My current book, which is my second contemporary romance but the third book I’ve completed, came about when an image of an old, abandoned country church came to mind. I wrote in my spiral notebook about the church, describing it, pondering its story. Then a Bible verse came to mind: “Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” I set my little writing snippet aside and went about my business, but that church stayed with me. When something sticks with me, I delve deeper with it. If it doesn’t stay, I let it go. After I finished working on my middle grade novel, I created characters who had been affected by this old church. Right now, I’m editing the story.
My favorite character is Havah in Tosca Lee’s Havah. I loved Havah’s perspective of life before and after The Fall. I was literally weeping when I finished the story because I could relate to Havah’s heart, her yearning to return to the Garden and have unbroken fellowship with her Creator.
Hmmm…we don’t have to work to fix ourselves or our past mistakes. Jesus has already done the work. We simply have to receive it by faith and walk in His grace and His power. I once read a book that said God created man on the sixth day and on the seventh day, He rested. As a result, man began his existence on this planet from a position of rest, not work. The thought struck me as both obvious and profound. This idea came out while writing my current story.
I love Indian food. If you take me to an Indian restaurant, I’ll love you forever.
Grr…why do I have to choose? Truth be told, I drink English breakfast tea with soy milk and two teaspoons of brown sugar at breakfast, and I have coffee (a Starbucks latte from their storefront or Starbucks coffee from my pantry) in the afternoon to ready myself for editing. I am caffeinated for a good part of the day :-/
My husband recently went on a getaway with the children for the weekend so I can have a quiet house to myself. (Yeah, he’s the best) I didn’t know what to do with myself! So I decided to listen to an audiobook in my bedroom and fold laundry. (I live a pretty wild life, huh?) Anyway, while I was listening, my back was turned to the door, and the door creaked open. I thought I saw the shadow of a person and FREAKED OUT. It was just my crazy cat.
Sure! This is a selfie of me and my 4 yo right before we headed out to story time. I have on my Mom face, and he has on his kid face. It was also one of my first ventures into Selfie Land.
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