Writing News

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I'm a finalist in the 2012 American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest! I'm over the moon! You can see my name here under the historical romance category: ACFW.

I am so honored to be named among these fine writers. And, I am having such a wonderful time getting to know some of them on Facebook. Some exciting things are happening in our conversations. I've definitely found a few kindred spirits!

I'll be at the ACFW Conference in Dallas, TX from September 20-23rd where the winners will be announced. There may be a live stream so perhaps some of you can tune in when the time comes.

In the meantime, here's what I'll be doing:

*Hopefully signing a contract with an agent soon.

*Finding an elegant formal dress for the awards ceremony.

*Getting my ducks in a row for meetings at the conference.

*Getting my daughter ready for kindergarten. !!!

*Wishing my son a happy 13th birthday. Where has the time gone?

*Writing my second book, a historical romance set in 1885 Edinburgh, Scotland.

What's it about? Here's the log line: When a disenchanted dreamer meets Robert Louis Stevenson on the eve of the creation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a question must be answered that will push her beyond the boundaries of belief.

I'm very excited about this story. It's taking me to some very interesting places and stretching me in many ways. There's an anonymous quote: "We write best what we need most to understand." I've been thinking about some of this subject matter for quite a while now. I know this story is going to take a lot of vulnerability and brutal honesty from me. I'm definitely going to be changed on the other side.

Until then, dear readers and friends . . . *lifts tea cup to you* Here's to the journey.