My husband has been encouraging this for years and I have finally decided to follow through. I have never written anything outside of school before. I am a child abuse survivor and I want to share my story.
I have decided to change names and make it based on a true story.
I am pretty sure I want the book in first person but I want the prolouge in I think what is called omnipotent. I have no idea what I will do with this when I finish, but for now I am going to try and write it.
So some questions.
Can my prolouge be in a different perspective than the book?
I am including a very brief part of the prolouge, very first draft. Please tell me if you think it is a good lead in. It isnt much and leaves a lot unexplained. I plan to take the prolouge up to age 4 when the real story begins.
"She is here. A beautiful baby girl. She has your eyes and lots of red curly hair." The nurse wraps her in a pink blanket and takes her off to the nursery filled with other infants.
Behind the glass the father stands scanning beds for the one bearing his name. He spots her all wrapped in pink with her curly red hair, "She is not mine. She should have never been born; stupid bitch." He turns and goes off to find his wife in recovery.
"Come on, you can do. Just a few steps. Walk to Papa. You can do it."
The baby toddles taking her first steps towards her grandfather. "You did, it!"
The room erupts in excitement and cheers as she takes her first steps.
Papa, Meme, and Nana all congratulate her with hugs and kisses as she smiles back at them with her big blue eyes and now strawberry blonde curls.
Her home, filled with hope, joy, and love.
on Dec. 2, 2012 at 5:55 AM