Seven Weeks

13 Mar


Taylor Andrews fell for Jackson Kern the first time he saw him. Only thing is, Taylor is in the closet, too scared to make a move. And when he finally gets up the nerve to approach the young athlete, a fellow student is only too keen to share Jackson’s true feelings for Taylor – and Taylor’s heart is broken. Although Taylor tells his best friend Benny that he intends to stay away from Jackson, he keeps finding himself drawn to the places where Jackson is, whether it’s the baseball diamond or volunteering for the student council. Taylor just can’t keep away. And the realization that he’s in love with Jackson makes it so much worse.

Knowing that Jackson will never be with him, Taylor tries to go on with his life. Into his world walks Kevin Richards, a charming young man who will turn his world inside out. Kevin brings so much to Taylor’s life – Lies. Deception. Jealousy. Violence. When the truth is finally revealed, that should be the end of Taylor’s problems. Unfortunately, he finds out that they’re only just beginning…..

Today marks exactly seven weeks since I sent Pitch to Harmony Ink Press. I’ll admit that it’s been daunting and terrifying. My first story sent to a major publisher. I’m going to try to remain hopefully optimistic as my friends keep encouraging.

Taylor, Jackson, Benny and their friends are very near and dear to my heart. Interlaced throughout the story are bits and pieces of my own life. I’m not going to point to anything specific, but some of the feelings, emotions, and changes in the book happened to me in one way or another. I think that’s why I enjoy writing. I find it very cathartic in dealing with issues from when I was a kid.

Recently the lady at my dentist was talking to me about her son and how her ex-husband made him feel. I told her to get the boy a journal and let him write about it. It helps bring feelings to the surface that might otherwise fester until they boil over. She thought it was a good idea.

A few new friends – Cate Ashwood (who recently wrote her first book, “Keeping Sweets) and Mary Grzesik – have been reading the story. Cate seems to have enjoyed it. Mary just started and told me she hates me for it. I’m not sure what that means, but I’ll take what I can get.

So if the time frame is correct, I may find out in the next seven days whether Pitch will see the light of day. Keep your fingers crossed.


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5 responses to “Seven Weeks

  1. Mary G

    March 13, 2013 at 5:49 am

    I hate you because I was reading a perfectly wonderful book and as soon as I read the first few lines of Pitch at 1:30 AM, I kept on reading! My eyes feel like sandpaper. And I want to go right back to it.

  2. Madison Parker

    March 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Good luck, Will!

  3. Lis Craig

    March 13, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I don’t need to cross my fingers. I know it will get picked up. I have that much faith in Pitch and in you. I know what I like to read and am very picky about grammer and flow, and Pitch was Perfect. (like that play on words?? ) You know how much I want this for you. Right? Well, I might have a selfsh reason for wanting Pitch to be published….I wanna know what happens with Benny & Addy!!!!! GAh!!
    Love you Will!!!

  4. cateashwood

    March 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    No, no. I didn’t enjoy it. I loved it and couldn’t put it down, and you know how I feel about the characters. I want to be one of the first to buy it when it comes out so that I can get a signed copy.


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