December 25, 2018 Pretty Southern Novel

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Lauren Morgan Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty She's on a mission to change the world. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

Dearest family, friends, and members of the Pretty Southern squad:

Hope all is merry and bright in your world. This has certainly been a wild year. Lord knows we’ve all been through a lot (some more than others) but we’ve stuck through it together. That’s just what we do 🙂

It’s crazy to think it was almost six months ago when I first let y’all know what I was up to with the Pretty Southern novel stories.

I was neither expecting a job change, nor the crazy timewarp that seemed to happen from football season through the holidays; but here we are, at nearly the end of another trip around the sun, and there is still so much work to do.

All I can say is thank you. Thanks for your continued support as I try to balance working + writing + everything else. It only seems fair to let y’all know there is a plan in place, and if anyone is interested in checking out the master outline, I’ll happily share it.

But first…

I’ve published the epilogue, the end of the first “part” of the Pretty Southern saga. After Macy and Campbell’s wedding, Macy’s daddy, Randy, gets indicted on charges of running a pyramid scheme. 

For something different, I put on my reporter’s cap and wrote Randy Cunningham’s Crimes & Conviction. Shoutout to Rachel Boyd for her copy editing/review + legal eagle Harry Dixon III for sharing his knowledge of white-collar financial crimes.

I’ve also published a couple other PS stories, none of which are quite right, but here they are for your consideration:
Grace Cunningham Falls in Love with the Boy Next Door
Georgia Katharine Cunningham – The “Li’l Liberal”
The Night Macy Got Engaged + the Pretty Southern Character Guide

Your thoughts and feedback are much welcome and appreciated as this is still very much a work-in-progress.

Fingers crossed I hope to get something big published before the end of this year so I (once again) don’t enter a new year feeling like a failure for not having finished this novel. Today, fearing I’ll once again fail, I was reminded of this marvelous quote from It’s a Wonderful Life: 

“Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.”

Thank you so much, dear reader, for always being there.

Love y’all and happiest of holidays,

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