good life, a job she loves at the local university, a long-term relationship with a loving but closeted woman, and friends that she can count on. She’s got everything just the way she wants it, so why is she offering a job to a rabble-rouser like Raine St. James?

In the confines of their small home town, Beth and Raine find that they must face their pasts and come to terms with their current conditions if they have any hope for a future together.

There you have it, the basis for the novel I’ll be droning on about here for the next year 🙂

As for your weekend play, here’s another song called “The Long Way Home”  I did not know there were so many of them, but now I’m having fun getting to know them all.  I hope you are to.

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September 4, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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