As many of you know, I have been writing this story since November of last year titled The Girl in the Cage which deals with unhealthy relationships ranging from friendships to relationships and even briefly glosses over unhealthy family life styles.
Because of this, I have spent many hours mulling over the content of this story and re-reading it more times than I count to the point where I could probably rewrite the entire story word for word without ever looking at the novel (which I would never, ever do for any reason.)
It’s crazy to me that I can even remotely say that the story is finished more or less ready to be published because there have been so many reasons as to why I should walk away from this story but the more reasons that were represented to me, the more I knew I had to finish this story.
For reasons, hard to explain. When you get to finally see this post, only the paperback version will be ready for publication however the kindle version will take a few more weeks to fix up as I did make a mistake during my planning….. (Sorry guys!)
But anyways, for those of you curious as to what the book is about: A young girl, by the name of Charlotte, runs into her best friend and long time crush in a compromising situation. Even though they had specifically made the decision to leave them alone however because of this, Charlotte makes a hasty decision and breaks off their friendship. The story follows Charlotte as she begins the healing process and the escape from the confines of a cage and becomes her own self as she meets new people and new love interests.
The official description: “I created a person that was not me but looked like me. She had my eyes and my hair and even my smile but they were revealed through harsh intakes of doubt. Everything about her on the outside was me and even I believed she was… Until somebody revealed the true cage that she had been inside all along.
Her voice was tampered with, the volume turned so low that her words had no impact or meaning. Her mouth was taped shut, not wanting to reveal the truth. Her eyes were covered, refusing to reveal the world as how it was.
But even though I was now introduced to the world, I was still missing my eyes, my voice, and even my words. I was not myself even though I was saved… And now… I must find out who I am…
The first day of this story… It was the day I was released from the cage that I didn’t even realize that I wanted out of so desperately.”
But guys, I really just wanted to thank you a million times because it is this way of being able to express myself that I have used so many times to understand the story better and get a better grasp of my characters. It is mind boggling to me that this story is actually being published after so long!
You can pre-order The Girl in the Cage for the e-book version now and the paperback version will be ready November 1st or the 2nd, all things depending.