. . . but I could use some feedback. For the next couple of days, I'm going to give you a little bit from my work in progress. Let's see, how do I describe this one? It's a character novel (meaning that it's more about characters than plot), but I'm still trying to hook the reader, of course, and make things interesting.
A train roars over the rails, carrying passengers on a trip that will change their lives. Among the many people moving on and off the 97 Silver Meteor are Tuesday Crystal, a lonely young woman hiding from her youth as a reality TV star; Matthew Scofield, a widower trying to escape his responsibilities to his two young children; and Janette Turlington, a middle-aged mother running from a situation that has destroyed the peace in her home and marriage. These three form a makeshift family on an Amtrak tour through the Southern seaboard, a journey that just might heal their wounded hearts and restore them to the people to whom they matter most . . .
So . . . what do you think? Interested yet?
Tomorrow: the prologue.