This is the overriding emotion I've been dealing with during the last few weeks. Not so much fear of failure, but more a fear that I haven't represented my heroine as best I can. Of course, I won't know the answer to that fear until the book is published and, if I'm fortunate, readers provide feedback.

I'm grateful to my editor who has scrupulously reviewed the manuscript. Additionally, a trusted writing colleague has read the edited manuscript to find any residual copy errors and cognitive disconnects. But, here it sits on my computer, waiting for me to “jump in with both feet.”

Those are Bill's words. His advice, many years ago, on the morning I soloed our Cessna 152 at a pencil thin airport in New Jersey. “Just jump in with both feet.” he said. And, so I did, changing my life forever.

I love my heroine and the characters who populate her life. I want her readers to love her as I do; to admire her moral code; and to identify with her relentless pursuit of being a voice for the lost souls.

And, so I am taking the next step in this writing journey. I'm returning the edited manuscript to my editor today.























Martha’s First Post

Welcome to my first blog post. My name is Martha Geaney and I'm an indie writer. Or hope to be with the soon to be published first book in my mystery series. I'm starting this site to share my writing journey, information about my books, and life in general. I hope you will visit often to share your feedback, ask questions about the characters in my books, and my writing process.

I live in Florida with my partner, Bill, and our four month old puppy, Turlough. Turlough is an Irish name meaning “to be supportive, or act in an assisting way”. We hope that he will grow to be a therapy dog, but in the meanwhile he's being a Schipperke puppy. For example, at this moment he's hiding under the hassock in my family room. Bill is listening to The Forgotten 500 on Audible. And, I'm trying to write this post! What better way to spend a hot, humid Sunday afternoon.

Happy, happy Sunday.