Goodness–it seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and now we’re already in mid-January! It’s been a cold winter here–the morning that I took the photo of the thermometer (January 1st) we’d dropped to -30 overnight and had -35 to -45 windchills! Needless to say, the horses are tucked in their cozy barn every night. Is it cold where you are?
Autumn sped by with travels and family events. The Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas season always seems to fly by–faster than before with every passing year. But now, the holidays are over for 2017 and we’re settled into several solid months of winter, when it feels good to sit by the fireplace and watch snowflakes swirl past our windows.
It’s also a perfect time to settle back into my office and really work hard on a book due in mid-February. I’m excited about trying to make good progress with my characters and finding out how and when the story will begin to take on a life of its own. With every day of writing, I pray that I can weave in elements of hope and faith and encouragement for my readers, that will leave them uplifted and satisfied at The End. It’s this aspect that gave me newfound joy when I switched from writing secular fiction, and still gives me a sense of peace when I reach The End.
Having you been reading inspirational fiction long? Do you prefer full-length novels? Novellas within anthologies? Contemporary or historicals?
Those who leave a comment will be in a drawing for an ebook copy of either An Aspen Creek Christmas or Falling for the Rancher, two of my recent titles for Harlequin Love Inspired.
Here’s wishing you peace, happiness and every blessing as you continue into the New Year!