Word Count: 69,500
First draft is written. Friends who have read my 69,500 word novel like it, but I need a more objective opinion. This is my first novel, and am considering self publishing. It’s about a grandmother, depressed about how she lost the love of a man in her teenage years, and her oldest child some 25 years later. When she returns to Iowa for a family reunion in 2016, her life takes on a new luster, as she finds new opportunities to begin anew. This is written from the point of view of the grandmother and her granddaughter who is determined to discover the cause of her grandmother’s melancholy.