In God's Waiting Room - Turning Scars into Stars

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BIOGRAPHICAL COMEDY DRAMA FAMILY MEMOIR OTHER

20th Century (multiple decades)

Mikki Alhart

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Logline

It is through our personal stories and struggles that we create a legacy that fosters wonderful, intelligent passionate people to choose their paths. This is a story about all of us. Each one of you will see yourselves in the mirror because we do live not only separate lives but inside one another

Genre

Biographical,Comedy,Drama,Family,Memoir,Other

Short Summary

Ailill's parents aggressively pushed her into marrying him saying that she would never have an opportunity like this again and she felt coerced and had to do it. His parents, the rich Loughty's, came to her humble home and offered money to her parents to keep her from marrying their son.


In the last year before Kaitlyn, her youngest daughter's death, mother and daughter were able to share from their heart space all the brokenness. They openly talked about the years lost due to their shared addictions. Kaitlyn asked her if she understood why she just had to hate her mother.

Setting

Irish clan who struggles with alcoholism over five generations.

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches,Quest,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Ailill O'Sullivan

Age: Memoirs of a Life Journey spanning multiple generations

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Leader,Naive,Underdog,Modest,Religious,Selfless,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Secretive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: The O'Sullivan Clan

Age: From Great Grandfather through Great Grandchildren

Gender: Other

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Leader,Naive,Underdog,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Patriotic,Religious,Selfless,Power Hungry,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Secretive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

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Development Pitch

Ailill was known as a manically active person all her life. 'Run harder, go faster and do more,' had been her internal mantra for 72 years. She had been accused of being an over achiever, perfectionist, intense personality, overly passionate and a mover and a shaker. Apparently these are true labels as her entire family; children and grandchildren shared this common characteristic. Mentors had invited her to hang up her super-women suit but that was no longer an issue as it had obviously disintegrated. This is the core of the message she wanted to share with all her loved ones and friends before the universe took away her roller skates. She missed so much by going, doing, accomplishing and striving that she missed the beautiful scenery along the way. It has taken the supreme challenge of the dying process to give Ailill the courage to show everyone the truth of who she really is. No one wants to talk about dying but she had to. Death is hard work! Death is in control of the process. She realized she could not influence its course. She realized now what a controller she was her entire life. All she could do is wait. She was given her life, she had to live it, and now she was giving it back. Ailill lovingly thanked everyone of who will be reading her words because she was approaching death. One of the things Ailill learned about sobriety was that she had to become willing to change her playgrounds and playmates. That was impossible because her playgrounds included her family

About The Author

Sequestered is the word we are hearing everyday now. The definition of sequestered in the dictionary is to put somebody in an isolated or lonely place away from other people, the pressures of everyday life, or possible disturbances. Ailill was sequestered 12 months before the pandemic and wrote In Gods Waiting Room. Now everyone is in Gods Waiting Room. Perhaps by accepting the radical uncertainty of life, we can live more fully, and more freely. Perhaps by accepting the radical uncertainty of life, we can find ourselves navigating this crisis with greater ease. May it be so, truly, nothing else will do? If our courage is not to fail us everyone will seek the awakening from within ourselves every morning and every evening.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: New Hope Center

Year Published: February 2020

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

9798615180095