Wednesday, October 1, 2008

october 1

This morning in western Washington it's foggy though I don't hear the fog horn on the water. My stack of books by my big green chair is growing! Yesterday the boys and I came home from being away at school all day and an Amazon box was on the front porch - the latest book from my publisher called "Longings of the Heart" by Bonnie Leon. The cover is very well done which makes me excited to see my own once it's finished.

Bonnie has a neat blog and lives in Oregon. I like her devotional style posts. She's had some hard things happen to her which she is very transparent about. I've already read several chapters of her book, set in Australia, and I like it very much. I've never met Bonnie but I'd like to! Her blog address is at the bottom of this page if you want to take a look.

October will be a fun month for us with cider-making, a wedding, and an interesting Bible study starting at our church next Wednesday. Reminds me of the old Baptist traditon of Wednesday night suppers which I loved way back then at Calvary Baptist in Lexington, Kentucky. We'll meet for supper at our little church at 6 pm and then start something called the "Alpha Course." We hope lots of new folks will come.

On the scribbling front, I am ready to write that last chapter of book 2. I started this book on a trip to Kentucky last fall after finishing The Frontiersman's Daughter. I blame this book on Randy! I was flying home to see my granny for the last time and Randy told me to be sure to take a notebook to get my mind off the sadness of the trip. I sat in the airport and on all those planes for hours and it seemed like 5 minutes. Reading or writing a good book will do that for you. Hallelujah!

But I hate ending a book. To prolong it I am writing this last chapter out on real paper as slowly as I can - none of that laptop business. There's nothing on earth like writing a book out on your lap. I learned on an old Royal typewriter and didn't have a laptop till this year so prefer the old fashioned scribe-type method any old day - and I've never lost a file this way either!

This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


  1. Hey there,

    I looked up Bonnie's bok "Longins of the Heart" and saw that it is not sold on Amazon in electronic format. Since I and thousands others have Kindle's and other electronic book readers, I'm curious if your contract specifies availability regarding electronic editions. Will your book be available in this format? Maybe you could ask "your people" and then they could get in touch with "my people" and let me know :)

  2. This is an excellent question. I'll take a look at my contract/ask my pub. Kindles are really catching on. I hear that folks love them!

  3. I absolutely love our Kindle--I thought I wouldn't but it's so handy! And so many of the older classics are free on the Kindle!

    However the mystique of a real hard-bound book is still amazing...

  4. Kind of like the mystique of writing a book the old-fashioned way - with pen and paper!