Retirement comes in many forms. For me, retirement, aka my department out sourced to another country, arrived without warning. My personal worth was impacted by the loss of a promising career. Suddenly I found myself in a fulltime position as a homemaker, with a husband still fully engaged in his work life. Where would I fit in?
My darling husband, Bill Wetterman, confessed to me one evening that he was a closet writer. With his secret out, he encouraged me to join him at writing conferences, critique groups, and workshops. He worked during the day and continued to write at night. I critiqued his material, learning the craft as I went.
As my confidence grew, the writing bug attacked and won the battle. My first romance novel, Butterfly, Its’ Time, will be completed this summer. The protagonist, Angie Rhodes, discovers her gift for painting, struggles in her marriage to attorney, Jonathan Rhodes, and searches for fulfillment as a woman. Her journey takes her into the clutches of an art professor who has plans of his own.
I will post Chapter 1 next week. Stay tuned.