Sunday, April 26, 2009

celebrating spring

We've had some sun here in the Pacific Northwest and I took this very unprofessional picture of the boys this weekend. Somehow at this age Wyatt always manages to look goofy and Paul is goofy so ... Check out those flowers instead! We're in the process of potting and planting. Can you believe that grass? I didn't do any color enhancement. One thing I can say for Washington State - it has a million shades of green. Mostly wet green:)

I've been sitting in the sun editing my heart out. The creative writing of a book is such a rush I can't even describe it but editing is another. Right now I feel this book and I have been married for a long time. I miss the courtship phase as it was the sweetest. The creative getting-it-down-on-paper for the first time is bliss. I don't like looking at it again and again and seeing all the warts and wrinkles:) Editing is like that. Sort of spoils the love relationship. Necessary, I know. But it kind of kills the magic. Still, Red River Daughter is dear to my heart.

I have wonderful book news. Crossings Book Club is going to carry The Frontiersman's Daughter in their catalog. And come August I'm going on a book blog tour through the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. I can hardly wait to see what happens next:) If you'd carried the writing dream around for as long as I have you would feel amazed and humbled that it has come to pass. Abundant life, indeed. He gets all the praise.

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?
Jeremiah 32:27


  1. That is so great, Laura! The more Christian books available out there, the better!!
    Our grass looks the same... I think it is growing 3 inches every day right now because of sun...rain....sun... rain.. sun...etc.
    Good thing I don't mind mowing!

  2. Hi Lisa!
    Thank you for sharing my excitement:) I konw you like Christian fiction and historical fiction like I do. I remember we are both "Follow the River" fans among other books. Yes, the grass is not only green, it GROWS too fast. I think I'll give up my mowing job to Wyatt. Isn't it great to have almost teen-age sons in the house?
    Bless you for stopping by again. I sure enjoy hearing from you!

  3. Wow, your grass and flowers are so pretty! Neat you can now post your own pics. Do you like your new digital camera? They're great! Wyatt and Paul are really growing up and I think they look more alike now than ever. Glad all the writing and book stuff is going so well! Looking forward to reading that first book. :)

  4. Rhonda,
    You are so gracious! I wish I had your photog. skills!! I just read your very newsy email and am getting ready to write you back. Wish our boys could get together. They talk about Zach like he lives next door:) Wish you did!