The Writing of "She Remembers"
It’s been almost two years since I first opened that Google Doc and started writing “She Remembers.” On November 24th, 2018, I had no ideas whatsoever. I didn’t know where the story would go or what it’d become-I didn’t even know if I’d finish writing it; I just started typing the first thing that came to mind. And now, knowing that we are so close to release, it’s unbelievable how far I’ve come since that Saturday evening. I was twelve-years-old when I first started writing “She Remembers”, I’m fourteen now. I’ve grown a lot since then, and so has the novel. It went from being a mere 32,000 words at the end of the first draft, to being an incredible 50,000 by the time we published it. It went from being a small idea in the back of my mind to being what I pour my heart and soul into daily.
A lot has gone into the process of writing and developing “She Remember”. I spent a lot of time trying to hit self-made deadlines in order to reach seemingly impossible goals. I contemplated every aspect of my book, trying my hardest to ensure that the book was as close to perfect as physically possible. While at some times the publication and writing process was unbelievably draining, both physically and mentally, the feeling of knowing that all my hard work will finally be worth it, made the entire journey worthwhile.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “Why do you write?” And every single time, my answer is always the same, “I want to make someone feel something.” This story means so much to me for so many reasons, and if I’ve affected at least one of my readers, then I’ve accomplished my goal. “She Remembers” released on November 16th. I hope you love it as much as I do.