I hope you enjoy the second installment of the overview of “Mental,” my second novel–this second post is one quote from each chapter found in Part Two, which serves as a flashback to explain to the reader why Eve’s nervous breakdown later on is so acute, severe and long-lasting.
Thank you for being a part of my beloved audience!
I have decided to permanently suspend my search for a literary agent and my quest to get “Mental” published by a big fish, due to both of these having a detrimental affect on my serious case of bipolar disorder. However, I have decided that when either my husband becomes a secondary principal or I find and can maintain a career-type job for myself after I have exhibited at least three months of stability and am cleared to work by my psychiatrist, I will then spring for the cost of having “Mental” self-published by Xlibris, the self-publisher of my first novel, “Leaves Subsiding,” featured here on this website.
I am not going to despair at giving up this dream, however, because my good husband pays for me to enjoy publishing whatever I choose for you, my kind and loving audience, right here at http://www.MarieKJohnston.com, and this makes me happy!
So, I hope you enjoy the second installment of an overview of “Mental” in quotes, this new post being one quote from each chapter of Part Two, the novel-within-the novel which also contains a long rhyming and metered poem. For those of you familiar with “Leaves Subsiding,” this Part Two will look quite familiar, but in “Mental” this section serves as a flashback of what our dear main character, Eve, was like in college–“all roses and fog,” as Lilly informs us, to help us understand why Eve’s nervous breakdown after two years of teaching high school English is so incredibly deflating and dangerous.
I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I enjoyed making them!
–Kristen McCurry, a.k.a. Marie K Johnston
Welcome to the world of Part One of “Mental”–here’s one quote from each chapter of this part of the story!
These are excerpts from Part One of “Mental,” my second novel.
Perhaps you can help me out—should I resume my search for a literary agent, or simply be content that I’ve finished this difficult novel and remain an unpublished amateur?
Thank y’all in advance for your opinions!
—Kristen McCurry, a.k.a Marie K Johnston
Here are a few chapters from this, the second part of my second novel.
Perhaps you can give me some feedback—should I resume my search for a literary agent, or just be content that I’ve finished this difficult story and remain an unpublished amateur?
Thank you in advance for your opinions, y’all!
These excerpts are from the third and final section of this, my second novel.
i would greatly appreciate your feedback—can you tell me if you think I should continue to pursue an agent for “Mental”?
Thank you kindly!