I got in on the first try! Yay, me!!! Of course, our dear Robin Lee Hatcher gave me a big hint on how to do that. Saved and noted!
Happy 2016. Hard to believe it’s already five days into the new year. I am fast approaching my first deadline of the year. On January 15th, I have to turn in the fourth book of my Men of Millbrook Lake series for Love Inspired. It’s been a fun series since I wanted to try something different by combing two Love Inspired romances with two Love Inspired Suspense books. So it went something like this:
Lakeside Hero (Love Inspired) September 2015
Her Holiday Protector (Love Inspired Suspense) November 2015
Lakeside Sweetheart (Love Inspired) June 2016
And the story I’m working on right now. Working Title: Hunter’s Story (Love Inspired Suspense) Fall 2016
I can’t show the covers of the two coming out next year but I’ve seen the one for Lakeside Sweetheart and I like it.
So, Hunter’s Story is what I’ve been working on all week. Suspense books are always a bit more involved and difficult since we have to try and make the technical details believable. Which is why I’m starving right now and my back hurts and my hair needs to be combed because I had to stretch a bit and give my back a break.
Here’s a little break for all of you, too. It’s cold here in Florida as I write this. Finally. But we still have beautiful scenery around here:
Let’s call this the bridge between the old year and the new. When it rained for two weeks solid here, I took to walking around our townhouse. I’d hit the kitchen and den which is really one big room on the first floor and then I’d move up the stairs because that gets my heart rate up and then I’d go from our bedroom to the far guest room at the end of a long hallway. That got me to thinking about “Just one step.” I posted (along with the main topic) on another blog: What would you do if you took just one step toward a goal you’ve longed to meet?” Just one step toward that book you want to write (or read). Just one step toward that new hairdo you’re secretly wanting to try out. Or maybe a new outfit or a makeover? Or maybe, like me, you’ve been searching for a new church home. I found mine on the first Sunday of the year. I hope to regain my strength and peace of mind by attending there. But it took that first step to help me meet that goal.
What would you do with just one step? How could that first step change your life in 2016?
I hope you’ll think of me on deadline and give me the strength to step toward that immediate goal. And I hope you’ll think of your own long walk and take a big step toward whatever you see in your future!