I’m working on my next book. I’m on my second draft of “The God Whistle.” It’s turning out better than I initially thought it would.
My wife is my first round editor/proof reader. She read the first chapter and had to put it down because of the main character, Mary, made her so angry. I thought, “Yes! That’s exactly how you should feel about her.” When she finished the next three chapters, she said: “No wonder you’ve been so moody.” I didn’t think I had been moody but looking back on it now I can see I probably was. I can’t help but live vicariously through my characters and when you do that it’s bound to influence how you feel.
The story itself deals with some painful things: Infidelity, Divorce, and Guilt. It’s hard to write something like that and not be immersed in the story, feeling all the pain and guilt that your characters feel. You have to think about things you normally wouldn’t think about, such as how would you deal with the situations I put my characters through.
Throughout the story, Mary has to deal with letting go of her control and letting God “fix it.” She also has to ask herself, “What does God want me to do?” and she has to examine another question: Does God change his mind when he asks you to do something?
Because of the genre I write in, it’s no secret as to how the story might end, and I won’t disappoint. Through it all there is growth and restoration. By the time you get to the end of the story, you’ll see how all the pieces fall into place. I’m expecting that you’ll be relieved when entire puzzle falls into place. At least that’s my hope.
I’m shooting for a September 2017 release so keep your eye out for “The God Whistle”. I haven’t had the cover designed yet here but follow me here on Amazon, and they will let you know when the book is released.
Ralph Nelson Willett