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The Girl From Grass – A Novel

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Welcome, my wonderful WP friend! Hope you’re doing great. I’m here to thrill you with how hard I’ve been working on my novel πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ✍✍✍. I’m almost done with the second draft. As soon as the third is done with, I’ll be sending the manuscript to a few beta readers before approaching my editor’s desk. I’m hoping to publish this book Dec-January, (Help me God πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™).

This story has come a long way.

It all started here on Fiez-writer, when I posted the first draft of the story events on Friday’s. I found out that lots of you liked the story idea and decided to make a novel out of it.

About the title.

I started the story with the title, My Gray-haired Groom. For this title, I wrote the story using the first-person point of view. To be honest with you, I enjoyed writing in the pov. It’s easy; no much detailing. I recommend it for first-timers.

I thought against the First-person pov because my story flow demanded that I used third-person pov, so I could break certain barriers faced by my protagonist. I couldn’t limit the beautiful storyπŸ˜ƒ.

I overhauled the story structure, welcomed/banished some events. Presently, it reads a lot different from what it reads for My Grey-haired Groom. The theme and plot remain the same though.

The second title – The Mind Of A Daughter, was suggested by one of my beta readers. According to him, “In their dealings with her ( the protagonist ), they ( her parents ) don’t care at all about whatever she has in mind when matters concerning her come up. They decide on what they feel is good for her, ignoring the fact that she has a mind of her own.

Again, I decided against the second title. The third title – The Girl From Grass suits my story better, even though it sounds strange. I chose this title due to the situation surrounding the protagonist and her family which makes them ( her family ) fight to get her involved with this man who could transform all of their lives forever – for good – from grass to grace.

Which title sounds better to you?

Meanwhile my I’m working on the cover using Carva. For the story cover, I’m not going to spend a dineπŸ™ƒ. Come on, I’m not a penny-pincher! I have this friend of mine who will design a cover for me. He is not a pro but can design a decent cover.

We made three covers samples ( all are under scrutiny)

Cover 1 by IK

Cover 2 by me πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
Cover 3 By OH

Kindly vote for the covers in the comment section. Let me know which one you like best.

If none of them looks great to you, please say what needs to change to make it better. Everything including the title is still subject to change.

I’ll announce the winning cover soon. If none of them makes it, a new cover will be revealed.

You are all my writing motivation. Please do me a favour and leave your comment. πŸ˜ƒπŸ’–πŸ§‘.

Florence Ezekafor View All

I'm a food scientist who has chosen the path of creative writing- the one thing which comes to me naturally.
Back in 2013, my love for teaching young learners propelled me into picking teaching as a career. I taught English, Maths and Science in the United Arab Emirates where I lived for ten years. Right now, I live in Coal City, a beautiful hilly area of my country Nigeria.
My website Fiez-writer is a product of my extreme desire to share my writing with the world. Here, I share fiction, poems, thoughts and writing tips.
A huge part of my life is spent with my lovely family and I'm a proud mother to three brilliant kids.

31 thoughts on “The Girl From Grass – A Novel Leave a comment

  1. Congratulations!! πŸ™‚ Hope all your edits go well and publishing goes on schedule for you. I think I like the second cover the best, it left me the most intrigued and wanting to hear more about the book. But I also really like the first one too πŸ™‚

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  2. The first cover is lovely❀️
    Congratulations Florence πŸ‘πŸ‘
    I also kind of like “the mind of a daughter”, it would be nice to know the mind of a young girl whose opinion isn’t taken into consideration cause most times our parents don’t let us contribute because they think we don’t understand or won’t get the situation. “The mind of a daughter” sounds cool😁

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    • Spot on. ❀❀❀
      I love your opinion and I think you’re right. That’s exactly what the protagonist has to pass through. I’m considering your suggestion. Thanks a lot.

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