I love writing more than any non-human or non-pet thing in the world. I'd rather do it than anything else. Even when I'm doing other things I love doing, like sewing or working at the library, writing is there in the back of my mind. It never goes away. But when I get to the end of a book, I'm exhausted. I'm also fulfilled, but I'm too tired to care.
I had a little surprise when I finished writing my December release, The Happiness Pact. Not that I was tired of it, but that I wasn't sure I liked the book. I didn't tell my editor this, although I did wax dramatic with my friend Nan Reinhardt and my husband Duane. (Both of them have heard all this before. Probably every time I finish a book. They both sighed. Heavily.)
So I did something I don't think I've done since my first book came out 19 years ago. As soon as The Happiness Pact showed up on my Kindle, I read it.
And it made me happy. Because not only did I like it, I loved the people who'd told me their stories. There are the other authors nodding their heads again. Isn't it the greatest feeling?
I hope you like it, too.
The Happiness Pact joins A Gift for Santa, Every Serengeti Sunrise, and His Baby Dilemma in Heartwarming's December lineup. What fabulous company I'm keeping!
If you're tired, I hope you get some rest and enjoy the sweetness the next few days brings. And while you're there in the recliner, grab a book. We all appreciate it.