I’ve been seeing this all day on my phone and emails. I had my blog all prepared for today, but I thought I’d include this information. I work at Glendale Community College, and we're closed for the day, dealing with the remnants of Norbert (until I moved here, I never knew the west coast had hurricanes) and one area of the math building where I work is flooded – for the third or fourth time this month. Several of our major highways have turned into lakes. So, as much as we appreciate the rain, we’d prefer if it didn’t come down in 2 – 5 inches an hour!
So on to what I had prepared for today: Am I the only one who totally skips making comments - on a blog that’s devoted to me and my book!
My apologies to Muriel, Marcie, Patricia, Catherine, Pamela, Carol, Melinda, Amy, Dana, Linda, Syndi, Kate and Roz who included their comments when “An Act of Love” was featured. Weeks before I filled out the information for Pam and forgot about it. I work in the Math department, doing all the clerical work to prepare for the beginning of the semester that started on that Monday. So, when it was published on Saturday, I had other things on my mind. Okay, enough excuses.
Muriel, your comment about me strumming my guitar made me feel so guilty. I’ve hardly touched it since I took those lessons, so it’s not likely I’ll ever play for anyone. But it was such fun giving one of my books to my guitar teacher, Chuck Hulihan, at GCC. He does such wonderful work with the ensembles. They’re on youtube with their award winning acoustical guitar performances.I also met up with my music history teacher, Dave Thibodeaux. He instilled in me a real thirst for learning about everything to do with the subject. I feel as though I’ve barely scratched the surface. I find more inspiration at our local Glendale libraries where I’m able to take out CD’s. Each week I’m listening to the latest music, usually Rock, but I also like R & B, Jazz and anything with guitars. I’ve taken a real liking for “Broken Bells” and recently bought their two albums.
I couldn’t have picked a better cover. I love roses, so the bouquets decorating the chairs at the wedding – in my favorite colors, red and yellow – are perfect. So glad many of you liked the cover, as well.Recently, while walking through the retirement village where I live, a friend stopped me with a letter from his aunt. The 90 year old woman loved my first book, read it three times, and sent a delightful note asking for my next book. “An Act of Love” is on its way. Getting responses from people who enjoyed my books has been the best part of being published.
Marley and her story of being the only one unmarried in a family of six sisters was an idea I started on a very long time ago. Sometimes an idea has to simmer for a while before it’s fully developed. Names can change as well as locations, but that elementary core refuses to die. Have you had ideas that you couldn’t put aside? Where are they now? Sitting in a drawer forgotten, or still percolating in your brain, waiting for that moment when everything comes together?