Seeing The Life is off to a great start. It is garnering 5 star reviews and good publicity. Rhubarb Fest this year was good, even though I don't eat rhubarb. I left at noon on Saturday when the radar showed rain coming. I didn't want the books I had to get wet.
So, what's next? I keep getting asked that question. When's your next book coming out? That comes from the mouths of my readers also. Maybe I made a mistake releasing six books in one and a half years. It took me more than that to write them. Now it seems to be expected that I release books quite often.
I write when and what God has me write. I wait for him to give me the stories then I write or at least start them. During the writing of the Cottonwood and Stones Creek series I put aside most everything else to write. I felt the push to get them out and a reader base developed. I think it was in preparation for Seeing The Life. I've been working with Smith Publicity to get the word out about it. It seems to be working even though it's early days yet. It's been featured on several websites that I knew nothing about.
So, what's next? It's summer and I have a garden to keep weeded and then canning and freezing will start. No fruit this year from my tiny orchard but I hope to get peaches and apples by the bushel to can and make applesauce out of. Nothing beats homemade applesauce in the dead of winter with pork chops. Yum.
Also my granddaughter loves to come play with me. I've put up one of those soft sided swimming pools. She's a fish, just like her daddy and me. It's been too cold yet to swim, but we'll spend lots of time in it this summer.
I also have some sewing I want to do. I have enough fabric to cover most of Illinois so I need to get some of it made into things. I also want to finish writing the pattern for Joel's quilt from Giving Love.
Those are my non-writing plans. There are several stories percolating in my head. One story is 1/3-1/2 written. Another is started, though it may be a short story or novella. There is at least one more Cottonwood story as well as Stones Creek. I may branch out into contemporary as well as sci-fi/fantasy in future works.
It all comes down to what God wants me to write. I'll be doing outlines for several of those ideas in my head. I'm planning on writing some devotions based on notes from sermons I've heard at church.
NANO comes in November. That's National Novel Writing Month. The goal is 50,000 words in a month starting a novel on November 1 and writing 50K during the next 30 days. I'll be writing furiously that month. I've won each of the three years I've done the challenge. I plan to win this year also. God willing. Always God willing
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Sophie Dawson is my pen name. The real me is the wife of a farmer in western Illinois.
I have two grown sons, one of which is married to a wonderful young woman. They gave us the most wonderful granddaughter ever in November of 2010. I'm not the least bit prejudice. :)