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Origins of Blue Lines manuscript…


I started this weeks’ blog late, and without a clear cut idea of the direction to go in. I had given the basis of why I had begun my writing. I’ve given an interview of the writer. I have even given a review on one of the first poems that I wrote, that I was able to transfer over into my manuscript Blue Lines but where could I go this week with the blog? I looked through some old documents, to try to get by this week, and happened upon some old documents, that I thought I could get away with. But the thing was that you bring up things that make you reminisce on the writing process, you find things that make you remember why you wrote, and certain things that you just can’t read because you a) can no longer identify with those times (1998 in relation to 2009), or things that you just don’t want to remember.

In doing so…I also realized that just as I cannot post information using actual parts of my manuscript, I am also not comfortable reproducing these items that give either too much information regarding the parties used as the “inspiration” for the manuscript, or too much information that gives away actual story lines.

So, therein lies the conundrum, I want to invite you, the reader, in, but there is only so much I can give in the pre publishing stages. Where do I stand in the publishing process? Well it will go out this week, and we will see what happens. I believe strongly in my work, but as I have heard a writer say before, this process is like sending a child off to school. This manuscript, Blue Lines, is my first work, and at this point out of everything that I have written or worked on, this is a huge piece of me that I began, and have held on to for over 10 years. Blue Lines, is 330 page 110,962 word embodiment of College, of evolution, of simply growing, and most importantly love. And my goal is to be successfully published, and that leading to my work becoming a movie. Lofty goals, but my goals in regard to Blue Lines nonetheless.

The manuscript Blue Lines is a fictional period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., that takes place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.

Always feel free to give your comments, and/or suggestions.