5 Mar 2017

Pregnant Future by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

Pregnant Future
(No One Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring)
A True-Life Memoir

I started my journey in this book, not knowing where it will take me or how I will get there, hence the title of the book. I suppose, life is like that! They say that if you dream hard enough your dream will come through. My dream did come through, I forgot to add smooth going, in my dream. We cannot control our dreams! I always saw myself traveling a lot. That has happened to me. While in Rome, I made sure I visited as many European countries as I could. One of those travels was full of ups and downs. I let Justina paint that story.
I am unlike many writers when I write. I throw everything out there, nonstop, and when I run out of steam, and have nothing else to say, I stop. I let the story rest, sometimes for weeks or even months, and then, when I come back to it, I edit by cutting and pasting, and moving scenes around.
This story went through the same process. It went through even more. The saving grace for the story was that I knew when it was not ready. I also knew when it was ready. The point here is that we should let our stories talk to us. If when it does, we are satisfied with what we hear, the story will satisfy our readers. If not, we go back and work on it. I have learned not to be in a hurry with releasing a story. Once when I did, I had to recall and rewrite that story. That is more expensive that waiting for the story to be well done.


Joy has written and published extensively on national and international scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Her first short story I Come from Utopia was published in African Voices, Spring/Summer, 2007, pg. 18. Since then, she has published numerous others in RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER'S SOUL Anthology, Bks 1-3.
Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women was published in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Contest in 2012. She has also two books published in the Italian language.
The Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies, is a journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria was published in 2014
In Pregnant Future, her new Novel, Justina is the story of every young woman who found herself alone in the world to fend for herself. It is the story of the pitfalls that await such a woman. It is the story of survival

12 comments:

  1. Thank you, so much Suzy, for having me today on your blog, and for hosting me.

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    1. Joy, it was an absolute pleasure, you're always welcome here!
      Suzy x

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  2. Hi Joy. I could relate to your post today because I do the cut, paste, and rearrange thing to. Lol Sometimes a story just isn't right until it's been completely dissected and put back together. I have enjoyed following this tour.
    Suzy, thanks so much for hosting today.

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    1. Thank you, Rhani! That is how my stories come tome, all disjointed! :D Thank you, for stopping by.

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    2. Thank you for stopping by, Rhani!
      Suzy x

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  3. Good advice today, Joy! My stories usually come in a rush and I have to rearrange and prioritize scenes. Yet, I read so many posts where writers want to show us how to write a book in 30 days and I feel like I'm super slow. Enjoying the tour. Thanks for hosting Suzy! I'll be looking around your lifestyle blog!

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    1. Thank you, Linda for stopping by! My motto is: "Never be in a hurry!" After all, the food that belongs to you, needs to be eated slowly to be savored! :D

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  4. Good advice Joy. Some stories need to perculate for a while.

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    1. Absolutely, Wendy! Thanks for stopping by.
      Suzy x

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  5. Thank you, Wendy, for stopping by. :D

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  6. Best of luck with your book release, Joy. Love the cover! 😊

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  7. Than you, Harmony. Thank you, for stopping by. :D

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