"This tautly woven story builds to a fever pitch as Vitek sorts out the good guys from the bad."
~ RT Book Reviews
on Florida Heat
The month is half over and I’m late with my post. As in the past, I’m going to combine November and December’s posts. Writing hasn’t been good for me. Prior to writing this post I would try to write and the words weren’t there. I’d stare at a blank screen.
At the end of October I went to Turtle Lake, WI with a group of writer friends. This was my second year with these ladies, and we had a fun and productive weekend. We brainstormed new books, existing books, the business of the writing world and personal business. For me, we talked about my work in progress (WIP), Texas Two Step, figuring out the beginning of the story.
Upon my return from Wisconsin, writing still wasn’t coming to me, and it was a bit of a depressant. The story ran through my mind all the time but the words not so much. I joked that my hero and heroine had run off to the bar and weren’t coming back. I knew what things were going to happen to them and they just aren’t telling me the details?
As the first days of November came and went, I let them hang out at the bar and worked on other things. One of those things was my tradition of painting buildings for my Christmas village. My plans are to paint one more house and then I’m in search of a police station. I have no more room, or should I say, I don’t want to expand my village any further.
Now, mid-November, the story has finally unleashed itself, and I have three new chapters to start the story. I’ve ripped apart the old chapters and will incorporate them to work with the new beginning. It’s amazing what happens when you shoot someone near and dear to the hero’s heart at the start of the book.
I will be hosting Thanksgiving at our home, and I’m already looking forward to the leftovers. With Thanksgiving later this year, we have less time before Christmas arrives, which means my tree decorations will remain up longer than normal so I can enjoy them.
Christmas is my favorite time of year. The brilliant variations of lights. The wide array of colored decorations. The fragrant scents from foods to flora. The time shared with friends and family—whether it’s in person, on the phone or through a letter enclosed in a card.
I wish each of you safe travels during this busy time of year and happy holidays!
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