I cut my teeth on historical fiction way back in my teens, devouring every book I could get my hands on, so when I began writing fiction, it seemed like a natural way to go. I was finally able to put all I’d learned about the past to good use. Two years later, I write almost exclusively contemporary, but those early books and my love of the historical novel remains.
I started DOWN FALL back then, wrote about 12,000 words and stopped. I do this a lot nowadays as part of my writing pattern, but the difference today is I always come back and finish it. With DOWN FALL, I had no intention of finishing. I simply couldn’t see past a certain point in the story, and so I eventually gave up.
I think what actually happened though during all those months it sat in my file is that the story was stewing, slowly simmering until God was ready to reveal the ending. Truthfully, that’s how it happened. I’d forgotten the story existed, hadn’t read it since I’d set it aside, and then one morning out of the blue, woke up with the rest of it in my head.
There’s something so fulfilling about completing something you thought you wouldn’t, and even more, when you know God helped you over the hard spot. It’s like winning a game you didn’t actually play. Sure, I typed the words, but I distinctly remember staring at that story at one point and thinking, “I can’t do this.”
But I’ve discovered “can’t” isn’t in God’s vocabulary. He’s the God of “can” and “will” and “shall,” the God of “success” and “victory” and “stability” and “peace.” If I believe that for my everyday life, then surely, I can believe it where my writing is concerned. I definitely learned that with this story. I learned to never count God out because right when I think there’s nothing to work with there is.
After all, isn’t that how He created the entire universe? Out of nothing at all but His words.
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The humid air seemed to suck the life out of the conversation. He glanced at Aurelia. “If you need anything …” he said, his voice dropping.
Her lips quivered, and his thoughts scattered. What she needed she couldn’t have. What she wanted was forbidden for them both.
Jacob Flynn lost his wife and son in childbirth and fled south to Florida to escape the memories. But in, Aurelia Cotton, the pregnant wife of a kind man who took him in, they come back to him. She’s so very beautiful.
Helplessly in love, he finds himself pressed closer and closer to the ultimate act of betrayal, when tragedy strikes.
Yet the evil someone meant for selfish gain, just might be their one chance for forgiveness.
A tender historical romance of wrong love made right by best-selling author, SUZANNE D. WILLIAMS.
About the author:
Best-selling author, Suzanne D. Williams, is a native Floridian, wife, mother, and photographer. She is the author of both nonfiction and fiction books. She writes a monthly column for Steves-Digicams.com on the subject of digital photography, as well as devotionals and instructional articles for various blogs. She also does graphic design for self-publishing authors.