This has been a wonderful writing, reading, and research week for me, probably because it's been so cool and foggy and one of my sons is missing (at camp). Actually I'm a little worried that my new series is going a little too well. Writing is work and when it seems more like play I become concerned. Right now it's "all the playground" to quote Stephen King. I'm about 75 pages into this new series and it's just clipping along at such a happy pace I think I need to take a look for depth and quality before going further. I have a horror of writing a book as shallow as a puddle! Hmmm. Maybe some of you struggle with this, too. Or maybe by our 4th, 5th, or 6th books, we just get better and it's easier so my fears are unfounded?
I've been so excited to watch North and South after one of you told me about it here. Only now I can't remember which of you it was:) But thank you! I ordered it recently from Amazon and am expecting it any day. I think Randy will like it, too. As soon as I ordered it, our TV died:) Isn't that just like life? You get all ready for lemon pie and are served a lemon instead:) Time for some garage saleing! If you've seen this BBC production, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I read Ann Rinaldi's The Family Greene this week and highly recommend it. But today I'm giving away a new copy of She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell complete with a bookmark. If you'd like a chance to enter, please leave a comment here. I'll announce the winner this coming Sunday.
Special thanks to Rita Gerlach, author of Surrender the Wind, for hosting me on her wonderful blog today! If you like 18th-century settings for books, don't miss Rita's debut novel. Also heartfelt thanks to Michelle Sutton for her review of CML on the Favorite PASTimes blog. Michelle is a terrific author and friend. Nothing like being doubly blessed today:)
Have a wonderful weekend.