I’m celebrating my pushing through a difficult writers’ block. My current work in progress has been a bit of a struggle. I had a perfect outline at the onset. Boy meets girl, overcomes a fixed challenge and falls in love. Simple happy ever after storyline, so shouldn’t be a problem, right?—Wrong!!! My characters have a mind of their own and took me on an unexpected journey and emotional ride that derailed me from my outline. For many weeks, I tried to steer them back to the planned plot, and this left me feeling confused. Last week, I decided to let them lead the way! And voila—the words kept pouring out! Now, I’m 3/4 done with the first draft. Lesson learnt from this experience: A plan is just a guideline. Be free to break the boundaries, set your mind free and let the story take control. I’m feeling positive about this manuscript. Can’t wait to share Emem and Yomi’s story. Who says romance writers have it easy? It’s easier to write about hate than about love!!!
Have you ever overcome a roadblock after setting a definite goal that you thought was straightforward?
I have been named one of the 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40 by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) 2018
It’s been an amazing journey and I feel grateful to everyone that has been a part of my writing journey including all my readers and people who contact me to encourage me to keep at it. To be on a list with writers whose books I have read and people I admire is humbling. Thanks to the Nigerian Writers Awards for taking out time to put up this list. Most of all I’m grateful to God who blessed me with a family that supports me through all this.
This has been an amazing year. And this is like icing on a cake to keep me encouraged.
Never give up!
Looking forward to seeing more readers and new African Romance writers next year.
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The cover of The Governor’s Wife is finally here! Yay!
Newly separated Ogonna Moneke has come to Abuja to open a safe house for abused women. Luck is on her side when the perfect site falls into her lap…until she learns who owns it. The chances of Philip Adamu renting to her are slim to none. Why would he when she dropped her financially struggling college sweetheart like a hot potato to marry someone else?
Real estate tycoon Philip Adamu can’t believe his eyes when Ogonna struts into his office. Seven years earlier, the gold digger had kicked him to the curb to marry a wealthy politician. Now she needs him, more like needs his property. Vowing not to rent her so much as a dog house, Philip shows Ogonna the door. But can he resist the feelings he’s denied for so long when he sees her flirting with a rival developer?
Sparks fly the moment they meet again. But he’s engaged and she’s still hiding the dangerous secret about her marriage.
Can love and forgiveness overcome the lies and deceptions?
Can they trust each other and the future they’d once dreamt of?