In November 2013 I started writing about an imaginary town called Farley Bend. Inspired by the idea of National Novel Writing Month, I wrote more than 50,000 words about Farley Bend during the month of November. Good thing I had Thanksgiving Week off to work on my masterpiece.
I’ve had a lot of fun meeting the residents of Farley Bend. Originally I thought writing a book meant following an outline and laying out the story I had in my head. Imagine my surprise when the inhabitants of Farley Bend started taking off on their own tangents!
Farley Bend is an old fashioned small town where the pace is measured and people take the time to know their neighbors. Perhaps it is also a place of healing, a place where people can come to terms with the past and prepare for a brighter future.