There’s a heading in my creative writing book titled “Understanding Theme: The Coming of Age Story.” In this section, the author pinpoints the protagonist’s transition into manhood at “the moment he accepts that there are forces of nature he cannot control or comprehend. Victory comes when he ultimately learns to smile.”
I’d like to say that my summer with Mara taught me a valuable lesson; that I grew up, learned to smile, forgot about my grade-school crush and moved on with my life. But this isn’t that kind of story. Mara wasn’t an after-school special or the catalyst for a textbook ascent into manhood. I belonged to her. I would love her for the rest of my life. If these persistent truths hampered my maturity, then so be it.
I could wait.
I could be different.
And someday, I would succeed where the others had failed.
Thank you SO much for taking the time to read The Accidental Siren. I truly hope you enjoyed the experience... even if it was a bit crazy at times : ) Even though the book is complete, there is a prologue and an epilogue that are not included in the Wattpad version! If you want a glimpse into the future of James Parker and Mara Lynn, you can download the ebook FOR FREE at Smashwords.com (the link is in my profile!)
Unfortunately, I’m at a major crossroads in my life. My father passed away in February, and I’ll be getting married next March. My writing has made me $26 dollars over the last three years (literally...) and I can’t fail for much longer.
Please treat this as a real book... because it is. If you have accounts at Goodreads, Smashwords, or Amazon, please consider rating The Accidental Siren and leaving a brief review. It only takes a minute, but it could go a long way in turning my passion into a career! If you do decide to help me out, the links are in my profile.
Again, from the depths of my heart, thank you.