Kicking it Into High Gear

This week I received the sweetest email from a reader. She loved my first novel,

A Smoky Mountain Christmas!

Image She wanted to know if there would be a sequel, and if one of the minor characters would tell his story. I’d been kicking around a sequel that involved Tom, the father of Evan for a while. Caught in a bank fraud, Tom can’t prove his innocence. He meets Hank and Tina and decides they would be great parents for his son while he’s incarcerated and his wife has terminal cancer. I think Tom has a wonderful, fulfilling story to add to a sequel.

Since my mom came to live with us, writing time is almost slashed to zero. But…after I read the lady’s email, I felt that old tingle in my fingers and love of the next story stir my soul. So, I’m planning on making time to write again.

With Christmas around the corner, there’s no better time to grab my computer and put forth all the effort I can muster and get it done. Don’t you love that sometimes it takes a stranger to kick you into gear and do what you know what has to be done? We never know what strikes a cord with us and brings us to reckon with how we arrange our writing time.

So…Kathy Lee, if you’re reading this blog, you have my heartfelt thanks!

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4 thoughts on “Kicking it Into High Gear

  1. Oh, I know what you mean. I’ve got so many stories rattling around in my brain — just begging to be written. It’s terrible when you’re working on one book and that itch to write another story begins.


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