Saturday, December 29, 2012


I'm so excited to be working on my first novel, So Much It Hurts!

Thank you for your support in this endeavor! 

Here's a little synopsis of So Much It Hurts:

So Much It Hurts introduces Kaitlyn as a weary wife and mother, worn down from the 
monotony of her mundane life. She had planned to relax and rejuvenate during her 
weekend trip to the beach with friends. However, when a familiar face from high school breezes into the local bar, Kaitlyn is forced to revisit her unforgettable past with him. Running into Chris King, the ex-convict who swept her off her feet and rescued her from her abusive relationship with the hero of her high school football team, opened old wounds she'd spent years trying to heal. Kaitlyn's mind drifted back to a time and place that it had only visited in her dreams since those days.

It had been 8 years since Chris King spent time in juvenile detention. Had time changed him, or was Chris still the same person Kaitlyn fell in love with years ago? Would running into him again cause her to compromise her moral standards? 

All Kaitlyn knew was that she wanted to walk away from her weekend at the beach with no regrets.

This is a New Young Adult Novel coming in 2013!

Thank you so much for stopping by! See you in 2013!

-Melanie Dawn

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

         So, I guess I'm going to give this whole 'publishing a novel' thing a good college try!  I've always enjoyed writing, but never really considered myself a writer.  I have a few short stories laying around here an old notebook I carried around with me when I was in 7th grade.  I took a poetry class in college and loved it.  I've always enjoyed reading, but never imagined myself on the writing end of the novel until late one night I was struck by insomnia.  I had been carrying around some emotional baggage from my past, and just got an urge to start writing.  So, I sat down at my computer and BAM! Within a couple hours I had quite a story line started.  My brain had thoughts faster than my fingers could type.  It was a very cathartic moment for me.  Eventually, the characters took on a life of their own.  After a few years of coming back to the story occasionally after a few long-suffering bouts of writer's block, I finally had a complete manuscript of which I could feel proud! So, here I the beginning of the end of this interesting journey of writing and publishing.  There is so much to learn and so many from whom I can learn! So, embark with me on this journey to the world of self-publishing! Wish me luck! :)