I was just headed out this morning for a quick run to the bank when my doorbell rang. It was FedEx and they were bringing roses! Gorgeous petite roses from my publisher!
Included was a very nice congratulatory note on winning the RITA. I'm thankful to be partnered with Bethany House and so appreciate their support.
Now I'm back from errands (which Jack accompanied me on), and a quick detour by Krispy Kreme. I know, I know, but the "Hot" light lit up as I was sitting at the red light and I figured it was a sign from heaven, so we backed up and wheeled on in there.
Now I'm home and diving into writing. I've quickly grown to love these characters in From a Distance and they're already surprising me with some past connections that I didn't see coming.
Writing fiction is a journey for me. I know bits and pieces of the story before I begin and then, as the characters grow and the plot thickens (as they say), I love seeing how themes emerge from the struggles and the conflict. Sometimes, admittedly, I'm scared to death because I can't see what's coming. I'd love to be able to plot an entire book out before I write, but that's just not "me."
Time to get to work! And if you're out and about and happen to see a "Hot" light come on at a Krispy Kreme near you, go ahead...indulge. Just one isn't going to kill ya! ;) And check out their new TV ad campaign when you have a minute. Pretty cute, and my idea of a "hottie"!