Not always lost-novel

By Tegan Morris

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Not Always Lost Novel

Project 2016-02-26 22:36:16 +1300

This novel has been a labor of love for me over the last three years. It sat in my conscience for some time before that waiting to be written while I gained the confidence to create it.

As many writers do I have let a lot of my personal experiences inform my work. For me this comes from being a wheelchair user due to a condition called Muscular Dystrophy. My experiences, in a specific sense, are different to that of Shannon - the main character. However, the journey she goes on in an emotional and psychological sense is deeply connected with my own. The aim of this novel was to share a story that people could identify with, but also hopefully gain new insights into the experience of life with physical limitations and disability.

Currently my novel manuscript is sitting completed, fully edited, and awaiting publication. For the last year, I have sought responses from publishers within New Zealand and overseas. However, the reality is that for almost all writers seeking publication for the first time, it is very very unusual to be accepted by established publishing companies. I could continue to spend months, or perhaps even years pursuing publishing companies - but this piece of work is very important to me and I would like to see it in the hands of school students as a learning resource as soon as possbile. The main intention is to add to the discussion, understanding, inclusion, and support for people with disabilities and differences.

Growing up there was not any visible role-models in similar situations to me; whether in media or books, both as a disabled child and throughout my teenage years. So it is my hope that the publication and the availability of this novel will help to fill that space, that to my knowledge, still currently exists.

 

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Pledgers 39

Marcia Millen
2016-04-19 12:12:45 +1200

"Sounds great Tegan, look forward to reading it."

BARBARA & MIKE PEPLINSKI
2016-04-18 00:54:08 +1200

"We cannot wait to read the novel! "

Ian Millen
2016-04-18 00:22:26 +1200

"Glad to see you becoming an author. U met your cousin Adam Millen (PledgeMe author) 27 yrs ago. Who'd have known you would both be authors!"

Adam Millen
2016-04-17 20:23:38 +1200
Mark Dobson
2016-04-17 17:47:43 +1200
Jenna Teesdale
2016-04-17 17:11:39 +1200
Trudy Hart
2016-04-16 17:52:02 +1200
Marin Sara Peplinski
2016-04-16 15:17:35 +1200
Jodi Mitchell
2016-04-16 11:51:59 +1200

"Good luck!"

Robyn Ruddell
2016-04-16 10:50:05 +1200
Sue Morris
2016-04-15 21:31:51 +1200

"Good luck Tegan with your goal of becoming a published author!"

Andrea Woolsey
2016-04-15 20:16:42 +1200
Eleanor
2016-04-15 06:43:43 +1200

"Can't wait to read it!"

Kieran Williams
2016-04-14 22:27:36 +1200

"Tegs, 25 years of love and support from you it's the least I can do. Kia Kaha xo"

Hollie Doar
2016-04-14 18:54:24 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-04-14 17:51:35 +1200

"I admire you Tegan. Writing a whole book is a lot of hard work."

Anonymous pledger
2016-04-14 11:26:48 +1200

"I look forward to reading your book. All the best for your campaign!"

Anonymous pledger
2016-04-14 07:12:39 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-04-13 20:45:22 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-04-13 20:25:55 +1200
Susan Reeves
2016-04-13 19:48:32 +1200

"Best of luck, Tegan! Love and light from Oz xx"

Linda Mowbray
2016-04-13 13:41:38 +1200
Carmel McDermid
2016-04-12 19:53:26 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-04-10 09:25:03 +1200
Seth
2016-04-09 18:37:15 +1200
Crissy Dryland
2016-03-31 15:38:50 +1300

"Sounds great Tegan! "

Anonymous pledger
2016-03-30 20:18:49 +1300

"This is an amazing book for young people about significant life change caused by an accident. Set in New Zealand. A good read."

Anonymous pledger
2016-03-29 21:58:19 +1300
Rose Morris
2016-03-28 12:48:38 +1300
Glenice McLeod
2016-03-27 11:59:14 +1300

"Tegan you are such an inspiration, one amazing person. Very best wishes for your project."

