Valancy wakened early, in the lifeless, hopeless hour just proceeding dawn.
How did you feel about Valancy’s situation at the beginning of the book?
I have definitely known this feeling. Within the last year, I have known it way too much. I am in a much happier, peaceful part of my life. But I have my moments when things are hard and feel hopeless. Luckily, I know that everything is not hopeless. And instead, now I try to find all of the wonderful things that bring me joy and gratitude in my life. I've spent quite some time trying to form a habit on focusing on the positive. Counting my many blessings seems to be an excellent way. So I can totally understand Valancy's situation. But I can also totally be opposite from it.
How do you pronounce Valancy’s name?