Behind The Story: HOW TO HEAL A LIFE (THE HAVEN BOOK 2)
Playlist for Vargas and Seth
- Fight Song by Rachel Platten – This is definitely Seth’s song.
- Defying Gravity by Idina Menzel – This one too.
- Something Beautiful by Tori Kelly –The words of this one could be from Vargas to Seth.
- Rise Up by Andra Day
- Who You Love by John Mayer (ft. Katy Perry) – Definitely the part about the dreams!
- Collide by Howie Day
- Stay With Me by Sam Smith – Even the line “this ain’t love” is fitting because poor Seth doesn’t want to get his hopes up in the beginning.
- I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
- Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur – All of the lyrics aren’t a perfect fit, but the ones that are sure make me think of their love.
- Make You Feel My Love (Glee Version)
- Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles
- I Try by Macy Gray
- Can’t Help Falling in Love by Haley Reinhart
Photo of Nearly Completed Manuscript
This pic was taken when I was just about to get started with a read-through of HOW TO HEAL A LIFE before it was sent off for a beta read, then formal edits.
Photo of Scene Board
Here I checked off each scene as I read through the manuscript, working on revisions and edits.
Binder with Rough Draft
Pictured above is the binder containing the rough draft of HOW TO HEAL A LIFE. This was when I was first reading through it, revising by hand, and adding more emotional depth and substance to the manuscript.