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Not Always Lost Novel

Project 2016-02-26 22:36:16 +1300

This novel has been a labor of love for me over the last three years. It sat in my conscience for some time before that waiting to be written while I gained the confidence to create it.

As many writers do I have let a lot of my personal experiences inform my work. For me this comes from being a wheelchair user due to a condition called Muscular Dystrophy. My experiences, in a specific sense, are different to that of Shannon - the main character. However, the journey she goes on in an emotional and psychological sense is deeply connected with my own. The aim of this novel was to share a story that people could identify with, but also hopefully gain new insights into the experience of life with physical limitations and disability.

Currently my novel manuscript is sitting completed, fully edited, and awaiting publication. For the last year, I have sought responses from publishers within New Zealand and overseas. However, the reality is that for almost all writers seeking publication for the first time, it is very very unusual to be accepted by established publishing companies. I could continue to spend months, or perhaps even years pursuing publishing companies - but this piece of work is very important to me and I would like to see it in the hands of school students as a learning resource as soon as possbile. The main intention is to add to the discussion, understanding, inclusion, and support for people with disabilities and differences.

Growing up there was not any visible role-models in similar situations to me; whether in media or books, both as a disabled child and throughout my teenage years. So it is my hope that the publication and the availability of this novel will help to fill that space, that to my knowledge, still currently exists.

 

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Marcia Millen
2016-04-19 12:12:45 +1200

"Sounds great Tegan, look forward to reading it."

BARBARA & MIKE PEPLINSKI
2016-04-18 00:54:08 +1200

"We cannot wait to read the novel! "

Ian Millen
2016-04-18 00:22:26 +1200

"Glad to see you becoming an author. U met your cousin Adam Millen (PledgeMe author) 27 yrs ago. Who'd have known you would both be authors!"

Adam Millen
2016-04-17 20:23:38 +1200
Mark Dobson
2016-04-17 17:47:43 +1200
Jenna Teesdale
2016-04-17 17:11:39 +1200
Trudy Hart
2016-04-16 17:52:02 +1200
Marin Sara Peplinski
2016-04-16 15:17:35 +1200
Jodi Mitchell
2016-04-16 11:51:59 +1200

"Good luck!"

Robyn Ruddell
2016-04-16 10:50:05 +1200
Sue Morris
2016-04-15 21:31:51 +1200

"Good luck Tegan with your goal of becoming a published author!"

Andrea Woolsey
2016-04-15 20:16:42 +1200
Eleanor
2016-04-15 06:43:43 +1200

"Can't wait to read it!"

Kieran Williams
2016-04-14 22:27:36 +1200

"Tegs, 25 years of love and support from you it's the least I can do. Kia Kaha xo"

Hollie Doar
2016-04-14 18:54:24 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-04-14 17:51:35 +1200

"I admire you Tegan. Writing a whole book is a lot of hard work."

Anonymous pledger
2016-04-14 11:26:48 +1200

"I look forward to reading your book. All the best for your campaign!"

Anonymous pledger
2016-04-14 07:12:39 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-04-13 20:45:22 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-04-13 20:25:55 +1200
Susan Reeves
2016-04-13 19:48:32 +1200

"Best of luck, Tegan! Love and light from Oz xx"

Linda Mowbray
2016-04-13 13:41:38 +1200
Carmel McDermid
2016-04-12 19:53:26 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-04-10 09:25:03 +1200
Seth
2016-04-09 18:37:15 +1200
Crissy Dryland
2016-03-31 15:38:50 +1300

"Sounds great Tegan! "

Anonymous pledger
2016-03-30 20:18:49 +1300

"This is an amazing book for young people about significant life change caused by an accident. Set in New Zealand. A good read."

Anonymous pledger
2016-03-29 21:58:19 +1300
Rose Morris
2016-03-28 12:48:38 +1300
Glenice McLeod
2016-03-27 11:59:14 +1300

"Tegan you are such an inspiration, one amazing person. Very best wishes for your project."

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