Writing to Get Through ~ Outside the Margins with Dean Frech

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People do such odd things nowadays. I once met a man who spent his time importing guinea pigs from Peru ~ Mary from Downton Abby

Can you believe the summer is almost over? Where did the time go? I haven’t even gotten through the two books I wanted to read this summer.

If you follow me, you know it’s been an “odd” summer for me. I was faced with a sudden separation and impending divorce. Believe it or not, writing every day helped get me focused and back on track. Not only was I able to get my writing on track, but many other parts of my life as well.

The funny thing is, my current WIP doesn’t have anything to do with the events occurring in my life right now (I suppose that is a bit of an exaggeration, there is a brief grief scene that I was able to deepen based on my personal situation). The simple task of writing every day gives me something to get up for again and accomplish. Even if I don’t get anything else accomplished but my writing goal, just knowing that has gotten me through some days.

The mix-up in my life has also helped find more clarify in what I’d like to accomplish. Don’t get me wrong, I have many ideas for many more novels, I find new ones every day, but I do work full time. I reduced my daily writing goal. Although I won’t get stories written as fast as I’d like, the lower word count has done wonders for my creativity. Not only do I pay more attention to what I am writing, but the scenes are unfolding more vividly than before. Hopefully the edits won’t be as bad this round, either.

I am firm believer in fate and things happen for a reason. I’m so amazed that I have been writing for eight years and now that daily skill and task has gotten me some of the worst weeks of my life. I think it’s some of my best writing as well.

Would you like to know more about my current WIP? It’s a merman romance, called Sartin.

In a world foretold by prophesies and folk tales, what’s more important, happiness or destiny?

Sartin’s amber eyes told his mother, and the rest of the pod, that he was destined to become a protector from the day he was born. Mocked by the majority of the pod for his progressive practice of Decoy, Sartin’s life doesn’t feel like the life of any of the great Alewars his mother told him about. Hoping to find an Alewar mate at his twenty-third Winter Meeting, an injury and storm take Sartin far away from Winter Cove. Nursed back to health by a land person, Maru, Sartin finds love and acceptance. Torn between his love of Maru and his love of the sea, Sartin must choose between happiness and destiny in this tale of Sartin of the Sea.

What you reading or working on? I’d love to hear!

~Dean Frech

About Dean Frech

With inspiration from historical tourism sites, the love of reading, and a desire to write a novel, Dean started crafting his debut novel, A Place to Call Their Own, in 2008. After four years of writing and polishing the manuscript, it was accepted and published by Musa Publishing in 2013. His second novel, Disappear With Me, set in Edwardian England was published later that same year by Musa.

Dean lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his husband, Thomas (legally as of February 14, 2015), and their two cats. They are involved in their church and enjoy watching movies, outdoor activities in the warmer weather, and spending time together with friends and family. In addition to writing, his hobbies include reading and patio gardening.

Dean is currently working a standalone title, Need Your Love, set in 1966, and The Higher Law, a continuation of the story of Frank and Gregory’s family set in the 1930s.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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One thought on “Writing to Get Through ~ Outside the Margins with Dean Frech

  1. You’re awesome and thank you for sharing this.

    Also, you had me at “merman”. *drops mic*

    I’m sending good vibes for life to start calming down for you.

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