Guest Post by Bett Rose, Author of A Week in Time
I was inspired to write A Week in Time after watching so many seemingly dark programmes on TV and wanting to bring a little light into the world. My dad and brothers were all employed in the Coventry motor trade, and many times I would quietly sit behind 'dad's chair' listening to the dark and numerous stories of everyday survival during WW2. Very few of the tales were about the actual fighting, more about being 'bombed out' , or rationing or 'making do!'
A Week in Time is a story of everyday lives and relationships, of 'working class' neighbours and families living in close proximity, living out their reality of WW2 Britain. Just a short story, that includes laughter and light and hope and disappointments and spirituality.
Most importantly, to me, a happy ending. I wanted to encourage others who have dreamed of writing and not yet made a start.
My book was published in November 2017. I'm now working on a story about family and homelessness, inspired by a walk through the city centre, mid afternoon , and seeing so many youngster 'sleeping out' in the cold. I hope to publish in November 2018.
There are editing and publishing companies that will guide a writer through this process, without them A Week in Time would still be a story on an A4 notepad.