I'm preparing to launch Blue Ice with a party - maybe even a big party! October 13 at the Garden Club in Bellevue,details are on my Facebook page. So ... while I try diligently to finish the first draft of Green Ice, which is shaping up nicely, I'm also ordering books, t-shirts, book faceplates, bookmarks and anything else I can think of. At The Garden Club they are busy putting up posters, counting chairs and RSVPs, sending invitations and planning snacks to serve. I've launched children with less fuss.
Writing a book is actually a lot like having a child. The breathless anticipation when you realize one is actually on it's way, the out-of-control activity that heralds its arrival, the first tentative steps into the outside world, the people you meet that you never would have met if it weren’t for the little darling, ------
Here's a question - how far does this parallel existence go? Terrible two's? Horrid teen years? Leaving home and setting up a life without you? Will it forget to call?
Meanwhile, I will go back to work on book-child number two and hope for the best.