How is your September calendar looking? Mine is still fairly open, but you can see I've got the most important date marked. September 29th, my third book will release. The title is Saving Grace. I am so excited to get the story of Greg and Michelle into your hands. It's a tale of figuring out that the plans we make for our own lives aren't always what God wants in our lives, and accepting that love isn't only butterflies and giddiness. I'm so excited to share it with you in SIX MONTHS! Whew! So close, and yet, so far away.
Have you been wondering what's up with me in the world of writing lately? Well, a couple of things have happened this summer.
At the writers' retreat back in June, we were all encouraged to bring an idea with us for a new story. I wanted to rebel because I'm pretty happy with saving most of my writing for November when I participate in Nanowrimo every year. However, the more I thought about it, the more I could see the characters and plot developing in my head. You see, I had read a blog even earlier in the summer about someone who went on a road trip with her sister. And it got me thinking: what would it look like to write a road trip romance? Enter three girlfriends, Katie, Skye and Bree, who are fresh out of college and just want to spend a week soaking up some fun in a couple different places before they go their separate ways to "grow up." For the last month and half, my muse has been relentless, encouraging me to get the story hammered out. One day I wrote almost 4000 words. But I tied up all the loose ends yesterday and am warning my muse to leave me alone for a few months so I can edit something else. Of course, having very little control over the ways of my muse, it has put another idea in my head--to turn my road trip romance into a series, one for each girl. It might happen. But not yet. I need a few days to just BE. Writing takes a lot of emotional energy.
My other news is even more exciting! I have been offered a contract for my book, Saving Grace. Saving Grace unfolds with Michelle Wilson moving back home to Cedar Springs, AR after a life-changing wreck. She plans to be a top reporter at her hometown newspaper, but she has added a complication: she hopes to adopt the baby left behind by the other couple in the accident. When confusing feelings toward her lifelong best friend, Greg Marshall surface, it adds yet another level of confusion to her world. But what if her desire to adopt Grace isn’t what God had in mind for her life after all? This story wilk release April 2021.
What do you think? Are you as excited as I am?
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