A big howdy to y’all from Texas! (Did that feel forced? I think that felt forced… It may take this Midwestern gal a while to get used to speaking like a Southerner.)
But we did make the move from Wisconsin to Texas two weeks ago and are getting settled into our new home. In fact, things are unpacked enough that I’m starting to feel like moving is no longer a full-time job (forget the unpacking, the paperwork involved in a cross-country move and enrolling in new schools and setting up new accounts for everything is no joke). And with the kids now in school, I feel like I finally have some time to get back to work. The only problem is, I feel so behind that I’m not quite sure where to start.
At my youngest daughter’s school, they have a period each day called “ketchup.” When she saw that on her schedule, she giggled, then asked her teacher, “What’s that?” Turns out, it’s just what it sounds like (though not so much what it looks like): a time to “catch up” on any work the students need to finish.
So now it’s my turn to play “ketchup.” Ketchup on administrative tasks. Ketchup on marketing. Ketchup on editorial work. And most of all, ketchup on writing. That’s the one I’m most looking forward to (and also dreading a little bit because what if I’ve forgotten how to write a book!). Which is why I thought I’d enlist y’all to help me brainstorm! The next story in my Hope Springs series will be Bethany’s (Cam’s sister from book 8, Not Until Now). The basic premise of the story is fairly clear in my head, but I do have a few questions I’d love your input on (*a little disclaimer: though I hope to incorporate the results into my story, sometimes my characters refuse to cooperate…I’ll do my best!). Feel free to choose more than one answer if a question has more than one selection you like!
Thanks for your help with my “ketchup” work! What about you: Is there anything you need to catch up on? One reader who comments by September 1 will be drawn at random to win a $5 Amazon.com gift card.